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‘Ad Orientem’ Liturgy: To What End?

Fr. Thomas Kocik, a priest of the Diocese of Fall River and a fellow Mt. St. Mary's University Alum recently posted the following.  I would like to share his thoughts with you, regarding liturgical sensibilities...

One of the chief arguments for the traditional Christian practice of celebrating the Eucharistad orientem — the priest and people together facing the same direction, toward the liturgical “east” of the apse — is that the Mass…

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Added by Andy Milam on October 7, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Eucharistic Reflection

Recently, as I was making a holy hour, I was reflecting upon the mystery of the Cross. I was trying to wrap my head around the sacrifice that Christ made for all of humanity. The scope of that sacrifice is almost unfathomable, but as I was praying a thought occurred to me which started to override all other thoughts.

Christ made that sacrifice for all of humanity, because He knew that the bonds of sin which encompass us all must be once and forever broken.

His unselfish action…

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Added by Andy Milam on October 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Membership

This week, we would like to focus on calling men to be Knights of Columbus. Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference.

Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with the community; it is supporting the local…

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Added by Andy Milam on September 30, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

UNI & Drake Councils Recognized as Star Councils during KofC College Conference

At the Knights of Columbus College Conference being held 26-28 September 2014, College Councils for the first time were recognized for having earned the distinction of Star Council. The Star Council Award is the highest distinction any Council can achieve. It takes into consideration a Council’s membership and insurance growth, as well as programming activities reported in each of six program categories, which are the…

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Added by Jason Follett on September 27, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

Military Outreach

Worthy Brothers and Sir Knights,

             Many within our ranks of the Knights of Columbus have taken the oath to defend our nation, our values, and there are many Knights today that still battle with memories that haunt them – I’m one of them. 

            Suicide is not how it has to end.  I was fortunate enough to talk with a Soldier about a year ago, and help him get through the darkness.  He was in the act of committing suicide when I called – that brief interruption…

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Added by SFC Michael J. Sullivan "Sully" on September 26, 2014 at 8:49am — No Comments

Vocations, Part II

This week, the Knights of Columbus would like to focus on vocations to the religious life.  Last week we spoke about the importance of the priesthood.  This week, we would like to speak to the importance of religious life.  Again, in much the same way as the priesthood, to consecrate one’s life to God is a unique and often times daunting proposition.  It can be a time of great fear and at the same time it can be a time of wonder, growth, and in many cases a greater understanding of what it…

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Added by Andy Milam on September 23, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

August 2014 Iowa Knight and Family of the Month Announced

Iowa Knights of Columbus Family Director Joe Pollpeter announced the August 2014 Knight and Family of the Month for the Iowa…

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Added by Jason Follett on September 17, 2014 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Remember September 11th: Give Blood and Support Our Troops

Added by Jason Follett on September 16, 2014 at 9:48pm — No Comments

St. Michael the Archangel

Brothers,  in the last few weeks, most have heard that there is an evil action afoot in Oklahoma City to stage a so-called, "Black Mass."  This insidious action is a direct attack upon Catholicism and our very foundation.  Please join me in uniting with my friend and spiritual guide, Archbishop Paul Coakley praying for a direct end to this evil action.



Please pray daily, The Prayer to St. Michael.  This is offered to defend the Church in Oklahoma City against the wickedness and…

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Added by Andy Milam on September 16, 2014 at 11:06am — 2 Comments

This week’s look into the Knights of Columbus is the Rosary. The Knights of Columbus don’t carry weapons as a matter of practice. Sure, there are the swords that the Honor Guard carry, but those are …

This week’s look into the Knights of Columbus is the Rosary. The Knights of Columbus don’t carry weapons as a matter of practice. Sure, there are the swords that the Honor Guard carry, but those are purely ceremonial. However, the Knights of Columbus are charged with a very important job and that is one of protecting the Church, spiritually. The way that this is done is through prayer. The “weapon” of choice for the Knights of Columbus is the Rosary.

As Knights we have the opportunity…

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Added by Andy Milam on September 16, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

KofC Launches “Building the Domestic Church: The Family Fully Alive”

In October 2014, the Knights of Columbus launched “Building the Domestic Church: The Family Fully Alive” to help both our families and parishes grow in the faith.

This program will help Knights and their families prepare for the 8th World Meeting of Families to be held next year in Philadelphia, while also offering opportunities for daily…

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Added by Jason Follett on September 13, 2014 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Join Bishop Pates at Kickoff Year of Marriage and Family Celebration

Added by Jason Follett on September 13, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Send a message in support of the Second Chance Act - Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Sept. 12, 2014

ALERT – TAKE ACTION TODAY

The U.S. Catholic bishops and Catholic Charities USA have sent an action alert in support of the Second Chance Act. Please send a message to your Senators and Representatives as the bill is starting to move in Congress.

This bill funds many programs that provide crucial employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, mentoring, and other services…

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Added by Tom Chapman on September 12, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments

On Being Catholic

I would like to focus on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Pope St. John Paul II put forth an Apostolic Letter Laetamur Magnopere with the publishing of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. With this letter, Pope St. John Paul II said, “Catechesis will find in this genuine, systematic presentation of the faith and of Catholic doctrine a totally reliable way to present, with renewed fervor, each and every part of the Christian message to the people of our time. This text will…

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Added by Andy Milam on September 9, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Iowa bishops release :Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics" document

From: Tom Chapman, Iowa Catholic Conference

The Iowa Catholic Conference has released its “Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics” statement in advance of the 2014 mid-term elections. The document, signed by the diocesan bishops of Iowa, includes a list of questions that all are encouraged to ask of candidates for office.

“A fundamental test of the morality of public policy is whether it supports or threatens human life and the common good,” the statement reads. “We reject the…

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Added by Tom Chapman on September 3, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments

Patriotism

We must come to understand what His Excellency, William Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore and Supreme Chaplain recently said regarding Religious Liberty.

Archbishop Lori states, “According to the perspective of the administration and editorialists, the Church’s freedom extends only to worship, preaching and teaching. It does not extend to putting its teachings into practice through its own institutions when they hire or serve people of other faiths. But when freedom is reduced to…

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Added by Andy Milam on September 2, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

State Advocate To Retire; Candidates Sought For April 2015 Election

State Advocate Brian W. Thul of Whittemore has announced that he will retire from the position at the end of his current term on 30 June 2015.

“Due to…

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Added by Jason Follett on September 1, 2014 at 5:40pm — No Comments

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