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IWKnights Corner (Bulletin Insert) for August 25, 2019

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Kendrick Castillo (center) and his father, John, prepare breakfast with members of Southwest Denver Council 4844 at Notre Dame Catholic School in Denver in 2016. Photo courtesy of Joseph Nguyen.
Council 7950 members and other volunteers.

During the recent Knights of Columbus' 137th Supreme Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota the Supreme Knight Carl Anderson spoke to fellow members and highlighted the achievements from the past fraternal year and announced new initiatives for the Order.  The following three issues were part of the Supreme Knight's  presentation.

"HONORING NATIVE AMERICAN AND FIRST NATION COMMUNITIES
'“In the United States, as well as in Canada, there are communities that too often are ignored.  That is why we are launching a new initiative focused on Native Americans in the United States and First Nations people in Canada.'

The initiative will include:

                • A partnership between the Knights, the Diocese of Gallup [NM], and the Southwest Indian Foundation to build a new shrine to St. Kateri Tekakwitha.
                • Work with the Black and Indian Mission Office.
                • Encouraging local councils to become more engaged with Catholics living on reservations and tribal lands.

BORDER REFUGEE SUPPORT
''We are prepared to commit at least $250,000 immediately in humanitarian aid for refugees to the southern border.  We are prepared to expand it, with additional resources, to help those in refugee camps in every border state — including Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.'

'Let me be clear:  This is not a political statement.  This is a statement of principle.  This is about helping people who need our help right now. It is a natural and necessary extension of our support for refugees across the world.  It shows our nation and the world that where there is a need, there is a Knight to answer it.  And on our southern border, the Knights of Columbus will be there.'

CULTURE OF LIFE
'The Knights of Columbus, through countless acts of charity, affirms the dignity of every person, from conception to natural death.  This service is fundamental to our principle of unity.  And nowhere is our commitment more obvious — and today more important — than in our stand for the sanctity of unborn life.'

'My brother Knights, the day is coming when Roe v. Wade  will be overturned.  The day is coming when we will march down Pennsylvania Avenue to the steps of the Supreme Court, not in protest, but in celebration.  That day is coming when America will once again embrace life.'

Knights completed 10-year goal of placing 1,000 ultrasound machines.

8 in 10 Americans say abortion should be limited — at most — to the first three months of pregnancy. That includes 65% who describe themselves as “pro-choice.”

Additional links to information/articles can found - about the Supreme Knight's presentation and the issues itemized above - 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:

A CRISIS TOO CLOSE TO HOME
KNIGHTS FROM COUNCIL 7950 MAKE SUPPLY DELIVERIES TO HELP MIGRANT CARAVAN IN TIJUANA, MEXICO.
By Andrew Fowler (3/22/2019)
Knights of Columbus Holy Family of the Mountains Council 7950 in Crestline, Calif., is over 130 miles north from Tijuana, Mexico. But Knights, including Chuck Abajian and Jim Brunetti, travel every 4 to 6 weeks to the city to deliver food, hygienic products and even education funds to the area.

Council 7950, which encompasses three parishes, sends supplies to St. Eugene de Mazenod Parish in La Morita, just outside of Tijuana, in conjunction with the outreach service group, Mother Cabrini Mission Circle of St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Crestline........

Click here for the article.
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.
NEW MARIST POLL: AMERICANS MAKE DRAMATIC AND SUDDEN MOVE TOWARD PRO-LIFE LABEL
DEMOCRATS AND YOUNG PEOPLE LEAD THE WAY AS STRONG MAJORITIES ALSO REJECT LATE-TERM ABORTION
By Knights of Columbus (2/25/2019)
In just one month, Americans have made a sudden and dramatic shift away from the pro-choice position and toward a pro-life stance, according to a new Marist poll.

The shift was led by Democrats and those under 45 years old, according to a survey taken Feb.12-17 in the wake of efforts in several states to legalize abortion up until birth.........

Click here for the article.
1,000TH ULTRASOUND MACHINE DEDICATED
The Ultrasound Initiative is a staple of the Faith In Action program developed by the Knights of Columbus.
By Andrew Fowler (1/14/2019)
MANASSAS, Va. — The Knights of Columbus has donated its 1,000th ultrasound machine to pregnancy centers around the world, fulfilling a 10-year initiative to give millions of babies a chance at life.

This 10-year program started with a donation of two life-saving ultrasound machines to pro-life pregnancy centers in 2009. On Jan. 14, Knights from Father Herman J. Vegar Council 5561 in Warrenton, Va., donated machine 1,000 to the Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic in Manassas, Va.

Click here for the article.

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