This article originally appeared in the January 2015 issue Columbia Magazine, page 25. Kevin DiCamillo is a freelance writer and editor in northern New Jersey, and is a member of the Don Bosco Knights of Columbus Council 4960 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Seeking to adopt a child following medical difficulties, a Knights of Columbus couple received […]
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Knights of Columbus expands to South Korea, home to over 5.5 million Catholics. A post shared by @ keenforgod on Jan 13, 2015 at 4:27pm PST During his annual report Aug. 5, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson announced that the Order has expanded to South Korea, beginning with the chartering of St. Andrew Kim Taegon Council 16000. “There […]
In response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Knights on Sept. 12 establishes its $1 million Heroes Fund. Checks for $3,000 are presented to the families of all full-time professional law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who lost their lives at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Forty-five Knights were […]
The Knights of Columbus awards Mother Teresa with the Order’s first Gaudium et Spes Award at the 110th Supreme Convention in New York in 1992. The “Joy and Hope” award acknowledges her contributions to the Church and the world. In this picture, Supreme Knight Dechant presents Mother Teresa with the award.
In 1981, the Order establishes the Vicarius Christi Fund, with annual earnings used for the pope’s personal charities. The initial fund of $10 million is increased to $20 million in 1988. The Knights then underwrote a series of major restorations at the St. Peter’s Basilica in anticipation of the Jubilee Year of 1983. The Order […]