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Knights of Columbus - Latest News

Dec 16, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- The Knights of Columbus has praised the United States for listing Nigeria as among the worst countries for religious freedom, and calling renewed attention to the mass killings of Christians in Nigeria.
Nov 3, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Catholic and political leaders paid tribute to the late EWTN News president Andrew Walther on Monday and Tuesday. Walther, who died Nov. 1, was remembered as a communications strategist, an advocate for persecuted Christians, a faithful Catholic, and a husband and father.
Oct 30, 2020 - 10:20 am .- When the Schachle family of Dickson, Tennessee, needed a saint - and a miracle - they called on Fr. Michael McGivney.
Oct 25, 2020 - 04:04 pm .- The upcoming beatification of American priest Father Michael McGivney is a time for celebration and reflection for southern Illinois’ Father McGivney Catholic High School, named for the founder of the Knights of Columbus who lived a life of service before dying in a pandemic.
Oct 22, 2020 - 07:00 pm .- The Knights of Columbus has launched a nine-day novena to prepare for the beatification of the organization's founder, Fr. Michael McGivney, at the end of the month.
Oct 12, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The historical legacy of Christopher Columbus is tarred by bad history in the quest to change Columbus Day, according to a researcher who has focused on Columbus’ religious motives for exploration.
Aug 31, 2020 - 10:30 am .- The Knights of Columbus have pledged to donate $150,000 to a Louisiana diocese badly hit by Hurricane Laura.
Aug 20, 2020 - 05:35 pm .- After some caucus meetings at the Democratic National Convention omitted the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, the Knights of Columbus told CNA the words represent a fundamental American belief, and said the group is proud of its role in their addition to the pledge.
Aug 6, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Knights of Columbus announced a new initiative Thursday to report on Christian persecution in Nigeria, where at least 60,000 Christians have been killed in the past two decades.
Aug 5, 2020 - 04:37 pm .- The Knights of Columbus announced plans to create a new pilgrimage center for visitors to encounter the spirituality of the order’s founder, Fr. Michael McGivney, who is set to be beatified in October.
Aug 4, 2020 - 12:11 pm .- The 138th annual convention of the Knights of Columbus begins today— the first in the  organization’s history to not be held in-person.
Jul 24, 2020 - 01:08 pm .- Fr. Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus Catholic fraternal organization, will be beatified on October 31, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has announced. 
Jun 4, 2020 - 06:10 pm .- The Knights of Columbus have announced a forthcoming novena for an end to racism, as Catholic fraternal organizations urge prayer and justice amid burgeoning civic unrest that began with the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed while being arrested May 25.
May 19, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The St. Scholastica Council 14485 of the Knights of Columbus thought they were doing a routine community service project: clearing out vegetation at a summer camp. They did not expect to stumble upon a long-forgotten shrine to the Virgin Mary. 
Feb 19, 2020 - 12:00 am .- A multitude of photos and copies of historic records enliven a new history of the largest Catholic men’s organization in the world, “The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History,” to be released in March.
Feb 16, 2020 - 06:55 pm .- The longest serving Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus died Saturday at 89.
Feb 10, 2020 - 06:28 am .- Pope Francis on Monday met Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson and members of the Knights of Columbus supreme council, praising the organization’s charitable work in Rome and in defense of life.
Jan 31, 2020 - 07:11 pm .- The Knights of Columbus has announced a major revision to its longtime initiation ceremonies and for the first time will open them to the public, saying the changes are needed to become more appealing to prospective members and to respond to a “crisis” in church membership.
Jan 22, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Americans favor returning abortion restrictions to the states, favor a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and are favorable to voting for politicians who would restrict abortion. This is according to a survey that finds unexpected support for these policies among those who self-identify as pro-choice.
Nov 20, 2019 - 04:15 pm .- On a partly cloudy and relatively pleasant November morning in downtown Denver, volunteers with the Knights of Columbus set up tents for distributing new puffy winter coats, as well as snacks, socks and water, to homeless people.

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