Knights of Columbus News

posted Jan 25, 2012, 9:24 AM by St. Joseph Cheyenne
Membership & Exemplification
The Knights of Columbus are making a difference in the world of the 21st century. If any man would like to become a member of the Knights of Columbus then call Armando at 632-6079. 1st degree exemplification will be on January 28th at 10:00 am at the Knights of Columbus Hall (507 W. 28th St.). The 2nd and 3rd degree exemplification will follow at 12:00 Noon after the 11:00 am lunch that same day. Join the future; become a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Created Equal
Stories abound of individual councils and members, such as Father William Ryan, working in the black community. Father Ryan, an Oblate of Mary Immaculate, not only ministered to black Americans in the South, but also marched side by side with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. John W. McDevitt, who served as the Order’s 11th Supreme Knight from 1964-1977, also did much to advance the cause of racial equality...As the civil rights movement advanced, Knights took justifiable pride in the Order’s groundbreaking work in the area of racial tolerance. Speaking in 1970 — just six years after the Civil Rights Act was passed in the United States — Archbishop Paul F. Leibold of Cincinnati told St. Martin de Porres Council 5624 that the national organization of the Knights of Columbus "never subscribed to the evil of racism." Citing The Gift of Black Folk, the archbishop pointed out that the book had been published "decades before it was so popular to jump on the [civil rights] bandwagon." The Order’s commitment to racial equality continues today, and African Americans and other minorities hold leadership positions throughout the organization. - Read it all at http://www.kofc.org/un/en/news/releases/detail/created_equal.html
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