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Knights Mourn Passing of Virgil C. Dechant
Virgil C. Dechant was the Order’s longest-serving supreme knight, holding the office from 1977 to 2000. 2/16/2020 The Knights of Columbus mourns the loss of Past Supreme Knight Virgil C. Dechant, who passed away in his sleep at the age of 89 during the night of February 15, 2020. He was the Order’s longest-serving supreme knight, holding the office from 1977 to 2000. “God has called home a good man and one of the Knights’ great leaders,” said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson. “Virgil Dechant used to say that his goal was to leave the...

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Haven of Hope

Posted on February 10, 2020 in: General News

Haven of Hope
McGivney House provides young Iraqi families with a stable foundation for the future after years of displacement by Tom Westcott 2/1/2020 For hundreds of displaced Christians in northern Iraq, uprooted from their homes by Islamic State militants five years ago, the opening of McGivney House in Erbil offers a promise of a new beginning. “I’m so happy here,” said Nahrain Samir Shamoun, bustling around her little kitchen in preparation for Christmas last December. “What I love most is the feeling of finally being settled.” Just a mont...

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Market Insights

Posted on February 07, 2020 in: General News

Market Insights
By: Tony Minopoli, President & CIO of Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors As the end of the year is upon us, I’m reflecting on both the year behind and what lies ahead. I’m often described, by people that know me, as high-energy which is partly driven by my desire to keep learning and an absolute fascination with people. It is amazing what you can learn by listening to folks from different walks of life with varying perspectives. The other side of my personality is very introspective which drives my view that my life’s journey is to use self-reflecti...

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10 Ways Your Super Bowl Party is Catholic
Here are 10 ways your Super Bowl party supports Catholic values. San Francisco vs. Kansas City. Millions tuned in. Ads costing millions of dollars per minute. The Super Bowl is the epitome of a worldly sensation, but how does it stack up in terms of eternity? While it’s probably true that God is not concerned with who wins, it is also certain that he does care about your party. That’s right. Wherever two or three or a dozen men are gathered … God is in their midst. So let’s take a somewhat offbeat look at 10 ways your Super Bowl party suppo...

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'Champions for the Unborn'

Posted on January 31, 2020 in: General News

'Champions for the Unborn'
K of C councils are promoting pro-life legislation all across the United States Kevin J. Jones 1/1/2020 A group of Knights of Columbus gathered in a church basement after Sunday Mass in rural Michigan. They posted some signs — “Love Life, Choose Life” — and laid out their weapons: pen and paper. Each signature collected was a step toward winning a legislative battle — to ban a grisly second- trimester abortion procedure in their state. This recent effort in Michigan is just one example of how Knights at the state and local level are c...

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The Family With Over 100 Years of K of C Service
Doug Supak is a member of the K of C Insurance Hall of Fame. His son, Tom, spoke to Knightline about his dad and his family’s legacy of service. by Rose Wagner 1/6/2020 For the right man, there’s no better opportunity and no better vocation to serve. And sometimes, it becomes a family affair, as it was for Doug Supak. The Knights of Columbus were part of everyday life for Doug and his family. His son Tom says they “grew up as a Knights of Columbus family.” Active in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Grange, Texas, Doug was serving his p...

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Knights Of Columbus Launches New Life Insurance Product
Protector Universal Life-Guaranteed Product Offers Affordability And Flexibility 1/21/2020 NEW HAVEN, Conn. Knights of Columbus (K of C), a Best’s Review Top 50 U.S. Life/Health Insurer, today announced the launch of its Protector NLG Universal Life insurance product. This product provides affordable guaranteed lifetime coverage*, flexible premium payment options and a low-cost guaranteed death benefit* that will ensure future obligations are met. The benefit protection includes a Lapse Protection Rider, as well. While guaranteeing death benefit cov...

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Missouri Agent Stands in McGivney’s Footprints
General agent shares how he honored a brother Knight's final wish. Ryan Lister 1/6/2020 I tell all my clients that if they ever need anything, I’m here for them. Early in my career, I had to fulfill that promise to a brother Knight. Jim McDermott wanted to cancel his Knights of Columbus insurance. So, I sat down with Jim and his wife, Roslyn or “Buzzy.” After we went through all their needs and financial options, Jim decided to keep his coverage. One day, about a year and a half or so later after that conversation, Jim reached out to me an...

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Knights Bring Relief After Puerto Rico Earthquakes
Parishes collapsed and Knights lost homes after devastating series of earthquakes By Andrew Fowler 1/10/2020 Knights of Columbus members are coming to aid Puerto Ricans severely impacted by a series of devastating earthquakes. Knights of Columbus General Agent José Lebron-Sanabria, who led the Knights’ recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico in September 2017, is coordinating assistance to those in need of the latest natural disaster. He is working with the Diocese of Ponce to bring food, water and nutrition drinks, like Glucer...

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Knights Restore Oldest Church in Colorado
Two historic churches are now usable thanks to restoration project By Andrew Butler 1/8/2020 SAN ACACIO, Colo. — It was a dirty job, but the Knights were the guys to take it on. This particular dirty job was to perform repairs at two historic churches – including the removal of 30 years’ worth of pigeon droppings in the tower of at San Francisco Church that was so bad it prevented the bell from functioning. But now it rings for all to hear thanks to the work by members of St. Mark Highlands Ranch Council 1498. The initiative was part of a coun...

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Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund
WHAT IS THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHARITABLE FUND? A donor-advised fund with Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund is the safe, secure, and confidential platform to maximize your philanthropic impact on organizations that align with your Catholic values. Whether you are established in your philanthropy or just starting out, Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund has an account for you. Learn More HOW IT WORKS By starting an account with Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund (KCCF), you'll take the first important step toward maximizing your giving. Simply designate t...

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Posted on July 01, 2019 in: General News

Join Us
Secure your family’s future by joining the Knights of Columbus. Knights of Columbus membership benefits include access to Family Fraternal Benefits, such as free accidental death benefits for you and your spouse. #KofCInsurance - Join Us Today!

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