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Portrait of Father Michael J. McGivney by John Tierney.

Knights of Columbus founder to be beatified in October

Jul 24, 2020

Fr. Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus Catholic fraternal organization, will be beatified on October 31, the... Read more

Banner at the 2019 March for Life.

Catholic fraternal groups call for prayer and justice amid George Floyd protests

Jun 4, 2020

The Knights of Columbus have announced a forthcoming novena for an end to racism, as Catholic fraternal organizations urge prayer... Read more

The restored shrine at Our Lady of Good Counsel Camp. Image vis Knights of Columbus.

Our Lady in the weeds: Knights of Columbus find forgotten grotto

May 19, 2020

The St. Scholastica Council 14485 of the Knights of Columbus thought they were doing a routine community service project: clearing... Read more

Andrew Walther presents "The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History" to Pope Francis. Courtesy photo.

Picture this: Knights of Columbus publish new illustrated history

Feb 19, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

A multitude of photos and copies of historic records enliven a new history of the largest Catholic men’s organization in... Read more

Virgil Dechant. Courtesy photo.

Virgil Dechant, long-serving KofC Supreme Knight, dies at 89

Feb 16, 2020

The longest serving Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus died Saturday at 89.  Read more

Pope Francis with Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Feb. 16, 2017.

Pope Francis praises charitable work of Knights of Columbus

Feb 10, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Monday met Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson and members of the Knights of Columbus supreme council, praising... Read more

Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks with CNA in Rome, June 26, 2014.

In major change, Knights of Columbus drop secret initiation ceremony

Jan 31, 2020

The Knights of Columbus has announced a major revision to its longtime initiation ceremonies and for the first time will... Read more

Survey finds significant 'pro-choice' support for abortion regulations

Jan 22, 2020

Americans favor returning abortion restrictions to the states, favor a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and are... Read more

People line up for new coats Nov. 20 at a Denver coat giveaway organized by the Knights of Columbus.

Knights of Columbus give hundreds of new coats to Denver’s homeless before snowfall

Nov 20, 2019

By Mary Farrow

On a partly cloudy and relatively pleasant November morning in downtown Denver, volunteers with the Knights of Columbus set up... Read more

US bishops and Knights of Columbus voice solidarity with Iraq, Lebanon

Nov 15, 2019

The U.S. bishops and the Knights of Columbus have professed their solidarity with the people of Iraq and Lebanon, telling... Read more

The 2019 March for Life.

Judgment reached in Knights of Columbus contract lawsuit

Sep 13, 2019

A federal jury concluded Thursday that the Knights of Columbus breached a verbal contract with a technology company that hoped... Read more

The 2019 March for Life.

Lawsuit claims Knights of Columbus broke $100m ‘verbal contract’

Aug 26, 2019

By JD Flynn

Jury selection began Monday in a lawsuit that accuses the Knights of Columbus of violating a verbal contract with a... Read more

At Knights convention, Kendrick Castillo remembered, honored as ‘a hero’

Aug 7, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Kendrick Castillo, an 18 year-old who died in May while helping disarm a school shooter in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was... Read more

Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks with CNA in Rome, June 26, 2014.

Knights of Columbus donated over $185 million to charity in 2018

Aug 5, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Ahead of its annual convention this week, the Knights of Columbus announced August 1 that it donated more than $185... Read more

Nominee grilled over Knights of Columbus membership confirmed as federal judge

Jul 24, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm Brian Buescher, a judicial nominee grilled by two senators last year over his... Read more

Senator Ben Sasse, pictured at the National Press Club, Oct. 2018.

'Absolutely nuts' to grill judicial nominees over KofC membership, Sasse says

Jun 6, 2019

In his opening question for Peter J. Phipps, a judicial nominee for the United States Third Circuit court, Senator Ben... Read more

Gen. Jeff Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Europe and Africa. Courtesy image.

The generals who marched with 'Warriors' in Lourdes

May 22, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Two military generals explained to CNA how their faith impacts their military career, and what the International Military Pilgrimage meant... Read more

Army Captain Adam Fisk, Morgan Fisk, and their son Julian on the Warriors to Loudres trip, 2019. Image courtesy of Knights of Columbus.

A pilgrim people: The Warriors to Lourdes share their stories

May 20, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

CNA had a chance to get to know some of the more than 200 pilgrims who traveled to Lourdes as... Read more

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes ahead of the International Military Pilgrimage, May 2019.

'On the March' with the International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes

May 16, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Over 12,000 soldiers from over 40 countries are set to arrive in Lourdes, France on Friday as part of the... Read more

Kendrick Castillo and his father, John Castillo. Courtesy: Knights of Columbus #4844 via Facebook

'We all need to be a little more like Kendrick': Friends and family remember STEM hero

May 15, 2019

By Mary Farrow

A funny, selfless, and kind kid who loved tinkering with his car, goofing around with his friends, and above all,... Read more