This Week on Knight Life
This week on Knight Life – we March for Life in Iowa. Knights and pro-life people gathered at the capitol to lend our voice to those who have none.
This is Knight Life…our Mission is to Go Make A Difference – for our brother knights, for their families, and for life.
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Overview of the Podcast
Many of you will remember Doug Kollasch a brother Knight from Algona. Doug approach Knight Life wanting to tell his story of faith and cancer and twins. We were thrilled by his courage and cheered that Doug could win his battle for life.
Now with the second set of twins only months old his life is nearly spent, the battle done. We grieve for him and Teresa. We are angry that his children will be fatherless. However we know Doug fought the good fight and has finished the race well. He leaves with dignity and courage.
I spoke with Andy Milam, Doug’s close friend about his feelings
We ask for everyone’s prayer that Doug will indeed have a good death. We know as Knights that we will stand beside him at the hour of death and accompany him on his journey. I also know that Teresa will never lack for support from her Knights of Columbus family.
Saturday January 17th pro life people gathered in Des Moines for the Midwest March for Life. Iowa Knights were primary sponsors in the underwriting and organization of this year’s events.
We began the day at St Ambrose Cathedral celebrating Mass with the 4 Bishops of Iowa. Several hundred people then gathered on the west steps of the capitol for prayer and inspiration before marching around the building and over to the Iowa Supreme Court.
We prayed that life be respected and protected in all ways but most especially that the case of tele-med abortions be settled in favor of life. They should not be permitted in Iowa.
Before Mass I talked with Tom Chapman the director of the Iowa Catholic Conference.
I encourage any of you listening to sign up for Tom’s ICC legislative update at iowacatholicconference.org.
Andy Milam, State Church director was one of Saturday’s organizers. He spoke to me about the event and why its important for Knights.
Lt Governor Kim Reynolds attended the March and was present at the luncheon afterwards. I recorded her address to those gathered.
This week’s Knights to Christ segment focuses squarely on this week’s infamous anniversary.
Indeed Charity consists of helping people, not eliminating them
We are a family friendly fraternity. Our principles are charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. We place God First and then Act to serve others.
If you feel prompted to give something back and hope to become more of the Catholic man you were hoping to be, join us as we make a difference serving our church, our communities and our families.
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I’m Mike Gaspers, thank you for listening. Feeling inspired? Then Go Make A Difference in the World by your word and by your deeds.
Knight Life is a production of the Iowa Knights of Columbus. Music is from the recording Christ have Mercy by the band The Thirsting.
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