Tag: Knights of Columbus

Knights’ donations, volunteer hours and members keep growing, CEO says

Knights’ donations, volunteer hours and members keep growing, CEO says

| August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In an opening address Aug. 7 at the 136th annual Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention, the organizations’ CEO, Carl Anderson, spoke of the charitable works of the Knights, their ongoing pro-life commitment and pledge to support persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria.

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‘Mountaintop Mass’ celebrated to honor Father McGivney draws 1,000

‘Mountaintop Mass’ celebrated to honor Father McGivney draws 1,000

| Joe Pisani | August 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than 1,000 people gathered in the rain on top of Holy Land USA as Archbishop Leonard Blair of Hartford celebrated Mass to honor Father Michael McGivney, a candidate for sainthood, founder of the Knights of Columbus and a native of Waterbury.

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Dramatic Shakopee Passion play continues strong run

Dramatic Shakopee Passion play continues strong run

| February 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

Father Erik Lundgren has grown accustomed to parishioners and community members asking about his growing beard and long hair.

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Knights, Birk kick off Super Bowl week with coat donations

Knights, Birk kick off Super Bowl week with coat donations

| February 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

Students of St. John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School in Minneapolis joyfully put on brand new coats as current and former members of the Minnesota Vikings greeted them. 

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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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