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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Stuart Council 1961 on September 23, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Decorah Knights on September 20, 2015 at 9:16pm — No Comments
Adapted from an article in The Witness, 20 September 2015, page 2.
MUNDELEIN -- Mr. Jim Goerend, a first-year theologian from the Archdiocese of Dubuque, was admitted to candidacy for Holy Orders on Friday 28 August 2015 in the Chapel of the…Continue
Added by Decorah Knights on September 20, 2015 at 8:27pm — No Comments
Dear Fraternal Leader:
Effective council programs are the key to helping people and increasing membership. Please SAVE THE DATE, SPREAD THE WORD and PLAN TO PARTICIPATE in our Knights of Columbus Fraternal Leader Training and Best Practices Webinar!! This webinar is geared toward ALL fraternal leaders. We encourage you to pass this email along to all council, district and diocesan or chapter officers. Follow the link below to register and then…
Sept. 17, 1787, was the day on which the Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. Constitution Day became a holiday in 1997 and is celebrated Sept. 17 each year. Prior to 1997, Sept. 17 was known as Citizenship Day.
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Added by Davis Assembly on September 16, 2015 at 3:08pm — No Comments
This is great insight from one of the most respected and noted theologians of the 20th century. His work continues to be read and revered now that we are 15 years into the new millennium, influencing Pope St. John Paul II, Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus, and Pope Francis. Please enjoy what Father Romano Guardini has to say:
Until now our attention has been directed mainly to the liturgical word. But Holy Mass does not consist only - even primarily - of words, although the…Continue
Added by Andy Milam on September 15, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
Excellent 2nd & 3rd degrees in Waukon today! Thanks to Joseph M. Behnke, Field Director, Ceremonials Supreme Office, for his special presence and also for the presence of PSD and Iowa Ceremonial Director Pat O'Keefe (…Continue
The Knights of Columbus Dagel Agency is proud to announce our newest Field Agent Loren Burbach. Loren resides in Sac City,…Continue
Supreme Master Dennis J. Stoddard has recently appointed David Bellendier as the Master of the Iowa District in the Father Padilla Province. District Master Bellendier served as Worthy State Deputy for the Iowa Jurisdiction from 2000-2002 and as a Supreme Director…Continue
Davis Assembly 271 congratulates past State Deputy and past Supreme Director, David Bellendier, and his wife Julie, on his appointment as our new Worthy District Master. We thank him for his years of service to the Knights of Columbus, and we look forward to working closely with him…Continue
Added by Davis Assembly on September 9, 2015 at 9:02pm — No Comments
Benedict XVI, in the Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis writes:
"This relationship between creed and worship is evidenced in a particular way by the the rich theological and liturgical category of beauty. Like the rest of Christian Revelation, the liturgy is inherently linked to beauty: it is veritatis splendor. The liturgy is a radiant expression of the paschal mystery, in which Christ Jesus draws us to Himself and calls us to communion."
The beauty of…Continue
Added by Andy Milam on September 9, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments
Why "waste" your time asking another man to join the Knights of Columbus? Here's why:
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Pamela Kae Still on September 4, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments
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…