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The Orans Position Part Deux

Last summer I commented on the blog about the posture of the faithful at Mass, specifically regarding the Orans position.  In that conversation, I referenced a 1997 document which outlined the importance of how we are to comport ourselves at Holy Mass.  We must remember that the Mass is not a private devotion in the home or in public.  It is an offical action of the Church in which we participate.  There are…

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Added by Andy Milam on March 29, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Announcing the 2015-2016 Individual Merit Awards

Congratulations to the following individuals who were selected to receive one of the 2015-2016 Iowa Knights of Columbus Individual Merit Awards!

Each recipient will be recognized during the 2016 State Convention to be held April 16, 2016 at the majestic Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Tickets for the banquet are available through…

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Added by Iowa KofC Program Director on March 28, 2016 at 6:20pm — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, March 27, 2016

As legislative proposals for doctor-prescribed suicide become more prevalent across the country, the Catholic bishops of Iowa are organizing a statewide educational effort regarding end-of-life care aligned with Catholic values. Click here for more details.  The project is called “Supportive Care Iowa.”

“We have a duty to protect and preserve our life. However,…

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Added by Tom Chapman on March 28, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Good Friday homily

       Today is March 25. This is customarily the day on which we observe the Solemnity of the Annunciation, exactly nine months prior to Christmas. The Annunciation recalls the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary, during which she learned that she had been chosen to be the Mother of God’s Son. Mary offered her ‘fiat,’ in which she said “Yes” to God.

       Today, however, we gather to celebrate Good Friday. The phrase “celebrate Good Friday” sounds like an oxymoron…

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Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on March 25, 2016 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

homily for Good Friday

       Today is March 25. This is customarily the day on which we observe the Solemnity of the Annunciation, exactly nine months prior to Christmas. The Annunciation recalls the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary, during which she learned that she had been chosen to be the Mother of God’s Son. Mary offered her ‘fiat,’ in which she said “Yes” to God.

       Today, however, we gather to celebrate Good Friday. The phrase “celebrate Good Friday” sounds like an oxymoron…

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Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on March 25, 2016 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Archbishop Jackels’ Easter message 2016

Click here for Archbishop Jackels' Easter message 2016.

Added by Decorah Knights on March 25, 2016 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Decorah Knights Council 4208 Chaplain Provides Numerous Times for Confession this Holy Week (2016)

Father Gibbs, priest for Saint Benedict's parish and chaplain for Council 4208, is providing numerous times for Reconciliation this Holy Week:

Wednesday, March 23, 12-1pm and 5-6pm; Holy Thursday, March 24, 8-9am, 12-1pm and 5-6pm; Good Friday, March 25, 8-9am and 5-6pm; and Saturday (Holy Saturday) 12-2pm. Come, prepare your hearts for Easter Joy.

Added by Decorah Knights on March 22, 2016 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Development of Eucharistic Adoration

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, CCC #2628,  gives a clear understanding of Eucharistic Adoration and what it means for the faithful. It reads:



 Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the "King of Glory," respectful silence in the presence of the "ever greater" God.…

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Added by Andy Milam on March 22, 2016 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Parking and Directions to the 2016 State Convention

Due to some major construction, 7th Street is closed starting at Watson Powell Jr. Way, and it opens up again at Grand. If you are coming from Interstate 235, we suggest you take the 5th St. exit, go south on 5th Street to Grand Ave, make a right (West) on Grand Ave until you…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on March 21, 2016 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Knightline 3-21-16- Membership Updates

Happy Easter to all my Brother Knights!

I often hear from councils that they are going to focus on activating existing members. That’s great! I hope all councils pursue assign a brother to ensure no one becomes “The Guy” who doesn’t come back and really make this part of the monthly activity of the council.

What I don’t understand is thinking that a council can only do one or the other – engage or recruit. I believe these are both / and activities that work hand in hand.…

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Added by Iowa Knights of Columbus on March 21, 2016 at 5:28pm — No Comments

2016 State Winners Announced -- Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

The following individuals are the 2016 Iowa State winners in the Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest.  All winners listed below have been awarded a cash award of $100 as the State winner in their grade.

The thought and maturity shown in the winning essays was truly heartening said a member of the State judging panel.  Here are your winners!

8th Grade Winner:

Samantha Recker, Cascade, IA (representing…

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Added by Robert Dale Ukena on March 21, 2016 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment

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

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