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Our Mothers Warning

Peace my beloved children, peace be with you all!

I, your Immaculate Mother, love you immensely and come from heaven to tell you that the Lord invites you to conversion and holiness through me.

Without prayer you will not be able to walk in this world that is increasingly letting itself be enveloped in the darkness of Satan, because it does not pray.

Be strong in faith and faithful to God. Do not doubt, but be…


Added by New Hampton Knights of Columbus on October 22, 2015 at 9:47pm — No Comments

ICC Newsletter - new speakers announced for hunger rally - sign up today

Additional speakers have been announced for the interfaith Vote to End Hunger Rally to be held Nov. 8 at Grand View University in Des Moines.

Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register, will serve as the emcee for the event. Cory Berkenes, executive director of the Iowa Food Bank Association, will speak about what hunger looks like in Iowa. Jos Linn, Grassroots Manager, U.S. Poverty Campaigns, RESULTS, will lead an interactive session educating participants on…


Added by Tom Chapman on October 22, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

The Eucharist and Culture

The following was written by Ralph McInerny, PhD (author of the Fr. Dowling Mysteries) not long before his death:

Doctors and lawyers require appointments; celebrities flee the fame they once pursued and turn away importunate visitors; the wise and the mighty are distant from us. How odd that God is always available.

He is everywhere, of course. There would be no anywhere without him. The Trinity dwells within the graced person, and the faithful can say with Paul, I live…


Added by Andy Milam on October 21, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Knights of Columbus Recruiter Membership Incentives 2015-2016 Fraternal Year

As of 19 October 2015, this has been extended to 31 December 2015. Click here for details.

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Added by Decorah Knights on October 19, 2015 at 8:49pm — No Comments

40 Days for Life reaches the halfway point today. Are you participating?

Brother Knights and families,

With all the recent controversial planned parenthood videos exposing the ugliness of such an industry of abortion, we should all be a part of a 40 Days for Life program somewhere. Go to: 40 Days for Life locations to find a City in Iowa near you to help with a little bit of time and prayer with fellow Pro-Lifers.

The locations in Iowa should show up as:…


Added by Dennis Shea on October 14, 2015 at 11:41pm — 3 Comments

Parish Liturgical Renewal

Below is an article that appeared in Homiletic and Pastoral Review, November 1999 by author, Ian Rutherford.  Ian Rutherford graduated from the University of Dallas with a B.A. degree in Political Philosophy. He served on the University of Dallas liturgical committee and is currently the webmaster of The Catholic Liturgical Library.  While it is a bit older, it speaks to what the future would bring and is being promoted today.  And the fruits borne out since are spoken about in this article.…


Added by Andy Milam on October 14, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Iowa family to receive Supreme Council Family of the Month award

The Supreme Council has recognized the family of Joel and Cheryl Wood, members of Council 930 in Cascade as one of the August 2015 Families of the Month!

Each of the 100 randomly selected families receives a framed print of the Holy Family as well as a signed congratulatory letter from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on October 13, 2015 at 9:22am — No Comments

Programming Council Success Fraternal Training Session Webinar Recording

Information about the webinar:

This webcast is now on-demand, should you like to view it again.

Use the link below to enter the webcast at any…


Added by Decorah Knights on October 8, 2015 at 11:18am — No Comments

The Myth of the Domus Ecclesiae -- And How This Has Influenced Modern Church Architecture

The following is an article written in 2012 by Steven Schloeder, PhD, AIA.  His view is not only very thought provoking, but interesting to read.  

Steven J. Schloeder, PhD, AIA is the founder of Liturgical Environs PC, an architectural firm specializing in Catholic church projects across the United States. He is the author of Architecture in Communion (San Francisco: Ignatius Press 1998), and many articles in scholarly and popular journals. He can be contacted at…


Added by Andy Milam on October 7, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Photo of Iowa's Worthy State Deputy, Jon Aldrich, on Page 6 of the October 2015 Edition of Columbia

Iowa's Worthy State Deputy, Jon Aldrich, is clearly shown in a photo on page 6 of the October 2015 edition of Columbia. The photo also appears on the web version of Columbia; the…


Added by District 15 Knights on October 6, 2015 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Presenting the 2016 State Convention logo

Worthy State Deputy Jon Aldrich is proud to present the official logo for the 2016 State Convention! This logo will be featured on many of the printed materials, our website and other social media platforms, and onsite during the three-day…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on October 1, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

October is Respect Life Month, contact Congress link thru NCHLA, Save the Date for the Midwest March for Life 1/16/16

  October is Respect Life Month in the Church. To see the informational materials from the U.S. bishops, go to

  • NCHLA, the U.S. bishops' pro-life arm, is asking us to take action to support those states that choose to deny Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood or other…

Added by Dennis Shea on September 30, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

St. Mary's Cemetery Beautification

On Saturday (9/26/15) members of Council 8178 worked on the St. Mary's cemetery, constructing a white fence entrance.  Many members were present, including Bob Melcher, Dave Sanger, Adrian Kinley, Andrew Zeizel, Pat Malanaphy, Mike Carrol, Tim Wright, Ron Berns, Jeff Heins, Dennis Mason, Lynn Martinson, John Winter and Wayne McGlaughlin.(If anyone who was there wan't recognized in this post, the post will be updated)

Added by Monona_Area_Knights on September 29, 2015 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Reflections on Pope Francis' visit to the U.S.

I was fortunate to be on the south lawn of the White House for the arrival ceremony with President Obama and Pope Francis. You can check out a photo on our Facebook page.

In taking my connecting flight to Washington, D.C. out of Minneapolis, I have to say it was fun to be on a plane with so many people who were obviously Catholic. There were lots of Pope Francis t-shirts, bishops and priests, lay people reading diocesan…


Added by Tom Chapman on September 29, 2015 at 1:46pm — No Comments

The Death of Devotions

We speak often of the changes in Roman Catholic worship since Vatican II: the exclusive use of the vernacular, the priest celebrating Mass facing the congregation; the ill-placed Sign of Peace; the replacement of Gregorian chant with "Kumbaya," and more. What this Catholic litany (pun intended) often omits, however, is the virtual disappearance of a major component of Catholic public prayer, commonly called "devotions." Today, when reportedly only about one of three Catholics in the United…


Added by Andy Milam on September 29, 2015 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Helping those in Need

At our regular meeting on Sunday September 13th, Council 1961 (Stuart) voted to donate $300 to Jesi Rutchi, a young mother of three children with an advanced cancer diagnosis.  This local gift was used to demonstrate a local desire to help this family and further a request for Iowa Knights of Columbus Charitable Foundation's "Helping Hands" fund.  Our request of $1500 from this fund was granted and a check was presented to her this week.  We will present our local gift in the coming days and…


Added by Stuart Council 1961 on September 23, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Loss of Something REALLY Important

I recently read a blog post from a priest which hits home.  It speaks to a lot of things that many faithful Catholics think about, but don't verbalize, either because they don't know how or because they are afraid to do so.  Please read this and come to understand that the good Father's points are all valid and salient in today's Catholic world.

Non-Changing Church?…


Added by Andy Milam on September 22, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

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