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Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly invites Knights of Columbus and their families to join him at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 — not only to celebrate the reversal of Roe v. Wade, but also to send a clear pro-life message to lawmakers and resist efforts to codify legal abortion in federal law. The supreme knight also encourages Knights across the United States to support and participate in pro-life events at the state level: “Every Knight has a part to play, and every council should get involved.”
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During last month’s Mid-Year Meeting in Florida, Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori spoke to state deputies about the connection between evangelization and catechesis, and emphasized the need for “radical solidarity” with women facing crisis pregnancies.
Tell others about Knightline Forward this newsletter to Catholic men interested in the Knights, and let them know they can become a member for free online. You can also share your questions, feedback and story ideas by emailing email@example.com. Mother Teresa: No Greater Love, the Knights of Columbus-produced documentary about the inspiring life of St. Teresa of Calcutta, made its nationwide debut in Canada Nov. 2-3. Missionaries of Charity in Winnipeg, Manitoba, joined local Knights at a screening with some of the people they serve. For more information about streaming or purchasing the film, visit Mother Teresa: No Greater Love Film - HOME.
Because of his diagnosis with ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, Tom Peterson wasn’t sure he would be able to serve two years as grand knight of St. Juan Diego Council 12175 in Seattle. However, with the support of his wife, his brother Knights and his deep faith, Peterson continues to lead his council, encouraging and inspiring those he serves.
Since early 2020, Knights of Columbus in Maryland have been making monthly deliveries to local Little Sisters of the Poor residences, keeping them stocked with food, cleaning supplies and other essential items. When the war in Ukraine broke out in February 2022, the sisters decided they wanted to give something back. They contributed to the Order’s Ukraine Solidarity Fund, which provides humanitarian aid such as temporary shelter, food and medical supplies to those displaced by the war.
Professor Kevin C. Walsh was installed Nov. 8 as the first Knights of Columbus Endowed Professor of Law and the Catholic Tradition, a new chair at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly, who serves on the CUA Board of Trustees, addressed university president Peter Kilpatrick, Professor Walsh and other dignitaries during the installation ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Knights of Columbus in Poland held the country’s first Coats for Kids event Oct. 1, during Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori’s recent visit there. With winter quickly approaching, many Ukrainian refugee children need new coats, which Archbishop Lori helped to distribute at a home for children outside Częstochowa.
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine last February, more than 100 children from the cities of Myrne and Melitopol were relocated to a retreat center outside Częstochowa, Poland. With financial assistance from the Knights of Columbus, the local branch of the international charitable organization Caritas now operates the center as an orphanage, offering love, safety and stability to refugee children who have lost everything. Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly visited the home and spent time with the children there during Holy Week of 2022.
In the latest episode of KnightCast, host Jonathan Reyes speaks with guests about the annual K of C College Councils Conference, fostering faith among professional athletes, and the lasting legacies of St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta. KnightCast is an inspirational video series forming men on their journey to be better husbands, fathers, citizens and Catholics.
Previous episodes of KnightCast can be viewed at Knightcast.
The cities of Chernihiv, in northern Ukraine, and Irpin, near Kyiv, were both devastated by the Russian invasion. Knights of Columbus from Blessed Mykolay Charnetsky Council 16890 in Irpin recently stepped in to help residents with donations of food, medicine and more.
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