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Decorah Knights Council 4208 was the first Iowa Knights of Columbus Council in 2015 to host the Silver Rose

The Silver Rose was present at a prayer service Monday 29 June 2015 @ 5:15 pm in the St. Benedict's Church building. Council 4208 was the first in Iowa to host the Silver Rose in 2015. At 7 pm, the Silver Rose was present for the second Iowa prayer service, this time in Waukon. Both prayer services were well attended. All…


Added by Decorah Knights on July 1, 2015 at 11:17am — No Comments

Congratulations to our new Worthy State Deputy

Today we are pleased to welcome as our new State Deputy of the Iowa Knights of Columbus Jon Aldrich.


Worthy State Deputy Jon and his lovely wife Cindi have been preparing for this transition for some months now, and I am sure that the emotions are raw and real for them on this first day of this remarkable journey.

As we offer our congratulations to Worthy State Deputy Jon and Cindi, let us also offer our support, assistance, prayers, and our own dedication to the…


Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on July 1, 2015 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

Thanks to PSD Michael Gaspers

On this day let us give our profound thanks to the Worthy PSD Michael Gaspers, whose term of service as our Worth State Deputy ended July 1.


At a time of need the Executive Committee of the Knights of Columbus in Iowa turned to Michael Gaspers to step-up and help the Knights of Iowa.


In the same generous and selfless manner in which he served as State Deputy in the previous decade, Michael again offered tremendous service to the Knights of Iowa, their…


Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on July 1, 2015 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

Reflections from the State Chaplain on the two recent Supreme Court decisions (Iowa and US Supreme Court)

In the last several weeks we have received decisions of the Iowa and US Supreme Courts which are troubling and disappointing.

As the State Chaplain I believe that I should offer a few words at this time.

Let us understand the context of these…


Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on July 1, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Introducing the 2015-2016 Iowa KofC Elected Officers

Please welcome the 2015- 2016 State Officers of the Iowa Knights of Columbus!

State Deputy- Jon Aldrich, Altoona…


Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on July 1, 2015 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC) Pancake Breakfast, supported by Decorah Knights Council 4208, provided $750

Decorah Knights is providing CHWC $750 to support students.

Flanking CHWC students in the…


Added by Decorah Knights on June 30, 2015 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Cedar Rapids 5544 Knights start new website

The Cedar Rapids 5544 Knights have started a new website. Please visit to learn more about us!

Added by Cedar Rapids 5544 on June 28, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Supreme Council selects Iowa Knights for Family of the Month

The Supreme Council announced the April and May winners for the Supreme Council Family of the Month. I am very happy to report that we had a family from Iowa win in each month.

Congratulations to Walter and Holly Witt Family from Council 2073 in Ossian. They are the winners for the month of April.

And also congratulations to the family of Daniel and Ileta Mihalovich from Council 2144 in Centerville. The Mihalovich Family are winners for the month of May.

Each Family will…


Added by Joseph Pollpeter on June 27, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Supreme Court votes on marraige

The Supreme Court of the greatest Country on earth has deliberated a radical decision declaring marriage between one man and one woman as unconstitutional in our land, therefore allowing so called 'gay marriage' in all States now. This is directly against Catholic teaching of marriage to be between a man and a woman (ref. Catechism of the Catholic Church Article 7, 1601-1666). We need to pray for our Country, our Holy Catholic Church and pray for those who are being misled by the culture of…


Added by Dennis Shea on June 26, 2015 at 1:47pm — 2 Comments

Iowa bishops speak out on Supreme Court's marriage decision

The Catholic bishops of Iowa have issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to require states to license a marriage between two people of the same sex:

"The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage saddens us. To make something legal does not mean that it is true or good. Take, for example, the ruling that legalized abortion.

Notwithstanding this ruling, we will continue to lead people to live under the Gospel, which requires us to be humble and… Continue

Added by Tom Chapman on June 26, 2015 at 10:45am — 2 Comments

2015 Running of the Silver Rose- June 28- July 19

The 2015 Running of the Silver Rose will begin Sunday, June 28 as the Rose is presented from the Wisconsin State Council. It will conclude during a send-off ceremony on Sunday, July 19 as it is passed to the Illinois State Council.…


Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on June 24, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Lansing Knights Council 12244 begins new website

The Knights of Columbus of Lansing are now maintaining an active website.

Added by Lansing Knights on June 21, 2015 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Grinnell Knights Council 4248 Begins New Website

Grinnell Knights Council 4248 has started a new website that will keep Council members and all interested parties aware of the many doings of the Council.

Added by Grinnell Knights on June 20, 2015 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that web-cam abortions by planned parenthood are allowed

Pro-Life Friends:
Unfortunately, the Iowa Supreme Court today struck down the Iowa Board of Medicine’s rule prohibiting telemedicine “webcam” abortions.
The Court decided the Board of Medicine’s rule was invalid because it unduly burdened a woman’s right to an abortion. The Court never decided the question whether the Iowa Constitution has a broader right to an abortion than the federal Constitution. The Court assumes that the state Constitution contains at least the…

Added by Dennis Shea on June 19, 2015 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

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…


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…


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 website than shows up in the Newsletter.

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

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