Iowa Catholic Men's Conference

The Beauty You Seek is Awe Inspired

Everyone appreciates beauty. We seek out the beautiful natural wonders of our planet, great music and art. It is beauty that inspires us and bring a sense of wonder and awe to our lives. Beauty at it’s best transcends the normal. Our search for God and the truth of Christ’s Incarnation we celebrate each Christmas,…

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We Miss You

I have noticed that many of my friends and family are absent from Mass and parish events. Their spot in the pew has been vacant longer than a vacation or illness can explain. I have spoken to friends in other parishes who report this strange disappearance of long time friends. How are we to respond…

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Truth, Goodness, and Beauty in Evangelization

Giants of our Catholic faith and Christian tradition, have pointed us towards “transcendentals” such as beauty, goodness, and truth. They guide us in our journey to God. What is beautiful about the world, faith, and our understanding of God is something we feel personally, which leads to the good we wish for, and brings us…

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Mercy – Men Reach ‘UP’ For Mercy

8 1_2 x 11 flier Saints in Basic Training Let’s face the obvious! Most of us desire to be forgiven for our errors, mistakes and sins. We hunger for the feeling of forgiveness and to be shown the path to be untied with Christ. In short, we want Mercy. Men, we need to support, encourage…

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2015-Jubilee of Mercy

                                                  Text taken in-part from Pope Francis: ‘The Face of Mercy’ ‘There are times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives.’ Pope Francis has declared A Holy Year, a Jubilee of Mercy, which starts today, December…

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Men, are you Thankful for the Church?

Your tradition of thanking God for his many blessings is a good one. For what will you be thankful? Jesus came to earth as the Incarnate Son of God to Redeem us, reveal God the Father, and create a living Church which would nourish and guide us throughout the centuries. Mother Church, the Catholic reality…

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Rise Above the Politics and Ugly Rhetoric

“What ever happened to civil discourse and respect for different opinions?” It is important to understand that some difference of opinion on social and religious issues is normal and inevitable. How we respond and interact with friends, relatives and social media post must reflect a respect for the person and a trust that the truth…

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Everything is a go for the 2016 conference.

Save the date. March 5th, 2016 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Plan to be inspired, rejuvinated, to learn and to grow.  We have some fantastic speakers lined up. Al Kresta from “Kresta in the Afternoon” every day on Catholic Radio. Jim Blackburn, Catholic Apologist, Author, and Speaker John Crudele, Catholic Apologist, Author, and Speaker Dr. Dan…

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