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Pope praises Knights of Columbus for their charity, 'unfailing support'

Oct 10, 2013 - 04:34 pm .- At a recent audience, Pope Francis encouraged the Knights of Columbus to continue working towards the renewal of society through their charitable efforts, prayer and the witness of their lives.  

Knights of Columbus aid ongoing response to Newtown shooting

Oct 2, 2013 - 02:18 am .- St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish of Newtown, Conn., received a $100,000 gift from the Knights of Columbus to support its ongoing response to the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

New York cardinal warns of rampant 'disposable culture'

Aug 14, 2013 - 04:04 am .- At a recent Knights of Columbus event, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York and other Church leaders warned against the tendency to “discard” society's marginalized, including immigrants.

Evangelization blocked by our own 'hesitancy' to convert

Aug 7, 2013 - 05:07 pm .- The biggest obstacle to the success of the New Evangelization is the reluctance of individual Catholics to let themselves be converted by the faith, according to Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley.

Knights recognized by Pope Francis for charity, witness

Aug 7, 2013 - 12:41 pm .- Pope Francis issued a letter to the Knights of Columbus on the occasion of their 131st annual convention, praising them for their charitable works and encouraging them to defend the faith.

Archbishop lauds work of Knights, urges immigration reform

Aug 6, 2013 - 01:37 pm .- At the Knights of Columbus' annual meeting, Texas Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller praised the group for its worldwide charitable work and encouraged continued compassion for immigrants.

Knights of Columbus announce record-breaking charitable giving

Jun 27, 2013 - 12:01 am .- The results of the annual charitable giving survey shows that the Knights of Columbus completed more volunteer service hours and given more in donations than ever before in the organization's history.

Knights grateful for Gonzaga student group status

May 2, 2013 - 12:35 pm .- The Knights of Columbus applauded a decision by Gonzaga University to grant them recognition as a sponsored organization after their application to be acknowledged as a student club was denied.

Knights of Columbus to help devastated Texas town

Apr 19, 2013 - 12:14 pm .- The Knights of Columbus have announced a donation drive to help the community of West, Texas after a massive fertilizer plant explosion killed a dozen people and demolished homes Wednesday night.

School kids support seminarians through letter campaign

Apr 18, 2013 - 04:13 am .- Catholic men studying to be priests have expressed their “deepest appreciation” for words and prayers of encouragement from grade school students participating in a New Jersey letter-writing campaign.

Gonzaga professor denies school's claim to support Knights

Apr 16, 2013 - 12:04 am .- A professor at Gonzaga University has countered claims by the school that it supports the campus' Knights of Columbus Council after the group's application to be a student organization was denied.

Pope Francis could renew Catholicism in Americas, says Knights' chief

Mar 15, 2013 - 12:11 pm .- Just as Pope John Paul II influenced many in Poland, the rise of an Argentinian to the papacy is set to dramatically change the lives of many Christians, according to head of the Knights of Columbus.  

Knights of Columbus launch Twitter prayer campaign for Pope

Feb 19, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The Knights of Columbus have invited the faithful to participate in a Twitter initiative to pledge their prayers for Pope Benedict XVI and his successor during the upcoming period of transition.

Knights of Columbus celebrate history of breaking down racial barriers

Feb 8, 2013 - 04:03 am .- During Black History Month, the Knights of Columbus are noting the Catholic organization's “forward-thinking” attitudes towards racial equality long before they were popular.

Knights in Newtown organize nationwide prayer drive

Dec 21, 2012 - 02:27 am .- The Knights of Columbus at St. Rose of Lima parish in Newtown, Conn. have organized a prayer drive for the benefit of those affected by the town's recent tragedy.

Catholics United urges 'gay marriage' surrender

Oct 26, 2012 - 03:12 pm .- The group Catholics United, which until now has avoided directly contradicting Catholic teaching in its defense of Democratic political causes, has now denounced Catholic efforts to defend traditional marriage as a “far right-wing” social issue.

New e-book on Catholic voting urges political transformation

Oct 6, 2012 - 05:37 pm .- Carl Anderson, head of the Knights of Columbus, will release an e-book of his three recent major speeches on responsibility in the voting booth, asserting that Catholics can transform politics by withholding votes from “candidates and propositions that oppose Church teaching on matters of intrinsic evil.”

Knights leader will promote family, laity at New Evangelization synod

Sep 29, 2012 - 07:06 am .- Carl Anderson, the head of the Knights of Columbus, will focus his participation at the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the role of families and the laity in the New Evangelization.

Knights encouraged by Cardinal Dolan backing civility pledge

Aug 29, 2012 - 04:00 am .- The Knights of Columbus are “very encouraged” by Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s request that U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates sign a civility pledge developed by the Catholic charitable fraternity.

Knights of Columbus honor service to life, family, religious freedom

Aug 10, 2012 - 09:43 am .- The Knights of Columbus awarded a family from Kentucky for their commitment to the Catholic faith, as well as members from around the world who have shown a commitment to serving the needy in their communities.

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