Knights from throughout the Order gathered for the opening business session and to hear the Supreme Knights report.

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The 136th Supreme Convention occurred earlier this month in Baltimore last week.  As usual, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson delivered his Annual Report where he reported on the order’s accomplishments and continued commitment to bring Christ’s charity to millions.

Mission of Charity in the Middle East

“The simple, hard truth is that Christians are on the verge of extinction in the Middle East. We must not allow this to happen.”

“Since 2014, we have committed more than $20 million to aid Christians and those of other religions in their care. This money has provided food, shelter, and clothing.”

“In recent years, the Knights of Columbus has been assisting in the construction of McGivney House, a 140 unit apartment building that will provide housing for both Syriac and Chaldean Christian families.”

National Awareness Campaign

“No Christian has been abandoned by the Lord. And no Christian should be abandoned by us. To focus the attention of our nation on the plight of our brothers and sisters in the Middle East, this fall we will begin a National Awareness Campaign.”

Honoring Our Military and Veterans

“We brought more than 200 pilgrims to Lourdes. Our group joined 14,000 soldiers from more than 50 countries for the 60th International Military Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Shrine.”

“We are also proud of our partnership with the Archdiocese for the Military Services and our support for the Co-Sponsored Seminarian Program. This program educates future Military Chaplains. … We will continue our annual grants of $200,000 for two more years. That raises our total contribution to $2 million dollars — double our initial goal.”

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Links Related to this week’s column:

  • Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life
    United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  


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