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Ed Lyons and Aubrey Semien Lead Procession with Statue of St. Pius X

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Vivat Jesus!

News for Knights of Columbus
VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 34 │ AUG. 24, 2022
 
The call to protect life takes different forms, and Knights answer it in different ways. This issue of Knightline shares just a few examples of selfless service, from supporting pregnant women and young mothers in need to helping defend one’s homeland.
 
A client of Loving Choice Pregnancy Help Center picks out a garment for her daughter from the center’s clothing boutique.
Knights for LifeThe grand knight of St. Clare of Assisi Council 9708 in Houston contacted Loving Choice Pregnancy Help Center last year with a simple question: “What can we do?” Before long the Knights were helping the center expand its space by about 50%, a project recently recognized with an International Program Award. WATCH HEREWith the Order’s new ASAP (Aid and Support After Pregnancy) program, local council donations to pregnancy resource centers such as Loving Choice now receive a 20% boost. Another Texas council, Santa Rosa de Lima Council 12522 in Andice, was the very first to apply for ASAP funds after the program launched in July — a distinction in keeping with its history of strong support for PRCs and maternity homes. READ MORE
 
Capt. Vincent Lombardi navigates his New York Waterway ferry from New Jersey to Manhattan in 2019.
Everyday Hero: Capt. Vincent LombardiNew York City ferry boat captain Vince Lombardi’s quick thinking and steady nerves helped avert catastrophe when a passenger jet landed on the Hudson River in January 2009 — an incident that became known as the “Miracle on the Hudson.” Capt. Lombardi, a past grand knight of Montclair (N.J.) Council 1277, recalls the story in Everyday Heroes Season 3: “I saw God in action that day.” WATCH HERE | READ MORE
 
 The Duty to DefendAndrii Boiko and Liubomyr Andrusiv are just two of the Ukrainian Knights who have stepped up in service to their country since the Russian invasion.
WATCH ANDRII’S STORY
WATCH LIUBOMYR’S STORY
 
 
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News for Knights of Columbus
VOLUME 40 │ NUMBER 33 │ AUG. 17, 2022
 
The Order celebrated the second-ever feast day of Blessed Michael McGivney on Aug. 13 — the day after his birthday in 1852 and the day before his death in 1890. Devotion to Father McGivney continues to grow since his beatification in 2020; this issue of Knightline shares several stories of prayers offered to the Knights of Columbus founder and a remarkable favor received through his intercession.
 
‘I turned to Father McGivney’When Joseph Hermosillo, the father of six young children, nearly died from COVID-19, the family’s pastor advised them to seek the intercession of Blessed Michael McGivney. The hospital staff could not explain Joseph’s sudden recovery, which the family believes to be a miracle. WATCH HERE
 
Father James Sullivan, rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, blesses the crowd gathered for a ceremonial unveiling of a restored statue of Blessed Michael McGivney in central Waterbury, Connecticut, where Father McGivney was born 170 years ago.
Feast Day FestivitiesThe Connecticut parishes where Michael J. McGivney grew up and later served as a priest celebrated his feast day Aug. 13 with a number of special events, including Masses, eucharistic adoration, a relic procession, and a tour of historic sites related to his life. READ MORE
 
 Our Founder, Our IntercessorThe first K of C council in the Philippines was established in Manila in 1905, only 15 years after Father McGivney’s death. Today the country is home to more than 470,000 Knights in more than 3,000 councils. Here is just one example of the deep devotion many Filipino Knights have for Father McGivney. WATCH HERE
 
 Walking TogetherPope Francis visited Canada July 24-29, making a penitential pilgrimage to ask forgiveness and seek healing with Indigenous peoples for the Church’s role in the country’s residential school system. In addition to financial support for the trip from the Supreme Council, Knights across Canada stepped up in different ways to be of service to the Holy Father. WATCH HERE
 
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Thank You to Father Frank Hernandez and his dedication to our Beloved Father Michael J. McGivney, Thank you to all Visiting Knights’.

Vivat Jesus!

Give to the ASAP (Aid and Support After Pregnancy) initiative today to support effective pro-life initiatives.
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________________________________________ Dear Brother Donald,Last week, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly gave us an inspiring message during his opening remarks at our annual Supreme Convention in Nashville.  Mr. Kelly celebrated that Roe v. Wade was recently overturned and also emphasized that now, more than ever, mothers and children need our unwavering support.  He said, “The end of Roe is a crucial milestone. But we cannot mistake it for the end of abortion. We can hope it’s the beginning of the end.  And as Knights, we must push forward with all the courage and compassion we can summon.  As much as we’ve done, there is still so much more to do.  We must increase our efforts on every front. …With Roe gone, many mothers will still experience fear and uncertainty.  Many will be tempted to seek an abortion in another state. But the Knights can point them in the right direction, toward life.  The best thing we can do is redouble our support for pregnancy resource centers.”Knights of Columbus Charities has a distinguished legacy of defending life.  We’ve played a leading role in national and state marches for life since they began. We’ve help place over 1,500 ultrasound machines in local pregnancy centers.  Today, we must continue to lead as defenders of life through our new initiative, ASAP (Aid and Support After Pregnancy). This program will provide support to local pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes allowing them to directly meet the needs of mothers and children in their community. Your gift today to our United in Charity Fund allows us to answer growing needs and allows us to be agile and adapt if needed.This fraternal year, the Knights of Columbus pledge $5M in support of local pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and other organizations that give direct assistance to new mothers and their babies. Our first step in reaching this goal is to raise $1M by August 31. To date we are nearly 20% of the way there.People often say that pro-lifers only care about babies, but as this initiative demonstrates, we are there for mother and child. The need is great. Can I count on you to act today?DONATE NOW
Want to learn more how your gift impacts mothers and babies? Watch this short clip of how local pregnancy resource centers aid moms and children in need.

Sincerely,

RONALD F. SCHWARZ
Knights of Columbus Supreme Treasurer

 
 
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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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