chairs await the new Knights of Columbus who received the First Degree
of the order last evening at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton church.
Congratulations to the nine Catholic gentlemen who became Knights of
Columbus during the ceremony. The Venerable Father Michael McGivney
founded the Knights of Columbus at a time of religious and ethnic
intolerance, as a means of helping Catholic men and their
families support and encourage each other in living the values of the
Gospel in an unaccepting world. As we prepare to begin a Fortnight for
Freedom across the United States – 2 weeks of intense prayer for the
preservation of our first and most cherished liberty, freedom of
religion – we can be proud of the Knights of Columbus and their witness
to Catholic life, family, virtue, and patriotism.