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 mankind.”

Anna Baxter Date Announced

Read about her extraordinary efforts and accomplishments to share and grow Catholic Daughters of the Americas courts in the State of Iowa and Wisconsin – all on the State Events page.

 Our State Regent Darlene Moritz, Fall 2015 Share Magazine, Let’s help her reach her goal!


State Officers with National Representative Jo Hammen
State Officers with National Representative Jo Hammen

Your State Officers.  State Regent,  Darlene Moritz : Jo Hammen. National Representative: Kaye Stock, State Secretary : Jan Grundmeyer, 1st Vice State Regent: Karen Kasparbauer , 2nd Vice State Regent and Deb Steger, State Treasurer

 2016 New Beginnings…

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Important information from our National Headquarters in NY, please read.

 2016 Iowa Legislation in Session

 IA CDA website earned 2nd Place at National Contest 2015

New Website View…

New additions and changes to the IA Catholic Daughters website. If you are viewing the  website for the first time, Welcome! If you have utilized the website on several occasions, thank you! Some of the more recent updates to our website is added information under the “State Events” page regarding the “Anna Baxter” celebration, a page will be created for the National Convention in July of 2016. This can simplify looking for information at a glance, all detailed upcoming information for both Anna Baxter Day and the National Convention will be in one location for easy reference. The right side of the home page is a column list of links for you to explore. “Dates to Remember” these are important dates of Holy Days, reports due and event dates. In just a click you are able to find the deadline or date of an event. All are good reminders. Stay tuned for more news and updates…. 40


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Iowa Right to Life Website news
The Voice-Fall Edition is posted  Click to See Reminder: Voice Article’s are due February 20th for the Spring Edition.

Read a Word from Your State Leaders

Read Courts in the News


Pope Francis announces “A Year of Mercy”




jo-hammen-smallNational Director Jo Hammen

Meet National Director Jo Hammen

Remember in Prayer

prayer All Catholic Daughters and their families who are encountering health problems.


02.02.16 National Director from Louisiana, Ruth Guidry.  She will be undergoing open heart surgery tomorrow, a surgery that is expected to take six hours.  Your prayers for a successful surgery and recovery will be greatly appreciated.

01.15.16 Pray for Rose Mary Ruddy, DD; and her family.  Rose Mary’s husband Ed  passed away after a brave battle with cancer.

01.12.16 Pray of Margaret “Peggy” Wilberding, who passed away.  Peggy was the financial secretary of the Carroll Court #6, we pray for her soul and all souls of the faithfully departed. May they rest in peace.

01.04.16 Pray for LA Past State Regent Grace Savoie who passed away.  Please remember her and her family in your prayers

01.04.16 Prayers for Past State Regent Carol Piatz of Oregon who is hospitalized  and is in poor health.

12.18.15 Claudia Bosch, Past National Regent, is seriously ill; she was hospitalized and is now home, but please keep her in your prayers for a quick recovery.

11.23.15 Prayers for Vickie Feist our National Secretary-Treasurer who is hospitalized.

11.20.15 Pray for our National Chaplain Fr. Matthew Kuhn who is experiencing health problems.

We pray to the Lord…Lord hear our prayer

Webmaster Rita A. Carlson iowafarmgirl4@hotmail.com

State Regent Darlene Moritz cda4dar@outlook.com