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

Year of the Poor

2015 is the Year of the Poor. This was declared by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines in a thematic progres- sion towards the 500th year of evangelization of this country that will culminate in March 2021. Next year will be the Year of the Family and the Eucharist while the whole of Christendom will celebrate the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy that opens on December 8 this year.
The Catholic Church in this country is very familiar with this theme. During the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines that was celebrated in January of 1991, the “preferential op- tion” for the poor was a byword to the point that it became a significant ingredient of pastoral plans in most dioceses. But the country was fresh then from a 20-year martial law where most church initiatives were presumed to be tainted with the ideological or political–when, in fact, it was primarily a motion along the path of ecclesiological renewal.
Pope Francis in his Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium makes it very clear that the Catholic Church’s love for the poor is neither an ideology nor a methodology. He says: “For the Church, the option for the poor is primarily a theological category rather than a cultural, sociological, political or philosophical one. God shows the poor ‘his first mercy’…the Church has made an option for the poor which is understood as a ‘special form of primacy in the exercise of Christian charity, to which the whole tradition of the Church bears witness.’ This option ‘is implicit in our Christian faith in a God who became poor for us, so as to enrich us with his poverty.”
This theme is so close, too, to heart of the Knights of Co- lumbus. This organization of Catholic men was born from the bosom of poverty when its founder, Fr. Michael J. McGivney, drew poor immigrants from the peripheries of social and eco- nomic exclusion. Becoming a part of the Order became a restoration of their Christian dignity and faith.
The care of the Knights of Columbus for the poor continues even more today when poverty has manifested in so many forms. Lately, for instance, the Knights continue to substantially send assistance to the persecuted Christians of Iraq and Syria.
Hereabouts, the Knights are always around especially in crucial times of devastating natural calamities. But every day is crucial especially among children of the homeless and the hungry where every morsel of rice defines the boundaries between survival and disease.

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