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The Mindset of Putting Faith in Action
Jonathan Reyes, senior vice president for Evangelization and Faith Formation, explains what it means for Knights to follow God By William Nardi 7/27/2020 Original Article Knights of Columbus are dedicated to our founder Father McGivney’s vision of an Order that helps others grow in their faith life, while sharing that life with others. This is what we mean by the familiar phrase “putting faith in action.” Our Fraternal Mission department is tasked with organizing Knights to continue Father McGivney’s legacy of faith and fraternity. But wha...

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‘A Heck of a Good Man’

Posted on July 27, 2020 in: General News

‘A Heck of a Good Man’
Nova Scotia Knight Tom Bagley gave his life checking on neighbors amid a house fire and a gunman’s deadly rampage by Francis Campbell 7/1/2020 Original Article Helping and caring were a way of life for Tom Bagley. “He would help anyone, friend or stranger, expecting nothing in return,” said his daughter Charlene. “It was in his nature to give.” That selfless nature brought Bagley, a Royal Canadian Navy veteran, retired firefighter and Knight of Columbus, to his neighbors’ burning home in the rural Nova Scotia community of Wentw...

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Message To Our Clients: Early Thoughts In July
I write an essay of 750 to 1,000 words each month to take a look at contemporary issues facing the economy and to distill those events with respect to various parts of the capital markets. On rare occasions, I have sent something out between these monthly essays and these “off-cycle” pieces are reserved for when we see something we want to discuss with clients and friends of KoCAA. As I write this, there are reemerging flare ups of the COVID-19 virus and concerns on slowing the re-opening of local economies. To be sure we have had an increase in testing, but ...

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History of Knights and Native Peoples
K of C’s charity and advocacy for Native Americans and First Nation tribes began as early as the 20th century By Andrew Fowler 7/10/2020 Last year at the 137th Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention, the Order launched an initiative promoting outreach to Native Americans in the United States and First Nations peoples in Canada, responding to the fact that, as Supreme Knight Carl Anderson stated, these communities are “too often are ignored.” Knights answered the call. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida Knights traveled to the Navajo Nation i...

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Patriotism, Independence Days and the K of C
What does patriotism mean? Where and when do Knights celebrate independence days? In early July, the two nations in which the Knights of Columbus was first established both celebrate their independence: Canada on July 1 (“Canada Day”) and the United States on July 4 (“Independence Day”). Independence days are typically celebrated with public displays of patriotism, including parades, picnics, fireworks displays and speeches at civic events. Members of the Patriotic Degree of the Knights of Columbus — the Fourth Degree — will often b...

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Help for the Hungry

Posted on June 29, 2020 in: General News

Help for the Hungry
As food insecurity grips millions, the Order ramps up its assistance to food banks across the U.S. and Canada Cecilia Hadley 6/1/2020 “Catholic Charities is in immediate need of manpower.” No sooner had these words gone out on social media than Knights across Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y., were ready to help. The local Catholic Charities, which had received a $50,000 donation from the Supreme Council, was setting up an emergency food pantry at St. Michael’s Church in Brooklyn on April 24. Volunteers were urgently needed to lift boxes, sort groceries ...

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