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Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, March 18, 2016

Two bills supported by the Iowa Catholic Conference were passed by the legislature and sent to the governor this week:

House File 2386 passed the Senate 49-0. The bill enables the termination of parental rights when the court finds “clear and convincing” evidence that a child was conceived as a result of sexual abuse. The abuser’s parental rights could be terminated as a result of their perpetrating the sexual abuse.

The Iowa House also passed Senate File 2191 by a vote of…

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Added by Tom Chapman on March 18, 2016 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Prayers After Holy Mass

From an historical point of view, there are two interesting major points when it comes to understanding the need for prayers after Holy Mass, the use of the Leonine Prayers at the end of low Masses in the Extraordinary Form and the need for the return to them in the Ordinary Form. The first is that the Leonine Prayers are not as irregular as it may seem. It can be said that they are not 'actually' part of Mass, they are stuck on the end of some, but not all, Masses, in an awkward and ad hoc…

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Added by Andy Milam on March 15, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Final Update from the 2016 Iowa Knights of Columbus State Bowling Tournament

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Attached is updated final list with a couple of corrections.

Also, want to note and congratulate Fr. Steve Meyer from the Dennison team for taking first in both the singles handicap as well as the all events handicap. Congratulations…

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Added by IA KofC State Bowling Tournament on March 12, 2016 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Over 2400 Catholics Process with the holy Eucharist at Planned Parenthood in Denver, Colorado.

Over 2400 Catholics Process with the holy Eucharist at Planned Parenthood in Denver, Colorado.



For the full story and video showing the 4th degree leading the Eucharistic procession, visit…

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Added by Davis Assembly on March 11, 2016 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference second legislative deadline report - March 11, 2016

As attention turns to budget matters at the legislature, we are asking for your help on a bill that would support refugees who have resettled in Iowa. SF 2298 would expand the current “RefugeeRISE” program contingent on an appropriation from the legislature. The Iowa Refugee Alliance is seeking $350,000 from the state to leverage $650,000 in federal matching dollars. The program is run by EMBARC, a nonprofit group…

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Added by Tom Chapman on March 11, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Grilled Chop&Chicken Dinner - Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Knights of Columbus at St. Luke’s in Ankeny, Father Richard E. Gubbels Council 15603, would like to invite you and your friends to a “Grilled Chop & Chicken Dinner” on Saturday, April 30 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. If you would like, you are also welcome to join us for Saturday mass at 4:30pm. Our adult menu will include Pork Chops or Chicken Breasts, Cheesy Hash Brown Potatoes, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls, and an Ice Cream Buffet to finish it off. Our children's menu includes Chicken…

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Added by Council 15603 on March 9, 2016 at 7:07pm — No Comments

FINAL RESULTS FOR THE 2016 BOWLING TOURNAMENT IN SIOUX CITY

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The Final weekend finished with 22 teams and some very special moments.

On Saturday during team event bowling, Eric Frickson from Cedar Falls bowled a perfect game. What a thrill just watching. Great game Eric.

Also this…

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Added by IA KofC State Bowling Tournament on March 8, 2016 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

Results of the 2016 Iowa Knights of Columbus State Spelling Bee

The 2016 Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee was held at St. Cecilia Church in Ames on Sunday, March 6. State Youth Director Richard Jacoby, Jr. was present to congratulate the participants and award a $50 check to the state champion of each grade.…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on March 8, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Worship and How We Approach the Lord

In continuing the ever important conversation on participatio actuosa and how we are to engage the source and summit of our Faith, the Liturgy; we can look to what Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments had to say, regarding Vatican Council II and the implementation and observation of the faithful in their participation at Holy Mass.  His Eminence lamented the misinterpretations of its teaching on “active…

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Added by Andy Milam on March 8, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Northeast Iowa Knights of Columbus Banquet was on Saturday 5 March 2016

The Northeast Iowa Knights of Columbus Banquet was on Saturday 5 March 2016. With over 90 people in attendance, including State Deputy Jon Aldrich and wife Cyndi, it was a big success. Visit the following link for more information about the…

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Added by District 8 Knights on March 7, 2016 at 9:45am — 1 Comment

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, March 6, 2016

The Iowa Catholic Conference (ICC) supports HF 2329, a bill to prohibit the trafficking and use of fetal tissue following an abortion. It was set to be debated last week on the floor of the House; however, on Thursday the state Board of Regents came out publicly against the bill. We can infer this is because the University of Iowa wants to protect its ability to continue using fetal tissue from abortions in research.

The Church teaches that the use of this tissue is unethical because…

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Added by Tom Chapman on March 6, 2016 at 3:42pm — No Comments

The importance of the SP-7 form

Why is the SP-7 form important?

After discussing with a number of council Grand Knights and Program Directors, here are few reasons they say the SP-7  is important-…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on March 4, 2016 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Northeast Iowa Knights of Columbus Banquet on Saturday 5 March 2016

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(Organized by District 8 and Sponsored by Davis Assembly 0271 & Districts 7, 8, and 9)

The Knights of Columbus…

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Added by District 8 Knights on March 3, 2016 at 8:06pm — 15 Comments

Results from the first weekend of the 2016 State Bowling Tournament.

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Results from week two of the 2016 K of C Bowling Tournament.

We had 13 more teams compete. We will close the tournament this weekend with 22 teams coming to town.

Added by IA KofC State Bowling Tournament on March 1, 2016 at 8:42pm — 1 Comment

Doing the Liturgical Action?

In continuing my exploration of participatio actuosa, there is an importance placed upon listening and understanding the internal action of the human person as it relates to worship at Holy Mass.  In another blog post, I made the following observation:

The most demanding of human actions is that of listening. It requires strict attention and summons up in a person his total constructive effort.  It is possible to sing, especially a very familiar tune, and not be conscious…

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Added by Andy Milam on March 1, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Why am I an Iowa Knight of Columbus?

Orlando Gil of the Harlan council 3900 invited me to answer this question.  here is my response:

Why am I a Knight of Columbus?

Duc in Altum!

Simply put because of Russ Hensing and Richard Dole. In 1984 I moved as a recently married man from Nebraska to Iowa Falls Iowa for work. We were alone in the community and I was looking to make connections. Russ and Richard showed up at my apartment with evidence of an organization of men helping others while…

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Added by Michael P. Gaspers on February 29, 2016 at 9:23pm — 1 Comment

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, Feb. 29, 2016

If you sent a message to your legislator last week through our Action Center last week, thank you! If you haven’t yet done so, we would appreciate your taking action on these two bills:

House File 2329 would stop the transfer or sale of fetal tissue in Iowa after an abortion. The ICC supports the bill. Our position is that abortion is a grave moral evil…

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Added by Tom Chapman on February 29, 2016 at 8:43am — 1 Comment

Howard Paskach, member of Council 4208 Decorah, has passed away.

Howard Paskach, member of Council 4208 Decorah, has passed away. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for his family and those people he touched during his life.

Click here for obituary, funeral Mass, and other information.

Added by Decorah Knights on February 26, 2016 at 8:38am — 1 Comment

Baptism, Participation and the Mass

In a recent blog, I posited the following:

The difference between participation in the liturgy that can be called activa and participation that can be labeled actuosa rests in the characteristics of baptism. It is this very sacramental seal that grants one the right to participate. Without the baptismal mark, any action we conduct at Mass, singing, walking, kneeling or anything else can be termed "active," but they do not constitute participatio actuosa. Only through the sacrament…

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Added by Andy Milam on February 23, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

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