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EPISODE 11 | Jan. 11, 2023
Inspired by Benedict XVI

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.Episode Highlights:● Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly offers comments as he and Knights around the world join the universal Church in mourning the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The Order was privileged to support his pontificate in numerous ways, and Pope Benedict played an important role in the canonization cause of Father Michael McGivney, whom he declared Venerable in 2008.● The supreme knight shares highlights from his recent trip to Poland and Ukraine, Dec. 2-6. There, he offered a message of solidarity and support to government officials, Catholic leaders and those who have been affected by the war in Ukraine. He also discusses the Knights of Columbus Vivat Jesus Spiritual Planner, designed to help men develop and maintain a daily prayer routine.● Father John Riccardo, executive director of ACTS XXIX and member of St. Anastasia Council 13453 in Troy, Michigan, shares about his work on the Rescue Project, a global mission to proclaim the Gospel in an attractive and compelling way. Father Riccardo describes the power of offering people a way to make sense of the world, history and life that is vastly different from the story our modern culture tells. Learn more at rescueproject.us.● General Agent Andy Wheaton and his wife, Kate, reflect on the blessings of working for a charitable organization with a long history of dedication to providing families with security and financial stability. To learn more, visit kofc.org/agentcareers.● Father Richard Rocha, chaplain for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, discusses the intersection of professional sports and the Catholic faith. He shares his experience as a former football coach, how he discerned a call to the priesthood and the ways he supports athletes’ spiritual lives as a “coach on God’s team.”● Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori presents his monthly challenge for February 2023, focused on showing proper respect for God. He encourages us to never use the Lord’s name in vain and always to give glory and respect to God through the words we speak.
First launched in 2021, KnightCast is an inspirational video series forming men on their journey to be better husbands, fathers, citizens and Catholics. Learn more and view past episodes at kofc.org/knightcast.
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