This week’s look into the Knights of Columbus is the Rosary. The Knights of Columbus don’t carry weapons as a matter of practice. Sure, there are the swords that the Honor Guard carry, but those are purely ceremonial. However, the Knights of Columbus are charged with a very important job and that is one of protecting the Church, spiritually. The way that this is done is through prayer. The “weapon” of choice for the Knights of Columbus is the Rosary.
As Knights we have the opportunity…Continue
In October 2014, the Knights of Columbus launched “Building the Domestic Church: The Family Fully Alive” to help both our families and parishes grow in the faith.
This program will help Knights and their families prepare for the 8th World Meeting of Families to be held next year in Philadelphia, while also offering opportunities for daily…Continue
Added by Jason Follett on September 13, 2014 at 3:38pm — No Comments
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ALERT – TAKE ACTION TODAY
The U.S. Catholic bishops and Catholic Charities USA have sent an action alert in support of the Second Chance Act. Please send a message to your Senators and Representatives as the bill is starting to move in Congress.
This bill funds many programs that provide crucial employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, mentoring, and other services…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on September 12, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments
I would like to focus on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Pope St. John Paul II put forth an Apostolic Letter Laetamur Magnopere with the publishing of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. With this letter, Pope St. John Paul II said, “Catechesis will find in this genuine, systematic presentation of the faith and of Catholic doctrine a totally reliable way to present, with renewed fervor, each and every part of the Christian message to the people of our time. This text will…Continue
From: Tom Chapman, Iowa Catholic Conference
The Iowa Catholic Conference has released its “Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics” statement in advance of the 2014 mid-term elections. The document, signed by the diocesan bishops of Iowa, includes a list of questions that all are encouraged to ask of candidates for office.
“A fundamental test of the morality of public policy is whether it supports or threatens human life and the common good,” the statement reads. “We reject the…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on September 3, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments
We must come to understand what His Excellency, William Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore and Supreme Chaplain recently said regarding Religious Liberty.
Archbishop Lori states, “According to the perspective of the administration and editorialists, the Church’s freedom extends only to worship, preaching and teaching. It does not extend to putting its teachings into practice through its own institutions when they hire or serve people of other faiths. But when freedom is reduced to…Continue
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Members of the Iowa Knight of Columbus are continually searching for new ways to enhance our Order’s mission and contributions to the Church, community, and fellowman. Publicity can be a very useful communications tool, advancing Knights of Columbus…Continue
Added by Jason Follett on September 1, 2014 at 5:34pm — No Comments
This week’s look into the Knights of Columbus is a look into a very important position that the Knights have and that is the Pro-life issue. The Catholic Church is very clear in her teaching about what the Catholic person is to accept regarding this most important issue of our time. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that all life is sacred from conception to natural death. There are many facets to this, not just the two major issues that most latch on to, abortion and the…Continue
I would like to focus on vocations to 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 means to be Catholic in an ever changing world.
Those men who are looking to enter into the formal service of The LORD need our help and support. They cannot do this alone. Some choose, as the…
My name is Andy Milam. I am District Deputy for District 4, Church Director for the State of Iowa and member of Council #8592 St. Mary’s, Humboldt, Iowa. I will be posting to the site regularly about catechetics, spirituality and Church events which are upcoming in Iowa. I hope that you will find the posts to be informative, entertaining and educational.
The motto of the Knights of Columbus is “In Service to One, In Service to All.” That really does embody what the Knights are all…Continue
For the past several years, Msgr. J.M. Hanson Council 5038 of the Knights of Columbus based in Ankeny has been supporting the mission of their neighbor Easter Seals Iowa and its Camp Sunnyside. As a result of this partnership, Council 5038 and Easter…Continue
Added by Jason Follett on August 16, 2014 at 8:06pm — No Comments
Did you know that in 2007 there were 6,500 abortions in the State of Iowa? In 2014, that number is expected to approach 9,000. More than sixteen unborn children are killed every day in Iowa.
The good news is that 91% of women who see their unborn child on an ultrasound machine at the Informed Choices Clinics choose LIFE! YOU can help…Continue
Added by Jason Follett on August 16, 2014 at 4:47pm — No Comments
CLICK HERE to read the full article from The Catholic Messenger, the newspaper of the Diocese of Davenport.
Iowa’s four dioceses recently helded their annual state seminarian convocation in Iowa City. The Iowa Knights of Columbus proudly sponsors this yearly event.
CLICK HERE to read an article on the convocation from The…Continue
Added by Jason Follett on August 16, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments
Speaking as a special guest at the States Dinner during the 132nd Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus in Orlando, Florida on 5 August 2014, actor Gary Sinise, who played Lt. Dan Taylor in the movie Forrest Gump, thanked the Knights of Columbus for its support of his foundation for wounded military personnel. He said, “You have shown that you can be a shining light of hope” for severely injured…Continue
Added by Jason Follett on August 10, 2014 at 5:42pm — No Comments
One of the main goals of the Iowa Catholic Conference is to help inform your conscience and encourage involvement in the political process, particularly on issues at the state legislature. To that end, next month we’ll be releasing the latest version of our “Faithful Citizenship for Iowa Catholics” document. However, recent events on the national and international scene are worthy of your immediate prayer and attention.
The situation is grave for many Christians and other minority…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on August 8, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments
Help the Creston Knights of Columbus purchase a new PORTABLE ultrasound machine for LC Clinic of Stuart. LC Clinic provides life affirming pregnancy care services to Southwest Iowa. They need a new ultrasound machine and the Creston Knights want to help them get a portable unit they can use in Stuart or Creston. Please send donations to KC Ultrasound, 222 N Maple St, Creston, IA 50801. More importantly please pray for our initiative and for the many babies that will be saved and…Continue
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