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TO HELL AND BACK

Posted on November 11, 2019 in: General News

TO HELL AND BACK
ON THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INVASION OF NORMANDY, A D-DAY VETERAN DESCRIBES THE LANDING AT OMAHA BEACH On June 6, 1944, more than 150,000 U.S., Canadian and British troops invaded Normandy to liberate France from the occupying Nazi forces. Some 130,000 arrived by boat, ferried to the beaches in light landing craft under heavy fire. The Normandy landings — code-named Operation Neptune and commonly known as D-Day — became the largest seaborne invasion in history. Most of the men made the trip once; Frank DeVita of the U.S. Coast Guard survived the first w...

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Faith Based Investing

Posted on November 04, 2019 in: General News

Faith Based Investing
Watch the Video on Faith-Based Investing on Yahoo Finance   DISCLOSURE Anthony Minopoli is Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer for Knights of Columbus and President and Chief Executive Officer of Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC. He is registered with Foreside Fund Services, LLC which is not affiliated with Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC or its affiliates. Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors (“KOCAA”) is an SEC registered investment adviser that maintains a principal place of business in the State of Connecticut....

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A Pilgrimage for Life - John Moore
In April 2018, John Moore, a Knight of Columbus from Gallup, N.M., embarked on a pilgrimage. He walked from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. with the goal of arriving in time for the January 2019 March for Life.

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Halloween Knights

Posted on October 29, 2019 in: General News

Halloween Knights
18 Ways Knights of Columbus Are Bringing Catholicism Back to Halloween By Rose Wagner 10/29/2019 Whatever your plans this Halloween, it’s the perfect moment to appreciate the Catholic history behind Halloween and see how Knights are putting their traditions in action for Halloween, All Saints’ Day and throughout the fall season. Check out what Knights near you are doing now and through the years: Colorado Nativity of Our Lord Council 10961 in Broomfield hosted a Trunk or Treat and chili cook-off as a safe Halloween event ...

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“Everyday Heroes” Season Two

Posted on October 23, 2019 in: General News

“Everyday Heroes” Season Two
By Andrew Fowler 10/22/2019 NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Knights of Columbus is releasing the second season of its “Everyday Heroes” video series, showcasing stories of individual men on journeys to make positive differences linked to their faith. Whether bringing clean water to remote villages, returning to the wrestling mat after a life-altering accident, creating a safe place that provides hope for sick children or making the ultimate sacrifice to save classmates, each episode features a Knight’s inspirational story of making a difference for others,...

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A Boulder in the Rapids

Posted on October 22, 2019 in: General News

A Boulder in the Rapids
This agent loves working for the Knights because of pro-life beliefs. By Tony Swanson 10/21/2019 Click Here to View the Full Article A Knights of Columbus insurance agent for nearly two decades, Swanson is an active member in his local community, having served on several committees and boards, including the local pregnancy resource center. He and his wife, Cathy, have been married since 1996 and have five children. He is a member of St. Cecilia Council 11823 in Hastings, Neb. There were several reasons that a career with the Knights of Columbus was attractive t...

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Regional Sales Conference in Kansas City
A group from the Wheaton Agency attended a regional sales conference in Kansas City this September. The conference was attended by 25 different Knights of Columbus agencies and well over 250 field agents. The agents met to learn from some of the industries best to better serve and protect our members. A highlight of the event was their opportunity to personally meet Past Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant. Mr. Dechant gave a personal speech to all of the agents attending emphasizing his great appreciation for their work and the importance their roles are to the success of the Or...

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Small Request from Texas Knights Prompts Aid to Migrants
Knights from Texas and Mexico bring supplies to Juarez By Joseph Cullen 10/11/2019 A lot of good work and much insight can come from trying to solve a relatively small or everyday kind of problem.  “The key moment for us in trying help the migrants along the southern border came when we realized that we needed to buy a shower for use in a shelter that was being supported by our El Paso councils and local parishes,” said Knights Supreme Director Terry Simonton.  The Knights had already been providing supplies, cooking meals and paying for a ...

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KoCAA Announces the Acquisition of Boston Advisors
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors, LLC (KoCAA), a New Haven-based asset management and investment firm, with more than $24 billion under management, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets related to the institutional management business of Boston Advisors, LLC. Boston Advisors has been the investment advisor to Knights of Columbus since 2011 and KoCAA sub-advisor since 2015. Boston Advisors currently has approximately $2.37 billion in assets under management. This acquisition builds on a ...

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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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New Knights of Columbus website!

Posted on October 01, 2019 in: General News

New Knights of Columbus website!
By Corporate Communications Staff The online home of the Knights now has a fresh look designed to provide an informative and engaging experience to visitors looking for more about our organization. Bookmark the News Hub for the latest news on the Knights of Columbus. The initial phase of our refreshed website incorporates a new home page and landing pages that introduce key aspects of the Knights and our mission, including our many charitable programs and our top-rated insurance agency and Asset Advisors investment unit. We have also developed a newsroom ...

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HOW CAN FAITH AND FINANCES WORK TOGETHER? By Gerald Korson Does it make any difference which companies you support with your business? Perhaps it should. Businesses seek to make money, and many companies invest their earnings in stocks or mutual funds. They also often make generous contributions to nonprofit organizations as part of their charitable outreach. Not only is it good for business, but people have come to expect no less. “Society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose,” writes Larry Fink, CEO of the $6.3 trillion asset-management firm BlackRock, in a ...

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Join Us

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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Knights Respond to Canadian Flooding
KNIGHTS JOINING RELIEF EFFORTS AFTER RECORD FLOODING IN EASTERN CANADA OTTAWA, Canada—Jocko Point, the home to the indigenous peoples of the Nipissing First Nations, is accessible by one road. If it floods, the entire community would have to be evacuated. Knights of Columbus members are coordinating relief efforts to prevent that from happening. “A lot of the properties on the lakeside of the property are completely flooded,” said Robert Smith, grand knight of Corpus Christi Council 12106 in North Bay, Ontario. Smith brought sandbags to the area. &ld...

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Resolution in the Desert

Posted on June 27, 2019 in: General News

Resolution in the Desert
KNIGHTS BUILD CHAPEL FOR SOLDIERS, RECRUIT MORE THAN 20 MEMBERS GARDEZ, Afghanistan — The Resolute Faith Chapel is an unassuming building, but it fills a void for U.S troops. Built and maintained by the Knights of Columbus, this chapel near Gardez, Afghanistan is the only religious refuge for servicemen stationed at Advising Platform Lightning (or AP Lightning) military outpost. AP Lightning is home to U.S. Army Soldiers of Task Force Southeast, who train, advise and assist the 203rd Corps of the Afghan military and 303rd Afghan National Police Zone...

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What if your last paycheck was your last paycheck? Accidents can happen to anyone and only 48 percent of American adults indicate they have enough savings to cover three months of living expenses in the event they’re not earning any income. Disability Income Insurance helps protect your paycheck if you become sick or hurt and lose your income because you unable to work. Contact us today to make sure you are planning for the unpredictable.

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