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YOUTH ACTIVITIES
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MEMBERSHIP
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  HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
  The Founder of the Knights of Columbus
  FATHER MICHAEL J. McGIVNEY GUILD
  GRAND KNIGHTS
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SICK & DISTRESSED
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  Beatitudes for Care Givers
  Organ Donors Needed
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  Marc Fisher's parents

IN MEMORIAM
  Reynold J. Guida
  Frank A. Nayler
  James A. Malick II
  Passing of Dorothy Murray

INSURANCE
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  Knights Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan Eligible for Death Benefit
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RELIGIOUS & CIVIL RIGHTS
  In Georgia, Tomorrow Never Dys
  Obama admin moves to silence AFA on elections
  Where's the Brief?
  Beyond Belief: The World of the Persecuted Church
  American Pai: FCC Chair Fights off Gov't Snoops
  Camp Grounds Push to Silence Conservatives
  "Incendiary"
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  Angry
  Ain't That a Kick in the HUD...
  Critic says UN risks credibility with Catholic torture charges
  Bible Ban a Testament to District's Intolerance
  America: Land of the Freed?
  Barbaric
  Unprecedented
  Second Thoughts on the First Amendment?
  Oppose Attack on Conscience and Religious Freedom
  Federal legislation:  S1696, the Women's Health Protection Act
  Holden out Hope to Stop Activists in Baton Rouge
  President's Order Leaves No Faith in Business
  Obama gives special protections for homosexuals, bisexuals and transsexuals, but takes away religious freedoms from Christians
  Persecution a Mute Point at Obama White House

Same-Sex Marriage
  Croatians vote to protect marriage from redefinition
  I Now Pronounce You Man and Wives...
  Activist judge legalizes polygamy, just as we warned
  Marriage Buzz in the Beehive State
  Christian baker files religious freedom appeal in marriage ruling
  Marriage: To Have and to Holder
  On Marriage, Members Run Rings around Left
  Romney Gives Marriage Reinforce Mitt
  Judge Jilts Virginia Voters on Marriage
  Idaho Ruling Hardly Small Potatoes
  Marriage Rulings Par for the Courts
  Marriage is Still the Life of the Party
  Let Them Eat Cake!
  Pelosi's Catholic Dioseize
  Nine statements by Obama yesterday made a mockery of God's word
  Burger King introduces gay pride Whoppers
  Masterpiece Theater: Cake Drama Continues in Colorado
  Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage
  Appeals Court Not OK on Marriage

RESPECT LIFE
  The "Continental Liar"
  Albert Mac Elrath receives ACE Wings
  Businesses Get a Second Opinion on Health Care
  Anti-Hobby Lobby bill introduced in Senate
  US Senate Attempts to overturn US Supreme Court in Hobby Lobby Case
  U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on radical bill to nullify virtually all abortion limits nationwide
  The Senate's Weapons of Mass Distraction
  They would leave unborn babies defenseless
  Democracy betrayed, so more babies can die
  It’s evil
  Action Needed on Second Planned Parenthood Funding Bill (A2795/S1203)
  Nurse sent packing for pro-life beliefs

FOURTH DEGREE INFORMATION
  GENERAL FOURTH DEGREE INFORMATION
  The Color Corps of the Patriotic Degree

EASY WAYS TO HELP OUR COUNCIL
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SERVICES
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Council 6735 at 43 West Maple Street, Merchantville, NJ 08109-5141 US - The Founder of the Knights of Columbus

The Founder of the Knights of Columbus

Over a century ago, in mid-August of 1890, one of the largest funerals in the history of Waterbury, Connecticut, took place. The throngs who attended were grieving the death, at age 38, of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus. Delegations were present from almost every one of the 57 Knights of Columbus councils that had been chartered in the Order's first eight years. The Bishop of Hartford and more than 70 of Connecticut's Catholic priests were joined by many civic leaders. It was reported that every available carriage for miles around had been rented for the great procession. Father McGivney's funeral was an indication of the love and respect the people felt for this hard-working, holy, parish priest. It also reflected the deep personal appeal that immigrant Catholics immediately found in the Knights of Columbus. Since that time, the Order's growth has never stopped. Today it is the largest society of Catholic men in the world, with 1.6 million members in the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, and several Central American and Caribbean countries. To mark the Order's hundredth anniversary in 1982, the Knights of Columbus brought the remains of Father McGivney from Waterbury back to St. Mary's Church in New Haven, where he had founded the Order. There he now rests in a setting in which daily Mass is offered for the deceased members and their deceased spouses of the Order and prayers are said in his honor. His cause for canonization is proceeding.

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