Tag: Knights of Columbus

Knights ‘praying for years’ for founder’s beatification, says Anderson

WASHINGTON | Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, may be an ideal prospective saint for the current age, said Carl L. Anderson, supreme knight of the international fraternal order. “We’ve been praying for years for this to occur, and finally this day has arrived,” he told Catholic News Service May 27…. Read more »

Knight brings more than clean water to Guatemalans

The only water available to the people in the mountain region of Santa Maria in Jalapa, Guatemala, was bacteria-infested. Women and girls would spend as much as eight hours per day hauling the water for their families. They would walk an hour one way down a mountain slope, then trek back up carrying the water… Read more »

Knights put faith into action following Dorian

BOYNTON BEACH | As Hurricane Dorian took residence upon the islands of the Bahamas, Knights of Columbus of Florida went into action. First order of business — texting with a fellow Knight of Columbus, who is also the leader of the Caribbean nation’s Catholic Church. “We are in touch with Archbishop (Patrick) Pinder of Nassau… Read more »

Come July 1, Knights of Columbus get a new look after 79 years

TORONTO |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. July 1 will mark the end of a 79-year era when the Knights change the ceremonial Color Corps regalia long associated with the fraternal Catholic order. The Color Corps, which acts… Read more »

Knights of Columbus novena underway to pray for success of Vatican summit

WASHINGTON | When they aren’t bagging lunches, serving soup at shelters or preparing pancakes after morning Mass, you can often find members of the Knights of Columbus in prayer. And now Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, supreme chaplain, have given the Knights a prayer mission worthy of the organization’s perpetual… Read more »

Knights of Columbus shine brightly in Florida

ORLANDO | The Florida State Knights of Columbus Convention was held May 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando. In attendance were over 1,000 Knights and their families from across Florida and the Bahamas, along with six bishops and 12 priests. The theme, “Let Your Light Shine,” comes from the Gospel… Read more »