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Entries for 2022

Knights of Columbus Donates $100,000 to 18 Local Charities
2022 charitable-giving efforts assist the most vulnerable populations in New Haven and surrounding area. 12/22/2022 Source The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council continued its annual charitable-giving efforts in 2022 through donations that serve the most vulnerable populations in New Haven...

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Patroness of the Americas

Posted on December 15, 2022 in: General News

Patroness of the Americas
12/12/2022 Source Dear Brother Knight: On behalf of the Supreme Officers, I send you and your loved ones prayerful greetings on this great feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, of the unborn, and of the Order. This year’s feast day is especially significant sin...

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A Message of Solidarity

Posted on December 08, 2022 in: General News

A Message of Solidarity
12/5/2022 Source Supreme Knight Kelly’s five-day trip to Poland and Ukraine includes meetings with Polish president, Church leaders, local Knights and displaced families Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly has completed his second visit this year to Poland and Ukraine. From Dec. 2-6, he met ...

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Knights of Columbus Offer Vivat Jesus Spiritual Planner for Second Consecutive Year
12/5/2022 Source The Knights of Columbus is now offering a 2023 version of its Vivat Jesus Spiritual Planner, a pocket-sized prayer book and calendar for the year 2023. This spiritual planner is designed to help men develop and maintain a daily prayer routine while also incorporating tradition...

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To Know Him and To Love Him

Posted on December 01, 2022 in: General News

To Know Him and To Love Him
12/1/2022 Source During last month’s Mid-Year Meeting in Florida, Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori spoke to state deputies about the connection between evangelization and catechesis, and emphasized the need for “radical solidarity” with women facing crisis pregnancies...

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Knights of Columbus Chair Installed at CUA’s Columbus School of Law
11/21/2022 Source Professor Kevin C. Walsh was installed Nov. 8 as the first Knights of Columbus Endowed Professor of Law and the Catholic Tradition, a new chair at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. The Order contributed $1 million toward an endowment to establ...

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Service Above and Beyond

Posted on November 10, 2022 in: General News

Service Above and Beyond
Roger Donlon, the first Medal of Honor recipient in the Vietnam war, reflects on his love of God, family and country 11/1/2022 Source In the early hours of July 6, 1964, hundreds of communist fighters attacked a military outpost in Nam Dong, Vietnam, where a small team of American Green Ber...

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‘A Lesson for All of Us’

Posted on November 10, 2022 in: General News

‘A Lesson for All of Us’
Knights who served in Afghanistan recall the powerful witness of Missionaries of Charity who aided abandoned children in the war-torn country By Cecilia Hadley 11/7/2022 Source Maj. Michael Manning was walking inside the military Green Zone in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2012, when he was startl...

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Knights Step Up After Hurricanes Fiona, Ian
10/17/2022 Source Article Hurricane Ian, which caused fatalities and damage in Cuba and the southeast United States in late September, was the deadliest hurricane to strike the state of Florida since 1935. In total, the storm caused at least 137 fatalities, including 126 in Florida. Ian follow...

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Supreme Chaplain Sees ‘Beautiful Hope’ in Ukraine
Archbishop William Lori meets with Church leaders and assists relief efforts during visit to Poland and Ukraine By Christopher Gunty 10/10/2022 Source Article Editor’s Note: The following article was abridged and adapted from the Catholic Review, the official news outlet of the Archdi...

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Mother Teresa: No Greater Love Tops $1.2M at the Box Office
Revenue from the K of C-produced documentary will go to charity and efforts to advance Mother Teresa’s legacy 10/10/2022 Article Source Mother Teresa: No Greater Love, the documentary produced by the Knights of Columbus on the life of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the work of the reli...

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Madre Teresa: No Hay Amor Más Grande
Spanish-language version of ‘Mother Teresa: No Greater Love’ to debut in U.S. Theaters Nov. 7 10/12/2022 Article Source Fathom Events will release the Spanish-dubbed version of “Mother Teresa: No Greater Love,” a Knights of Columbus-produced documentary on the heroic...

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Knights Deliver Care Packages to Families in Eastern Ukraine
10/4/2022 View Full article and pictures here Families in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine recently received care packages that were assembled by Knights of Columbus in Poland. In the days following the liberation of cities such as Kupiansk and Balakliya in September, Grand Knight Yevgen ...

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Knights on Forbes Best Insurance Companies List
Strong customer feedback drives K of C Insurance Program recognition for second consecutive year on the Forbes America’s Best Insurance Companies List 10/13/2022 Article Source Knights of Columbus has been named to the Forbes America’s Best Insurance Companies 2023 List. The awa...

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The Resurrection of the Flying Fathers
Canadian priests revive the legendary hockey team that plays for charity and good cheer by Megan Hoegler 4/19/2022 Article Source They were called the Harlem Globetrotters of hockey. From getting pies in the face to playing with tiny sticks as “penance” for penalties, the Fly...

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‘This Is Where I Belong’

Posted on October 06, 2022 in: General News

‘This Is Where I Belong’
A wildland firefighter describes how his return to the Church brought strength, purpose and peace by Joseph Pappalardo 2/1/2019 When a wildfire moves, it sounds like a freight train. California firefighter Daniel Magallanes would tell you this is true, but right now he’s facedown in t...

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Mothers and Children First

Posted on October 06, 2022 in: General News

Mothers and Children First
ASAP, a new K of C pro-life initiative, encourages councils to step up support for young moms and children in need By Columbia staff 7/1/2022 Source In early June, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly announced the ASAP (Aid and Support After Pregnancy) program, a new Orderwide initiative to str...

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The Gift of Family Life

Posted on September 03, 2022 in: General News

The Gift of Family Life
The Gift of Family Life A Knight reflects on marriage, joy and participating in the 10th World Meeting of Families By Damon Owens9/1/2022 Damon and Melanie Owens stand with five of their eight children — left to right, Collette, Nathan, Olivia, Leah and Veronica — in front of ...

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Supreme Chaplain's Monthly Challenge
THIS MONTH'S CHALLENGE SEPTEMBER 2022 “I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.” (Gospel for Sept. 11, Lk 15:7) This Gospel reading links the para...

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Pitching with a Higher Power

Posted on September 03, 2022 in: General News

Pitching with a Higher Power
An interview with Trevor Williams, a Knight of Columbus, about his faith and how it guides him as a husband, father and professional ballplayer 9/1/2022 Trevor Williams pitches a wiffle ball to his son Isaac in their backyard in San Diego. Photos by Spirit Juice Studios Every time Ma...

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Special Olympics Superfans

Posted on September 03, 2022 in: General News

Special Olympics Superfans
Continuing a decadeslong partnership, Knights donated $3.7 million and more than 400,000 volunteer hours to the organization in 2021-2022 8/29/2022 The Knights of Columbus has been an integral supporter of Special Olympics since 1968, when members served as volunteers at the first Internationa...

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'No Greater Love'

Posted on September 03, 2022 in: General News

'No Greater Love'
8/18/2022   A Film on the Remarkable Life of Mother Teresa to Premiere in Theaters on October 3 and 4 Mother Teresa of Calcutta is one of the most widely revered saints in the world, and one of the greatest spiritual giants of the 20th century. She is a powerful witness of authenti...

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Father McGivney Military Chaplain Scholarship
FATHER McGIVNEY MILITARY CHAPLAIN SCHOLARSHIP Established in 2011, the Knights of Columbus Father McGivney Military Chaplains scholarship program helps fund the education of seminarians preparing to become Catholic chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces. Having barely a third of the number of chap...

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Saint of the Peripheries

Posted on September 01, 2022 in: General News

Saint of the Peripheries
A new K of C film chronicles Mother Teresa’s life and mission to bring Christ’s love to the poorest of the poor By James Day 9/1/2022 Source Cristiane, a former drug addict on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, never met St. Teresa of Calcutta, but she was transformed by her legacy...

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Pro-Life in Word and Deed

Posted on September 01, 2022 in: General News

Pro-Life in Word and Deed
I was at the National Prayer Breakfast in 1994 when Mother Teresa told the thousands in attendance — including the president and first lady, Bill and Hillary Clinton — that abortion was the greatest destroyer of peace in the world. Echoing her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech 15 years...

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Special Olympics Superfans

Posted on August 29, 2022 in: General News

Special Olympics Superfans
Continuing a decadeslong partnership, Knights donated $3.7 million and more than 400,000 volunteer hours to the organization in 2021-2022 8/29/2022 Source The Knights of Columbus has been an integral supporter of Special Olympics since 1968, when members served as volunteers at the first Inte...

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Sacred Days for Our Founder

Posted on August 23, 2022 in: General News

Sacred Days for Our Founder
Special events mark the birth and death of Blessed Michael McGivney — and his second liturgical feast day Source By Brian Caulfield 8/17/2022 Knights of Columbus, family members and other parishioners in the Connecticut towns where Blessed Michael McGivney lived and worked remembered t...

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‘Rediscover the Beauty of Praying the Rosary’
In response to Pope Francis’ call to Catholics to pray the rosary, Knights and their families are invited to participate in the daily recitation of the rosary broadcast from the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. During the month of May when Catholics honor Mary in a special way, Pope Fran...

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SUPREME CHAPLAIN'S MONTHLY CHALLENGE
Each month, Archbishop William Lori – Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus – selects a brief passage from the Gospel reading of one of the Sunday Masses of the month. Archbishop Lori shares a brief reflection on the passage and issues a challenge for men to live for the month. ...

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A Path to Forgiveness and Healing
Knights discuss faith and experience of Indigenous Catholics in anticipation of visit of Pope Francis to Canada A recent episode of The W, a conversation series of the Windrider Institute, invites audiences to learn from the Native American experience and recognize the necessity of...

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A Path to Forgiveness and Healing
Knights discuss faith and experience of Indigenous Catholics in anticipation of visit of Pope Francis to Canada Source 7/18/2022 A recent episode of The W, a conversation series of the Windrider Institute, invites audiences to learn from the Native American experience and recog...

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Mothers and Children First

Posted on July 12, 2022 in: General News

Mothers and Children First
ASAP, a new K of C pro-life initiative, encourages councils to step up support for young moms and children in need By Columbia staff 7/1/2022 Source In early June, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly announced the ASAP (Aid and Support After Pregnancy) program, a new Orderwide initiative to strengt...

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‘The Long Haul’

Posted on July 01, 2022 in: General News

‘The Long Haul’
Knights of Columbus Charity Convoys bring care packages and essential supplies to Ukrainians displaced by war 7/1/2022 Source Thousands of boxes of food and essential supplies were sent to Ukraine in May and June, an effort of solidarity both with the Ukrainian people and within the Knights o...

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Mothers and Children First

Posted on July 01, 2022 in: General News

Mothers and Children First
ASAP, a new K of C pro-life initiative, encourages councils to step up support for young moms and children in need Source By Columbia staff 7/1/2022 In early June, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly announced the ASAP (Aid and Support After Pregnancy) program, a new Orderwide initiative to strengt...

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Lead with Courage and Conviction
At annual meeting of state deputies, K of C jurisdiction leaders charged to be Knights of the Eucharist and to help build a culture of life Knights of Columbus leaders from around the world convened in New Haven, Conn., from June 8-12 for the annual Organizational Meeting of State Deputies. Throu...

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A Witness to War and Peace

Posted on June 29, 2022 in: General News

A Witness to War and Peace
From D-Day to the German surrender, 99-year-old Knight of Columbus recalls his experiences during World War II EDITOR’S NOTE: Graziano was one of several World War II veterans who shared their stories of faith and courage in the November 2021 issue of Columbia. The night o...

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In Our Founder's Footsteps

Posted on June 29, 2022 in: General News

In Our Founder's Footsteps
Supreme Knight presents charter for new council at Blessed Michael McGivney’s alma mater, St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly presented the charter for a new college council named for Blessed Michael McGivney during Solemn Vespers at St. Mary’s Seminary...

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A Better Me as I Go Back Home

Posted on June 29, 2022 in: General News

A Better Me as I Go Back Home
Warriors to Lourdes pilgrims share their stories of healing and camaraderie Officer cadet Rhyan Ritter experienced a profound spiritual transformation during the 8th annual Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage, a week-long event in the French Pyrenees sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Archdi...

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Crafting Crosses for Charity

Posted on June 29, 2022 in: General News

Crafting Crosses for Charity
St. Augustine’s Council 15192 utilizes member’s talent with stained glass to fundraise for local food bank A Knight in New City, N.Y., used his talent for making crafts out of stained glass to help his council feed families in need. Brainstorming ways to engage with and serve the c...

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Proclaim the Dignity of every human life
Statement From Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly Following the United States Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly issued the following statement following today&rs...

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Discernment in Daily Family Life
Three years ago this past spring, my wife and I felt besieged by life. For a year, I had been in and out of the hospital with life-threatening emergencies and major surgeries. And during that year we also experienced the sudden death of my father and then the loss of my job. Our five children were a...

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Discernment in Daily Family Life
Knights of Columbus family discusses integrating the faith into family life at World Meeting of Families Source 6/27/2022 By Soren and Ever Johnson EDITOR'S NOTE: Several members of the Knights of Columbus and their families participated in the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome, whi...

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Leave No Neighbor Behind

Posted on February 18, 2022 in: General News

Leave No Neighbor Behind
Source Overview on Guidance and Safety As we begin a new Fraternal year (2020-2021), the Knights of the Columbus continue to step Into the Breach and Leave No Neighbor Behind!. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, our duty is to lead our families, protect our parishes, and serve our commu...

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Healing Wounds, Restoring Hope

Posted on February 16, 2022 in: General News

Healing Wounds, Restoring Hope
Religious sisters train to minister to victims of sex trafficking with support from the Order By Richard Meek 1/1/2022 Source Religious sisters from Nigeria who received training this fall to work with survivors of sex trafficking stand with Bishop Michael Duca of Baton Rouge (center front...

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Gridiron Fathers

Posted on February 16, 2022 in: General News

Gridiron Fathers
1/1/2022 Source Sunday is hardly a day of rest for players in the National Football League, at least during the season. That’s one reason many NFL teams have chaplains to serve the spiritual needs of their athletes. While their role varies from team to team, chaplains generally are avail...

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Blessed Michael McGivney Prayer Hour
Source A Higher Purpose Spread devotion and spiritually grow closer to Blessed Michael McGivney by praying the rosary with readings and reflections based on his life and mission. The Blessed Michael McGivney Prayer Hour is an opportunity to invite Knights, their families, and the entire parish...

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Spiritual Reflection

Posted on February 16, 2022 in: General News

Spiritual Reflection
Source A Higher Purpose Create annual opportunities for prayer and reflection together as a fraternity. Under the guidance of their chaplain, councils can attend a retreat or day of reflection together or perhaps organize their own event for the men of their parish. Overview Many Catholi...

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Knights March for Life

Posted on February 16, 2022 in: General News

Knights March for Life
1/21/2022 Source Supreme Knight Kelly expressed support for the march as Knights from across the U.S. assembled in nation’s capital during historic year for protection of the unborn. Knights of Columbus leadership pose with college Knights in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building d...

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‘Rediscover the Beauty of Praying the Rosary’
5/1/2020 Source In response to Pope Francis’ call to Catholics to pray the rosary, Knights and their families are invited to participate in the daily recitation of the rosary broadcast from the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. During the month of May when Catholics honor Mary in a s...

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