Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus celebrate 100 years in Rome

Less than 40 years after its humble beginnings in New Haven, Connecticut, the Knights of Columbus was invited by Pope Benedict XV to establish a permanent presence in Rome.
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Generous help of Knights counters culture of indifference, pope says

Pope Francis praised the Knights of Columbus for their charitable efforts and thanked them especially for helping Christians in the Middle East.
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Knights of Columbus unveils new initiation ceremony that will be public

After 142 years, the Knights of Columbus is pulling down a veil of secrecy that has surrounded its initiation ceremonies in an effort to better showcase the order's core principles and its drive to help Catholic men become disciples.
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Archbishop Lori to Distribute 1,000 New Winter Coats to Baltimore Children

For Immediate Release Friday, November 15, 2019 BALTIMORE, MD- On Tuesday, November 19th, Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, along with local members of the Knights of Columbus will hand out 1,000 new winter coats to Baltimore children in need. The coats will be distributed at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, located at 740 N....
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U.S. church leaders pray for peace as religious heads meet in Lebanon

The U.S. bishops and the Knights of Columbus offered their "prayerful solidarity" to the Assembly of the Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon as Iraq and Lebanon experience protests against political corruption and foreign interference.
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Teen who gave life to save classmates long known as hero

Even before he died saving his classmates from a shooter at his school, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo was known for going out of his way to help others.
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Archbishop Lori promotes civility in political, church discourse

In a divided country where discussions of politics and religion seem to grow more coarse and discordant by the day, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori challenged his fellow members of the Knights of Columbus to model civility.
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Supreme Knight Carl Anderson highlights Knights’ efforts worldwide

Five years after the Islamic State invaded northern Iraq and began systematically persecuting the country's Christians, the Knights of Columbus are continuing their work of supporting Iraqi parishes that are rebuilding, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said in his annual report Aug. 6 at the Knights' 137th Supreme Convention in Minneapolis.
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Teen who died saving classmates in school shooting made a Knight

As residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mourned the loss of 31 people in mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, the Knights of Columbus honored a teen who died in May trying to save the lives of his classmates during a shooting at his suburban Denver high school.
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Knights give over $185 million to charity, 76 million service hours in 2018

In 2018, the Knights of Columbus gave $185.7 million to charity and donated 76.7 million hours of hands-on service.
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Come July 1, Knights of Columbus get a new look after 79 years

A long-standing tradition will end this summer as the Knights of Columbus discard the ceremonial capes and plumed chapeaus of its fourth-degree members.
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Statement of Supreme Knight Carl Anderson on the Death of Jean Vanier

Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus made the following statement on the death of Jean Vanier:
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