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NW Iowa Home to Newest Columbian Squires Circle

NOTE: The following appeared in the November 6, 2014 edition of The Catholic Globe, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Sioux City.…


Added by Jason Follett on November 8, 2014 at 3:18pm — 2 Comments

KofC Invited to Participate in 2014 Holiday Caroling Festivities in the Heartland

Greetings! You’re extended a special invitation to support, promote, and participate in a series of Holiday Caroling Festivities in the Heartland including Denison on December 11th, Omaha on December 14th and Dunlap on December 18th.

Overall Mission: In conjunction with a…


Added by Jason Follett on November 7, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments

2014 Iowa Election Recap

To: Iowa Catholic Conference Legislative Network

The status quo has prevailed at the state legislature in Iowa. The Democrats retained a 26-24 majority in the Iowa Senate, while the House Republicans picked up a few seats to increase their majority to 57-43. Gov. Terry Branstad (R) was re-elected. At the federal level, Republicans are in control of the House and Senate.

As for the Iowa Catholic Conference, our focus will continue to be on applying Catholic social teaching to…


Added by Tom Chapman on November 5, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

InnerVisions HealthCare Fundraiser Hosted by the Central Iowa KofC on November 22nd

This dinner dance fundraiser for InnerVisions HealthCare is hosted by the Central Iowa Knights of Columbus and will be held at Saints John & Paul Parish Hall (1401 1st Avenue South) in Altoona. Full details and online RSVP can be found at:…


Added by Jason Follett on November 4, 2014 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Advice on voting: be guided by your moral convictions

"You must be guided by your moral convictions, not your self-interest or your attachment to a political party or interest group."

Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics, 2014

To: Iowa Catholic Conference legislative network:

If you’re watching any TV these days, you know that Election Day is drawing near. The Iowa Catholic Conference…


Added by Tom Chapman on October 31, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments

Creston Council and State Deputy at Ultrasound Presentation

On Wednesday, October 29th, General Sheridan Council 1228 of Creston presented a check to Ruth Fennessy, Executive Director of LC Clinic of Stuart with the local council matching funds for their new ultrasound.  Mrs Fennessy brought the new machine with her and provided the Knights with insights on how important the new machine is to the clinic.  She also gave the Knights an update on the search for a location in Creston for their satellite office.

Fr Ken Halbur, Holy Spirit Pastor,…


Added by Steve Heffern on October 29, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to Develop a Vocations Poster and Bulletin Insert

The following was provided by Don Hauser, Past Grand Knight and current Publicity Director, for Saint Augustin Council 10558 in Des Moines. For more information, you can contact Don via email at…


Added by Jason Follett on October 27, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

2014 Iowa KofC Soccer Challenge Finals Held

The Iowa Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge Finals were held at the Pella Soccer Complex on October 18, 2014. The finals were the culmination of a four-tier competition that began in early September at the local Council level in each contestant’s home area. The youngsters aged 9 to 14 competed with others their age and gender. Winners from the local contest faced competition from ever increasing areas at the District and…


Added by Jason Follett on October 24, 2014 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference - asking for your help

To: Iowa Catholic Conference legislative network

Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t make a difference in the political arena. Especially when your contacts with legislators are combined with those of your friends and neighbors, I have seen many instances where you have had a real impact. Keep your head up looking for opportunities to help, and your head down in prayer!

Right now we’re asking for your help with three items:

1. We are asking for contacts to Congress…


Added by Tom Chapman on October 17, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments

It's Time to Make a Difference


Recently I was made aware of a story about Brittany Maynard.  She is terminally ill and she has chosen to end her own life through assisted suicide.  Regardless of her religious affliation, of which I don't know, the very idea that she has considered and accepted the notion of assisted suicide saddens my heart.  

Life is precious, from conception to natural death.

That is the culture of life.…


Added by Andy Milam on October 14, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

‘Ad Orientem’ Liturgy: To What End?

Fr. Thomas Kocik, a priest of the Diocese of Fall River and a fellow Mt. St. Mary's University Alum recently posted the following.  I would like to share his thoughts with you, regarding liturgical sensibilities...

One of the chief arguments for the traditional Christian practice of celebrating the Eucharistad orientem — the priest and people together facing the same direction, toward the liturgical “east” of the apse — is that the Mass…


Added by Andy Milam on October 7, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Eucharistic Reflection

Recently, as I was making a holy hour, I was reflecting upon the mystery of the Cross. I was trying to wrap my head around the sacrifice that Christ made for all of humanity. The scope of that sacrifice is almost unfathomable, but as I was praying a thought occurred to me which started to override all other thoughts.

Christ made that sacrifice for all of humanity, because He knew that the bonds of sin which encompass us all must be once and forever broken.

His unselfish action…


Added by Andy Milam on October 1, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment


This week, we would like to focus on calling men to be Knights of Columbus. Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference.

Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with the community; it is supporting the local…


Added by Andy Milam on September 30, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

UNI & Drake Councils Recognized as Star Councils during KofC College Conference

At the Knights of Columbus College Conference being held 26-28 September 2014, College Councils for the first time were recognized for having earned the distinction of Star Council. The Star Council Award is the highest distinction any Council can achieve. It takes into consideration a Council’s membership and insurance growth, as well as programming activities reported in each of six program categories, which are the…


Added by Jason Follett on September 27, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

Military Outreach

Worthy Brothers and Sir Knights,

             Many within our ranks of the Knights of Columbus have taken the oath to defend our nation, our values, and there are many Knights today that still battle with memories that haunt them – I’m one of them. 

            Suicide is not how it has to end.  I was fortunate enough to talk with a Soldier about a year ago, and help him get through the darkness.  He was in the act of committing suicide when I called – that brief interruption…


Added by SFC Michael J. Sullivan "Sully" on September 26, 2014 at 8:49am — No Comments

Vocations, Part II

This week, the Knights of Columbus would like to focus on vocations to the religious life.  Last week we spoke about the importance of the priesthood.  This week, we would like to speak to the importance of religious life.  Again, in much the same way as the priesthood, to consecrate one’s life to God is a unique and often times daunting proposition.  It can be a time of great fear and at the same time it can be a time of wonder, growth, and in many cases a greater understanding of what it…


Added by Andy Milam on September 23, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

August 2014 Iowa Knight and Family of the Month Announced

Iowa Knights of Columbus Family Director Joe Pollpeter announced the August 2014 Knight and Family of the Month for the Iowa…


Added by Jason Follett on September 17, 2014 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Remember September 11th: Give Blood and Support Our Troops

Added by Jason Follett on September 16, 2014 at 9:48pm — No Comments

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