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Added by Publicity Director on July 3, 2014 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference - Supreme Court rules on religious liberty, July 3, 2014


We hope you have a great Fourth of July holiday! This week began with a positive decision of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court ruled that closely-held family corporations will not be required to provide insurance coverage for certain drugs. The Hobby Lobby stores had a religious objection to paying for drugs which may cause abortions.

The Court said the government failed to show that the mandate is the least restrictive means of…


Added by Tom Chapman on July 3, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

new yellow wheelchair

many of you have seen the red wheelchair I bring to the state meetings, and have seen the construction, etc:. I now have the sample chair in the new bright yellow color. same chair, just a different color. check it out at our July meeting in Des Moines. I'm looking forward to visiting with you

Jerry A. Wells

Added by Jerry A. Wells on June 26, 2014 at 11:36am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, bishops release statement on humanitarian situation

The Iowa bishops have released a statement on the humanitarian issue on the southern border of the United States.

It reads, in part: “We appreciate government officials for responding as best they can to this crisis and ask them to make sure that legal services are available to unaccompanied children. Children without family in the U.S. are at risk of being sent back to an unsafe situation. The best interests of these children should be a priority.”…


Added by Tom Chapman on June 26, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments

2014 Eastern Iowa Camp Out, August 21-23, 2014

Hi everyone,

The 2014 Eastern Iowa camp out will be held at Walnut Acres Campgrounds at Monticello, Iowa on August 21-24th. Some of us come a day early. Please feel welcome to join us. It is located at the north end of Monticello on highway 38. This will be the 19th anniversary.

The theme this year will be "HALLOWEEN"

Please make your own reservation with the campgrounds and state you are…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on June 26, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Making a BIG Statement

Council 12216 serves the parishes of Leon and Mt Ayr Iowa.  The two communities are a marathon distance apart - 26.2 miles from one to the other on Highway 2. Their parishes are served by two different priests.  But when this council comes together as Knights to take on projects they speak with one voice.  On June 14th that was a booming voice as the council erected a 7 foot by 14 foot Pro-LIfe sign at mile marker 20 on I-35.  

When heading north, you’ll see the…


Added by Steve Heffern on June 25, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

Fortnight for Freedom: Threats from Secularizing, Devaluing Religious Roots

As we celebrate the Fortnight for Freedom, this guest column was printed in the June 20, 2014 edition of The Catholic Mirror, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Des…


Added by Jason Follett on June 23, 2014 at 7:13pm — No Comments

The Feast of Corpus Christi

The Corpus Christi Procession: a Catholic Tradition

Processing through the community with the Blessed Sacrament on the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ is a venerable Church tradition. The procession is an outward demonstration of Catholic faith and belief in the real presence of the risen Christ, under the appearance of the Consecrated Host.

In his Apostolic Letter …


Added by Publicity Director on June 22, 2014 at 9:01am — No Comments

State Golf Tournament

Due to recent very heavy rains, the State Golf Tournament scheduled for June 21st in Storm Lake has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.  Will announce new date when it has been set.  District Deputies; please contact your local Councils with this late breaking information.  Thank You, Kevin McKinney, FS, Council 2326, Storm Lake.

Added by Kevin McKinney on June 18, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments

Fortnight for Freedom June 21-July 4

  For Immediate Release

Date:      June 11, 2014

Contact:  Anne Marie Cox (515) 237-5057



Fortnight for Freedom celebrated in Des Moines

Pray for religious liberty and the freedom to…


Added by Publicity Director on June 14, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

St Augustin 10558 Fields Plane Pull Team for Special Olympics

Saturday, June 7, a team of twenty Knights, parishioners and friends from St Augustin Parish and Council 10558 shown in the photograph under the leadership of Tre Critelli, pulled a 122,000 pound UPS 757 over a measured course at DSM airport to benefit Special Olympics - Iowa, a…


Added by Publicity Director on June 8, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

9th Annual James & Judy Chambers Western Iowa

Memorial Camporee

The Knights of Columbus are holding their 9th Annual James & Judy Chambers Western Iowa Camporee the weekend of June 6-8, 2014. It will be held in the City of Storm Lake, IA in the City Campgrounds on the East side of Storm Lake.

On Friday night we will have a Wine & Cheese Party for those in attendance. Also Saturday Evening we will have a potluck dinner for all to enjoy. On Sunday morning donuts, coffee, juice and milk will be served to those in…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on June 4, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

Bishop's Catholic Fund Presentation

Each year the Iowa assemblies of the 4th Degree contribute $3.00 for each dues paying member for the Bishop’s Catholic communications Fund. The funds are divided equally among the four dioceses. This year $2,541 to be used as Most Rev. Martin J. Amos see fit to spread the Word of God and the…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on June 1, 2014 at 8:16am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference update - tomorrow's Call-in Day to Congress on immigration reform


Tomorrow, May 29, is a national “call-in day” to Congress in support of immigration reform. To participate, dial this toll-free number, 1-855-589-5698, to be automatically connected to your U.S. House Member and ask them to:

  • Vote for immigration reform,
  • Support a path to citizenship,
  • Preserve family unity, and
  • Employ safe and humane immigration enforcement practices.



Added by Tom Chapman on May 28, 2014 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Assembly 3265 Sir Knights Step Up to Feed Deploying National Guard Soldiers & Families

By Jason Follett, Faithful Navigator - Father Paul F. Hans Assembly 3265

The United States along…


Added by Jason Follett on May 21, 2014 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Membership Records - Speedy Processing

Brothers all :

As we get closer to months end and fraternal year end to avoid delay in processing all form 100's can be emailed or faxed in to Supreme.

Email to:



Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on May 20, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Marriage According to “Everybody Loves Raymond”

At this past week end's 113th State Convention in Des Moines, the Iowa Knights of Columbus sponsored sessions on spiritual formation / enrichment prior to 10AM Mass.

The first talk was given by Justin Frato.…


Added by Anita Gaspers on May 10, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

White Collar Crew - Pulling for Christ

Looking to do more good with more hands the Iowa State Council is pleased to announce the formation of a new team in the upcoming Plane Pull for SOIowa: the White-Collar Crew.

To be made up of priests and religious this team will be Pulling for Christ and need our support. Each team member must raise a…


Added by KC Membership - Iowa on May 10, 2014 at 9:19am — 6 Comments

Greetings to the Hierarchy - from Des Moines Convention 2014

It is customary for the Iowa State Council of the Knights of Columbus gathered in convention to send greetings and pledges of support to the Bishops of Iowa.

This pleasant duty is generally handled by the Past State Deputies of Iowa on behalf of the delegates and general membership. Full letter at IowaKofC Position Statements

This year's letter…


Added by Publicity Director on May 10, 2014 at 7:05am — No Comments

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