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    COURAGE AND CONVICTION: THE TRUE STORY OF COLUMBUS

    The voyages of Christopher Columbus were a watershed moment in the history of human civilization. Like every encounter, or new day, they offered a world of possibilities.

    Narrated by actor Chazz Palminteri, Courage and Conviction is a 30 min. documentary that offers insight into Christopher Columbus' remarkable journey, facts on the encounter of civilizations, details on the origins of Columbus Day and context behind the affinity many immigrants have for Columbus. Finally, the film addresses elements of cancel culture and currents that would prefer to rewrite history based on false accusations. Courage and Conviction shows why Christopher Columbus remains not only a man worthy of admiration, but a noble icon of what it means to be a Catholic and an American.

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    Why the Knights of Columbus?

    For much of U.S. history, Columbus has symbolized civic unity and the hope of building an inclusive society

    Honoring our Namesake

    Knights celebrate Columbus Day, knowing that our namesake gave voice to generations of Catholics, and helped clear a path for our diverse society.

    A Centuries-long Witness to Faith

    Columbus and Native American History

    Columbus Rediscovered

    The navigator who united two hemispheres was not a saint — but his momentous role in history should be celebrated

    Why Columbus Sailed

    Interview with Carol Delaney, cultural anthropologist and long-time professor at Stanford University, about her book titled Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem (Free Press, 2011).

    Five Myths About Columbus

    Outrageous claims about Columbus need to be tempered by a sober look at the historical record

    Christopher Columbus and Fake History

    Once the target of anti-Catholic sentiment, Columbus is often slandered by those who misrepresent his legacy

    Lessons of History

    Righting wrongs against Native Americans must start with a just appraisal of the past

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