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Why even ask a man to join the Knights of Columbus? Why "waste" your time?

Why "waste" your time asking another man to join the Knights of Columbus? Here's why:



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Added by Decorah Knights on September 7, 2015 at 6:19pm — 2 Comments

Link in the Chain

My daughter frequently remarks about current events “everything happens for a reason.” For years I’ve responded “perhaps not, you just need to find a reason to make sense of it.”

 

I stumbled across a quotation from St. Pope John Paul II which caused me to rethink my position: “… for people of faith, there are no coincidences, only…

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Added by Membership Director - IA KofC on September 7, 2015 at 2:22pm — 1 Comment

The Truth Between Brothers

I have a great friend, a brother really, who lives near St. Louis.  I’ve been thinking of him lately for a lot of reasons, not the least of which because I’ll be seeing him in a little over a week.  Bob is wonderful person and we got to know each other on a church trip to Rome and by working together on a church project.  He and his wife live the faith in ways that humble me.  A few years ago they opened a home for pregnant women providing love and care for mothers and their 48 expectant and…

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Added by Steve Heffern on September 6, 2015 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - Sept. 4, 2015

This is the time of year when we’re reviewing possible legislation for the next session, doing presentations for various groups and meeting with key legislators regarding our priorities. For example, Iowa Catholic Conference staff will be speaking at the School Choice Summit coming up in a couple of weeks. It will be held Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the State Historical Museum in Des Moines. There’s still time to find out more…

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Added by Tom Chapman on September 4, 2015 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Jim Brockert - Still Agency August Agent of the Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Williamsburg, IA –  For the 3rd consecutive month, The Still Agency, serving nearly 10,000 members of the Knights of Columbus in Central and Southeast Iowa, is proud to announce that Field Agent Jim Brockert…

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Added by Pamela Kae Still on September 4, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments

Why Praise and Worship Music is Praise, But Not Worship

My very close friend, Rev. Christopher Smith, pastor of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Taylors, South Carolina recently wrote a very compelling article regarding music in the Liturgical Life of the Church.  It is so well done that I want to share it with you.  I think that the catechetical nature of the article will help us to continue to better understand the climate of the Church, liturgically and theologically.



Fr. Smith:  The first time I ever went to a Life Teen…

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Added by Andy Milam on September 2, 2015 at 4:30pm — 12 Comments

Why does the Church Promote Beauty?

Recently, Raymond Card. Burke made the following statement, “The beauty of the Sacred Liturgy is given concrete expression by means of the objects and the gestures of which the person – a unity of soul and body – has need in order to be raised to the realities of faith which transcend the visible world. This means that sacred architecture and sacred art, including the sacred appointments, the vestments, the vessels and linens, must be of such a quality that they can express and communicate…

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Added by Andy Milam on September 2, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Family Matters: Mission of Love Adult Conference in Waterloo on November 7

Join us for the Archdiocese of Dubuque Adult Conference focused on the family! This will be a conference to inspire, equip, and empower families for their mission of love.

The conference is Saturday, Nov 7 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo.

Featured presenters include Jon Leonetti, Joel and Lisa Schmidt, and John Angotti. In…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on September 1, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Two Iowan Families selected as Supreme Council "Family of the Month"

The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council has selected two families from Iowa as awardees of the July "Family of the Month"!…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on August 31, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments

Fastest & Most Direct Way to Submit a Form 100

The fastest and most direct way of submitting a Form 100 is to e-mail to membershiprecords@kofc.org

Added by District 8 Knights on August 30, 2015 at 9:24pm — No Comments

District Deputy John Zweibahmer (District 8) Featured on the Iowa Knight Life Radio Program

District 8 Deputy John Zweibahmer was featured on the Iowa Knight Life Radio Program two times during the Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus. Click on the following links to access podcasts of the programs:



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Added by District 8 Knights on August 29, 2015 at 10:56pm — 6 Comments

2015 Iowa Knights of Columbus State Spelling Bee Results

Photos show left-to-right, 3rd place, 2nd place, 1st place, and State Youth Director Bob Ukena.

4th Grade

1st - Nathan Southard,…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on August 29, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments

New Hampton KofC

August 10, 2015 The New Hampton Knights held their family picnic, and scholarship award to three students.  Also was a program DANCE BY OUR MEXICAN FAMILIES WHICH IS DONE IN THERE CULTURE.…

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Added by Terrance H Kasuboski [TERRY] on August 25, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Precepts of the Catholic Church

The Precepts of the Catholic Church are a description of the absolute minimum actions required of Catholics regarding the Church.

The Church uses these precepts to remind us that Christian life requires a commitment to prayer and active participation in the liturgy and sacraments. If we fall below this bare-minimum level, we can’t rightly consider ourselves to be in full communion with the Catholic Church.

Each of these precepts of the Catholic Church is a requirement.…

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Added by Andy Milam on August 25, 2015 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Reflections from the State Chaplain following the Supreme Convention

The Knights have celebrated the annual Supreme Convention and the Church has now had a lighter than usual celebration…

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Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on August 19, 2015 at 11:44pm — 1 Comment

Brothers need teachers

Today a new First Degree member confided that while he took a private oath to pray the Rosary every day, he didn’t know how.  That’s an incredibly brave confession.  I admire his honesty and scruples to ask for help.  

Yes, he has the rosary wallet card.  So the words and diagrams are available. My first feeble response was that he should come to Mass 45 minutes early and participate in the Rosary to get the rhythm of prayers and that would help to learn them.

But, of course,…

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Added by Steve Heffern on August 18, 2015 at 8:39pm — 8 Comments

The Crucifix at the Center of the Altar

The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church asks the question: “What is the liturgy?” It answers thusly, “The liturgy is the celebration of the mystery of Christ and in particular His paschal mystery. Through the exercise of the priestly office of Jesus Christ, the liturgy manifests in signs and brings about the sanctification of humankind. The public worship which is due to God is offered by the Mystical Body of Christ, that is, by its head and by its members.” (Compendium…

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Added by Andy Milam on August 18, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Join in a pro-life public protest on August 22

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston and chair of the Pro-Life Activities for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has written and sent the following letter to Congress:…

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Added by Dennis Shea on August 16, 2015 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Truth Exposed Rally Today in Des Moines at Capitol 10AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jenifer Bowen, Executive Director, Iowa Right to Life
515.419.7246 or jenifer@iowaRTL.org
 
August 15, 2015-Des Moines, Iowa-This morning at 10:00am, Simon Conway of WHO Radio and Iowa Right to Life will co-host the #TruthExposed Rally.  This is an Iowa Rally in response to the recently verified realities that Planned Parenthood is harvesting…
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Added by Dennis Shea on August 15, 2015 at 2:54am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - Aug. 14, 2015

SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE SCHOOL CHOICE SUMMIT

Don’t forget to sign up for the Iowa School Choice Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Sponsored by our partners at the Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education, the event will be held at the State Historical Building (600 E. Locust in Des Moines) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be sessions for parents, School Tuition Organization leaders and school personnel.…

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Added by Tom Chapman on August 14, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments

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