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Knights from across the nation march in support of the right to life during the first post-Roe March for Life.
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“God doesn’t make mistakes,” Casey Gunning, a teacher’s aide and Special Olympics athlete, said at Life Fest Jan. 20. “He gives every life as a gift. God has given my life a meaning and a purpose and a very special mission — to love.” The joy-filled event, held at the D.C. Entertainment and Sports Arena before the March for Life, featured dynamic speakers, music, eucharistic adoration, and Mass celebrated by Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori.
In war-torn Ukraine, thousands of people are in need of mobility equipment that the government is unable to provide. Seeing this shortage, Knights worked with the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation to bring wheelchairs into the country and distribute them to amputees and others with disabilities.
“I’ve worked with the Knights of Columbus since 2006, and I cannot say enough about them,” said Christina Flessner, executive director of the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation. “It seems they are truly Knights in action. One of the biggest gifts is giving people hope.”
The 2023 Knights of Columbus–Marist Poll also shows support for pregnancy resource centers and opposition to taxpayer-funded abortions.
Since 1979, members of Father Frank Colacicco Council 4060 in Danville, California, have provided food baskets to those in need during the Christmas season. An initiative that started with just a few boxes has grown over four decades into a project that provides hundreds of food baskets and wrapped gifts for local families in the Bay Area.
Taking inspiration from the teaching and witness of the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Knights of Columbus are committed to the practice of charity in service to families, the Church and those in need. In this latest episode of KnightCast, which begins with a message from Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly about the death of Pope Benedict, host Jonathan Reyes talks with guests about the Order’s humanitarian work in Poland and Ukraine, engaging ways to share the Gospel, the unique rewards of a career that supports families’ financial security, and the intersection of sports and faith.
The Knights of San Eugenio de Mazenod Council 17299 in Miramar, Florida, started their free soccer program for local children in 2019 with makeshift goals and donated equipment on an empty church field. The program has been such a hit that it now runs year-round, teaching kids teamwork, supporting families and building up the parish community.
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly represents Order at funeral of Pope Benedict XVI
Just before Christmas this year, Massachusetts Knights organized a Coats for Kids event at Boston’s Cathedral of the Holy Cross, giving away more than 1,000 coats to children. For more information about the Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids program, visit Winter Coats for Kids.
On the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North and South Dakota, more than 40% of residents live in poverty. In September 2022, Knights from nine North Dakota councils came together to make and outfit 50 beds for families on the reservation. The initiative, which they called “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep,” was just the latest among a growing number of innovative K of C projects to engage with and assist Indigenous communities since the Order launched its Native Solidarity Initiative in 2019.
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