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Entries for 2024

Knights of the Eucharist

Posted on May 09, 2024 in: General News

Knights of the Eucharist
As the feast of Corpus Christi approaches, K of C councils and assemblies prepare to support Eucharistic processions By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 5/2/2024 Source Father Benjamin Roberts wasn’t sure what to expect when his parish, Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe, North Carolina, plann...

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Supreme Knight Addresses John Carroll Society
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly spoke at the Catholic professional organization’s annual dinner after receiving its highest honor By Columbia staff 4/24/2024 Source Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly spoke to the John Carroll Society in Washington, D.C., April 13, emphasizing a message that...

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Support in Difficulties

Posted on May 02, 2024 in: General News

Support in Difficulties
In its journey through Poland and Ukraine, the Order’s pilgrim icon of St. Joseph has inspired pro-life charity and consoled families affected by war By Karolina Świder and Tomasz Adamski 5/1/2024 Source On Saturday, April 27, Bishop Damian Bryl of Kalisz presided over a solemn Mas...

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‘She Lives With Him’

Posted on May 02, 2024 in: General News

‘She Lives With Him’
A cause for canonization has opened for Michelle Duppong, a North Dakota farmgirl and FOCUS missionary from a Knights of Columbus family By Patti Armstrong 4/1/2024 Source What’s it like to call your little sister a Servant of God as the Church investigates her for possible saintho...

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Widowed by War

Posted on May 02, 2024 in: General News

Widowed by War
Knights-funded project brings psychological aid to the families of Ukrainian soldiers killed in combat Source By Solomiia Karpiv 4/25/2024 Nestled in the Kyiv region of Ukraine, the city of Fastiv is small in size, but it’s home to approximately 180 families of fallen Ukrainian sol...

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An Encounter with Father McGivney
K of C chaplains travel from Poland to visit sites associated with the Order’s founder Source By Cecilia Engbert 4/17/2024 Twenty-one Knights of Columbus chaplains from Poland made a pilgrimage in the northeast United States, April 8-16, walking in the footsteps of Blessed Michael ...

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Order Honors Cardinal Seán O’Malley
The Knights of Columbus Board of Directors presented the cardinal with a resolution recognizing his service to the Church at their quarterly meeting By Cecilia Engbert 4/16/2024 Source The Knights of Columbus Board of Directors recognized Cardinal Seán O’Malley, archbishop of Bosto...

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Defending Life in Connecticut

Posted on April 18, 2024 in: General News

Defending Life in Connecticut
Knights join pro-life advocates for the third March for Life in the Order’s home state By Cecilia Engbert 4/3/2024 Source Knights of Columbus and their families joined nearly 2,000 pro-life advocates to take a stand for life in the Order’s home state at the third annual Conne...

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More Than Buildings

Posted on April 18, 2024 in: General News

More Than Buildings
With Order support, conservation experts are creating digital scans of Ukraine’s churches to protect the country’s cultural heritage By Karolina Świder 4/1/2024 Source The nine towers of the 18th-century Holy Trinity Cathedral in Novomoskovsk, Ukraine, stand tall against the ...

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The Gift and Task of Unity

Posted on April 11, 2024 in: General News

The Gift and Task of Unity
Knights are called to pray and work for the unity that Christ wills for the Church and our families By Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly 4/1/2024 Source At a time when our culture and politics are more divided than ever, so too is there polarization within the Church. The Second Vatican Co...

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‘Spiritual Lifeboats’ on the Titanic
The three Catholic priests on the doomed ship heroically brought comfort and absolution to its passengers until the end By K.V. Turley 4/1/2024 Source On the night of April 14, 1912, as RMS Titanic plowed through the Atlantic, all appeared to be in order. It was to prove a tragic illusio...

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Sculpting Our Founder

Posted on April 11, 2024 in: General News

Sculpting Our Founder
An interview with artist Chas Fagan about the creative vision of his new statue of Blessed Michael McGivney 3/1/2024 Source “When I paint or sculpt a figure, I always feel like I get to know them,” says artist Chas Fagan. “It’s like adding one more person to the long...

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‘If You Need a Miracle’

Posted on April 04, 2024 in: General News

‘If You Need a Miracle’
When faced with unexpected trials, many turn to Blessed Michael McGivney as a friend and intercessor in heaven By John Burger 3/1/2024 Source Since Father Michael McGivney’s beatification in October 2020, countless people around the world have sought his intercession in times of ne...

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Praying for the Living and the Dead
Knights fund Mass stipends to benefit both Ukrainian priests and the faithful they serve By Karolina Świder and Solomiia Karpiv 3/26/2024 Source In Odesa, Ukraine, two years after the start of the war, one still cannot escape the constant shelling and the fear it generates — one ca...

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Sharing Talents

Posted on March 21, 2024 in: General News

Sharing Talents
Seven councils collaborate to paint homes at an Indiana community for adults with disabilities By Cecilia Engbert 3/19/2024 Source As Mike Catania, a member of Nativity of Our Savior Council 9114 in Portage, Indiana, helped his son Steven move into a new home in November 2021, he noticed...

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St. Joseph’s Eloquent Silence
The protector of the Holy Family teaches us how to listen to God’s voice and act decisively By Father Boniface Hicks, OSB 3/1/2024 Source “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38). These well-known words of Mary, which we ...

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‘Exactly the Right Thing’

Posted on March 14, 2024 in: General News

‘Exactly the Right Thing’
Knights in North America show their unwavering solidarity with the Ukrainian people through material and spiritual support 3/12/2024 By Mary Christie Source To say that the war in Ukraine has resulted in a humanitarian crisis would be an understatement. Hundreds of thousands of families ...

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Embrace Your Mission

Posted on March 07, 2024 in: General News

Embrace Your Mission
God calls each of us uniquely, seeking to accomplish his plan in and through our lives By Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly 3/1/2024 Source Later this month, we will observe Good Friday on March 29, which also marks Founder’s Day — the 142nd anniversary of the founding of the K...

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Scholarships for Emerging Leaders
Hundreds of students receive financial assistance from the Knights each year By Cecilia Engbert 3/6/2024 Source For the 2023-2024 academic year, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council awarded scholarships totaling close to $1.5 million to more than 500 students. Most recipients are the ...

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‘I Can, You Can, We Can!’

Posted on March 07, 2024 in: General News

‘I Can, You Can, We Can!’
Knights encourage Lenten almsgiving with 40 Cans for Lent food drives By Cecilia Engbert 2/28/2024 Source Dennis Chaput was lying awake at 4 in the morning in September 2010 when inspiration struck. As he tried to fall back to sleep after a diabetic attack, he heard God ask him to start ...

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Plunging with Purpose

Posted on March 07, 2024 in: General News

Plunging with Purpose
Virginia Knights surpass $1 million raised for Special Olympics through Polar Plunges since 2013 By Cecilia Engbert 2/28/2024 Source The shores of Virginia Beach are generally empty during the cold winter months, but that was not the case Feb. 3, the day of Virginia’s annual Polar ...

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New Midshipmen Knights

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: General News

New Midshipmen Knights
United States Naval Academy council nearly doubles in size with recent exemplification By Cecilia Engbert 2/21/2024 Source Seventeen midshipmen joined the Knights of Columbus council at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, during an exemplification ceremony Feb. 8, a s...

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‘A Special Time of Brotherhood’

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: General News

‘A Special Time of Brotherhood’
A K of C chaplain recalls the months he spent under Russian occupation in the Ukrainian city of Melitopol 2/14/2024 Source Father Oleksandr “Sashko” Bohomaz didn’t flee when Russian troops invaded Ukraine Feb. 24, 2022, nor when they captured his home, the city of Melitopo...

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Super Bowl Champ Says 'World Needs Knights'
Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs kicker, spoke at 55th annual College Councils Conference by Andrew Fowler 9/21/2020 Source Harrison Butker’s impact on the football field is tremendous. As kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, he was a vital component to the team’s victory in...

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‘Far Beyond Pearls’

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: General News

‘Far Beyond Pearls’
Spousal love and support, epitomized by the late Ann Dechant, make our work as Knights of Columbus possible By Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly 12/1/2023 Source Last month, on the feast of All Souls, I had the great honor to deliver the eulogy at the funeral of Ann L. Dechant, wife of the...

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Sweet Surrender

Posted on February 01, 2024 in: General News

Sweet Surrender
Safe Haven Baby Boxes spread to 14 states and counting with K of C support By Natalie Hoefer 1/1/2024 Source Jordan and Gabrielle Bullard of Shelbyville, Indiana, recalled with a chuckle the day they welcomed their adopted daughter, Lynne Marie, last spring. “It felt kind of sha...

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Restored to Glory

Posted on February 01, 2024 in: General News

Restored to Glory
Knights of Columbus supports restoration of baldacchino in St. Peter’s Basilica By Cecilia Engbert 1/11/2024 Source The Knights of Columbus will fund a yearlong restoration of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s iconic baldacchino above the high altar of St. Peter’s Basilica, Suprem...

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In Tune With Life

Posted on January 11, 2024 in: General News

In Tune With Life
A Colorado K of C family bears witness to the joy of raising children with special needs By Carl Bunderson and Columbia staff 1/1/2024 Source A rollicking cacophony of children’s voices and scampering feet, sometimes accompanied by a drumroll of falling objects, greets the ears of ...

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What Do You Desire Most?

Posted on January 11, 2024 in: General News

What Do You Desire Most?
If the call to holiness strikes us as boring, then it’s time for an examination of conscience and imagination By Father John Connaughton 1/1/2024 Source "Few people want to be saints these days, but everyone is trying to lose weight.” When I first read these words from F...

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Beacons of Light

Posted on January 04, 2024 in: General News

Beacons of Light
Knights partner with Catholic medical centers to serve and empower women and to save lives By Zoey Maraist 1/1/2024 Source Around the United States, a different kind of health care center is increasingly making its mark. At these clinics, life is honored from the moment of conception; fe...

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‘The Chain of Solidarity’

Posted on January 04, 2024 in: General News

‘The Chain of Solidarity’
An interview with Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki of Lviv about the ongoing humanitarian consequences of war in Ukraine 1/1/2024 Source In February 2023, on the first anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki of Lviv thanked the Knights of Co...

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One Common Mission

Posted on January 04, 2024 in: General News

One Common Mission
Knights help Albertine Brothers and Sisters in Lviv care for the poor and victims of war By Peter Gedicks Source At 2 p.m. every day, a line forms outside the home of the Albertine Brothers in Lviv, Ukraine — hundreds of people hoping to receive a hot meal, warm clothes and a few mome...

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