CNA Staff, Mar 3, 2021 / 05:33 pm (CNA).- The Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization, has made two major donations of medical oxygen to areas in Peru and Brazil experiencing shortages for treating COVID-19 pati… […]
CNA Staff, Feb 12, 2021 / 09:35 am (CNA).- The Knights of Columbus have sent more than $200,000 of oxygen and related supplies to the Amazon regions of Brazil and Peru, following pleas from bishop whose people face crowded hospitals amid a coronavirus … […]
CNA Staff, Feb 10, 2021 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- A recently published work collects speeches, articles, and essays by Carl Anderson, the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, on religious freedom, respect for life, and more.
These Liberties We Hold Sacred was published Jan. 27 by Square One Publishers.
Its 26 selections regard domestic religious freedom, conscience, and secularism; international religious freedom; respect for life; transcending partisanship; and love in society.
Anderson, who will retire as Supreme Knight at the end of February, has been a vocal advocate for religious freedom, both nationally and internationally, throughout his career.
“What should America be? Can its promise of liberty and justice for all be fulfilled? These questions — over the past year — seem to be tearing our country apart,” Anderson wrote in the book’s introduction. “Is there a greatness or promise in our constitution that should be embraced, or has the American experiment failed to such an extent that it needs to be radically re-constituted? This book, through a series of essays and speeches on the subject of the confluence of faith and public life, speaks to that question.”
The Knights of Columbus has over 2 million members in 16,000 councils worldwide. The order was founded in 1882 by a Connecticut parish priest, Blessed Michael J. McGivney, who was beatified in October 2020. It is dedicated to the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. In 2020 members of the Knights performed over 77 million reported service hours and gave over $187 million for charitable causes.
Denver Newsroom, Feb 5, 2021 / 03:50 pm (CNA).- Patrick E. Kelly will be the next Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, the largest Catholic men’s fraternity in the world. He succeeds outgoing Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, who stressed Kelly’s … […]
CNA Staff, Feb 1, 2021 / 04:28 pm (CNA).- Upon receiving the a lifetime achievement award from the March for Life, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus reflected on the accomplishments of the pro-life movement and emphasized four of … […]
Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2021 / 02:20 pm (CNA).- Most Americans oppose the use of tax dollars to fund abortions in the United States or overseas, according to a Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll released on Wednesday.
“Amidst the har… […]
First circulated underground in communist Czechoslovakia in October 1978, Vaclav Havel’s brilliant dissection of totalitarianism, “The Power of the Powerless,” retains its salience four decades later. It should be required reading for politicians given to […]