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Churches no longer exempt from FEMA disaster aid

Churches no longer exempt from FEMA disaster aid

| Carol Zimmermann | January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is revising its policies to no longer exclude houses of worship from applying for federal aid to recover from damages caused by natural disasters.

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Knights give aid to churches still rebuilding, repairing after hurricanes

Knights give aid to churches still rebuilding, repairing after hurricanes

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Knights of Columbus, based in New Haven, announced it is committing $1.4 million to repair or help rebuild churches destroyed or badly damaged by the hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Panel looks at future of religious minorities victimized by IS militants

Panel looks at future of religious minorities victimized by IS militants

| Beth Griffin | November 7, 2017 | 2 Comments

The day she succeeded in her fourth attempt to escape six months of daily rape and humiliation by her Islamic State captors, Iraqi teen Ekhlas Khudur Bajoo made a vow.

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Survey shows most Americans support celebrating Columbus Day

Survey shows most Americans support celebrating Columbus Day

| October 7, 2017 | 5 Comments

A new survey shows that almost six in 10 Americans, or 57 percent, believe that celebrating Columbus Day is a “good idea,” while only 29 percent oppose the holiday.

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Twin Cities men help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas

Twin Cities men help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

A group of eight Christian men from around the Twin Cities traveled to Texas to assist with recovery from Hurricane Harvey Aug. 31-Sept. 4. 

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Knights of Columbus planning to replace traditional uniform

Knights of Columbus planning to replace traditional uniform

| Tony Gutierrez | August 9, 2017 | 5 Comments

The Knights of Columbus, long associated with swords, capes and chapeaus, will be going through a significant uniform change.

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Knights of Columbus-built house in Lonsdale benefits area Catholic school, education center

Knights of Columbus-built house in Lonsdale benefits area Catholic school, education center

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Immaculate Conception’s Knights of Columbus council partnered with the St. Nicholas in Elko New Market Knights to complete a house for charity June 10. The sale of the 2,300-square-foot, 4-bedroom home in Lonsdale closed June 14, and $100,000 of revenue will help Holy Cross School and the Catholic Education Center in Webster.

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House OKs bill to aid genocide victims; Senate urged to act quickly on it

House OKs bill to aid genocide victims; Senate urged to act quickly on it

| Josephine von Dohlen | June 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The co-authors of a House bill that will provide humanitarian aid to Christians and other religious groups suffering at the hands of Islamic State militants praised the June 6 House passage of the measure and urged the Senate to quickly act on it.

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Knights honor clergy, religious from parishes in Dakota County

Knights honor clergy, religious from parishes in Dakota County

| May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

On an evening dedicated to clergy and religious appreciation, Father Charles Lachowitzer gave an overview of the state of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, painting a hopeful picture of the future.

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First Latina Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary installs inaugural officers

First Latina Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary installs inaugural officers

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Seven women at Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul became the inaugural officers for the first Latina Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary at a Feb. 10 installation Mass.

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Organizations join forces to further palliative care, oppose physician-assisted suicide

Organizations join forces to further palliative care, oppose physician-assisted suicide

| December 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

With the aim of defending the ill and elderly against what they see as misguided and harmful policy, 34 organizations, including Catholic ones, joined forces to create the Minnesota Alliance for Ethical Healthcare. The organizations partnering in the new coalition seek to further palliative care for the ill and elderly in addition to preventing physician-assisted suicide. Sixty-seven doctors have also joined the coalition. Palliative care seeks to comfort the whole person in a time of serious illness.

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‘Face of Mercy’ documentary shows how mercy works in people’s lives

‘Face of Mercy’ documentary shows how mercy works in people’s lives

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

“The Face of Mercy,” a new Knights of Columbus documentary that tells personal stories about the impact of God’s mercy on people’s lives, is airing on ABC affiliates nationwide as U.S. Catholics prepared to celebrate the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Nov. 20.

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