Our Mission

“Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principles of faith
working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement
of human rights and human dignity for all.”


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

The CDA 57th National Convention
has come to a close.
Congratulations to our newly installed National Board!!

Take a look at the photo gallery
and read the recaps on the National page.


     The 2018 Catholic Daughters of the Americas National Convention was held July 18 – 22 in Sioux Falls, SD.  Close to 70 Iowa CDA members and guests attended.  Pictured above are the Iowa State Officers, left to right:  Rita Carlson State Secretary form Fort Dodge, Karen Kasparbauer First Vice State Regent from Manning, Jan Grundmeyer Iowa State Regent from Manchester, Darlene Moritz Immediate Past Iowa State Regent from Milford, and Deb Steger Iowa State Treasurer from Dyersville.  The Theme for the Convention was “Serve the Lord with Gladness” Psalm 100:2.  Elected to Regent Elect (will be National CDA Regent in 2020-2022) is Sherry Niles from Sheldon.  Reelected to a National CDA Director is Rose Holschlag from New Hampton.  Elected to the 2020 National Nominating Committee is Darlene Moritz from Milford.  2018-2020 National Regent is Olga Samaniego from Texas.  Her theme is  “Speak Lord, for your servant is listening”.  Bishop Brendan J. Cahill of the Diocese of Victoria, TX, is the new National Chaplain.  Father Edward Lamp of Florida is the new National Clergy Consultant.  Next National CDA Convention in 2020 will be in Dallas, TX.


Dates and Locations have been set for Fall Workshops! Check out the Workshop Page for more information!

Annual CDA Retreat scheduled for Oct. 12-14th.
See details on the Spiritual Enhancement page.


We are called to Social Justice…
Stay on top of current issues here!


Web Bytes…

Greetings Sisters in Christ!  Welcome to our IA Catholic Daughters of the Americas website.  We pray you enjoy surfing the website for news and information.

Congratulations to all local court officers recently installed in June! Thank you for your willingness to step into leadership positions! I have just finished updating the new information on the court’s individual web pages on our site. Please check to make sure everything is correct (and that I didn’t make any typos!). I would LOVE to be able to add a picture of all of our officers to the court pages. Please have someone take a quick snapshot and email to me.  It doesn’t have to be from your installation.

And, as always, if you have any pictures or news articles that you would like added to your court’s web page; please send it to: Chris Peiffer; Webmaster – rcpeiffer@cloudburst9.net.  Article format preference is “pdf”and all photos must be a jpeg format limited to 5 MB. Please type “CDA” in the subject line of the email, I will respond as soon as possible so you know that it has been read. Feel free to “snail mail” also.

As Catholic Daughters we support so many worthy charities, let us not overlook those closest to us who would feel joy just by a smile or a greeting.  Let us personify the Catholic Daughter motto “In Unity and Charity”, invite someone to join this wonderful organization of Catholic sisterhood.

Stay tuned for more news and updates…happy clicking!



The Spring 2018 issue of Share Magazine is now online!

(Click here to view)

The Summer Voice Has Arrived!!

Reminder: Voice Article’s are due August 22nd for the Fall Edition.

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Pray For All Catholic Daughters and their families.

**Pray for our new National Officers and National Directors installed at the Sioux Falls convention.

**Pray for all newly elected court officers that they will carry out their duties will the full support of our members.

 **Pray for all Care Givers that they may find the strength to carry the cross they are given.

**Pray for guidance of our State Officers who are working diligently on new Iowa Courts.

We pray to the Lord…Lord hear our prayer.

**Thank you CDA Prayer Warriors!

Webmaster Chris Peiffer  rcpeiffer@cloudburst9.net

State Regent Jan Grundmeyer  jjgrundmeyer@hotmail.com