July 11, 2020

News:

Fr. McGivney inspires Outreach Programs in Bohol -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Remembering Father McGivney 127 years later -

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Father McGivney Office – PH visits hospitals in Manila -

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cause of Venerable Fr. McGivney introduced among Singles for Christ members -

Monday, April 17, 2017

Parish promotions of the Cause of K of C founder begins -

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Father McGivney Office – Philippines supports #ActPH -

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The K of C as agents of communion -

Monday, April 3, 2017

What Makes A Miracle? -

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Remembering the Saints and our departed loved ones -

Monday, November 7, 2016

Supreme Knight’s Report Highlights Order’s Charity -

Monday, August 15, 2016

Filipino youth promote Fr. McGivney’s sainthood bid during WYD in Poland -

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Father McGivney’s Cause promoted at the 51st IEC -

Monday, February 1, 2016

Knights support Eucharistic congress in the Philippines -

Monday, January 25, 2016

Fr. McGivney’s Cause promoted over Catholic Radio -

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Knights of Columbus Priest-Scholars vow to promote Cause of Fr. McGivney -

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Father McGivney feeding program for the poor kicks-off -

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Working Toward Recovery -

Friday, September 5, 2014

The story of Father McGivney, extraordinary priest -

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rebuilding lives in typhoon-hit Central Philippines -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Prayer for the Canonization of Fr. McGivney to be recited as the opening prayer in all council meetings and activities in Luzon State -

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Canonization Connection

What does a priest named McGivney, who lived and died more than a century ago in Connecticut, USA, have to do with the Philippines today? Why bring the Cause of Father Michael J. McGivney to the shores of our country now?

The simple answer is that holiness is not confined to one time or place; it is a gift from God that transcends geographic, cultural and language barriers. Therefore, the connection between Father McGivney and the Philippines is the Catholic faith, which is the same in its essentials everywhere, though showing different expressions and customs from place to place.

Yet there are a few more specific connections between Father McGivney and the Philippines that were outlined by Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson during his recent visit to Manila for the 9th Knights of Columbus National Convention. He explained three simple Philippine-McGivney Connections that should make the founder familiar to all Filipinos:

1. Father McGivney is Protector of Christian Family Life. The Philippines has a great culture of family life that is becoming more rare in our modern world. It is not unusual for three generations to be closely connected, even living under the same roof. We still value and honor new life, which is seen as a blessing from God, not a burden. Yet the great tradition of the Filipino family is threatened by such measures as the RH Bill. So we can look to Father McGivney as a protector in our efforts to preserve family life in our Catholic nation.

2. Father McGivney is Apostle to the Young. An apostle is “one who is sent” by God. Father McGivney had a special charism to engage young people and keep them close to the Church. The Philippines is a land of youthful energy and dreams, but these need to be guided by faith and virtue. Father McGivney is the perfect intercessor for the next generation, and parents can safely place their children under his guidance.

3. Father McGivney was a humble Parish Priest. By honoring Father McGivney, we are honoring the hard work and devotion of all parish priests. Not a missionary or a martyr, his holiness, humility and heroic virtue were lived out in the parish. Priests in the Philippines can look to Father McGivney as a model, and the Filipino people can pray that he watch over their priests.

Venerable Michael McGivney, Protector of Christian Family Life, Apostle to the Young and Model of Parish Priests – Pray for the Philippines as her people get to know and love you better! (Brian Caulfield)

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