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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
Iowa Knights of Columbus Family Director Joe Pollpeter announced the August 2014 Knight and Family of the Month for the Iowa…Continue
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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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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Members of the Iowa Knight of Columbus are continually searching for new ways to enhance our Order’s mission and contributions to the Church, community, and fellowman. Publicity can be a very useful communications tool, advancing Knights of Columbus…Continue
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This week’s look into the Knights of Columbus is a look into a very important position that the Knights have and that is the Pro-life issue. The Catholic Church is very clear in her teaching about what the Catholic person is to accept regarding this most important issue of our time. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that all life is sacred from conception to natural death. There are many facets to this, not just the two major issues that most latch on to, abortion and the…Continue