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My friend Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek, STD, has been a priest of the Diocese of Austin since 1985 and is currently pastor of parishes in Gatesville and Hamilton. His doctorate is in Dogmatics with a special emphasis on ecumenism from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.  Please continue to read his contribution.

At present, Catholics are confronted with cardinals and bishops openly promoting Holy Communion for the remarried, a synodal process that avoided repeating our Lord’s…


Added by Andy Milam on July 5, 2016 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

District 30 Set to Make Star District!

Click here to listen to an interview of Isaac Doucette, District Warden for District 30. District 30 is set to achieve the coveted Star District status; Isaac explains how and why and more. Congratulations, District 30, from District 8.

For the entire Iowa Knight Life radio program for 22 June 2016,…


Added by District 8 Knights on July 3, 2016 at 8:55pm — 1 Comment

Members, Councils, Assemblies, and Districts Should Have Profile Pages on

To facilitate and encourage fraternal conversation and to increase the distribution of information (St. Luke 11:33), each and every Council, Assembly, District, and individual member of the Iowa Knights of Columbus should have a Profile Page (website) here on the web platform.

If you want to get a Profile Page (website) operating for your Council,…


Added by District 8 Knights on July 1, 2016 at 11:38am — 4 Comments

Fr Kevin's Bon Voyage - 25 Jun 2016

Bon Voyage to Fr. Kevin Anstey, who has served as Council 4403 Chaplain for the last two years.  Fr. Kevin has been assigned as administrator of Saint Anthony in Knoxville and Sacred Heart in Melcher…


Added by Fr. James P Conroy Council 4403 on July 1, 2016 at 9:52am — 2 Comments

National Natural Family Planning Awareness Week 2016

24 - 30 July 2016

Natural Family Planning is a morally acceptable and medically responsible way to help married couples plan their families.

This year's slogan is:…


Added by District 8 Knights on July 1, 2016 at 12:17am — 2 Comments

Rest in Peace Lynn Wiese, Former State Advocate

Lynn Wiese, age 65, of Iowa Falls died on Sunday, 26 June 2016. Lynn was a Former State Advocate for the Iowa Knights of Columbus.

CLICK HERE to read more on…


Added by Jason Follett on June 29, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Ways to Combat Satan in Our Daily Lives

Christians face a spiritual battle each day that we live after Baptism. The Word of God teaches us that our life on earth is a constant struggle against the Evil One (Satan), and it reminds us that we have decided to follow Christ and to be always ready to face the Devil’s blows. To make ourt time here one of authentic conversion, with no concessions given to the demons, these are 10 effective spiritual weapons.

1. Lead an ordered life

First, pay great…


Added by Andy Milam on June 28, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Ossian Knights Chaplain Has Youtube Channel

Father Robert Gross, chaplain for Ossian Knights Council 2073, now has his own youtube channel where his weekly homilies and reflections can be found. Be sure to check it out and bookmark it. Click on the link below to view the channel and his videos.

Added by Ossian Knights on June 25, 2016 at 10:12pm — 1 Comment

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, June 23, 2016

The U.S. bishops’ “Fortnight for Freedom” is underway. For more information check out the blog post on our website.

Here’s one reason why new legislation protecting religious freedom is necessary. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared, contrary to the plain meaning of current federal law, that the California Department of Managed Health Care can…


Added by Tom Chapman on June 23, 2016 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Knights of Columbus Insurance = Peace of Mind

Taken from…


Added by District 8 Knights on June 22, 2016 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 Family Potluck Supper & Installation of Officers

The Decorah Knights will hold their annual family potluck and installation of officers on Monday 11 July, which is also the feast of Saint Benedict, our patron.…


Added by Decorah Knights on June 21, 2016 at 11:26am — 2 Comments

Cardinal Sarah's article for L'Osservatore Romano on the Traditional Missal and the Paul VI Missal

Is Robert Cardinal Sarah, the recently-appointed prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, singlehandedly trying to restore the so-called movement of the "Reform of the Reform" of the new mass of Paul VI, derailed after (actually, even before) the abdication of Benedict XVI? That is the impression given by his groundbreaking article published in the official daily of the Holy See, L'Osservatore Romano, on June 12, and translated by us below. It…


Added by Andy Milam on June 21, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

To Give Drink to the Thirsty

Fr. David Ambrosy, assistant State Chaplain from the Archdiocese of Dubuque; Fr. Randy Schon, assistant State Chaplain from the Diocese of Sioux City; Fr. Chris Reising, assistant State Chaplain from the Diocese of Des Moines; Fr. Bruce DeRammelaere, assistant State Chaplain from the Diocese of Davenport; with Msgr. Larry Beeson, retired from the Diocese of Des Moines, and State Chaplain Fr. Bill Reynolds from the Diocese of Davenport, plan to present here, in no particular sequence,…


Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on June 21, 2016 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Reigious Habits

The habit seems to be a particularly important factor for the success of religious communities. A 2009 survey conducted by the Center for Applied Research of the Apostolate found that two-thirds of new members had joined religious orders that wore habits. The authors concluded:

Having a religious habit was an important factor for a significant number of new members. Interviews with vocation directors also suggest that many who are inquiring into religious life are looking for the…


Added by Andy Milam on June 14, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

11th Annual Queen of the Americas Conference- July 29-30

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Queen of the Americas Guild are pleased to sponsor their 11th Annual Conference.  This year’s topic will be Divine Mercy and Freedom of Religion.   Guest Speakers included His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, and Fr. David Pignato.  To see a complete schedule and reserve your space, contact Rebecca Nichols, 630-584-1822, or register online at…


Added by Paul Lee on June 12, 2016 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Silver Rose is Coming to Iowa Again!


The Silver Rose will be coming to Iowa on June 19th and leaving Iowa on July 10th.  We have 22 events scheduled with the Rose in the 22 days it will be in our jurisdiction. In the recent past, the rose has entered Iowa in the eastern part of the state and was available for events in eastern Iowa.  Mike Lause and I wanted to have the Rose travel through western Iowa this year.  And so there are events in Britt, West Bend, Storm Lake, Sioux City, Onawa, Council Bluffs, Carter…


Added by Steve Heffern on June 10, 2016 at 4:19pm — 7 Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 Brother (and seminarian) Neal Abbott Delivers Chapel Talk at Luther College, 27 April 2015

Click here for the video.

Neal Abbott is a 2015 graduate of Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, USA, and is a …


Added by Decorah Knights on June 10, 2016 at 1:31am — No Comments

Decorah Knights Council 4208 June 2016 Newsletter

Click here for the June 2016 Newsletter, which was sent out to members by regular mail.

Please note that much more information is available on the Decorah Knights' website:…


Added by Decorah Knights on June 7, 2016 at 11:06pm — 2 Comments

Regarding the Dress of Clergy

[The following are excerpts from the Catholic Encyclopedia's entry on "clerical costume" and deals with the development of the Roman cassock as clerical dress.]

In the sixth and following centuries we find that in Rome and in countries near Rome the civil dress of the clergy began markedly t o differ from that of the laity, the reason…


Added by Andy Milam on June 7, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Iowa Catholic Conference Newsletter, June 6, 2016


The political parties’ primary elections are being held tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. Voter registration, or a change in party affiliation, are allowed at the polling place. For more information, go the Iowa Secretary of State's website at

You can also visit our website for a copy of our most recent "Faithful…


Added by Tom Chapman on June 6, 2016 at 11:38am — 2 Comments

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