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Reflections from the State Chaplain following the Supreme Convention

The Knights have celebrated the annual Supreme Convention and the Church has now had a lighter than usual celebration…


Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on August 19, 2015 at 11:44pm — 1 Comment

Brothers need teachers

Today a new First Degree member confided that while he took a private oath to pray the Rosary every day, he didn’t know how.  That’s an incredibly brave confession.  I admire his honesty and scruples to ask for help.  

Yes, he has the rosary wallet card.  So the words and diagrams are available. My first feeble response was that he should come to Mass 45 minutes early and participate in the Rosary to get the rhythm of prayers and that would help to learn them.

But, of course,…


Added by Steve Heffern on August 18, 2015 at 8:39pm — 8 Comments

The Crucifix at the Center of the Altar

The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church asks the question: “What is the liturgy?” It answers thusly, “The liturgy is the celebration of the mystery of Christ and in particular His paschal mystery. Through the exercise of the priestly office of Jesus Christ, the liturgy manifests in signs and brings about the sanctification of humankind. The public worship which is due to God is offered by the Mystical Body of Christ, that is, by its head and by its members.” (Compendium…


Added by Andy Milam on August 18, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Join in a pro-life public protest on August 22

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston and chair of the Pro-Life Activities for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has written and sent the following letter to Congress:…


Added by Dennis Shea on August 16, 2015 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Truth Exposed Rally Today in Des Moines at Capitol 10AM

Contact: Jenifer Bowen, Executive Director, Iowa Right to Life
515.419.7246 or
August 15, 2015-Des Moines, Iowa-This morning at 10:00am, Simon Conway of WHO Radio and Iowa Right to Life will co-host the #TruthExposed Rally.  This is an Iowa Rally in response to the recently verified realities that Planned Parenthood is harvesting…

Added by Dennis Shea on August 15, 2015 at 2:54am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - Aug. 14, 2015


Don’t forget to sign up for the Iowa School Choice Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Sponsored by our partners at the Iowa Alliance for Choice in Education, the event will be held at the State Historical Building (600 E. Locust in Des Moines) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be sessions for parents, School Tuition Organization leaders and school personnel.…


Added by Tom Chapman on August 14, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Archbishop Fulton Sheen's Reflection on Calvary

Brothers, the following is a reflection by Archbishop Fulton Sheen on the Mass and the importance of our relationship to it, theologically.  The Archbishop uses very expressive language to expose a truth which we should all come to accept.  Namely, the action of the Last Supper is ratified not in the breaking of the bread alone, but rather in the sacrifice of Christ Jesus on Calvary, together in a selfsame sacrifice.  It is the re-presentation of that same sacrifice over and over, day after…


Added by Andy Milam on August 11, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 Knight, Family, and Youth of the Month (August 2015)

Knight of the Month: Jim Mensen

Family of the Month: Jeff & Joan Minear

Youth of the Month: to be announced

Added by Decorah Knights on August 11, 2015 at 12:11am — No Comments

Jim Brockert - Still Agency July Agent of the Month

Williamsburg, IA – 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 was Agent of the Month for July 2015.

 Jim is a dedicated and true professional.  By enhancing and protecting his…


Added by Pamela Kae Still on August 4, 2015 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

Latin, The Sacred Language of the Catholic Church

The use of the Latin language in the life of the Church is something that has grown to be a very big point of contention over the last 47 years since the first vernacular Ordo came out after Vatican Council II.  There are a number of reasons for this phenomenon and the reasoning for abandoning the language is just as numerous.  However, I am going to offer a few points which will hopefully allow you some insight into the importance of Latin in the life of the Church.…


Added by Andy Milam on August 4, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Brother Knight and Past District Deputy Ken Mihm convalescing at Wellington Place in Decorah

Brother Knight and Past District Deputy Ken Mihm has had heart surgery and is now convalescing at Wellington Place in Decorah. He anticipates being there for the next couple of months. Please be sure to pray for him, visit him, and/or write him c/o Wellington…


Added by Decorah Knights on August 2, 2015 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter - July 31, 2015 - Failing to respect the dignity of human life


The release of videos showing Planned Parenthood’s involvement with the provision of babies’ organs following an abortion has prompted much reaction.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap., archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), noted that “Pope Francis has called abortion the product of a ‘widespread mentality of profit, the throwaway culture, which has…


Added by Tom Chapman on July 31, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments

The Orans Position

There has been a growing posture in the American Church recently of people holding their hands in the fashion of the priest during the Our Father.  This posture is called the orans position.  This practice, while at first blush seems to be pretty innocuous actually is not in keeping with either traditional or current liturgical law.  By that I mean that we as Catholics have roles which we are to fulfill with regard to our lives within the Catholic Church and in this instance,…


Added by Andy Milam on July 31, 2015 at 9:31am — 3 Comments

Iowan Youth receives International KofC Scholarship

The Iowa State Council and Council #952 in Algona, IA, are proud to announce that Kaitlyn Fogarty has been awarded the Knights of Columbus John W. McDevitt Scholarship. 

This scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors whose…


Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on July 31, 2015 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Iowa Knights of Columbus Flagpole Plaza at Camp Sunnyside Dedicated

Easter Seals Iowa formally dedicated the Iowa Knights of Columbus Flagpole Plaza at Camp Sunnyside with a ribbon cutting on 29 July 2015.

Spearheaded by Msgr. J.M. Hanson Council 5038 in Ankeny, the area renovated was flattened to allow for a beautiful cement plaza that is fully accessible for individuals who utilize wheelchairs, walkers,…


Added by Jason Follett on July 29, 2015 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

'Open letter to Planned Parenthood' from National Catholic Register (a part of EWTN)

This link is a National Catholic Register Article regarding the recently disclosed video of a Planned Parenthood official casually discussing over a nice dinner & wine unbeknownst to her that it was with an undercover…


Added by Dennis Shea on July 22, 2015 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Field Agents Wally Witt and Dan Conlon Announce Contest for District 8 Councils

Insurance Field Agents Wally Witt and Dan Conlon announced that they would be running a contest to encourage the councils of …


Added by District 8 Knights on July 22, 2015 at 12:31am — No Comments

Three District 8 Councils Receive Prayer Box Award from Field Agent Dan Conlon

For meeting membership and insurance goals and receiving Star Council status for 2014-2015, each of the following councils received a Prayer Box from Field Agent…


Added by District 8 Knights on July 22, 2015 at 12:16am — No Comments

New Posts Coming Soon!


Thanks so much for your words of encouragement.  I am currently working on a series to put out with regard to some very interesting topics in the Church today.  Please be patient with me as I make sure they are properly vetted.  This is something that I normally do.

I promise that you won't be disappointed.  Please check back soon!

Vivat Jesus!

Added by Andy Milam on July 21, 2015 at 8:50am — 1 Comment

Welcome to a new fraternal year

Welcome to a new fraternal year!  Each July, there are changes in the team of officers, yet the mission of our order and our council remains constant.  Since May 6, 1956, the day that Council 4208 received its charter from the Supreme Council, we have embraced the call to continue the work that Venerable Father McGivney envisioned.

During the coming year, we will continue with a number of established projects, such as the…


Added by Decorah Knights on July 18, 2015 at 7:55pm — 1 Comment

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