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,…Continue
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…Continue
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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:…Continue
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SIGN UP TODAY FOR THE SCHOOL CHOICE SUMMIT
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.…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on August 14, 2015 at 1:06pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Andy Milam on August 11, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments
Knight of the Month: Jim Mensen
Family of the Month: Jeff & Joan Minear
Youth of the Month: to be announced
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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…Continue
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 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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on July 31, 2015 at 2:52pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
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…Continue
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,…Continue
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…Continue
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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!
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…Continue