We are in the middle of a very tense time with regard to the 2016 election cycle. As we ramp up for November, it is important to take a moment to remember these very important words from our Supreme Chaplain.
His Excellency William E. Lori stated:
If we want to turn back the powerful incursions of secularism against the dignity of human life and the freedom to practice our faith . . . then we must . . . stand with Christ, to know our faith, to love…Continue
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This is a reminder for all Decorah Knights and for everyone in general.
An excellent way to reach out to those in need is to offer Masses at the three Decorah care facilities. Here's the monthly schedule:
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The Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to Washington state regulations that require pharmacies to stock abortifacient drugs. As Justice Alito noted, “This case is an ominous sign.”
The Stormans family runs Ralph’s Thriftway, a local grocery store and pharmacy in Washington state. The family made a decision not to stock Plan B, a drug that can cause an early abortion. The Stormans are Christians who believe that life begins at conception, so they do not sell drugs that…
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The Iowa bishops have released their “Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics” statement for the 2016 general election. The Catholic Church does not endorse or oppose candidates or political parties. However, it contributes to the political process by encouraging Catholics to take action in the political arena with a properly formed conscience.
“The defense of human life and dignity must begin with the fundamental right to life from natural conception to natural death. From there it…Continue
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We live in a time of immediate gratification and in a time of social media outpourings constantly. One such way to emote on social media is to form lists. 10 ways to be a better man. 15 ways to shave your dog. 8 ways to better brush your teeth. It goes on and on and on, ad nauseam.
I propose to you that lists are not, in and of themselves bad things, but rather it is the subject matter. IF the subject matter is inane, then the lists will be absurd.…
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Continuing the conversation on morality from last week, we see a question regarding the Culture of Death arise.
Is the "culture of death" a characteristic of our century?
a) During the twentieth century ideologies have spread which see reason incarnate in the State, in the "super-race," in the Party. The State, for example, "had reason" to demand total submission of individuals, and it was "reasonable" for the individuals to submit…Continue
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In our times, the questions around morality can be a little cloudy, the Church teaches one thing, society says another. Here are a few ways hopefully to look at a few of these questions in a new light.
Isn't effective contraception the best way to avoid abortion?
a) Promoters of abortion have sold public opinion on the idea that prevention of abortion depends on contraception. But the habit of contraception engenders an abortion…Continue
Added by Andy Milam on July 26, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
This year the Iowa Knights of Columbus will be even more involved with the Christ Our Life Conference in Des Moines on September 24th and 25th. Paul Lee will be leading the Rosary Sunday morning. And when people come into the conference on Sunday, they will receive a flyer that promotes the Consecration to the Holy Family and a prayer card with that prayer. During the closing Mass Knights will lead the attendees in this prayer of consecration.
The flyer will be provided to…Continue
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The Prefect for the Congregation of Divine Worship and Discipline for the Sacraments (the Pope’s chief liturgist) has called on all Catholic priests to start offering Mass ad orientem (facing East), beginning on the first Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2016. He made his comments during the keynote opening address of the Sacra Liturgia conference taking place in London from July 5 to 8, 2016.
During his speech to a packed auditorium of around 200 people, Cardinal…Continue
Lately every week seems to bring news of a violent tragedy that has taken place in our country. These events have brought new attention to related public policy issues as well.
Here in Iowa, the Legislative Council approved a one-day study committee to examine the causes and impacts of, and possible remedies for, increased levels of violence. The committee will meet this fall after Election Day and may make recommendations to the legislature. We think the study will contribute to an…Continue
Decorah Knights help man the pork chop booth to raise funds for the Winneshiek County Community of Hope (WCCH), which is one of many projects administered by the Foods Resource Bank (FRB), which actually carries out the projects. The WCCH FRB chapter is a non-profit organization. 100% of FRB donations go to the project(s) of its choice. FRB takes the WCCH donation and turns it into equipment, seed, fertilizer, materials, education. FRB partners with other Christian…Continue
This is a great money maker for us. Bringing outside money into our council and communities.
Work your shift, then free entry into the show!
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District 8 has begun the process of developing a team of members who will conduct Formation Degree (2nd degree) exemplifications across the district. All Knights of Columbus members who have received the honors of the Formation Degree may apply to join the discussion by clicking here. Comments from those across Iowa who have successfully started and maintained a Formation…Continue
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Thom Mahr will be hosting the District 7 District meeting at his home at 6889 Robin Ave. Monday evening July 25 at 6pm sharp. There will be brats, other meats, and beverages served.
I have had the distinct pleasure in the last week to have a sit down and visit with His Excellency, R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City. As part of that visit, there was a gathering of District Deputies from the Sioux City Diocese, who were invited to the Bishop's residence to hear a message and receive an invitation from him directly.
The message is from His Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Sioux City (and I paraphrase):
We live in a time of…
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