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This edition concludes Supreme Knight Carl Anderson report from the recent Knights of Columbus' 137th Supreme Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He spoke to fellow members and highlighted the achievements from the past fraternal year and announced new initiatives for the Order. NOTE: See the final paragraph for information on how to find the text link and a video link.
OUR INTERNATIONAL REACH
“'The Knights of Columbus are champions of charity — not just in the United States, but in every country where we are present.'
- Canadian Knights donated $19 million and 5.7 million hours to charity.
- Mexican Knights activities include:
- Feeding and clothing more than 300 needy people.
- Raising money for the construction of a local seminary and parish church.
- Hosting a pilgrimage to Christ the King Mountain with an icon of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians that included thousands.
- Knights in South Korea established a Peace Refugee Center to serve people who’ve fled violence across the world.
- Knights in the Philippines held a Triduum for Peaceafter bomb attack killed three Knights.
- Ukrainian Knights held summer campsfor the children of veterans, visited hospitals where the wounded are being treated, and repaired the home of a family who lost their sons in battle.
- Knights in France proudly support the Notre-Dame Cathedral’s reconstruction.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS INSURANCE
'We always remember that our Catholic difference is key to our success'
- 'With more than $109 billion of insurance in force, nearly $9 billion in annual sales, and more than $26 billion of assets under management.'
- The Order ranked on the Fortune 1000 list of America’s largest companies.
KNIGHTS OFFERS NEW CHARITABLE GIVING VEHICLE
'This program sponsors donor-advised funds designed to help Catholic institutions, members of our Order, and other Catholics more effectively direct their charitable giving.'
'The Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund can only be used to benefit groups and causes that are in line with Catholic values.'
'Asset Advisors has grown to more than $750 million in assets under management. Asset Advisors now is used by dozens of dioceses, religious orders and state and local councils.'”
Additional links to information/articles can be 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:
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.
RAISING THE FLAG IN NIAGARA FALLS CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS RECOGNIZES KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FOR CHARITY WORKS By Andrew Fowler (4/24/2019) Niagara Falls Mayor James M. Diodati presented the proclamation to Dan Heffernan, K of C Ontario State Deputy, during the raising ceremony of a Knights of Columbus flag outside of city hall. The event was attended by a group of local Knights......... Click here for the article.
PROVIDING PEACE TO REFUGEES K of C Article By Andrew Fowler (6/20/2019) SEOUL, South Korea — Two single mothers fled with their children from Egypt to South Korea to escape persecution. They entered a country with little to no financial support or knowledge of the Korean language and culture.
But South Korean Knights of Columbus gave them peace of mind.....
Click here for the article.
REFUGE FROM UKRAINIAN WAR KNIGHTS FROM MELITOPOL ORGANIZE SPIRITUAL AND RECREATIONAL CAMPS FOR CHILDREN AFFECTED BY ONGOING CONFLICT IN UKRAINE By Andrew Fowler (2/28/2019) On the banks of the Sea of Azov, Ukraine’s southern border, more than 150 children participated in a recreational and spiritual formation camp organized by Knights from St. Peter Council 16252 in Melitopol. For these children, it’s more than just a week-long summer camp; it’s a refuge from war..” Click here for the article.
WE WILL REBUILD THE TRAGIC FIRE AT NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL EVOKES BOTH OUR HISTORY AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS CATHOLICS By Supreme Knight Carl Anderson (Friday, October 12, 2018) I am writing this message while a massive fire is still engulfing our beautiful Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. I say “our” because this magnificent structure has been for centuries an artistic patrimony of humanity, a place of prayer for millions of Catholics in France and throughout the world — and, more recently, a special place for the Knights of Columbus.... Click here for the article.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OFFERS NEW CHARITABLE GIVING VEHICLE THE WORLD’S LARGEST CATHOLIC LAY ORGANIZATION NOW OFFERS MORE WAYS FOR MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC TO GIVE By Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson (4/1/2019) NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Knights of Columbus, one of the largest Catholic philanthropic organizations in the world, today announced a new affiliated vehicle for donors called “Knights of Columbus Charitable Fund” (KCCF). KCCF allows donors to open donor-driven accounts, recommend charities to which donations can be sent through a safe, secure and confidential portal.
Carl Anderson, CEO of Knights of Columbus, said, “Catholics today are looking for opportunities to demonstrate their faith and to support organizations that reflect their values. They want to direct their charity to organizations easily and efficiently.”
Click here for the article.
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