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By David “Reggie” R Vasquez, Visions Chairman
Posted Jul 31, 2017
August – Fr. McGivney
This month we honor our founder Fr. Michael J. McGivney.
By Tony Slagle, Texas State Council Historian
Posted Jul 31, 2017
August – Celebrate the Life & Legacy of Father McGivney
In March of 1882, in the basement of a small church in New Haven, Connecticut, a young parish priest met with two dozen men to discuss forming a Catholic fraternal organization to serve the needs of those parish families in financial need due to the illness or death of a family’s primary bread winner.
By David “Reggie” R Vasquez, Visions Chairman
Posted Jul 05, 2017
Guardians of Freedom
In a keynote speech to the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in June, Archbishop Timothy P. Brogolio (Archbishop of the Military Services) spoke on the authentic virtues necessary to build up a nation.
By Tony Slagle, Texas State Council Historian
Posted Jul 01, 2017
Honor the Guardians of Freedom Who Serve Our Nation
Ask anybody to name a service organization founded to provide morale and recreation services to our troops at home and abroad, and the common answer will be the U.S.O.
By David “Reggie” R Vasquez, Visions Chairman
Posted Jun 01, 2017
Make the Case for Religious Liberty
This year’s theme for Fortnight for Freedom 2017, sponsored by the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) is “Freedom for Mission”.
By Tony Slagle, Texas State Council Historian
Posted Jun 01, 2017
Defending Religious Freedom
The defense of religious liberty is engrained in the very DNA of the Knights of Columbus. The Order was founded on the heels of unparalleled growth of Catholicism in America. In 1850, Catholics made up only five percent of the U.S. population.
By Tony Slagle, Texas State Council Historian
Posted May 14, 2017
Defense of Traditional Marriage
In my March article, I remarked at length about Father McGivney’s belief that the preservation of the family was vital to future of the nation, and I wrote about what the Knights have done to strengthen the cause of the family throughout its 130 plus year history, especially in the face of ever-present pressures of the modern, secular worldview.
By David “Reggie” R Vasquez, Visions Chairman
Posted May 11, 2017
Mothers and Fathers
For the last seventeen years, I’ve been privileged to teach at a Catholic school (grades Pre-K through 8th grade).
By David “Reggie” R Vasquez, Visions Chairman
Posted Apr 09, 2017
Easter Joy.
Throughout the Lenten, Triduum, and Easter seasons Catholics everywhere have been focused on the Cross, the death, and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
By Tony Slagle, Texas State Council Historian
Posted Apr 03, 2017
Vivat Jesus – a Timeless Call to Faith
Vivat Jesus. This phrase is the Latin motto of our Order and our Order’s official greeting.

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