Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Standing with laborers and emergency workers Oct. 4, 2001, a priest blesses a 20-foot tall cross of steel beams that had been recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York. The Knights of Columbus Heroes Fund was established on the day following the Sept. 11 attacks. (CNS photo from Reuters)

More review of significant K of C events and accomplishments which have occurred since the turn of the century.

2012: The Knights supports the efforts of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and its Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty, under the leadership of Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, in addressing contemporary challenges to religious freedom and conscience in the United States.

2012: The Guadalupe Celebration, the largest religious event in that city in a generation, was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles under Archbishop Jose Gomez, and the Institute for Guadalupan Studies in Mexico City, on Aug. 5 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

2012: The Knights of Columbus shipped aid and funds to those in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, with more than $500,000 in funds donated.

2012: The Knights of Columbus and Pontifical Commission for Latin America cosponsored a conference on “Ecclesia in America” (The Church in America), with assistance from the Institute for Guadalupan Studies in Mexico City held at the Vatican from Dec. 9-12.

2013: Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, representing the Knights of Columbus, attended the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as he was appointed the 266th Roman Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis, March 13.

2013: Knights and their families and guests gathered at “America’s Catholic Church” in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Knights Tower Carillon and to re-consecrate the Order to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Find the links to the entirety of this article 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:

  • THE NEW MILLENNIUM: 2000 AND ONWARDS
    By Knights of Columbus (2018)

    • On May 21, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized 25 martyrs of Mexico, including six members of the Knights of Columbus. Less than one year later, Carl A. Anderson was installed as the 13th supreme knight in Mexico City and dedicated the Order and his administration to Mary under her title Our Lady of Guadalupe.

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