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No special treatment for these athletes, but 'a chance' to play

May 24, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Hundreds of athletes took to the fields in Rome over the weekend for the launch of this year's “Special Olympics European Football Week,” an unique event which saw people both with – and without – intellectual disabilities competing side by side.

Crux partners with Knights of Columbus

Mar 15, 2016 - 03:22 pm .- The Catholic news website Crux has announced a partnership with the Knights of Columbus, following the Boston Globe dropping its financial backing of the outlet.

Massive new report documents IS genocide of Christians in Iraq, Syria

Mar 10, 2016 - 04:45 pm .- One week before the State Department must announce if Islamic State atrocities against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are genocide, a 278-page report has been released documenting that Christians there do face genocide.

A plea to the US Secretary of State: Recognize anti-Christian genocide

Feb 25, 2016 - 04:43 pm .- The U.S. must not ignore the Islamic State’s genocide of Christians. That is the position of a petition drive and television campaign seeking to persuade Secretary of State John Kerry.

This Lent, an opportunity to help Middle East Christians

Feb 10, 2016 - 07:12 pm .- A gift of 40 dollars in Lent could help persecuted Christians and other refugees in the Middle East, thanks to the latest appeal from the Knights of Columbus.

Knights of Columbus reach $100 billion in life insurance

Nov 9, 2015 - 02:29 pm .- The Knights of Columbus announced last week that they have surpassed $100 billion of life insurance in force, adding to a year of record-breaking sales.

In wake of papal visit, pro-life opinion rises in United States

Oct 20, 2015 - 10:19 pm .- Pope Francis’ visit to the United States has given a boost to Americans’ stated support for the pro-life cause, the results of a survey conducted this month suggest.

Knights of Columbus sending one month of food to Erbil refugees

Sep 9, 2015 - 12:44 am .- This month, the Knights of Columbus will provide food to some 13,500 families in Erbil who have been displaced by the ISIS takeover of Mosul and Nineveh in Iraq.

Knights celebrate life of founder 125 years after his death

Aug 15, 2015 - 12:15 pm .- On Friday, hundreds of faithful gathered in New Haven, Conn. to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the death of Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus. 

Pope to Knights: Thank you for your steadfast witness to truth of marriage

Aug 7, 2015 - 02:05 am .- Pope Francis thanked the Knights of Columbus for their support of Christian marriage in a message to their 133rd Supreme Convention this week. The letter comes less than two months before the Pope’s visit to the United States for the World Meeting of Families at the end of September.

State pride, Knights of Columbus style

Aug 4, 2015 - 03:05 pm .- The Knights of Columbus kicked off their 133rd annual supreme convention with the usual state-themed flair on Monday in Philadelphia.

At Lourdes shrine, 'wounded warriors' can pray for peace and healing

May 17, 2015 - 04:00 pm .- Military service members’ annual pilgrimage to the Marian shrine of Lourdes can be a time of healing and peace, especially during the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the head of the U.S. Archdiocese for Military Services has said.

Six years after Notre Dame speech, Obama's 'common ground' claim questioned

May 1, 2015 - 05:23 pm .- Knights of Columbus head Carl Anderson questioned the Obama Administration’s policies in a speech at Notre Dame University, six years after the president promised conscience protections and common ground on issues such as abortion.

Haitian amputees lace-up soccer cleats on Roman sports field

Jan 9, 2015 - 04:29 am .- Five years after the island of Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake, three young amputees will have the opportunity to play soccer in Rome through the help of the Knights of Columbus.

Investing with Catholic values? Knights of Columbus group to offer guidance

Dec 20, 2014 - 02:58 pm .- The Knights of Columbus fraternal organization aims to extend its Catholic values and financial expertise into a new subsidiary that will provide investment guidance to Catholic institutions.

Police and Knights of Columbus join forces to fight the cold

Dec 19, 2014 - 02:16 am .- The Knights of Columbus is joining forces with the New Haven Police Department in the Coats for Kids initiative to make winter a little warmer for children and families in need this year.

Knights donate $2 million to papal charities, Middle East relief

Dec 13, 2014 - 09:13 am .- The Knights of Columbus have donated $1.6 million to the Pope’s personal charities, and are giving an additional $400,000 to assist the Holy See’s relief efforts in the Middle East.

Knights donate $2 million for Middle East refugee housing

Nov 20, 2014 - 04:41 pm .- The Knights of Columbus is putting more than $2 million toward new homes for Iraqi and Syrian refugees fleeing violence, and not a moment too soon, said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.

Want to bolster families? Return to Gospel concepts of freedom, fidelity

Oct 31, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The Church must work to strengthen the family by helping couples practice Christian concepts of virtues if it wishes to “open wide the doors to Christ” in the vision of St. John Paul II, the head of the Knights of Columbus said on Wednesday.

Knights of Columbus' 'heroic' pro-life work wins Notre Dame prize

Oct 6, 2014 - 11:56 am .- The Knights of Columbus and Supreme Knight Carl Anderson have been named the recipients of a University of Notre Dame institute’s 2015 Evangelium Vitae medal in recognition of their pro-life efforts.  

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