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  • Pope to Knights of Columbus: Seek new ways of being a leaven in society

    10/10/2013 5:16:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 10-10-2013
    Pope Francis met today with the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, and later addressed the organization’s Board of Directors. In his remarks, Pope Francis recalled the vision of the founder of the Knights of Columbus, Venerable Father Michael McGivney. He called on the Knights to “continue to seek new ways of being a leaven of the Gospel and a force for the spiritual renewal of society.” The Pope expressed his gratitude “for the unfailing support which your Order has always given to the works of the Holy See.” In particular, he drew attention to the Knights’ Vicarius Christi...
  • Pope Francis asks Knights of Columbus to defend life and 'authentic' marriage

    08/09/2013 8:09:04 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies
    Sentiments Conveyed in Letter of Papal Greeting to Knights’ International Convention Greeting(SAN ANTONIO) – Pope Francis praised the charitable works of the Knights of Columbus and encouraged the organization to defend the sanctity of marriage, the dignity of life, the beauty and truth of human sexuality, and the rights of believers.The pope’s sentiments are contained in a letter of greeting to the Knights’ 131st annual convention, now taking place in San Antonio.The letter, which was sent by Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone on behalf of Pope Francis, expressed the Pope’s “esteem for the ideals of faith and fraternity...
  • Vatican Punishes French Priest for Being a Freemason

    05/25/2013 3:31:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 86 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/24/13
    A Roman Catholic parish priest at an elite French ski resort has been stripped of his Church functions for refusing to renounce Freemasonry. Father Pascal Vesin was ordered by his bishop to cease his work in the Alpine resort of Megeve, the parish said. Bishop Yves Boivineau had warned Fr Vesin about his "active membership" of the Grand Orient de France lodge. Freemasonry has been condemned as anti-Christian and anti-clerical by various popes through history. Bishop Boivineau ordered the priest to cease his functions "at Rome's request", the parish said. In March, the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the...
  • Catholic Gonzaga University Won’t Allow Catholic Students To Form Catholic Group [Diversity Rule!]

    04/06/2013 12:02:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 06, 2013
    Catholic Gonzaga University Won’t Allow Catholic Students To Form Catholic Group The Daily Caller. Roman Catholic, Jesuit-affiliated Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington has refused to recognize the Knights of Columbus as an official student group because — wait for it — the Knights of Columbus is a Catholic organization. Gonzaga administrators notified the students who had sought the school’s official seal of approval last month, reports The Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Education Daily. “The Knights of Columbus, by their very nature, is a men’s organization in which only Catholics may participate via membership,” reads a letter written by Sue Weitz,...
  • Knights of Columbus urge millions to 'Keep Christ in Christmas'

    12/16/2011 3:15:22 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    cna ^ | December 16, 2011 | Kevin J. Jones
    St. Lawrence Council 10281 in South Amboy, NJ. Credit: Knights of Columbus. New Haven, Conn., Dec 16, 2011 / 03:03 am (CNA).- The Knights of Columbus' annual campaign reminding millions of Americans to “Keep Christ in Christmas” is in full swing with radio ads, signs, billboards, Nativity scenes and Christmas cards.“In a society where Christmas has often become shorthand for shopping, many who celebrate Christmas can lose sight of its true meaning,” Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson said Dec. 15. “Those who celebrate Christmas give gifts to each other because it is the day on which we celebrate the...
  • Ominous silence for Obama (Knights of Columbus convention shocker)

    08/08/2012 10:41:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 8, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    I often keep the Catholic network EWTN on in the background as I do housework. This afternoon featured live programming from the 130th Supreme Convention of the Catholic fraternal and charitable organization the Knights of Columbus from Anaheim, California. It's estimated that around 2,000 members of the Knights of Columbus will attend the convention. The theme of this year's convention is Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land. At the opening session of the convention the Knights announced they had letters of greeting from leaders of several of the nations with large representations at the meeting. The first one read was...
  • Knights of Columbus Joins Legal Defense of 10th Mountain Div. War Memorial(Includes Statue of Jesus)

    07/19/2012 11:46:10 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    Knights of Columbus Joins Legal Defense of 10th Mountain Division War Memorial - Montana memorial on Forest Service land includes statue of Jesus It’s a war memorial that has commemorated the valor and sacrifice of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division for more than 50 years. The Knights of Columbus — represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty — has asked to intervene in a pending lawsuit to defend the memorial’s right to exist on public land in Montana.The war memorial near Whitefish, Mont., includes a large statue of Jesus. It was erected by Montana members of the Knights...
  • Catholics see a rallying cry for ‘religious freedom’ in ‘For Greater Glory’ film

    05/28/2012 6:51:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5-24-12 | Lauren Markoe|
    The film shows a burning crucifix, gun-toting priests and the torture of a young boy. And the Roman Catholic hierarchy is loving it. The film, “For Greater Glory,” hits theaters on June 1 and tells a little known chapter of Mexican history — the Cristero War of 1926 to 1929, which pitted an army of devout Catholic rebels (led in the movie by Andy Garcia) against the government of Mexican President Plutarco Calles (played by Ruben Blades). For Catholics enraged by the Obama administration’s proposed contraception mandate, the film about the Mexican church’s fight in 1920s is a heartening and...
  • In Pitman (NJ), controversial Christmas banner polarizes Gloucester County borough

    12/20/2011 5:37:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies
    star ledger ^ | 12.16.11
    The big black letters on the water tower that looms over this small South Jersey town announce “Everybody likes Pitman.” Except that someone doesn’t. Or so say many of the borough’s residents. Located just 17 miles southeast of Philadelphia, the Gloucester County town has the rural feel of fictional Bedford Falls in “It’s a Wonderful Life” — the kind of town where the barber shop is called just that in a window sign and has a working barber pole spinning out front. There is no snow on the ground, but wreaths encircle lamp posts like halos, the marquee in front...
  • The Knights of Columbus reply

    05/22/2010 4:16:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies · 740+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | 5/22/2010 | Patrick S. Korten
    Membership in the Knights of Columbus  Patrick S. Korten, Vice President for Communications Knights of Columbus Supreme Council The Knights of Columbus has always urged its members to live in a way completely consistent with Catholic teaching on all issues. We are proudly and unambiguously pro-life and have been at the forefront of the effort to protect marriage. Though we are saddened that not all of our members always live up to the Catholic faith, we are grateful that the vast majority do, and that they do so much good for the Church and society. Our councils have a...
  • The Quest for a Cure-Groundbreaking ethical stem-cell research provides hope in a family's struggle

    01/13/2011 9:36:14 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies
    Columbia ^ | 12.30.10 | Joseph O'Brien
     Despite having a rare neurodegenerative disease called Niemann-Pick Type C, the two oldest Hadley children, Peyton and Kayla, enjoy staying active and participating in events with their family at their Catholic parish in Medford, Ore. (Photos by Jared Cruce) Born three years apart, Peyton and Kayla Hadley began their lives as normal, healthy children. For their first seven years, both progressed normally as they began elementary school, scoring high on tests with excellent reading skills. Then, when Peyton turned 8, things began to change.  One of the first signs that something wasn't right began with Peyton's tendency to cock his...
  • Living Proof - Through the Ultrasound Initiative, Knights help pregnancy centers to save lives

    01/13/2011 9:17:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies
    Columbia ^ | 12/30/2010 | Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
        Knights Ronald Coco and Richard Bosse worked to obtain a new ultrasound machine for the Women’s New Life Center in Metairie, La., where Angela Thomas (right) is the executive director. (Photo by Mary Lou Uttermohlen)Faith was alone in a foreign land. She felt frightened, confused, angry and violated. Not knowing where to turn, she went to a local pregnancy center conveniently located near the university she attended. There, a positive pregnancy test confirmed her fears. An international college student studying for her master's degree, Faith didn't know how she could possibly continue her pregnancy and thought she had...
  • BRITISH DOWN 185 GERMAN PLANES IN DAY OF AIR FURY, LONDON SAYS (9/16/40)

    09/16/2010 5:32:22 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Microfiche-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/16/40 | Raymond Daniell, James MacDonald, Herbert L. Matthews, Hanson W. Baldwin, Percival Knauth
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  • St. José María Robles Hurtado -- Priest, Martyr and Knight : A Special Heart With a Special Beat

    05/28/2005 9:57:02 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 395+ views
    Columbia ^ | February 2005 | Pedro A. Moreno
    St. José María Robles Hurtado by Pedro A. MorenoPriest, Martyr and Knight : A Special Heart With a Special Beat In this article: A Heroic Priest Christ, the King of Mexico Help from the Vatican The Ultimate Witness Almost 80 years ago, on a hill outside of the small town of Quila, Jalisco, Mexico, there was a deafening and deadly silence. A special heart, a priestly heart united with Christ’s own, was stilled. Its special beat, a loving palpitation for the Eucharist, was now silent. The silence became one with the predawn darkness in which a group of soldiers finished...
  • At 84, Pro-Life Leader Nellie Gray Marches On ("mother of the March for Life.")

    01/23/2010 9:58:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies · 518+ views
    HeadlineBistro.Com ^ | Dave Jolivet
    by Dave Jolivet FALL RIVER, Mass. (CNS) -- Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley once said some consider Nellie J. Gray the "(Rev.) Martin Luther King Jr. of the pro-life civil rights movement." "But to me," he added, "she's ... the Joan of Arc of the Gospel of life." There are many other words to describe this 84-year-old champion of the unborn, but none are more accurate than "mother of the March for Life." For more than 35 years, Texas native Nellie J. Gray has been working unceasingly to end the slaughter of unborn children in the United States. And like...
  • Ground broke for Knights of Columbus ultrasound project

    12/04/2009 4:23:52 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 297+ views
    Gloucester County Times ^ | November 07, 2009, | Jane Humes
    Members of Blessed John Paul II Chapter Knights of Columbus joined by their Chaplain, Monsignor Michael T. Mannion, National Life Center president and founder, Denise Cocciolone, and other friends of the NLC celebrated the groundbreaking of the Knights of Columbu NLC ultrasound project. The 882-square-foot, two-story addition to the NLC building at 686 N. Broad St. in Woodbury will provide space for an ultrasound exam room, a handicapped accessible bathroom, an exterior concrete ramp, additional office space, and much needed storage space for items to assist babies and young mothers. Monsignor Mannion blessed the addition and the staff from NLC...
  • Giving Tree handed out holiday toys, took them back after the party, ex- volunteer, employee say

    11/02/2009 3:33:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 24 replies · 1,579+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Patty Machelor and Rob O'Dell
    Memories of children crying over confiscated Christmas toys still upset the Rev. Tom Hill. Hill, a former Giving Tree volunteer, also remains baffled by the diapers. There were boxes and boxes in storage, he said, and yet Giving Tree Director Libby Wright resisted handing them out to mothers in her program. Wright often said food was in short supply when she sought donations, Hill said, even after he discovered Wright was storing large amounts in one of her organization's homes. Wright declined an interview request for this story. Hill, who now runs his own food program for the homeless, said...
  • N.J. Knights' (of Colulmbus) Motorcycle Ministry rumble and roar for charity

    08/23/2009 6:34:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 632+ views
    starledger ^ | 08.23.09 | Tiffani N. Garlic
    The motorcycles roared down the street, their riders in black leather vests. Long hair peeked from under helmets. Clad in jeans, dark shades and short-sleeve shirts revealing the occasional tattoo, they parked their bikes and headed toward the Catholic church last month. Almost 100 strong, these bikers are out to change public opinion. One sported a patch on his vest that read: "These Are My Sunday Clothes." They're not your father's Knights of Columbus. They're knights on bikes, New Jersey's first Knights' Motorcycle Ministry. "We want to make sure that the public image of bikers isn't what they see on...
  • Supreme Knight criticizes use of Pope's encyclical for political agendas

    07/07/2009 3:31:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies · 1,266+ views
    cna ^ | July 7, 2009
    Supreme Knight Carl Anderson Denver, Colo., Jul 7, 2009 / 03:26 pm (CNA).- The head of the Knights of Columbus, Carl Anderson, has responded to Pope Benedict’s newly-released encyclical, “Caritas in Veritate” (Love in Truth), by denouncing attempts to use it to further political agendas rather than viewing it from the Church’s comprehensive understanding of the human person.In an interview with CNA on Tuesday morning, Carl Anderson, leader of the world’s largest lay Catholic organization, decried the “spin masters who will try to spin the encyclical in one direction or the other” and emphasized that “the Catholic reader should...
  • Fr. Farrow’s Rebellion, Action against Knights of Columbus

    07/02/2009 4:42:09 PM PDT · by tcg · 5 replies · 599+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/3/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    I begin by asking all of our readers to pray for Fr. Geoffrey Farrow. He was the pastor of the St. Paul Newman Center at California State University at Fresno until he was suspended by his Bishop and removed from his position. This strong action was required and intended to be remedial, as are all canonical sanctions. Fr. Farrow openly defies the teaching of the Catholic Church concerning marriage and human sexuality. He also openly condemns the Catholic Church in public for her defense of marriage. Let me be clear, Fr. Farrow needs our prayer. We ask the Lord to...
  • Fallen Priest Aims at Destroying the Knights of Columbus

    07/02/2009 6:13:15 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 48 replies · 1,512+ views
    Geoff Farrow objects to the K of C's support for California's Proposition 8 and for Catholic Moral Teaching Folks, this according to CNA: Fresno, Calif., Jul 2, 2009 / 06:43 am (CNA).- Citing the organization’s support for traditional marriage, a suspended Catholic priest who has turned to homosexual activism has called for Catholic pastors to block Knights of Columbus groups from their parishes and to borrow against the order’s insurance policies to fund homosexual groups. He said he advocated such action in part because the fraternal charitable organization helped support California’s Proposition 8, which restored legal marriage’s definition to being...
  • Hero On the High Seas (USS Bainbridge Captain Also Member of Knights of Columbus)

    04/15/2009 1:07:14 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 44 replies · 1,345+ views
    When duty called and the world was watching the pirate hostage situation unfold, Cmdr. Francis X. Castellano performed his job with honor and distinction. As the commander of the destroyer USS Bainbridge, Castellano was on the front line of the rescue operation that freed Capt. Richard Phillips from the grips of the Somali pirates, who had boarded his merchant ship Maersk-Alabama, and taken him hostage four days earlier. The rescue on Easter Sunday, April 12, involved Navy snipers who killed three of the pirates holding Capt. Phillips on a covered lifeboat after they left the recovered Maersk-Alabama. “We all worked...
  • 'Faith-Based' Obama Advisor Says Pope Is 'Discredited,' Knights of Columbus Are 'An Army of (*)

    04/07/2009 5:56:05 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 73 replies · 2,197+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | April 7, 2009 - 07:43 | Tim Graham
    Here’s another story that underlines how ludicrous the media have been in insisting Barack Obama was a natural choice for traditional Catholic and evangelical Christian voters: CNSNews.com correspondent Fred Lucas reports Obama finished stocking the advisory committee of his faith-based initiative with a bang: one new selection was Harry Knox, director of the "religion and faith program" of the gay-left Human Rights Campaign. Just last month, Knox described Pope Benedict XVI and certain Catholic bishops as "discredited leaders" because of their opposition to same-sex marriage. In addition to his remarks about the Pope, Knox also criticized the Catholic Knights of...
  • Catholic bishops revealed as key in marriage battle

    03/20/2009 8:01:01 AM PDT · by sitetest · 45 replies · 977+ views
    Bay Area Reporter ^ | March 19, 2009 | Dan Aiello
    From California to Maine, Catholic bishops are increasingly taking on public roles on behalf of what LGBT activists call a "politicized" U.S. Catholic Church. Aiding the faith leaders in their campaign against same-sex marriage is the Knights of Columbus, a tax-exempt fraternal beneficiary society known as the church's "strong right arm." And nowhere is the full impact of the Knights of Columbus' efforts felt than in the fight against awarding same-sex couples marriage rights. ~ snip ~ A key component of the Catholic Church's strategy has been the Knights of Columbus. Obscure Catholic group On its Web site the group...
  • Be Like Braveheart, Fr. Chavez Tells Men [Ecumenical]

    03/02/2009 1:38:14 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies · 427+ views
    Defend Life ^ | January/February 2009 | n/a
    ...Fr. Phillip Chavez said in a [January 15] talk at the Rock Creek Knights of Columbus Council in Bethesda.... "In his nature, a man is called to protect his family...state, his religion; he is called to protect life." "For a man, everything is conquest, all is battle, whether he's mowing the lawn, playing pool, or winning the heart of his wife," said Father. "Every man wants to be known as a man who is willing, able and ready to lay down his life for what he believes." Men today have the same warrior instincts and natural vocations to be protectors...
  • Knights of Columbus Program Helps First Crisis Pregnancy Center get Ultrasound

    01/23/2009 9:14:39 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 471+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/23/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A new program sponsored by the national Knights of Columbus has helped its first pregnancy center obtain an ultrasound machine. The program is meant to provide pregnancy centers with the tools to help women considering an abortion see their baby and choose pro-life alternatives.The Supreme Office of the Knights of Columbus and the Florida State Council of the Knights of Columbus yesterday donated $44,050 dollars to the Women's Help Center in Jacksonville, Florida, for the purchase of a new 4-D ultrasound machine.The donated resulted from the pilot program started by Supreme Knight, Carl Anderson, to...
  • Pastor who helped get "under God" in Pledge dies (R.I.P.) - And What the Knights of Columbus Did...

    11/30/2008 5:13:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies · 1,016+ views
    AP via Excit News ^ | Nov 29 2008
    <p>ALEXANDRIA, Pa. (AP) - The Rev. George M. Docherty, credited with helping to push Congress to insert the phrase "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance, has died at 97.</p> <p>Docherty died on Thanksgiving at his home in central Pennsylvania, according to his wife, Sue Docherty.</p>
  • Open Letter from Head of the Knights of Columbus to Senator Joseph Biden ( Biden, you are wrong! )

    09/19/2008 7:30:34 AM PDT · by kellynla · 53 replies · 324+ views
    Market Watch ^ | Sept. 19, 2008 | staff
    WASHINGTON, Sept 19, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The following open letter from the head of the Knights of Columbus, Carl Anderson, to Senator Joseph Biden was published in major newspapers on Friday, September 19, 2008, including USA Today, the Washington Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer. OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR JOSEPH BIDEN Dear Senator Biden: I write to you today as a fellow Catholic layman, on a subject that has become a major topic of concern in this year's presidential campaign. The bishops who have taken public issue with your remarks on the Church's historical position on abortion are far...
  • Politics trump morals for Obama, Biden

    08/31/2008 12:01:12 AM PDT · by tempe · 18 replies · 301+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Saturday August 30, 2008 | Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight KofC
    The selection of Sen. Joseph Biden as Barack Obama's running mate underscores, once again, the challenges faced by these candidates among evangelical Christians and Catholics. In the case of Obama, the concern is that his faith is not the sort of Christianity that most evangelicals or Catholics would profess. Far from solving this problem, the selection of Biden brings to the ticket a man at odds with the highest levels of his own Catholic faith.
  • Knights of Columbus Donates $1 million to Defend Marriage in California

    08/20/2008 6:26:19 PM PDT · by tcg · 13 replies · 147+ views
    Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to protect marriage, has announced that it has received a $1 million contribution from the Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization. In a press release, spokesman for the Knights of Columbus, Patrick Korten said that the donation from the Knights "is both an indication of how important we believe this referendum to be, and an encouragement to other groups and individuals of all faiths to lend their support as well.” “From the day the organization was founded 126 years ago, strengthening and protecting the family has always been central to...
  • Knights of Columbus: ‘No’ to Abortion Candidates

    08/08/2008 5:26:52 AM PDT · by kellynla · 9 replies · 96+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | August 7, 2008 | Jim Meyers
    The head of the Knights of Columbus, the most influential Catholic lay organization, has urged U.S. Catholics not to vote for any political candidate who is pro-choice on abortion. “Supreme Knight” Carl Anderson addressed the leadership and more than 1,000 members of the Knights and their families at the organization’s 126th Annual Convention in Quebec on Tuesday. Speaking after greetings to the Knights were heard from the Pope, via the Cardinal Secretary of State, and the presidents of the United States, Mexico, and the Philippines, Anderson called on Catholics to “shine a bright line of separation between themselves and all...
  • Papal Visit Results in Big Jump in Positive View of Benedict and Church, Poll Shows

    05/01/2008 7:52:34 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies · 101+ views
    Knights of Columbus ^ | 4/30/2008 | Patrick Korten
    One third now more likely to vote and be more active in community and Church. A poll taken immediately following the conclusion of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United States shows that it had a powerful impact on public attitudes toward the pope, the Church, and a willingness to live their faith more fully.The nationwide poll of 1,013 adults was commissioned by the Knights of Columbus and conducted by the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion between April 22 and April 24, 2008.  Marist conducted a similar poll  prior to the pope’s visit, allowing before-and-after comparisons.Among the highlights of...
  • Knight of Columbus head writes guide for changing culture

    03/25/2008 4:12:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies · 170+ views
    CNA ^ | 3/25/2008
    CNA STAFF, Mar 25, 2008 / 03:09 am (CNA).- A new book by the head of the Knights of Columbus explores the themes the Pope is likely to address in his April visit to the United States and provides a practical guide for Catholics to change the culture for the good. The book “A Civilization of Love:  What Every Catholic Can Do to Transform the World” was written by Carl Anderson, who since 2000 has been the Supreme Knight of the 1.7 million-member Knights of Columbus.  Anderson is also a member of three pontifical councils, a consultant to the...
  • Confirmed: Pope approves 'heroic virtues' of Knights of Columbus founder

    03/16/2008 1:40:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 307+ views
    American Papist ^ | March 16, 2008
    From the Canadian Press, Vatican City press office: Pope Benedict on Saturday set the founder of the Knights of Columbus, one of the world's largest lay Catholic groups, on the path to possible beatification and sainthood, the Vatican said.The Pope recognized the "heroic virtues" of reverend Michael McGivney, who in 1882 created a fraternal society for Catholic men who suffered discrimination because of their religion and immigrant origins....The effort to canonize him was opened in 1997. That process received important support last year, when the Vatican's No. 2 official, Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone, celebrated mass at the Knights of Columbus...
  • Pope sets Knights of Columbus founder on path to beatification

    03/15/2008 3:19:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies · 307+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | 3/15/2008
    Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday set the founder of the Knights of Columbus, one of the world's largest lay Catholic groups, on the path to possible beatification and sainthood, the Vatican said. The pope recognized the "heroic virtues" of the Rev. Michael J. McGivney, who in 1882 created a fraternal society for Catholic men who suffered discrimination because of their religion and immigrant origins. A miracle performed through McGivney's intercession must be certified by the Vatican before beatification, which is the last formal step before the sainthood process can begin. McGivney was a 29-year-old assistant pastor at St. Mary's Church...
  • Responsible fathers needed, mayor said, Tomzak calls on churches to promote responsible fatherhood

    01/16/2008 10:00:59 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 191+ views
    fredericksburg.com ^ | 1/14/2008 | EMILY BATTLE
    Responsible fathers needed, mayor says   Nat Roberts, 12, waits for the start of a parade kicking off the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom Celebration. Members of the Knights of Columbus join in prayer during the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom Anniversary Celebration at the Monument for Religious Freedom along Washington Avenue yesterday. Knights of Columbus members, framed by American flags, arrive at the Monument of Religious Freedom.    Tomzak calls on churches to promote responsible fatherhood at religious freedom event At the ceremony yesterday to mark the 231st anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's religious freedom statute, Fredericksburg Mayor Tom Tomzak...
  • Stand Up for Life Rally January 12, 2008

    11/26/2007 7:36:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 175+ views
    WordPress.com ^ | November 26, 2007
    The 35th annual Stand Up for Life March and Rally will be January 12, 2008, in Columbia.  Our speaker is Phill Kline, the Johnson County, KS., district attorney who has filed more than 100 criminal charges against Planned Parenthood of Kansas. (see article below). The Knights of Columbus will lead the March and Joyful Sound of North Greenville University will provide the inspirational music. Please mark your calendars and forward this information to your church, school contacts, and friends.  Attached are rally flyers in both pdf and Word.Kansas Official Files Charges Against Planned Parenthood Abortion CenterKansas City, KS (LifeNews.com) — Another battle...
  • Cardinal Bertone Speaks to Knights of Columbus "You Are Following in the Footsteps of Your Founder"

    08/19/2007 10:54:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 316+ views
    zenit ^ | 08.18.07
    Here is the text of Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone's Aug. 7 homily at the opening Mass at the annual convention of the Knights of Columbus. The text is provided by the Knights of Columbus. * * * August 7, 2007 This is the official English translation of the homily delivered in Italian by His Eminence Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone, S.D.B. Secretary of State Your Eminences, My Brothers in the Episcopate and in the priesthood, Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am pleased to extend warm greetings to Mr. Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight, and to the Knights of Columbus...
  • Catholics will tell Knights: Live up to Catholic and K of C ideals

    08/04/2007 3:07:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 547+ views
    LA Catholic ^ | August 3, 2007
    Do you think Father Michael McGivney (pictured above), who founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882 and whose cause for canonization is underway, would harbor pro-abortion, pro-homosexual politicians in the Order he loved? We all know that he would not. So why do today's Knights of Columbus harbor some pro-aborts? Yes, a number of K of C councils around the USA have notorious pro-abortion politicians as members, and their state officials and the Supreme headquarters refuse to kick them out. Naturally, this casts a pall over the hundreds of thousands of good Knights of Columbus and over all the...
  • Knights of Columbus will "attempt to persuade," but not expel, pro-abortion members.

    08/17/2007 4:21:37 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies · 309+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | August 17. 2007
    Using language which has been included in their resolutions for some years now, the Knights of Columbus this week again resolved at their annual convention to forbid pro-abortion politicians from attending their events. The resolution forbids "bestowing on [dissenters] honors or privileges of our Order of any kind." "That applies to public functions of any sort, and it is enforced," Patrick Korten, the Knights' Vice President for Communications, told California Catholic Daily. "We expect that council membership committees, when considering applications from potential new members, would take a person's views on abortion and life issues into account." The Knights also...
  • Knights of Columbus Pass Reso to Prohibit Pro-Abortion Politicians from Knights-Sponsored Events

    08/14/2007 9:37:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 717+ views
    Lifesite ^ | August 13, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    NASHVILLE, August 13, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At the Knights of Columbus 125th annual convention this week, the Order officially resolved to forbid pro-abortion politicians from attending their events. The Order also renewed its support for the traditional definition of marriage and called for the protection of conscience for people in the medical field. During the final session of the Knights of Columbus convention at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel on August 9, delegates passed the pro-life resolution, stating, "we reaffirm our long-standing policy of not inviting to any Knights of Columbus event, persons, especially public officials or candidates for public office,...
  • Knights of Columbus Pass Resolution to Prohibit Pro-Abortion Politicians from Knights-...

    08/14/2007 4:04:51 AM PDT · by monomaniac · 7 replies · 487+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 13, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Knights of Columbus Pass Resolution to Prohibit Pro-Abortion Politicians from Knights-Sponsored Events By Elizabeth O'BrienNASHVILLE, August 13, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At the Knights of Columbus 125th annual convention this week, the Order officially resolved to forbid pro-abortion politicians from attending their events. The Order also renewed its support for the traditional definition of marriage and called for the protection of conscience for people in the medical field. During the final session of the Knights of Columbus convention at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel on August 9, delegates passed the pro-life resolution, stating, "we reaffirm our long-standing policy of not inviting to...
  • Knights under fire: Pols targeted for pro-gay-wed votes [Knights of Columbus]

    08/11/2007 5:39:49 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 7 replies · 467+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/11/07 | Dave Wedge and Casey Ross
    Accusing the Knights of Columbus of “hypocrisy,” a group of hardline Catholics is pushing for the fraternal organization to toss out 16 “pro-Sodomite” Bay State lawmakers who backed gay marriage. The California-based Concerned Roman Catholics of America picketed the annual Knights of Columbus convention in Nashville this week and handed out fliers urging members to oust the pro-gay-marriage Massachusetts solons as well as pro-abortion pols. “We basically want to see the Knights of Columbus expel these men because they’re not honoring the Catholic Church or their vows as a Knight,” said CRCOA president Kenneth Fisher, who is also a Knight....
  • Knights of Columbus Reaffirms Opposition to Abortion, Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    08/09/2007 7:13:55 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 425+ views
    Resolution calls for laws to protect rights of conscience for medical personnel.Delegates to the 125th annual convention of the Knights of Columbus Thursday, Aug. 9, unanimously adopted a resolution on Building a Culture of Life reaffirming its “deep commitment to oppose any governmental action or policy that promotes abortion, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, euthanasia, assisted suicide and other offenses against life.”The resolution, adopted during the final session of the convention at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, also called for “the adoption of laws that recognize and protect in law the right of conscience for doctors, nurses,...
  • Cardinal says he'll personally work on cause of Knights' founder

    08/08/2007 6:07:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 303+ views
    Catholic News ^ | Andy Telli
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) -- Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the second highest ranking official at the Vatican, told members of the Knights of Columbus that he is taking a personal interest in the beatification process for the order's founder, Father Michael McGivney. "I hope this recognition (of sanctity) will arrive soon, and I'll personally work on this, so that this day will come soon," Cardinal Bertone said during his homily, delivered in Italian, at the Aug. 7 opening Mass of the Knights of Columbus' 125th annual national convention at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Cardinal Bertone's comments on the sainthood cause...
  • Knights shocked by members who voted against Mass. marriage amendment

    07/10/2007 5:36:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies · 2,495+ views
    New Haven, Jul 9, 2007 / 10:50 am (CNA).- The Knights of Columbus was shocked to learn that 16 of its members, who hold political office in the Massachusetts Legislature, voted against the same-sex marriage amendment in June. The June 14 vote, which decided whether same-sex marriage would be put on the 2008 ballot, got only 45 votes — five votes shy of the 50-vote requirement. "It is certainly embarrassing to the order and to every Knight out there who is firm in his support of traditional marriage and the right to life," Pat Korten, vice-president for communications for the...
  • Life is 'Bella:' (Knights of Columbus Article on Upcoming Movie)

    07/09/2007 8:27:29 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 1,270+ views
    Knights of Columbus ^ | July 2007 | Patrick Scalisi
    Eduardo Verástegui, Leo Severino and Alejandro Monteverde have a plan. And if everything goes according to script, come Aug. 15’s feast of the Assumption, the movie actor, producer and director, respectively, will offer a prayer of thanks to Mary for her intercession on their labor of love, a film called Bella. “Our mantra is what Mother Teresa said: ‘I didn’t come to be successful; I came to be faithful to God.’ And if success comes, it’s a blessing,” Severino said. All modesty aside, Bella seems primed for success. The film took one of the top honors at the 2006 Toronto...
  • More on Grave Scandal within the 'Knights' of Columbus

    07/03/2007 4:37:46 AM PDT · by CT-Freeper · 119 replies · 2,747+ views
    Christian NewsWire ^ | July 2, 2007 | Kenneth M. Fisher
    MEDIA ADVISORY, July 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- I have just heard from John O'Gorman, the Fighting Knight of Columbus from Massachusetts, that the 170,000 signature Initiative Petition to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman was thwarted by the Legislature, meeting in joint Constitutional Convention, on Thursday, June 14 2007. The sad part is it would have passed to go on the ballot in 2008 had it not been for the votes of at least sixteen men who call themselves Knights of Columbus who voted against the Church they are supposed to be Knights of, and...
  • Vatican Secretary of State to Visit US in August for Knights of Columbus Convention

    07/01/2007 7:57:02 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 16 replies · 250+ views
    ChristianNewsWire ^ | June 29, 2007 | Andrew T. Walther
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Knights of Columbus announced today that Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone will travel to the United States to attend and address the Order's 125th annual convention this August in Nashville, Tenn. He will also receive the Order's Gaudium et Spes (Joy and Hope) award. The visit is Cardinal Bertone's first trip to the United States, as Secretary of State. "We are honored that Cardinal Bertone will be coming to the United States to attend our convention this year," said Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson. "To have the Vatican Secretary...
  • Knights of Columbus Sets New Records for Charitable Giving, Volunteer Service

    06/08/2007 12:59:19 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 379+ views
    K of C ^ | 06.08.07
    New Haven, CT - The Knights of Columbus announced today that it set new records for charitable giving and volunteer service hours in 2006. The results of the Order's Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity for the year ending December 31, 2006 show that total contributions to charity at all levels reached $143,816,004 - exceeding the previous year's total by more than $4 million. The figure includes $35,133,393 donated by the Supreme Council, and $108,682,611 in charitable donations from state and local councils, Fourth Degree assemblies, and squire circles. The survey also shows that the reported number of volunteer hours by...