|October is Respect Life Month in the Church. To see the informational materials from the U.S. bishops, go to www.USCCB.org/RespectLife.
On Saturday (9/26/15) members of Council 8178 worked on the St. Mary's cemetery, constructing a white fence entrance. Many members were present, including Bob Melcher, Dave Sanger, Adrian Kinley, Andrew Zeizel, Pat Malanaphy, Mike Carrol, Tim Wright, Ron Berns, Jeff Heins, Dennis Mason, Lynn Martinson, John Winter and Wayne McGlaughlin.(If anyone who was there wan't recognized in this post, the post will be updated)
I was fortunate to be on the south lawn of the White House for the arrival ceremony with President Obama and Pope Francis. You can check out a photo on our Facebook page.
In taking my connecting flight to Washington, D.C. out of Minneapolis, I have to say it was fun to be on a plane with so many people who were obviously Catholic. There were lots of Pope Francis t-shirts, bishops and priests, lay people reading diocesan…Continue
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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