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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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Roses for Our Lady

Posted on December 14, 2023 in: General News

Roses for Our Lady
Knights present silver roses and thousands of pro-life pledges at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 12/12/2023 Source As thousands gathered at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City to celebrate the feast of St. Juan Diego...

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Become a Knight of the Eucharist

Posted on December 07, 2023 in: General News

Become a Knight of the Eucharist
12/5/2023 Source Dear Brother Knight, As Catholics and as Knights, the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life” – in all that we do, the root of our strength. When we receive our Lord in Holy Communion, we are fed, then sent forth to be Christ’s emi...

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Everyday Heroes Episodes Win Emmys

Posted on December 07, 2023 in: General News

Everyday Heroes Episodes Win Emmys
12/4/2023 Source Two short films produced by the Knights of Columbus for Everyday Heroes Season 3 were honored with regional Emmy Awards this year. “Hero on the Hudson” received top honors in the category “In the Human Interest – Short Form Content” at the New ...

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Commitment on the Court

Posted on December 07, 2023 in: General News

Commitment on the Court
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship program marks a half-century By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 12/1/2023 Source In the winter of 1973, children in Florida and North Dakota stepped onto basketball courts to take the first shots of a pilot Knights of Columbus program intended to...

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One Million Coats!

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

One Million Coats!
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly presents $50,000 and nearly 1,000 coats to Denver Catholic schools in honor of Coats for Kids milestone By Cecilia Engbert 11/15/2023 Source The Knights of Columbus celebrated the donation of 1 million coats through the Order’s Coats for Kids program by...

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‘A Mission of Hope’

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

‘A Mission of Hope’
At Midyear Membership Meeting, state deputies are urged to meet societal challenges by helping the Knights grow in membership, charity and faith By Alton Pelowski 11/15/2023 Source Knights of Columbus leaders representing nearly 70 jurisdictions gathered in Denver Nov. 3-5 for the Midyea...

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Courage at Ia Drang

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

Courage at Ia Drang
Medal of Honor recipient Walter Joseph Marm Jr. recalls the 1965 battle that changed the Vietnam War 11/1/2023 Source Just months after 2nd Lt. Walter Joseph “Joe” Marm became an officer in the U.S. Army, he was disembarking from a helicopter in central Vietnam and leading a pla...

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Top-Flight Charity

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

Top-Flight Charity
Military Knights in Utah deliver thousands of pounds of groceries each year to combat hunger By Marie Mischel 11/1/2023 Source Fighter jets and other military aircraft zooming over breathtaking natural landscapes are a daily spectacle at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah. Much less...

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A Place to Call Home

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

A Place to Call Home
In Rava-Ruska, Ukraine, a recently renovated monastery accommodates foster families fleeing the war By Peter Gedicks 11/14/2023 Source The Knights of Columbus holds caring for the most vulnerable as a vital part of its mission. In keeping with this vision, the Order has collaborated with...

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All Work for More Play

Posted on November 02, 2023 in: General News

All Work for More Play
Connecticut council constructs a parish playground dedicated to Blessed Michael McGivney By Elizabeth Sadusky and Columbia staff 10/31/2023 Source When the pastor at St. Matthew Church in Norwalk, Connecticut, wanted to build a playground on church grounds for the parish’s many yo...

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Ohio Knights Rally for Life

Posted on November 02, 2023 in: General News

Ohio Knights Rally for Life
Knights join thousands in pro-life witness at the state capital before a landmark vote on abortion and parental rights By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 10/30/2023 Source Overcast skies gave way to piercing sunshine just as more than 5,000 demonstrators, including Knights of Columbus and thei...

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Theater as Therapy

Posted on November 02, 2023 in: General News

Theater as Therapy
McGivney House workshops help Ukrainian refugees rebuild skills for their new lives By Peter Gedicks 10/25/2023 Source In a well-lit room at the Blessed Michael McGivney House in Radom, Poland, a small group sits in an intimate semicircle. Participants share supportive glances as a young...

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Christ Gives Us the Heart of a Father
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly speaks at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs as pilgrims gather for the New York State Eucharistic Congress By Cecilia Engbert 10/25/2023 Source Nearly 8,500 people attended the New York State Eucharistic Congress at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auries...

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‘Serving Our Neighbor Is Serving Jesus’
When a parish family lost their home to arson, Arkansas Knights went above and beyond to help the family rebuild By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 10/9/2023 Source When families in Rogers, Arkansas, need a hand to pay rent, buy groceries or fix a roof, members of Los Martires Mexicanos Counci...

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‘Living the Faith as a Family’
The Order releases a video series to help Catholics understand the nature and purpose of marriage, family and fatherhood 9/26/2023 Source A new K of C video series launches this week, one that seeks to illuminate the truth and beauty of the Church’s teachings on marriage and family an...

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Rosary Warriors

Posted on October 05, 2023 in: General News

Rosary Warriors
Knights in Ukraine offer spiritual support to refugees as they pray to Our Lady for peace By Peter Gedicks 10/4/2023 Source Several Knights wearing white and yellow baldrics stood before a group of people outside the Cathedral of the Resurrection Christ in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, on Ju...

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College Knights Show Up for Life

Posted on September 14, 2023 in: General News

College Knights Show Up for Life
Knights at the George Washington University support vulnerable women and children at D.C. pregnancy resource center By Cecilia Engbert 9/1/2023 Source Janet Durig, executive director of the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center, proudly watched a group of college Knights unload and sort boxes of...

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‘We Will Not Abandon Them’

Posted on September 14, 2023 in: General News

‘We Will Not Abandon Them’
Order raises more than $1 million in relief for Maui community devastated by fire By Cecilia Hadley 9/1/2023 Source Principal Tonato Lolesio walked slowly around the remains of Sacred Hearts School in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Sept. 1, her first time back since Aug. 8, when the town was razed ...

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A Family’s Heroic Witness of Love

Posted on September 14, 2023 in: General News

A Family’s Heroic Witness of Love
Józef and Wiktoria Ulma, killed in 1944 for hiding Jews, will be beatified this month with their seven children By Robert Mixa 9/1/2023 Source It was a long Lent for Catholics in Markowa, a town of 4,500 inhabitants in southeastern Poland. The year was 1944, four years into the German oc...

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On a Mission from God

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

On a Mission from God
Knights train to bring Cor, the Order’s new evangelization effort, to 40 more jurisdictions By Cecilia Hadley 8/30/2023 Source “In this new era, forming Catholic men must be our top priority,” Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly told Knights at the 141st Supreme Convention in ...

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Men of the Word

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

Men of the Word
A new K of C Bible study invites Knights to take up the “sword of the Spirit” and rediscover the power of Scripture By James B. Prothro 7/1/2023 Source Knights are called to be men of service and prayer — caring for our families, parishes and communities, and praying fo...

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Supporting Widows and Orphans of War

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

Supporting Widows and Orphans of War
Ukrainian Knights launch initiative to pray with and for the relatives of fallen soldiers By Mateusz Ziomber 8/23/2023 Source Death has become a frequent guest in Ukraine since the Russian invasion, visiting people of all ages, backgrounds and social standings. Trauma, grief and loss hav...

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More Than a Game

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

More Than a Game
With chaplain’s help, Ontario Knights send new soccer balls to Nigerian schoolchildren By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 8/23/2023 Source In Nigeria, where soccer is king but leather soccer balls are expensive, children often resort to making their own balls using plastic bags, old clot...

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Pilgrimage to Portugal

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

Pilgrimage to Portugal
College Knights take part in World Youth Day in Lisbon By Cecilia Hadley 8/17/2023 Source The K of C flag was among the many flags waving in Lisbon, Portugal, last month, carried by a group of college Knights as they took part in World Youth Day 2023. Eight students of the Knights of ...

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From Fixer-Upper to Monastery

Posted on August 03, 2023 in: General News

From Fixer-Upper to Monastery
Knights transform an old rectory to welcome Carmelite nuns to their Connecticut diocese By Fred Afflerbach 7/25/2023 Source A vacant house is a sad site: shuttered windows, locked doors. No one coming and going, no one laughing — and no one praying. The rectory at St. Emery Parish ...

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Saving Monuments of the Past, Protecting the Future
With K of C support, preservation experts use laser scans to document endangered Ukrainian churches By Mateusz Ziomber 7/19/2023 Source The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vyazivka, Ukraine — built entirely from wood, without a single nail — stood for 160...

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K of C Convention on the Air

Posted on July 20, 2023 in: General News

K of C Convention on the Air
Experience the 141st Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus live from Orlando, Fla. — and online 7/20/2023 Source Knights of Columbus and family members from around the world — joined by numerous bishops, priests, religious sisters and special guests — will gather i...

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Striving for Heaven Together

Posted on July 13, 2023 in: General News

Striving for Heaven Together
Knights throughout Poland celebrate Husband and Wife Day on the wedding anniversary of Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin By Mateusz Solarz 7/12/2023 Source “The constant love and encouragement of our wives makes everything we do possible. The Knights of Columbus is a family organization,...

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Holy Parents, Holy Children

Posted on July 13, 2023 in: General News

Holy Parents, Holy Children
The witness of Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin offers valuable lessons for parents today By Philip Kosloski 7/1/2023 Source Just a decade after her death in 1897, St. Thérèse of Lisieux was called “the greatest saint of modern times” by Pope Pius X. Canonized in 1925 and declared...

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Unified New Haven Parish Named for Blessed Michael McGivney
7/3/2023 Source New Haven, the Connecticut city where Father Michael McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882, is now home to the first parish named in the priest’s honor. In early June, the Archdiocese of Hartford announced that the eight Catholic churches in New Haven &mdash...

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Patriotic Knights

Posted on July 06, 2023 in: General News

Patriotic Knights
Councils and assemblies help their communities celebrate Independence Day with parades, prayer and more By Cecilia Hadley 7/3/2023 Source The Fourth Degree Knights in Brooklyn, New York, are not the only Knights to organize Fourth of July festivities in their community, but it’s fa...

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Mercy at Work

Posted on July 06, 2023 in: General News

Mercy at Work
Knights of Columbus councils open parish Mercy Centers across Ukraine to aid victims of war By Karolina Świder 7/1/2023 Source In the weeks after Russia’s Feb. 24, 2022, invasion of Ukraine, hundreds of thousands of refugees poured across the border into Poland and were met by an o...

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A Greatly Significant Human Rights Achievement
6/22/2023 Source Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly issued the following statement to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. “On behalf of more than 2 million Knights o...

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State Deputies and State Chaplains Urged to Lead with the ‘Heart of a Father’
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly introduces new faith formation initiatives at annual leadership meeting By Cecilia Hadley 6/14/2023 Source Knights of Columbus jurisdiction leaders from throughout North America and around the world assembled in New Haven, Connecticut, last week for the annua...

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At the Heart of Our Mission

Posted on June 08, 2023 in: General News

At the Heart of Our Mission
A new K of C initiative invites men to build bonds of brotherhood through prayer and faith formation. By Michael Stechschulte 6/1/2023 On a pleasant spring evening in April, about two dozen men found seats in a parish hall recently refurbished by St. Mary Magdalen Council 12295 in Brighton,...

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A Light in Darkness

Posted on June 01, 2023 in: General News

A Light in Darkness
Pittsburgh-area Knights build an observatory at the local VA hospital to give veterans a view of the heavens By Cecilia Hadley 4/1/2023 Source By day, hospitals bustle with noise and movement, but their atmosphere changes when the sun goes down. Lights dim, visitors go home, staff member...

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Protecting Our Lady

Posted on June 01, 2023 in: General News

Protecting Our Lady
Undeterred by damaging storms, Maryland Knights build a Marian grotto for their parish By Cecilia Engbert 5/30/2023 Source A strong snowstorm hit Holy Family Church in Mitchellville, Maryland, in January 2022, toppling trees and covering its outdoor statue of Mary with debris and snow. W...

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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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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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