Today there are many faithful Catholics who over the last forty years or so have seen the all too common utilization of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion during the Mass. An innovation from the 1970’s intended for occasional use in emergency situations, these extraordinary ministers have indeed become quite ordinary in your ordinary parish Mass on any given Sunday. Sadly, this modern practice has contributed greatly to the blurring of lines between…Continue
Added by Andy Milam on May 24, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments
Welcome to our weekly report as the legislature considers the last few bills of the session. There’s still time to contact your legislator by going to our Action Center at www.votervoice.net/icc/home.
On Friday the Iowa Senate passed its version of HF 2460, the human services budget bill. The bill appropriates nearly $2 billion for important human services programs. Among the…Continue
Added by Tom Chapman on April 25, 2016 at 8:23am — No Comments
Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) hosted two Young Athlete Play Activity Day sessions sponsored by Sammons Financial Group on April 21. The event was held at Ankeny Centennial High School with one session running in the morning and one in the afternoon.
The Youth Athlete Play Activity Day is a program designed…Continue
Added by Special Olympics Iowa on April 22, 2016 at 1:17pm — No Comments
Today we had an interesting gospel, the last (21st) chapter of John’s gospel. Actually, there is, of course, only one gospel—the gospel of Jesus Christ, but it comes to us from four sources.
Today we meet seven of the disciples. They go fishing, and fish all night, and catch nothing. Have you ever worked hard at a project or task and come up completely empty handed? No doubt that has happened to all of us. That is the course of life.
At the first…Continue
Added by Rev. William Edward Reynolds on April 10, 2016 at 5:47pm — No Comments
Ms. Mazur, a 5th grade student at St. Francis of Assisi School, competed in…Continue
Added by Robert Dale Ukena on March 29, 2016 at 2:45pm — No Comments
After discussing with a number of council Grand Knights and Program Directors, here are few reasons they say the SP-7 is important-…Continue