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IWKnights Corner For October 25, 2020

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

Statue of Christopher Columbus (GettyImages)

During the summer we too often heard verbal assaults on the character and legacy of Christopher Columbus.  Additionally, we viewed numerous deliberate attempts to damage – some which lead to destruction - to a number of Columbus statutes throughout our country.  Naturally, many Americans are baffled by why there is such a concerted effort to spoil the legend of an American icon.  And of course, as a very large group the Knights of Columbus are equally distressed.

Recently, we published a number of the resolutions which were issued at our annual Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention.  The following is a quote from one of the resolutions which is entitled: In Honor of Christopher Columbus.

“At the height of the nativist and anti-Catholic sentiment of the late 19th century, Columbus was chosen as the Order’s namesake because he was one of the few Catholics considered a hero of American history, and because the founding members of the Order believed the explorer symbolized that faithful Catholics can also be patriotic American citizens”.

One thing seems certain - it appears that many of our citizens have forgotten (or never learned) the true story of the extraordinary background, courage and foresight of the great explorer Christopher Columbus.  In order to help with a re-education project of Columbus the Knights of Columbus have produced a video (28 minutes+ in length) entitled: Courage and Conviction: A True Story of Columbus.

The producers describe the film as follows: "A thorough examination of the life and legacy of the fearless discoverer of America, this film provides insight into Christopher Columbus' genius as a sea navigator and his deep desire to bring all nations to Christ."

We ask you to watch this film and consider sharing it with your family, relatives and associates.

You can view the film at http://www.kofc.org/en/news-room/index.html or use one of the links listed below to connect to the film.

You can link to the full article presented above via one of the following sites.  Also, find more about the Knights of Columbus at IWKnights9981.com/bulletin or in facebook.com/IWknights9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

Links Related to this week’s column:

Courage and Conviction: A True Story of Columbus
the true story of the extraordinary background, courage and foresight of the great explorer Christopher Columbus.
By Knights of Columbus  (10/2020)
A thorough examination of the life and legacy of the fearless discoverer of America, this film provides insight into Christopher Columbus' genius as a sea navigator and his deep desire to bring all nations to Christ.
Click here for Article
138TH SUPREME CONVENTION - RESOLUTIONS
Resolutions passed  at the 138TH SUPREME CONVENTION.
By Knights of Columbus  (7/31/2020)
  • Resolution Of Appreciation To His Holiness Pope Francis
  • Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Celebrating The Miracle Attributed To The Intercession Of Venerable Michael McGivney
  • In Support Of An Equitable Immigration Policy
  • In Honor Of Christopher Columbus
  • Abortion And The Eugenics Movement
  • In Solidarity With Persecuted Christians In Africa And East Asia
  • In Solidarity With Christians In The Middle East
  • Commemorating Knights Of Columbus History Of Racial Equality
  • Welcoming The French Republic As A Territorial Jurisdiction Of The Knights Of Columbus.........
Click here for Article
Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic
A Novena which seeks Our Lady’s Intercession for Protection in Time of Pandemic
By His Holiness, Pope Francis (3/2020)
A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION IN TIME OF PANDEMIC (PDF Version)
Click here for the Prayer

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