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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.
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.

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