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Bishops release statement on Iowa Supreme Court decision

The Iowa Supreme Court has struck down the Board of Medicine’s rule that essentially prohibited telemedicine (“webcam”) abortions. A district court had upheld the rule, but Planned Parenthood appealed to the Iowa Supreme Court. Here’s a statement from the Iowa Catholic bishops on today’s news:

We are disappointed by the Iowa Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a rule prohibiting abortions by telemedicine.

In 2013 the Iowa Board of Medicine approved a rule that required a…

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Added by Tom Chapman on June 19, 2015 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Pope Francis releases encyclical letter on ecology

Pope Francis has released his encyclical letter “Laudato Si” (Praise Be to You). Addressing his letter to all the people living on the planet, the pope asks us to consider what kind of world we want to leave to those who come after us.

The chair of the Iowa Catholic Conference board, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, said, “‘Praise be to you’ as an encyclical is not a political…

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Added by Tom Chapman on June 18, 2015 at 9:12am — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 June 2015 Newsletter

Click here for a pdf copy of the Newsletter.

Note that much more information is available on the DecorahKnights.tk website than shows up in the Newsletter.

Added by Decorah Knights on June 17, 2015 at 4:10pm — No Comments

MAY KNIGHT AND FAMILY OF THE MONTH

I am pleased to announce the May State Knight and Family of the Month.

Mike Lachnitt from Council 568 in Burlington is our Knight of the Month. Mike will receive a Monogramed Custom Polo Shirt for being selected Knight of the Month.

Ed Ness and his wife Melinda from Council 4132 in Hawarden are the State Family of the Month. Ed and Melinda will receive a personalized Family Bible. Their names have also been entered in the Supreme Family of the Month. If their name is chosen,…

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Added by Joseph Pollpeter on June 16, 2015 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

Decorah Knights Council 4208 family is chosen as Iowa Knights of Columbus Family of the Month for March 2015

Click here to see article.

Congratulations to Brother Tim Mueller, his wife Barb, and their family.

Shown in the photo below clockwise starting front left: Tim Mueller, Son Greg Mueller, Son-in-law Dave Kirchner, Brian Franzen (Grand Knight 2014-2015). Photo was taken 11 May 2015.…

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Added by Decorah Knights on June 16, 2015 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 raises $1262 to support seminarian

The Decorah Knights Council 4208 pancake breakfast collected $1,262 to support seminarian Jim Goerend via the Knights of Columbus RSVP program. Seen in the photo below is Mr. Goerend at the breakfast in…

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Added by Decorah Knights on June 15, 2015 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Council 1570 has Family Picnic

Waukon Council 1570 hosted there 2015 family picnic on June 09,2015 at Greenvally Get Away. A good time was had by all with games for the kids and GREAT food. Fr. Durbert was thanked for his support of Council 1570 for the last two years.

Added by Lawrence Benda on June 12, 2015 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Father Juan Padilla Province To Be A Patriot Award to Assembly 3265

Vice Supreme Master William G. Baalmann announced on 29 May 2015 that Father Paul F. Hans Assembly 3265 was selected as the winner of the To Be A Patriot Award for the Father Juan Padilla Province for their project Fallen Soldier Memorial Plaza at Somersby Park.

“The project truly demonstrates the dedication and exemplification of your…

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Added by Jason Follett on June 10, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 Financial Secretary Robert Hageman is chosen as Iowa Knights of Columbus "Knight of the Month" for April 2015

Seen left to right in the photo below is Recorder Sean Devine-Meyer presenting Financial Secretary Robert Hageman with the certificate indicating Hageman's selection as Iowa Knight of the Month for April 2015. In addition to the certificate, Hageman received an Iowa Knight of the Month shirt with his name on it.

Among his many contributions to Council 4208, Robert Hageman has served as the Council's Financial Secretary for forty-eight (48!) years. Robert and his wife Joann are models…

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Added by Decorah Knights on June 8, 2015 at 11:20pm — 1 Comment

Bill Wieland Named Assembly 3031 Knight of the Year

It is with great honor and I am pleased to share with you the good news that Bill Wieland has been named Knight of the Year by the 4th Degree Assembly 3031 of West Des Moines.  Assembly 3031 includes the parishes of Sacred Heart and St. Francis of Assisi which are both located in West Des Moines.



In making the presentation last night on Monday, June 1, Faithful Navigator Joe Pollpeter had this to say about Bill Wieland as Knight of…

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Added by Joseph P. Herrity on June 8, 2015 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Iowa legislative session ends

The 2015 Iowa legislative session adjourned last Friday after the leaders of the Senate, controlled by Democrats, and the House, controlled by Republicans, came to a budget agreement. One of the most hard-fought issues – a funding increase for Iowa’s public schools – was finally resolved. Legislators agreed to a compromise that includes an increase of $55.7 million of “one-time money” from the state’s savings account, and a $50 million or so increase which will be included in the base…

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Added by Tom Chapman on June 8, 2015 at 9:53am — No Comments

Still Agency May "Agent of the Month"

 

Congratulations to Mr. Jim Brockert for earning May's Agent of the Month for the Still Agency!

 

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Added by Pamela Kae Still on June 4, 2015 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

Great victory on the way, Ultrasound Bill for Iowa about to become law!

Des Moines, Iowa-June 4, 2015-Late last night, life-saving mandatory ultrasound language passed both Iowa House and Senate chambers!  It now heads to Governor Branstad's desk for his signature.

 

While Democrat lawmakers this year refused to budge on the funding of the abortion…

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Added by Dennis Shea on June 4, 2015 at 11:17am — No Comments

Monona Knights Council 8178 planning on cemetery project

Monona Knights Council 8178 planning on cemetery project.

Date & time tba.

Added by StMary_StPat on June 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference action alerts

Statehouse leaders have not yet come to an agreement on the state budget. Most legislators are at home while leaders are at the state capitol discussing (or not discussing) a possible deal. The next deadline is really July 1, when the new fiscal year begins.

One of the main sticking points is still funding for public schools. The Democrats are supporting a $200 million increase while Republicans have proposed a $100 million increase.

There are ongoing disagreements on other…

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Added by Tom Chapman on May 29, 2015 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Reflections from Pentecost

When God created the man in the garden God "formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being" (Gen 2:7). Genesis is a story of creating the material world.

John's Gospel is the story of God's re-creation, of God's establishing a new spiritual order through Jesus Christ.

 

Consider Genesis and the creation of the world; a certain chaos resulted; God created mankind and blew his own breath…

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Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on May 28, 2015 at 11:33am — 1 Comment

First Annual KofC Great Trestle Trail Bridge Bike Ride

To download this flyer,…

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Added by Jason Follett on May 27, 2015 at 10:02pm — No Comments

Western Iowa KofC James & Judy Chambers Memorial Camporee June 12-14

The Western Iowa of KofC James & Judy Chambers Memorial Camporee will be held in Storm Lake on 12-14 June 2015.

Those interested in attending are asked to call the City of Storm Lake campgrounds to make your reservations. The phone number is 712-732-8023.…

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Added by Jason Follett on May 27, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Culture of Life forum on USCCB web site

Culture of Life forum on USCCB web site...



This issue of Life Issues Forum is available in English and Spanish can also be found on our website. An …

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Added by Dennis Shea on May 27, 2015 at 11:08am — No Comments

The Personhood Argument

Inside the pro-life movement there is a growing rift.  It is called Personhood.  What comes from it is the notion that unless all pro-life initiatives are immediately adopted, none should be supported.  This all or nothing mentality doesn't follow logically.  It is called a false dilemma and one which does far more damage than good, in the long run.



We must be more aware of our positions and understand that it is better to get a win that gives us 20% than abandon the argument and…

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Added by Andy Milam on May 26, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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