July 11, 2020

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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

In the spirit of St. Francis

The election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the See of Peter and his taking the name “Francis” has captured the imagination not only of Christians, but also of people throughout the world.

An unexpected choice, many were wondering who this new face was as he appeared on the balcony above St. Peter’s Square. We now see Pope Francis as an inspiring figure, a man of true charity and humility known
for taking the bus, cooking his own meals, paying his own bills, spending time with people in the streets, and living in utter simplicity.

Although the new Pope is a Jesuit, steeped in the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola, it also seems that St. Francis of Assisi has had a profound influence on him. St. Francis was praying one day in the tattered
church of St. Damian when he heard Christ’s voice telling him to rebuild his Church. It should not be farfetched to assume that with the lowliness of Francis in his heart, Pope Francis will seek to rebuild the whole Church today.

With this in mind, one easily recalls what Venerable Fr. Michael McGivney did during his times. From the “tattered church” of poor immigrants in St. Mary’s Parish in Connecticut, he worked to strengthen both the
spiritual and temporal foundations of the domestic Church, which is the family. Having suffered the loss of his own father at a young age, and seeing the many widows and orphans in his own parish, Father McGivney took the compassionate yet practical step of founding a Catholic society to aid families, the Knights of Columbus, which stands today as the “strong right arm” of the Church.

During the June 2010 pilgrimage of K of C State Chaplains, composed of about 80 bishops and priests, Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson said during a visit to the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, that the Knights of Columbus has been always helped support the Mother Church.

The Chaplains’ pilgrimage that started at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and wound up in Assisi was a spiritual journey from St. Peter (the builder) to St. Francis (the rebuilder). That may symbolically speak of the challenges of the members of the Order today.

But rebuilding the Church is best accomplished with the spirit of humble lowliness of St. Francis — as Pope Francis perhaps contemplates it.

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