Apr 20

Council 42 Featured in April Columbia

If you have not had a chance to read the April issue of Columbia Magazine, there is a wonderful article on our brother Knights from the Eastern Catholic Churches, including our own St. Maron Council #42 in Waterbury. I found it a very informative article that celebrates the universality of our faith.

Fraternally,
Bryan Baker, PGK
Program Director.

Apr 18

True Compassion

Brother Knight Peter Wolfgang, of Council 13424, was featured in the April 2017 Fathers For Good column in Columbia Magazine. His column provides a useful roadmap in the fight against assisted suicide both here in Connecticut and around the world. I encourage everyone to read it and use the tactics that he suggests to promote a culture of life.

Fraternally,
Bryan Baker, PGK
Program Director

Apr 16

A Burning Furnace Of Charity

As we celebrate the resurrection of our LORD and the beginning of the Easter season, may we keep in mind the words of our Supreme Chaplain, Archbishop Lori, in this month’s Columbia Magazine. May they inspire us to redouble our efforts as Knights to live as true disciples of our LORD and Saviour.

Fraternally,
Bryan Baker, PGK
Program Director

Apr 15

The Age of Noise

As we reflect on the LORD’s passion and death on this Holy Saturday, it seemed appropriate to also remind ourselves of the need for quiet contemplation in our everyday lives. The words of Bishop James D. Conley, published in April’s Columbia Magazine, provide a valuable perspective on this.

Fraternally,
Bryan Baker, PGK
Program Director

Apr 09

A Call to Spiritual Arms

As we begin Holy Week, I was reminded of the importance of the Knights of Columbus through an article in the March 2017 issue of Columbia, entitled “A Call to Spiritual Arms”. It serves as a reminder to all of us of the necessity to remain united in charity and faith.

Fraternally,
Bryan Baker, PGK
Program Director

Mar 31

A Blight on America’s Foreign Policy Record

Last week, Supreme Knight Anderson’s op-ed piece in The Washington Post stated that the situation of genocidal victims in the Middle East is a gross injustice and a blight on America’s foreign policy record.

In fact, the article continued, it is de facto discrimination against the Islamic State’s most vulnerable victims.

You can read the full article by clicking here.
Help us raise awareness about Iraqi Christians and the aid they so desperately need. Please share this op-ed with friends, family members and on social media. You may also want to take action to help these Christians by donating at christiansatrisk.org.

Jan 30

Vice President Speaks At March For Life

The following article can also be found on the Knights of Columbus website.

WASHINGTON — On Friday, Jan. 27, just days after the presidential inauguration, Vice President Mike Pence spoke to tens of thousands, including members of the Knights of Columbus, gathered to participate in the 2017 March for Life.

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Jan 22

The Future of Roe

The article posted below is also in the January 2017 issue of Columbia Magazine, and can be read on the Knights of Columbus website.

THE FUTURE OF ROE – by Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson

THE SUPREME COURT’S INFAMOUS 1973 ABORTION DECISION REMAINS AN UNSETTLING — AND UNSETTLED — ISSUE

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Sep 01

Psalm of the Month – September

As part of the Knights of Columbus initiative on Building a Domestic Church, it is suggested that members pray a particular Psalm on Sunday. Below is the recommended Psalm for the month of September.

Psalm of the Month (Psalm 23)

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want;
he makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters;
he restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the
shadow of death,
I fear no evil;
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff,
they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
thou anointest my head with oil,
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

On the last Sunday of the month, discuss as a family which verse stood out most for each member.

Aug 01

Psalm of the Month – August

As part of the Knights of Columbus initiative on Building a Domestic Church, it is suggested that members pray a particular Psalm on Sunday. Below is the recommended Psalm for the month of August.

Psalm of the Month (Psalm 8)

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is thy name in all the earth!
Thou whose glory above the heavens is chanted
by the mouth of babes and infants,
thou hast founded a bulwark because of thy foes,
to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
the moon and the stars which thou hast established;
what is man that thou art mindful of him,
and the son of man that thou dost care for him?
Yet thou hast made him little less than God,
and dost crown him with glory and honor.
Thou hast given him dominion over the works of thy hands;
thou hast put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the sea.
O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is thy name in all the earth!

On the last Sunday of the month, discuss as a family which verse stood out most for each member.

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