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Pope Leo XIII and the Rosary

Pope Leo XIII is known for his development of the social doctrine of the Church, but few people remember that he used to be called the Pope of the Rosary. In an age “when all evils combine to oppress the Church under their weight”, Leo XIII had recourse to a line of action that had born rich fruits in the past, and exhorted a return to the Holy Rosary of St. Dominic and St. Pius V.

This is why in his encyclical of 1st September 1883 he “decrees and orders that throughout the whole…


Added by Andy Milam on February 25, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Eucharistic Adoration at 2015 Convention: Adorers Invited


We will be having Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration at the 2015 Iowa Knights of Columbus Convention at the Coralville Marriott April 10-12, 2015. Adoration will begin following the 8 AM Mass on Friday and…


Added by State Deputy Iowa KofC on February 24, 2015 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 22, 2015

We’re pleased to report that two of our legislative priorities moved forward last week.

House Study Bill 138, regulating payday loans, was introduced last Monday and passed a subcommittee on Thursday. We support the bill. HSB 138 would help customers avoid the debt cycle by allowing them a 90-day period to pay off the debt without repeat borrowing. Now our job is to convince the House Commerce…


Added by Tom Chapman on February 22, 2015 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment


The Doug and Carolyn Miller  Family from Council 952, Algona is the State Family of the Month for January 2015. Congratulations to Doug and his Family. The will soon receive a personalized monogramed Family Bible.

The Knight of the Month is Dan Martin from Council 10464 in Sac City. Dan is a past Grand Knight and has a hand in all the major functions of the council. He has been influential setting up recruiting drives in the local parishes. He is very active with other organizations…


Added by Joseph Pollpeter on February 21, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments

Lenten Reflection on the Rosary

Brothers All,

I had the distinct privlege of being part of a retreat some years back in which this topic was discussed.  I pray that you find the same solace and understanding that I did.  Love of the Holy Rosary and Our Mother is paramount in the Order and it should be paramount in our lives, as we draw closer to God the Father, through His Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Please read and absorb, over the next 6 weeks!!! God love you!



Added by Andy Milam on February 18, 2015 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Iowa’s Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest Winners Announced

In a society where Christmas has become for many - especially children - a secular holiday, the Knights of Columbus sponsors the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest as a defender for the faith. This program, similar to the Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest, allows young people to engage their creative talents and imaginations while understanding the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas.…


Added by Jason Follett on February 17, 2015 at 10:15pm — 1 Comment

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 15, 2015


You may have been hearing some discussion about a “start date” for Iowa’s public and nonpublic schools. Iowa law requires schools to start no earlier than the week that contains the first day of September. However, for many years the state has allowed schools to get a waiver and pick an earlier date to start school.

Following objections from the tourism industry and the Iowa State Fair, the governor has decided not to allow any waivers. This poses a problem…


Added by Tom Chapman on February 15, 2015 at 6:31pm — No Comments

"How We Should Live"

This is Father Steimel's article as it appeared in the Feb. 1, 2015, issue of The Witness, the weekly newspaper of the Archdiocese of Dubuque.  This article is posted here with…


Added by Decorah Knights on February 14, 2015 at 10:54am — No Comments

North Iowa Knights Raise Funds for Mason City Based Ultrasound

When Caring Pregnancy Center of Mason City, which has provided confidential pregnancy testing and counseling as well as support for families since 1986, was exploring the addition of a 3D-4D ultrasound machine to expand its services, several Knights of Columbus felt the calling to make this a reality.

Alyn Winters, Knights of Columbus…


Added by Jason Follett on February 12, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Convention Resolutions Due 23 February 2015

At the 2012 Annual State Council Meeting aka convention, the by-law concerning proposing resolutions was amended. Under the new rules, resolutions must be submitted to the State Deputy and the State Advocate forty-five (45) days before the Annual State Council Meeting. For 2015, the deadline is February 23, 2015.…


Added by Jason Follett on February 12, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 members attend travel gavel meeting in Waukon on 10 Feb 2015. Three members of northeast Iowa KofC insurance team in attendance.

Several members of the Decorah Knights attended the Travel Gavel meeting in Waukon on Tue 10 Feb 2015.  In addition to the regular members, three members of the northeast Iowa Knights of Columbus insurance team were in attendance:  Mike Bormann, Dan Conlon, and new field agent Wally Witt.  They provided inspirational and helpful information.

Added by Decorah Knights on February 11, 2015 at 5:14pm — 1 Comment

Award Winning Iowa KofC Family Featured in "Fathers for Good" Blog

The 2014 Iowa Knights of Columbus Family of the Year, Jayson and Darci Wagner from Anamosa, were featured in the latest blog posting of Fathers for Good, a fatherhood initiative by the Knights of Columbus for men and also wives who want to support their husbands in becoming the best fathers. CLICK…


Added by Jason Follett on February 10, 2015 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

Decorah Knights Council 4208 Short Link to the "Prayer for An Iowa Knight".

The "Prayer for An Iowa Knight" is on the main webpage.  However, the link to that prayer has a very long URL.  Here is a shorter URL:

Please consider offering this prayer regularly.

Added by Decorah Knights on February 10, 2015 at 7:23am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 8, 2015


The Iowa House Education Committee passed a bill last week to provide additional spending flexibility for community-based preschools, such as Catholic schools, that participate in the state-funded preschool program.  The bill, House File 156, also includes transportation funding provisions to assist public schools. HF 156 is now eligible to be debated on the House floor.

The first subcommittee meeting was held last Thursday for Senate File…


Added by Tom Chapman on February 8, 2015 at 7:48pm — 2 Comments

Decorah Knights ran Mardi Gras fundraising bingo at Saint Benedict's school, Decorah, 11 am - 3 pm on 8 Feb 2015

Sunday February the 8th was the Mardi Gras celebration at St. Benedict’s school from 11 am till 3 pm.  This is an important fundraiser for the parish's school.  The Knights of Columbus ran the bingo.  Council 4208 Knights stopped by to participate and helped out with the bingo.  All Knights, parishioners, their families, and…


Added by Decorah Knights on February 8, 2015 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Decorah Council 4208 Knights attended ceremonials webinar Sat 7 Feb 2015

Some of the members of Council 4208 attended the State ceremonial webinar.  It was well received and had useful information.  From left to right:  Dennis McGlaughlin, Brian Franzen (GK), Claude Mertzenich…


Added by Decorah Knights on February 7, 2015 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Venerable Father McGivney biography

"Parish Priest -- Father Michael McGivney and American Catholicism," a new biography on the Order's founder, is now available online. Written by best-selling author Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster, the book is a fascinating account of Father McGivney's world and the people who influenced him and came to know his greatness.

Review by the St. Benedict's Council 4208 webmaster:

I have read Parish Priest to my children, and we were…


Added by Decorah Knights on February 6, 2015 at 11:19pm — 2 Comments

Ossian Knights Council 2073 new website update

There are now two ways to access the Ossian Knights' new website/profile on the platform:


This is now the official website for Council 2073.

Although there are still parts that are being added, the main structure of the website is now in place.  The plan for…


Added by Ossian Knights on February 6, 2015 at 10:15pm — No Comments

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