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By Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted Nov 06, 2019
Knights Give Thanks by Giving Back
As candidates going through our Admission Degree, we learn the importance of charity as a theological and practical virtue.
By Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted Nov 06, 2019
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 Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted Aug 12, 2019
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 Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted Jun 26, 2019
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 Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted Jun 26, 2019
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.
By Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted May 14, 2019
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 136 plus year history, especially in the face of ever-present pressures of the modern, secular worldview.
By Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted May 14, 2019
Strengthen our Families
Father McGivney believed that the family was the strong pillar of society and its preservation was vital to future of the nation and the Church.
By Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted Feb 19, 2019
CHARITY IN ACTION – Financial Security for Catholic Families
In February 1882, eleven men were examined for life insurance at St Mary’s Parish in New Haven, Connecticut.
By Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted Jan 10, 2019
Resolve to Defend Life
January is always a time of reflection. The old year has passed, and the new one is on the horizon.  It provides a person with a clean slate, wide open with possibilities.
By Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted Nov 12, 2018
Knights Give Thanks by Giving Back
As candidates going through our Admission Degree, we learn the importance of charity as a theological and practical virtue.  Charity is fundamental to what we do as Knights. More than anything else we do as Knights, charity is the most eloquent expression of the essence of our Order.

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