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News for Knights of Columbus
VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 32 │ AUG. 9, 2022
The 140th Supreme Convention, which took place in Nashville, Tennessee, Aug. 2-4, was an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of the Order and to look forward to the work ahead. As Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly said in his annual report, Knights are needed more than ever to go “into the breach” to defend life, protect the family, serve the vulnerable and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For extended coverage, visit kofc.org/convention.
‘Together, We Step Into the Breach’Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly, delivering his first in-person annual report since he was installed in 2021, urged Knights to rise to meet cultural challenges to life, family and faith by practicing the principles of the Order. “Our moment is now. And our mission is clear,” he said. “The world needs men who will match these times.” READ MORE | FULL REPORT
New Supreme Directors ElectedThree new Supreme Directors were elected to the Knights of Columbus Board of Directors during the Aug. 3 business session: Alfredo Vela, immediate past state deputy of Texas; Jamey Roth, immediate past state deputy of Kansas; and Michael McCusker, immediate past state deputy of Tennessee. READ MORE
Past Supreme Knight Carl Anderson — pictured with his wife, Dorian — is recognized during the States Dinner.
K of C Leaders HonoredThis year’s States Dinner celebrated the work of several Knights of Columbus leaders, including Past Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and Ukraine State Deputy Youriy Maletskiy. Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly and Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori paid tribute to Anderson for his years of service to the Order and his farsighted leadership, particularly in support of various charitable initiatives, a culture of life, and persecuted Christians in the Middle East. State Deputy Maletskiy received the St. Michael Award for his pivotal role in the Order’s humanitarian work in Ukraine. WATCH HERE | READ MORE
 Healing in Body and SoulIn 2021, Joseph McGivney was diagnosed with acute psychosis and dementia, and his family was told to prepare for 24/7 care. Then, suddenly, “the lights came back on.” He believes the intercession of his relative, Blessed Michael McGivney, brought him back to health — and faith. WATCH HERE | READ MOREAs the Order prepares for its founder’s feast day this Saturday, you’ll find more stories of devotion to Blessed Michael and favors received through his intercession on our social media channels. 
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