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By Editor
Posted Jul 23, 2020
Message from the Supreme Knight Carl Anderson
Brother Knights: We are all aware of the troubling events that are occurring today, including attacks on statues of historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and our Order’s namesake, Christopher Columbus.
By Ron Alonzo, Membership Director
Posted Jul 04, 2020
Starting the New Fraternal Year Strong!
Starting the New Fraternal Year Strong! A new year brings hope, a sense of new beginnings and better days ahead.
By Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted Jun 03, 2020
Defending Religious Freedom
The defense of religious liberty is ingrained 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 Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted May 13, 2020
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 138 plus year history, especially in the face of ever-present pressures of the modern, secular worldview.
By Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted May 13, 2020
Vivat Jesus – a Timeless Call to Faith
Vivat Jesus. This phrase is the Latin motto of our Order and our Order’s official greeting.
By PSD Tim Von Dohlen
Posted Apr 30, 2020
We Trust
Even though I am following those tips I had for you last month about vision and wisely using our time during our shelter in place situation, I still sought inspiration to get me started for this month’s article.
By PSD Tim Von Dohlen
Posted Apr 11, 2020
Coronavirus – Be Not Afraid - With God All Things Are Possible
I could never have fathomed all the things that have happened in our country during March 2020.  I must admit that particularly over the last two weeks, I have been in somewhat of a “funk” because of the Coronavirus pandemic and all the uncertainty surrounding it.
By Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted Mar 12, 2020
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.  Parish Priest by Douglas Brinkley and Julie Fenster, explains that Father McGivney was “fascinated by the power derived [by the family] — not through need, but on the contrary, through being needed.
By Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted Feb 24, 2020
CHARITY IN ACTION
In February 1882, eleven men were examined for life insurance at St Mary’s Parish in New Haven, Connecticut. This was the humble beginnings of the Knights of Columbus insurance program.
By Doug Oldmixon, IPSD, State Historian
Posted Feb 24, 2020
Resolve to Defend
January is always a time of reflection. The old year has passed, and the new one is on the horizon.

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