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

The Light of Faith

ON the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, June 29, 2013, Pope Francis signed his first encyclical: Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith). This beautiful document puts to completion the encyclicals on the theological virtues of his predecessor, Benedict XVI, namely, Deus Caritas Est (2005), Spe Salvi (2007) and Caritas in Veritate (2009)—which affirms the continuity and communion of Pope Francis with his predecessor. And this came at a very opportune time when the whole church is celebrating the Year of Faith (Oct. 11, 2012 – Nov.24, 2013).

Christian faith has often been mistaken for something that is contrary to reason or something like a darkness that stifles and represses human creativity and the quest for knowledge—a leap in the dark that is driven by blind emotion. Pope Francis sees the futility of this perspective because “the light of autonomous reason is not enough to illumine the future; ultimately the future remains shadowy and fraught with fear of the unknown…. In the absence of light everything becomes confused; it is impossible to tell good from evil, or the road to our destination from other roads which take us in endless circles, going nowhere.” (LF 3).

Pope Francis explains that the light of faith is a guide to the truth that we see, a light that illumines all aspects of life; a light that sees God loving and caring for each one, not alien to human experience
but always present in human history. He says, “Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey. To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light.” (LF57).

These words are so close to the very core of the Knights of Columbus. Like St. Francis of Assissi or Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta that Pope Francis mentions in this encyclical, Fr. Michael Joseph
McGivney reached out to the poor and the suffering in the light of faith. In fact, for over a century now, it may not be farfetched to say that some kind of “moral miracle” maybe attributed to Fr. McGivney through the works of charity and fraternity happening among the members of the Knights of Columbus throughout the world.

In the Philippines, the Knights are known for their charitable work to victims of calamities and strife, to the poor and the suffering, among others, in the spirit of their founder, Fr. McGivney—and in
the strength and light of their faith in Jesus.

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