Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?
A new book entitled: "Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History has been released and covers a wide array of initiatives undertaken since the charitable and fraternal organization’s founding in 1882. But do you know the men behind the mission? You may be surprised.
From presidents to writers and actors to athletes, here are some of the members of the Knights of Columbus who have shaped the world we know today. Here is part one of the release and next week we will follow with some additional names.
The Sultan of Swat. The King of Crash. The Colossus of Clout. The Great Bambino. Babe Ruth forever changed baseball unlike any athlete before him. A home run slugger, he paved the way in numerous batting categories, holding records for career home runs and more.
John F. Kennedy
President Kennedy, the only Catholic ever elected commander in chief, was a longtime Knight. He praised his brother Knights’ charity and service, writing in 1961 that their “countless allied activities all unselfishly offered in the name of our common humanity have served to strengthen and solidify their hold on the public heart.” Today almost 30 Knights of Columbus councils bear his name.
Archbishop Sheen was one of the most influential Catholics of the 20th century. He hosted several radio and television shows, including The Fulton Sheen Program which had roughly 30 million weekly viewers. His cause for sainthood is currently open.
The Ed Sullivan Show is among the most trend-setting variety shows ever that helped introduce Elvis Presley and The Beatles to the American public.
A French general, Ferdinand Foch became the Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Armies during World War I. He led the French, British and American troops. When Germany sued for an armistice, it was Foch who accepted those terms.
Lombardi coached the Green Bay Packers to five NFL championships as well as the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968. The Super Bowl trophy in now named in his honor.
Want to learn about how these Knights and others impacted the world? Check out The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History at: https://www.knightsgear.com/history".
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The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History From parish basement to largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world By Andrew and Maureen Walther (3/1/2020) The story of the Knights of Columbus — an iconic Catholic American organization — comes to life in a new book released today.
The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History by Andrew and Maureen Walther presents the story of this remarkable organization, including the many ways in which it has responded to individual needs while also shaping American and world history at key turning points....
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