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By David “Reggie” R Vasquez, Visions Chairman
Posted Oct 03, 2017
Christopher Columbus
In the September 2017 issue of the Columbia magazine, author Gerald Korson wrote and submitted an article called “Christopher Columbus and Fake History”.
By Tony Slagle, Texas State Council Historian
Posted Oct 01, 2017
Knights Preserve and Reflect Columbus’ Vision
October is the month that we celebrate the patron and namesake of our Order, Christopher Columbus. In recent years, Columbus Day has spurred a debate about the legacy of the man the holiday is meant to celebrate.
By Tony Slagle, Texas State Council Historian
Posted Sep 06, 2017
“Building the Domestic Church While Strengthening our Parish,”
With a full understanding of the role the Knights of Columbus serve at the local level, this initiative tasks Councils to become even more active in our parish communities because they are uniquely situated to strengthen parish life. As Supreme Knight Anderson explained, “We are truly positioned today to move to a new level of service as the strong right arm of our parish.”
By David “Reggie” R Vasquez, Visions Chairman
Posted Sep 06, 2017
“Join a Ministry”
As the state of Texas is experiencing first hand a truly overwhelming test of ministering to one another, it is a good time to reflect on the true meaning of Christian ministry.
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.

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