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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

New Evangelization

THE members of the Knights of Columbus are asked to take a lead role in responding to the Holy Father’s pastoral directive for the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization. According to Pope Benedict XVI, the New Evangelization is a new proclamation of the Gospel “to those regions awaiting the first evangelization and to those regions where the roots of Christianity are deep but who have experienced a serious crisis of faith due to secularization.”

During the first plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, held in May 2011 at the Vatican, the Pope addressed the participants: “The crisis being experienced bears in itself traces of the exclusion of God from people’s lives, of a generalized indifference toward the Christian faith itself, to the point of attempting to marginalize it from public life. In past decades it was still possible to discover a general Christian sense that unified the common feeling of whole generations, growing up in the shadow of the faith that had molded the culture. Today, unfortunately, we are witnessing the drama of a fragmentation that no longer consents to a unified point of reference; moreover, we often see the phenomenon of persons who wish to belong to the Church, but are strongly molded by a vision of life that opposes the faith.”

As in the Gospel, the crisis of faith always looks for signs. In the early Church, the signs of the faith were the martyrs who willing to offer their blood as living testimony of their faith in Christ. “The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church,” said Tertullian, pointing out how the early Christians provoked many conversions to the faith because of their witness of Christ’s presence in their communities.

It is not farfetched for the members of the Knights of Columbus to find an icon of their witness to Christ in their founder — Father Michael J. McGivney. While we are looking for a physical miracle for the cause of his beatification, the greatest miracle that the Order can manifest is moral and spiritual, i.e., the way the members of the Order preach the Gospel by witnessing to it concretely in their daily lives, as their founder did.

This is also saying that in the context of the New Evangelization and this Year of Faith, the Knights of Columbus can help slow the worsening global secularization, which according to the Pope is the principal virus of the today’s crisis of faith, by being faithful to the values of the Order in the spirit of their founder. Remember: Charity, Unity and Fraternity must be lived out in the spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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