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Hope That Saves

Posted on May 25, 2023 in: General News

Hope That Saves
Passing on the Catholic faith to our children is a crucial antidote to a growing epidemic of anxiety and despair By Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly 5/1/2023 Source I WAS RECENTLY talking with a priest who serves as a chaplain at one of the top universities in the United States. I asked h...

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Board of Directors Elects Next Deputy Supreme Knight
Supreme Director Arthur Peters, past state deputy of Ontario, will take office July 1 5/15/2023 Source The Knights of Columbus Board of Directors today elected Supreme Director Arthur L. Peters of Brampton, Ontario, as deputy supreme knight, effective July 1. Peters will succeed Deputy Supr...

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Standing Firm for Life in Canada
Knights protest abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide at the 26th National March for Life in Ottawa 5/15/2023 Source Canadian pro-life advocates, including many Knights of Columbus and their families, pledged to “Stand Firm” at the 26th National March for Life in Ottawa. Gat...

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Devoted Parish Priest, Pray for Us!
New York pilgrims venerate Blessed Michael McGivney as model, intercessor for priestly vocations By John Woods 5/9/2023 Source The visitation of a first-class relic of Blessed Michael McGivney to the Diocese of Rockville Centre reached a crescendo with an evening votive Mass on May 4 at ...

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‘Her Holy Rosary in Our Hands’
Missouri college Knights set ambitious goal to grow in faith and prayer with Our Lady’s help By Cecilia Hadley 5/2/2023 Source Jared Koehler and Alex Harold left the College Councils Conference in Connecticut last October on fire. After a long weekend in New Haven talking about fai...

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At Home with Mary

Posted on May 04, 2023 in: General News

At Home with Mary
Fostering Marian devotions, such as a family rosary, gives space for Our Lady to enter the domestic church By Soren Johnson 5/1/2023 Source MY FATHER-IN-LAW welcomed Mary into his home by leading the family rosary with his wife at 9 p.m. every night of the week. That’s right: ev...

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Pope Francis Meets With Supreme Knight, Supreme Chaplain
While in Rome, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly was also honored by the Pontifical North American College 4/25/2023 Source On April 20, Pope Francis received Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly and Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore in a private audience during which they discussed ...

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New Supreme Warden, Supreme Master Installed
4/21/2023 Source On Friday, April 14, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly ceremonially installed Supreme Warden Andrzej Anasiak and Supreme Master Michael McCusker, who were elected by the Knights of Columbus Board of Directors in early February. The installation took place at the Cathedral of St. Lo...

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In the Beginning

Posted on April 27, 2023 in: General News

In the Beginning
Nearly a century after a Belgian priest proposed the “Big Bang” theory, astronomers peer back in time to the first galaxies By Christopher M. Graney 4/1/2023 Source Question: A Catholic priest and the James Webb Space Telescope both look at the universe. What do they see? ...

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Mission to the Origins of the Universe
An interview with Michael Menzel, lead systems engineer of the James Webb Space Telescope 4/1/2023 Source On Christmas Day in 2021, a rocket lifted off from French Guiana, launching the James Webb Space Telescope on its mission to explore the outer reaches of the universe — peering ou...

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Merciful Like the Father

Posted on April 27, 2023 in: General News

Merciful Like the Father
We are called to live in the truth and to love our neighbor, reserving judgment and practicing forgiveness By Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly 4/1/2023 Source OURS IS A TIME that calls for the proclamation of eternal truths, for standing boldly and inviting others to what we know is &ldqu...

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Home Sweet Home

Posted on April 20, 2023 in: General News

Home Sweet Home
Wisconsin Knights offer help and friendship to a stroke victim struggling to finish building his house By Cami Berthiaume 4/10/2023 Source LaVerne Pottinger, grand knight of Quad County Council 9546 in Birchwood, Wisconsin, was searching for opportunities to bolster the council’s c...

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‘Out of the Pews and Into Action’
California Knights bring Christlike service to youth detention facility By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 4/10/2023 Source Deacon Fidel Carrillo, a member of St. Anthony’s Manteca (California) Council 10693, has a passion for bringing the good news of God’s love and redemption to ...

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Deep Devotion in the Heart of Texas
A relic of Blessed Michael McGivney tours the Lone Star State for the first time By Cecilia Hadley 3/28/2023 Source A first-class relic of Blessed Michael McGivney visited Texas in early March, traveling almost 900 miles through three dioceses and drawing thousands to venerate the Knight...

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Prayer for the Pope

Posted on March 30, 2023 in: General News

Prayer for the Pope
3/30/2023 Source V. Let us pray for Francis, our Pope. R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. [Psalm 40:3] Say the Our Father and the Hail Mary. O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all...

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Knights of Columbus Resources for Lent 2023
2/6/2023 Source Here are several resources available for councils and parishes: 1. The Way of the Cross: Traditional and Modern Meditations Perfect for both private and public use, The Way of the Cross contains the traditional set of meditations on the Way of the Cross by St. Alphonsus Lig...

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Patient Endurance

Posted on March 23, 2023 in: General News

Patient Endurance
Our Lenten penances shouldn’t simply be exercises in self-discipline, but rather a participation in the love of God By Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori 3/1/2023 Source ON MY WAY to the most recent meeting of the Knights Columbus Board of Directors, my flight was delayed....

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On a ‘Journey of Fraternity’
Knights join in prayer for Pope Francis on the anniversary of his pontificate and recall a decade of ‘unfailing support’ By Columbia staff 3/13/2023 Source Ten years ago, the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI — the first in more than 500 years — was followed by ano...

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A Message on Pope Francis’ 10th Anniversary
3/10/2023 Source Dear Brother Knights, This month we mark the 10-year anniversary of the election of Pope Francis as Supreme Pastor of the Universal Church. Since the beginning of his pontificate, the constant request of our Holy Father has been, “pray for me.” In fact, each tim...

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'You are not alone'

Posted on March 09, 2023 in: General News

'You are not alone'
A message to the Knights of Columbus on the Anniversary of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine 2/24/2023 Source Dear Brother Knights: Today, we solemnly mark the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Within 36 hours of the start of the conflict, the Knights of Columbus ...

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‘I Needed To Do More’

Posted on March 09, 2023 in: General News

‘I Needed To Do More’
A Pennsylvania physician travels to Moldova and Ukraine to offer medical assistance to victims of war By Dr. James O’Bryon 3/1/2023 Source EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. James O’Bryon has been a Knight for 44 years; he joined when he was 21, not long before he married his high scho...

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‘In Solidarity with Ukraine’

Posted on February 23, 2023 in: General News

‘In Solidarity with Ukraine’
Knights of Columbus relief efforts in war-torn Ukraine chronicled in new documentary airing on ABC affiliates nationwide beginning Feb. 26 2/16/2023 Source The Knights of Columbus’ ongoing relief efforts for internally displaced persons and refugees are chronicled in the new Knights o...

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Consecration to Our Lady of Guadalupe Renewed
2/8/2023 Source Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly renewed the consecration of the Order to Mary under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe during a recent Board of Directors pilgrimage to Mexico City. The renewal took place Feb. 3 at the conclusion of Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe celeb...

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Supreme Knight Renews Consecration of the Order to Our Lady
2/8/2023 Source Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly renewed the consecration of the Order to Mary under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe during a recent Board of Directors pilgrimage to Mexico City. The renewal took place Feb. 3 at the conclusion of Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe cel...

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Board of Directors Elects New Leaders
2/8/2023 Source The Knights of Columbus Board of Directors elected several new international leaders to key positions during its recent quarterly meeting, held Feb. 1-5 in Mexico City.  Jorge C. Estrada Avilés of Mérida, Yucatán, who has served as supreme warden since February 2022, wa...

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Knights Join 50th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Knights from across the nation march in support of the right to life during the first post-Roe March for Life 1/20/2023 Source For the first time since the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the Knights of Columbus and pro-life advocates from across the U.S. joine...

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Majority of Americans Still Support Abortion Limits
The 2023 Knights of Columbus–Marist Poll also shows support for pregnancy resource centers and opposition to taxpayer-funded abortions.

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Sincerely yours in Christ, Benedictus XVI
Pope Benedict shared his wisdom and offered his support many times during his long friendship with the Knights of Columbus Source 1/9/2023 Before, during and after his pontificate, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the Knights of Columbus numerous times — at different points expressing his ...

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KNIGHTS MOURN THE DEATH OF THE POPE EMERITUS
In his statement on Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s death, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly calls Pope Benedict’s teachings ‘a theological treasury and profound testimony to Jesus Christ and His Church.’ 12/31/2022 Source “Today, with over 2 million brother Knights of...

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