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This past week the Knights of Columbus held the Order’s 137th Supreme Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Supreme Knight Carl Anderson spoke to fellow members in his speech during the business session. Supreme Knight Anderson highlighted the achievements from the past fraternal year and announced new initiatives for the Order. We will report on some of these issues over the next several weeks. The theme of his speech was “Knights of Unity.
KNIGHTS OF UNITY
'Through our unity, we will continue to rise in charity and fraternity. And as we extend the hand of brotherhood, we will continue to transform the world around us — a world that needs more, not less, of the truth and witness that define all those who call themselves Knights of Columbus.'
KENDRICK CASTILLO POSTHUMOUSLY DECLARED A KNIGHT
'Kendrick wanted to be a Knight of Columbus because he wanted to help not only people, but his community. And in his last moments, Kendrick Castillo did both
This evening we will posthumously present Kendrick with the Knights of Columbus Caritas Award.
I now ask the delegates here assembled to stand. And I now ask: Shall we grant Kendrick Castillo full membership in the Knights of Columbus?
My brother Knights, we have made a momentous decision. Kendrick wanted to join the Knights of Columbus to be more like us. By your acclamation, you have told the world that we want to be more like him.'
'Kendrick Castillo did not hesitate. He charged the gunman, a fellow student, pinning him to the wall. Two classmates were right behind him and disarmed the assailant, but not before shots were fired. Kendrick was fatally wounded. A second shooter opened fire in another part of the school, injuring eight before also being subdued.
It was May 7, just days before Kendrick was to graduate from STEM School Highlands Ranch in suburban Denver. During a May 15 memorial service that drew 3,000 people, Kendrick’s father, John, a member of Southwest Denver Council 4844, spoke about his life. Here is an abridged version of John Castillo’s remarks.'"
You can find the links to two articles, including the abridged version of John Castillo remarks, in the KofC.org web site or at www.IWKnights.com/bulletin or at facebook.com/IWknights9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.
Links Related to this week’s column:
NO GREATER LOVE THE FATHER OF KENDRICK CASTILLO REMEMBERS HIS SON, WHO GAVE HIS LIFE TO SAVE HIS FRIENDS IN A HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING By John Castillo (7/1/2019) People have asked, “Where do you find your strength in a time like this?” Well, I have to tell you, it’s easy for Maria and me, because there’s so much love in the world. We had so much love from Kendrick.
It’s no secret to us that Kendrick did what he had to do — we’ve said that over and over. But you really have to understand who Kendrick was to understand why he would do that........
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SUPREME KNIGHT DELIVERS ANNUAL REPORT CARL ANDERSON, CEO AND SUPREME KNIGHT OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVES AND SHOWCASES HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST FRATERNAL YEAR By Rose Wagner and Andrew Fowler (7/2019) Supreme Knight Carl Anderson spoke to fellow members of the Knights of Columbus at the Order’s 137th Supreme Convention. In his speech during the business session, Supreme Knight Anderson highlighted the achievements from the past fraternal year and announced new initiatives for the Order.
The theme of his speech was “Knights of Unity.”
Click here for the article.
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