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.”




State Regent’s Message:

We have decided to cancel the Anna Baxter Day celebration this year.  If you have sent in your registration, the check will be returned to you.  We are encouraging everyone to attend the Iowa Reception for newly elected National Regent Sherry Nilles October 3, 2020 at the Ramada Hotel on Army Post Rd in Des Moines.  More info on this will be coming in the Summer or Fall VOICE.  Save the date!!

We have also decided to put the Lifesaver Campaign on hold for now.  We plan to reschedule this in a few months.  If your Court has done this already, keep the State’s 40% monies in your Court’s checking account for now.  Any Court who has sent in monies for this, your Court’s check will be sent back to you.

We pray that during time, all remain calm (take a deep breath) and stay healthy.  Take time to have a small retreat by yourself, saying prayers, a rosary, Chaplets, or just listening to what God might be saying to you.

God’s blessings to you.
Karen Kasparbauer
Iowa CDA State Regent

Update from National March 23, 2020
Update from National March 21, 2020

Update from National March 18, 2020

Message from our National Regent concerning Covid19: click here

Daily Mass is available online with Bishop Robert Barron HERE.

Heavenly Father,

As I enter another week of my Lenten journey, guide me to the path that leads to you. Fill my heart with gratitude, patience, strength, and peace as I strive to become the-best-version-of-myself, honestly admitting my shortcomings and sins.

As I renew my resolve each day to become a better person, let me hear
your voice in the deepest reaches of my heart. Give me rest in you.

Help me to accept others, showing them your great love instead of casting judgment.

Stay with me through the busy days this week and remind me that
when I need comfort, solitude, wisdom, or guidance, I can always turn to you.

Help me develop discipline and generosity through fasting
and almsgiving, and come closer to you through prayer this Lent.

In your name I pray,


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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.

The Lenten season is upon us. May we be grateful for the Mercies of Our Lord and spend time in reflection and penance.

I’ve been making some changes to the calendar page…be sure to take a look. 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!


Enjoy the new Spring Issue!


The Winter Issue has arrived!


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


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Pray For All Catholic Daughters and their families.

**Pray for all hospital, medical and emergency staff that they remain safe during this critical time.

** Pray for all those suffering during the Covid19 pandemic.

**Please pray for the repose of soul of the husband of Dianne Quinn, long time member of Court Joan of Arc #388, New Hampton, who died suddenly on Tuesday.  03.19.20

**Pray that all will find shelter from the cold.

**Pray for all those affected by disaster: hurricane, fire, flood.

**Pray for all affected by violence and abuse.

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

We pray to the Lord…Lord hear our prayer.

**Thank you CDA Prayer Warriors!

Webmaster Chris Peiffer  rcpeiffer@cloudburst9.net

State Regent Karen Kasparbauer  kkasparbauer@gmail.com

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