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In Honor of Fallen Brothers

Posted on May 23, 2024 in: General News

In Honor of Fallen Brothers
A Marine Corps veteran and Knight carves battlefield crosses for families whose sons made the ultimate sacrifice By Hunter Cates 5/1/2024 Source Dust dances in the air every time Anthony Marquez carves his latest wooden statue. With dozens under his belt, he’s honed his craft, but ...

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Hero of Hill 875

Posted on May 23, 2024 in: General News

Hero of Hill 875
Medal of Honor recipient Father Charles J. Watters constantly risked his life to save others in Vietnam By Joseph Pronechen 5/1/2024 Source Father Charles J. Watters celebrated his last Mass on Nov. 19, 1967, on a bright Sunday morning deep in the central highlands of South Vietnam. Vest...

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Defending the Vulnerable in Canada
Knights participate in pro-life marches from Ontario to British Columbia By Cecilia Engbert 5/15/2024 Source Thousands of pro-life advocates, including Knights of Columbus and their families, marched against abortion and euthanasia in cities across Canada on May 9. In addition to the 27t...

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Library in Rome Named for Blessed Michael McGivney
The Pontifical Filipino College library was recently renovated with Knights’ support 5/16/2024 Source On April 27, the Pontifical Filipino College in Rome renamed its library — recently renovated and expanded with support from the Knights of Columbus — in honor of the Orde...

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A New Home in Lithuania

Posted on May 23, 2024 in: General News

A New Home in Lithuania
Knights of Columbus in Vilnius turn an empty hotel into a residence for Ukrainian refugees By Karolina Świder 5/16/2024 Source When Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Yuliia Solonyna felt as if her spirit had broken. She left her hometown of Izyum, 75 miles from the Russian border,...

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Knights of the Eucharist

Posted on May 09, 2024 in: General News

Knights of the Eucharist
As the feast of Corpus Christi approaches, K of C councils and assemblies prepare to support Eucharistic processions By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 5/2/2024 Source Father Benjamin Roberts wasn’t sure what to expect when his parish, Our Lady of Lourdes in Monroe, North Carolina, plann...

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Supreme Knight Addresses John Carroll Society
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly spoke at the Catholic professional organization’s annual dinner after receiving its highest honor By Columbia staff 4/24/2024 Source Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly spoke to the John Carroll Society in Washington, D.C., April 13, emphasizing a message that...

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Support in Difficulties

Posted on May 02, 2024 in: General News

Support in Difficulties
In its journey through Poland and Ukraine, the Order’s pilgrim icon of St. Joseph has inspired pro-life charity and consoled families affected by war By Karolina Świder and Tomasz Adamski 5/1/2024 Source On Saturday, April 27, Bishop Damian Bryl of Kalisz presided over a solemn Mas...

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‘She Lives With Him’

Posted on May 02, 2024 in: General News

‘She Lives With Him’
A cause for canonization has opened for Michelle Duppong, a North Dakota farmgirl and FOCUS missionary from a Knights of Columbus family By Patti Armstrong 4/1/2024 Source What’s it like to call your little sister a Servant of God as the Church investigates her for possible saintho...

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Widowed by War

Posted on May 02, 2024 in: General News

Widowed by War
Knights-funded project brings psychological aid to the families of Ukrainian soldiers killed in combat Source By Solomiia Karpiv 4/25/2024 Nestled in the Kyiv region of Ukraine, the city of Fastiv is small in size, but it’s home to approximately 180 families of fallen Ukrainian sol...

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An Encounter with Father McGivney
K of C chaplains travel from Poland to visit sites associated with the Order’s founder Source By Cecilia Engbert 4/17/2024 Twenty-one Knights of Columbus chaplains from Poland made a pilgrimage in the northeast United States, April 8-16, walking in the footsteps of Blessed Michael ...

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Order Honors Cardinal Seán O’Malley
The Knights of Columbus Board of Directors presented the cardinal with a resolution recognizing his service to the Church at their quarterly meeting By Cecilia Engbert 4/16/2024 Source The Knights of Columbus Board of Directors recognized Cardinal Seán O’Malley, archbishop of Bosto...

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Defending Life in Connecticut

Posted on April 18, 2024 in: General News

Defending Life in Connecticut
Knights join pro-life advocates for the third March for Life in the Order’s home state By Cecilia Engbert 4/3/2024 Source Knights of Columbus and their families joined nearly 2,000 pro-life advocates to take a stand for life in the Order’s home state at the third annual Conne...

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More Than Buildings

Posted on April 18, 2024 in: General News

More Than Buildings
With Order support, conservation experts are creating digital scans of Ukraine’s churches to protect the country’s cultural heritage By Karolina Świder 4/1/2024 Source The nine towers of the 18th-century Holy Trinity Cathedral in Novomoskovsk, Ukraine, stand tall against the ...

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The Gift and Task of Unity

Posted on April 11, 2024 in: General News

The Gift and Task of Unity
Knights are called to pray and work for the unity that Christ wills for the Church and our families By Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly 4/1/2024 Source At a time when our culture and politics are more divided than ever, so too is there polarization within the Church. The Second Vatican Co...

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‘Spiritual Lifeboats’ on the Titanic
The three Catholic priests on the doomed ship heroically brought comfort and absolution to its passengers until the end By K.V. Turley 4/1/2024 Source On the night of April 14, 1912, as RMS Titanic plowed through the Atlantic, all appeared to be in order. It was to prove a tragic illusio...

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Sculpting Our Founder

Posted on April 11, 2024 in: General News

Sculpting Our Founder
An interview with artist Chas Fagan about the creative vision of his new statue of Blessed Michael McGivney 3/1/2024 Source “When I paint or sculpt a figure, I always feel like I get to know them,” says artist Chas Fagan. “It’s like adding one more person to the long...

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‘If You Need a Miracle’

Posted on April 04, 2024 in: General News

‘If You Need a Miracle’
When faced with unexpected trials, many turn to Blessed Michael McGivney as a friend and intercessor in heaven By John Burger 3/1/2024 Source Since Father Michael McGivney’s beatification in October 2020, countless people around the world have sought his intercession in times of ne...

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Praying for the Living and the Dead
Knights fund Mass stipends to benefit both Ukrainian priests and the faithful they serve By Karolina Świder and Solomiia Karpiv 3/26/2024 Source In Odesa, Ukraine, two years after the start of the war, one still cannot escape the constant shelling and the fear it generates — one ca...

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Sharing Talents

Posted on March 21, 2024 in: General News

Sharing Talents
Seven councils collaborate to paint homes at an Indiana community for adults with disabilities By Cecilia Engbert 3/19/2024 Source As Mike Catania, a member of Nativity of Our Savior Council 9114 in Portage, Indiana, helped his son Steven move into a new home in November 2021, he noticed...

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St. Joseph’s Eloquent Silence
The protector of the Holy Family teaches us how to listen to God’s voice and act decisively By Father Boniface Hicks, OSB 3/1/2024 Source “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38). These well-known words of Mary, which we ...

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‘Exactly the Right Thing’

Posted on March 14, 2024 in: General News

‘Exactly the Right Thing’
Knights in North America show their unwavering solidarity with the Ukrainian people through material and spiritual support 3/12/2024 By Mary Christie Source To say that the war in Ukraine has resulted in a humanitarian crisis would be an understatement. Hundreds of thousands of families ...

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Embrace Your Mission

Posted on March 07, 2024 in: General News

Embrace Your Mission
God calls each of us uniquely, seeking to accomplish his plan in and through our lives By Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly 3/1/2024 Source Later this month, we will observe Good Friday on March 29, which also marks Founder’s Day — the 142nd anniversary of the founding of the K...

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Scholarships for Emerging Leaders
Hundreds of students receive financial assistance from the Knights each year By Cecilia Engbert 3/6/2024 Source For the 2023-2024 academic year, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council awarded scholarships totaling close to $1.5 million to more than 500 students. Most recipients are the ...

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‘I Can, You Can, We Can!’

Posted on March 07, 2024 in: General News

‘I Can, You Can, We Can!’
Knights encourage Lenten almsgiving with 40 Cans for Lent food drives By Cecilia Engbert 2/28/2024 Source Dennis Chaput was lying awake at 4 in the morning in September 2010 when inspiration struck. As he tried to fall back to sleep after a diabetic attack, he heard God ask him to start ...

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Plunging with Purpose

Posted on March 07, 2024 in: General News

Plunging with Purpose
Virginia Knights surpass $1 million raised for Special Olympics through Polar Plunges since 2013 By Cecilia Engbert 2/28/2024 Source The shores of Virginia Beach are generally empty during the cold winter months, but that was not the case Feb. 3, the day of Virginia’s annual Polar ...

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New Midshipmen Knights

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: General News

New Midshipmen Knights
United States Naval Academy council nearly doubles in size with recent exemplification By Cecilia Engbert 2/21/2024 Source Seventeen midshipmen joined the Knights of Columbus council at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, during an exemplification ceremony Feb. 8, a s...

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‘A Special Time of Brotherhood’

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: General News

‘A Special Time of Brotherhood’
A K of C chaplain recalls the months he spent under Russian occupation in the Ukrainian city of Melitopol 2/14/2024 Source Father Oleksandr “Sashko” Bohomaz didn’t flee when Russian troops invaded Ukraine Feb. 24, 2022, nor when they captured his home, the city of Melitopo...

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Super Bowl Champ Says 'World Needs Knights'
Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs kicker, spoke at 55th annual College Councils Conference by Andrew Fowler 9/21/2020 Source Harrison Butker’s impact on the football field is tremendous. As kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs, he was a vital component to the team’s victory in...

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‘Far Beyond Pearls’

Posted on February 22, 2024 in: General News

‘Far Beyond Pearls’
Spousal love and support, epitomized by the late Ann Dechant, make our work as Knights of Columbus possible By Supreme Knight Patrick E. Kelly 12/1/2023 Source Last month, on the feast of All Souls, I had the great honor to deliver the eulogy at the funeral of Ann L. Dechant, wife of the...

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Pilgrimage – National Eucharistic Congress with the Fort Worth Diocese Group
When: July 17-21, 2024 Where: Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN What: Pilgrimage – National Eucharistic Congress with the Fort Worth Diocese Group Click here to get more info on traveling with the Fort Worth Diocese Click here to learn more about this event!

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SIX members of The Stark Agency Earned MDRT!
MDRT is our industries greatest honor to belong to! Only about 2% of all people in our profession earn this distinction every year, this year SIX people on our team earned this honor.  This represents 40% of our team, and exudes the hard work, dedication, determination, and passion for our care...

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2nd Annual Knight Up at The Pines Catholic Camp
When: April 5-7th, 2024 Where: The Pines Catholic Camp, 321 Private Rd 1010, Big Sandy, Tx 75755 Register to join us or donate to the event – https://www.thepines.org/knightup Please share within your sphere of influences and councils, many ways to help support this event: We ...

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Men’s Conference

Posted on February 02, 2024 in: General News

Men’s Conference
When: February 24th, 2024 Where: St Jude in Allen, Tx The Stark agency is proud to support this years North Texas Men’s Conference, I pray you will join us for this likely sold out event.  We are told there are only a couple hundred tickets left!  You will have the opportunity ...

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Sweet Surrender

Posted on February 01, 2024 in: General News

Sweet Surrender
Safe Haven Baby Boxes spread to 14 states and counting with K of C support By Natalie Hoefer 1/1/2024 Source Jordan and Gabrielle Bullard of Shelbyville, Indiana, recalled with a chuckle the day they welcomed their adopted daughter, Lynne Marie, last spring. “It felt kind of sha...

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Restored to Glory

Posted on February 01, 2024 in: General News

Restored to Glory
Knights of Columbus supports restoration of baldacchino in St. Peter’s Basilica By Cecilia Engbert 1/11/2024 Source The Knights of Columbus will fund a yearlong restoration of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s iconic baldacchino above the high altar of St. Peter’s Basilica, Suprem...

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In Tune With Life

Posted on January 11, 2024 in: General News

In Tune With Life
A Colorado K of C family bears witness to the joy of raising children with special needs By Carl Bunderson and Columbia staff 1/1/2024 Source A rollicking cacophony of children’s voices and scampering feet, sometimes accompanied by a drumroll of falling objects, greets the ears of ...

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What Do You Desire Most?

Posted on January 11, 2024 in: General News

What Do You Desire Most?
If the call to holiness strikes us as boring, then it’s time for an examination of conscience and imagination By Father John Connaughton 1/1/2024 Source "Few people want to be saints these days, but everyone is trying to lose weight.” When I first read these words from F...

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Beacons of Light

Posted on January 04, 2024 in: General News

Beacons of Light
Knights partner with Catholic medical centers to serve and empower women and to save lives By Zoey Maraist 1/1/2024 Source Around the United States, a different kind of health care center is increasingly making its mark. At these clinics, life is honored from the moment of conception; fe...

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‘The Chain of Solidarity’

Posted on January 04, 2024 in: General News

‘The Chain of Solidarity’
An interview with Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki of Lviv about the ongoing humanitarian consequences of war in Ukraine 1/1/2024 Source In February 2023, on the first anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki of Lviv thanked the Knights of Co...

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One Common Mission

Posted on January 04, 2024 in: General News

One Common Mission
Knights help Albertine Brothers and Sisters in Lviv care for the poor and victims of war By Peter Gedicks Source At 2 p.m. every day, a line forms outside the home of the Albertine Brothers in Lviv, Ukraine — hundreds of people hoping to receive a hot meal, warm clothes and a few mome...

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Roses for Our Lady

Posted on December 14, 2023 in: General News

Roses for Our Lady
Knights present silver roses and thousands of pro-life pledges at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 12/12/2023 Source As thousands gathered at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City to celebrate the feast of St. Juan Diego...

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Become a Knight of the Eucharist

Posted on December 07, 2023 in: General News

Become a Knight of the Eucharist
12/5/2023 Source Dear Brother Knight, As Catholics and as Knights, the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life” – in all that we do, the root of our strength. When we receive our Lord in Holy Communion, we are fed, then sent forth to be Christ’s emi...

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Everyday Heroes Episodes Win Emmys

Posted on December 07, 2023 in: General News

Everyday Heroes Episodes Win Emmys
12/4/2023 Source Two short films produced by the Knights of Columbus for Everyday Heroes Season 3 were honored with regional Emmy Awards this year. “Hero on the Hudson” received top honors in the category “In the Human Interest – Short Form Content” at the New ...

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Commitment on the Court

Posted on December 07, 2023 in: General News

Commitment on the Court
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship program marks a half-century By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 12/1/2023 Source In the winter of 1973, children in Florida and North Dakota stepped onto basketball courts to take the first shots of a pilot Knights of Columbus program intended to...

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One Million Coats!

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

One Million Coats!
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly presents $50,000 and nearly 1,000 coats to Denver Catholic schools in honor of Coats for Kids milestone By Cecilia Engbert 11/15/2023 Source The Knights of Columbus celebrated the donation of 1 million coats through the Order’s Coats for Kids program by...

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‘A Mission of Hope’

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

‘A Mission of Hope’
At Midyear Membership Meeting, state deputies are urged to meet societal challenges by helping the Knights grow in membership, charity and faith By Alton Pelowski 11/15/2023 Source Knights of Columbus leaders representing nearly 70 jurisdictions gathered in Denver Nov. 3-5 for the Midyea...

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Courage at Ia Drang

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

Courage at Ia Drang
Medal of Honor recipient Walter Joseph Marm Jr. recalls the 1965 battle that changed the Vietnam War 11/1/2023 Source Just months after 2nd Lt. Walter Joseph “Joe” Marm became an officer in the U.S. Army, he was disembarking from a helicopter in central Vietnam and leading a pla...

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Top-Flight Charity

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

Top-Flight Charity
Military Knights in Utah deliver thousands of pounds of groceries each year to combat hunger By Marie Mischel 11/1/2023 Source Fighter jets and other military aircraft zooming over breathtaking natural landscapes are a daily spectacle at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah. Much less...

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A Place to Call Home

Posted on November 17, 2023 in: General News

A Place to Call Home
In Rava-Ruska, Ukraine, a recently renovated monastery accommodates foster families fleeing the war By Peter Gedicks 11/14/2023 Source The Knights of Columbus holds caring for the most vulnerable as a vital part of its mission. In keeping with this vision, the Order has collaborated with...

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All Work for More Play

Posted on November 02, 2023 in: General News

All Work for More Play
Connecticut council constructs a parish playground dedicated to Blessed Michael McGivney By Elizabeth Sadusky and Columbia staff 10/31/2023 Source When the pastor at St. Matthew Church in Norwalk, Connecticut, wanted to build a playground on church grounds for the parish’s many yo...

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Ohio Knights Rally for Life

Posted on November 02, 2023 in: General News

Ohio Knights Rally for Life
Knights join thousands in pro-life witness at the state capital before a landmark vote on abortion and parental rights By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 10/30/2023 Source Overcast skies gave way to piercing sunshine just as more than 5,000 demonstrators, including Knights of Columbus and thei...

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Theater as Therapy

Posted on November 02, 2023 in: General News

Theater as Therapy
McGivney House workshops help Ukrainian refugees rebuild skills for their new lives By Peter Gedicks 10/25/2023 Source In a well-lit room at the Blessed Michael McGivney House in Radom, Poland, a small group sits in an intimate semicircle. Participants share supportive glances as a young...

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Christ Gives Us the Heart of a Father
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly speaks at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs as pilgrims gather for the New York State Eucharistic Congress By Cecilia Engbert 10/25/2023 Source Nearly 8,500 people attended the New York State Eucharistic Congress at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auries...

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‘Serving Our Neighbor Is Serving Jesus’
When a parish family lost their home to arson, Arkansas Knights went above and beyond to help the family rebuild By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 10/9/2023 Source When families in Rogers, Arkansas, need a hand to pay rent, buy groceries or fix a roof, members of Los Martires Mexicanos Counci...

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‘Living the Faith as a Family’
The Order releases a video series to help Catholics understand the nature and purpose of marriage, family and fatherhood 9/26/2023 Source A new K of C video series launches this week, one that seeks to illuminate the truth and beauty of the Church’s teachings on marriage and family an...

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Rosary Warriors

Posted on October 05, 2023 in: General News

Rosary Warriors
Knights in Ukraine offer spiritual support to refugees as they pray to Our Lady for peace By Peter Gedicks 10/4/2023 Source Several Knights wearing white and yellow baldrics stood before a group of people outside the Cathedral of the Resurrection Christ in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, on Ju...

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College Knights Show Up for Life

Posted on September 14, 2023 in: General News

College Knights Show Up for Life
Knights at the George Washington University support vulnerable women and children at D.C. pregnancy resource center By Cecilia Engbert 9/1/2023 Source Janet Durig, executive director of the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center, proudly watched a group of college Knights unload and sort boxes of...

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‘We Will Not Abandon Them’

Posted on September 14, 2023 in: General News

‘We Will Not Abandon Them’
Order raises more than $1 million in relief for Maui community devastated by fire By Cecilia Hadley 9/1/2023 Source Principal Tonato Lolesio walked slowly around the remains of Sacred Hearts School in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Sept. 1, her first time back since Aug. 8, when the town was razed ...

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A Family’s Heroic Witness of Love

Posted on September 14, 2023 in: General News

A Family’s Heroic Witness of Love
Józef and Wiktoria Ulma, killed in 1944 for hiding Jews, will be beatified this month with their seven children By Robert Mixa 9/1/2023 Source It was a long Lent for Catholics in Markowa, a town of 4,500 inhabitants in southeastern Poland. The year was 1944, four years into the German oc...

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On a Mission from God

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

On a Mission from God
Knights train to bring Cor, the Order’s new evangelization effort, to 40 more jurisdictions By Cecilia Hadley 8/30/2023 Source “In this new era, forming Catholic men must be our top priority,” Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly told Knights at the 141st Supreme Convention in ...

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Men of the Word

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

Men of the Word
A new K of C Bible study invites Knights to take up the “sword of the Spirit” and rediscover the power of Scripture By James B. Prothro 7/1/2023 Source Knights are called to be men of service and prayer — caring for our families, parishes and communities, and praying fo...

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Supporting Widows and Orphans of War

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

Supporting Widows and Orphans of War
Ukrainian Knights launch initiative to pray with and for the relatives of fallen soldiers By Mateusz Ziomber 8/23/2023 Source Death has become a frequent guest in Ukraine since the Russian invasion, visiting people of all ages, backgrounds and social standings. Trauma, grief and loss hav...

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More Than a Game

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

More Than a Game
With chaplain’s help, Ontario Knights send new soccer balls to Nigerian schoolchildren By Elisha Valladares-Cormier 8/23/2023 Source In Nigeria, where soccer is king but leather soccer balls are expensive, children often resort to making their own balls using plastic bags, old clot...

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Pilgrimage to Portugal

Posted on September 06, 2023 in: General News

Pilgrimage to Portugal
College Knights take part in World Youth Day in Lisbon By Cecilia Hadley 8/17/2023 Source The K of C flag was among the many flags waving in Lisbon, Portugal, last month, carried by a group of college Knights as they took part in World Youth Day 2023. Eight students of the Knights of ...

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From Fixer-Upper to Monastery

Posted on August 03, 2023 in: General News

From Fixer-Upper to Monastery
Knights transform an old rectory to welcome Carmelite nuns to their Connecticut diocese By Fred Afflerbach 7/25/2023 Source A vacant house is a sad site: shuttered windows, locked doors. No one coming and going, no one laughing — and no one praying. The rectory at St. Emery Parish ...

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Saving Monuments of the Past, Protecting the Future
With K of C support, preservation experts use laser scans to document endangered Ukrainian churches By Mateusz Ziomber 7/19/2023 Source The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Vyazivka, Ukraine — built entirely from wood, without a single nail — stood for 160...

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K of C Convention on the Air

Posted on July 20, 2023 in: General News

K of C Convention on the Air
Experience the 141st Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus live from Orlando, Fla. — and online 7/20/2023 Source Knights of Columbus and family members from around the world — joined by numerous bishops, priests, religious sisters and special guests — will gather i...

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Welcome Kerry Schindler to the team!
We are proud to announce that Kerry Schindler from Stephenville Texas is joining our team! Kerry will be serving the Stephenville, Weatherford, Mineral Wells, Granbury, Brownwood and Glen Rose areas.  He is married to his bride Mary and they have one son!  They love traveling around the co...

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Tim Bradford – Agent of the Month
Please help me congratulate FA Tim Bradford, FICF, CLTC on a great month in April!  Tim passionately serves our Colleyville, Southlake, Grapevine, St Andrews and St Peters areas!  Take a moment to drop him an email Tim.Bradford@KofC.org or shoot him a text to congratulate him 817-789-0456!...

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Deep Devotion in the Heart of Texas
Source By Cecilia Hadley A first-class relic of Blessed Michael McGivney visited Texas in early March, traveling almost 900 miles through three dioceses and drawing thousands to venerate the Knights of Columbus founder. From March 5 to 9, the reliquary made stops at five parishes, including t...

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First Blessed McGivney relic pilgrimage sparks remarkable ‘God moments’
The relic — a bone fragment — originally arrived in Texas as part of a special relic pilgrimage to the Dioceses of Fort Worth, San Angelo, and Lubbock held March 5-9. The listed stops included five Catholic churches, including two cathedrals. But the relic also visited Catholic schools, ...

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Mother Teresa: No Greater Love

Posted on September 02, 2022 in: General News

Mother Teresa: No Greater Love
Brother Knights, Fellow parishioners, On October 3-4, more than 900 theaters across the country will release Mother Teresa: No Greater Love, a feature-length film produced by the Knights of Columbus. Made to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Mother Teresa’s passing, this documentary is a ...

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 Agent of the Month – Michael Bryant
Help me to congratulate and thank our July Agent of the Month, Assistant General Agent Michael Bryant! He earned this honor with a much steep competition on our team that posted one of our best months of the year! He helped a LOT of Brother Knights and their families in July, he has a real passion t...

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Catholic Bowl II – September 10th 1:30pm
We are proud to be a sponsor for this year's Catholic Bowl II at The Star in Frisco on September 10th. Hope you will join us and support our Fort Worth Diocese teams - Nolan Catholic High School - Official and Sacred Heart Catholic School football teams as they take on some great teams at this y...

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An Opportunity to Grow

Posted on July 28, 2022 in: General News

June Agent of the Month

Posted on July 08, 2022 in: General News

June Agent of the Month
Tom Centarri earns June Agent of the Month.  He put together one of the best months we have ever seen.  He earned a belt buckle for being one of the top agents in the entire region this month as well.  Tom recently earned his Certified Long-Term Care Designation (CLTC) to better serve...

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Proclaim the dignity of every human life
Source Statement From Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly Following the United States Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly issued the following statement following...

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MDRT 2022 in Boston

Posted on July 07, 2022 in: General News

MDRT 2022 in Boston
The Stark Agency was represented well by two of our teams top men, Tim Bradford and Alfred Sanchez.  Our team is blessed to have almost half of our team qualify for membership in www.MDRT.org . This is a top honor for a financial service professional.  Only the top 2% of all people in the ...

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We are hiring!

Posted on June 09, 2022 in: General News

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Stark Agency Helped with Wheelchairs!
Many of the team answered the call when our Brother Knights got word that the Fort Worth Diocese had 160 wheelchairs coming our way.  Thanks to all our councils that made this possible, that is 160 people that will receive the gift of mobility!  Thank you to all our Brother Knights that he...

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Texas Knights Deliver the 100th Ultrasound in Texas
Source The Loreta House in Denton received the 100th Ultrasound machine donated by the Texas Knights of Columbus. Ironically, the Loreta House received the very first Ultrasound machine in Texas in 2009. On Saturday, February 12, 2022, State Deputy Alfredo Vela and his wife Rosa, Rand...

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Pope Francis Blesses Easter Basket
Source The Pope greeted the Supreme Knight who was on his way to Ukraine to join Polish Knights in delivering the care packages to Ukrainian families. Pope Francis blessed a very special Easter basket during a private audience granted to Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly and his family at the Vatic...

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Ukraine Solidarity Fund

Posted on March 29, 2022 in: General News

Ukraine Solidarity Fund
To date, our members and friends have donated $9,198,359. As the situation in Ukraine continues to change, the need to support refugees continues to grow. The Knights of Columbus will be working with our councils in Poland as well as the Latin and Greek Catholic Churches in Ukraine to provid...

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Forward with Hope

Posted on March 28, 2022 in: General News

Forward with Hope
3/1/2022 Source Pro-life advocates gathered with renewed hope this year for the 49th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., their spirits buoyed by the significant challenge to Roe v. Wade now before the U.S. Supreme Court. Knights of Colum- bus from across the country, including S...

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Prayer Has Won Wars

Posted on March 28, 2022 in: General News

Prayer Has Won Wars
3/1/2022 Source Ukraine Solidarity Fund Cardinal Konrad Krajewski leads an ecumenical prayer service at the Archcathedral Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lviv on March 10. Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (left) and Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki (right) were among...

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2022 Top Performers Trip

Posted on March 28, 2022 in: General News

2022 Top Performers Trip
Beginning on March 19 – March 26th the Knights of Columbus took their best of the best to the Baha Mar Grand Hyatt resort in the Bahamas.  The Stark Agency was well represented with our Agent of the Year Alfred and Fifi Sanchez serving Midland/Odessa areas, Assistant General Agent Andrew ...

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KofC Asset Advisors Surpasses  $1  Billion  in Mutual  Fund  Assets
New Haven, Connecticut -- Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors (KoCAA), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Knights of Columbus, announced today that its total assets held in mutual funds has reached $1 billion*. This achievement is accompanied by strong returns for investors, with six of their nine mutu...

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What It Means to Be Pro-Life

Posted on March 04, 2022 in: General News

What It Means to Be Pro-Life
Hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates will gather in Washington on Friday for the annual March for Life. Every year it is one of the biggest demonstrations in the nation's capital, but some of the movement's most dedicated members won't be there.

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Ukraine Solidarity Fund

Posted on March 04, 2022 in: General News

Ukraine Solidarity Fund
Your gift today will provide temporary shelter, food, medical supplies, clothing, communications and religious supplies. These items will all be immediately distributed, and 100% of your gift will go directly to these displaced people. Join us today in supporting Ukraine Solidarity Fund! To ...

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Pope Francis Receives Supreme Knight in Audience
Source Knights of Columbus Statement Regarding the Private Audience Granted by Pope Francis to Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly Attending the audience with Pope Francis were (left to right) Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly, Past Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lo...

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Advancing Father McGivney’s Mission
Source As Knights of Columbus leaders gather for annual mid-year meeting, Supreme Knight Kelly urges them to grow in faith, expand the Order’s membership, and advance the mission established by Blessed Michael McGivney. Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly addresses K of C jurisdiction leaders...

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America's Best Insurance Companies

Posted on November 30, 2021 in: General News

America's Best Insurance Companies
Jason Bisnoff Sept. 29m 2021 Source The insurance industry in the United States employs more than 2.8 million people across nearly 6,000 companies with net premiums written totaling $1.28 trillion in 2020 according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. Like much of the global economy, ...

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