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Jul 16, 2014, 12:34 ET

Major Relic of St. John Paul II to Visit Philadelphia

An important relic of St. John Paul II will be available for veneration at Philadelphia's Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Saturday,...

Jul 09, 2014, 09:00 ET

Major Relic of St. John Paul II to Visit St. Patrick's in New York

An important relic of St. John Paul II will be available for veneration at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral on Saturday, July 12, and Sunday,...

Jun 24, 2014, 17:37 ET

Knights of Columbus Earns Top Rating from A.M. Best for 39th Consecutive Year

Citing the Knights of Columbus' strong presence in Catholic communities and its members' loyalty, ratings agency A.M. Best reaffirmed the K...

Jun 18, 2014, 09:13 ET

Major Relic of St. John Paul II to Visit Boston This Month

Beginning its national tour, an important relic of St. John Paul II will make its first stop in Boston at Holy Cross Cathedral on Saturday, June...

Jun 12, 2014, 13:52 ET

Knights of Columbus Sets Record for Charity in 2013

 The Knights of Columbus set a new all-time record for charitable donations and service hours in 2013 while helping in communities worldwide,...

Jun 09, 2014, 12:07 ET

Documentary on Venerable Servant of God Father Michael McGivney Now Available on DVD

A documentary on the life of the young Connecticut priest who founded the Knights of Columbus is now available on DVD. The film previously aired on...

May 14, 2014, 16:22 ET

Knights of Columbus Supporting Archdiocese for Military Services Pilgrimage to Lourdes for Wounded Troops

 More than 125 wounded or disabled troops and veterans, family members, chaplains and support staff will join other U.S. pilgrims in a visit to...

May 08, 2014, 11:44 ET

Mass in Thanksgiving for New Saints to Conclude at Saint John Paul II National Shrine

An internationally televised solemn Mass of thanksgiving for the canonizations of St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII will be celebrated at noon on...

Apr 27, 2014, 13:10 ET
New name for the new saint. Knights of Columbus Deputy Supreme Knight Logan Ludwig unveils a new sign for the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington D.C. with the help of Shrine Director Patrick Kelly and the Rev. Gregory Gresko, shrine chaplain. Formerly the shrine of Blessed John Paul II, the name upgrade followed by just a few hours the canonization of Pope John Paul, along with that of Pope John XXIII, in Rome. It is among the first places in the world to bear the name of "St John Paul II." (PRNewsFoto/Knights of Columbus)

National Shrine Among First Sites in World to Bear the Name "St. John Paul II"

Just a few hours after Pope John Paul II was declared a saint by Pope Francis in Rome on April 27, the U.S. shrine dedicated to his life and legacy...

Apr 22, 2014, 13:26 ET

Knights of Columbus Supports Celebrations in U.S. and Rome for Popes' Canonizations

 The Knights of Columbus will sponsor major U.S. celebrations coinciding with the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII on...

Apr 17, 2014, 11:38 ET
Among the first to bear the name 'St. John Paul' The National Shrine of Pope John Paul II in Washington, D.C. is hours away from a name change that will take place with the canonization of Pope John Paul in Rome. From then on it will  become known as the "St. John Paul Shrine." (PRNewsFoto/Knights of Columbus )

National Shrine of Pope John Paul II to Lead U.S. Celebration of Canonization

The National Shrine of Pope John Paul II will be a major focal point of U.S. observances of the canonization of Pope John Paul II by Pope Francis...

Apr 15, 2014, 16:20 ET

Relic of Pope John Paul II to Be Venerated in New Haven on Day of Canonization

A relic of Blessed John Paul II will be available for the veneration of the public at St. Stanislaus Church in New Haven during a 3 p.m. prayer...

Apr 15, 2014, 10:12 ET

Knights of Columbus Help Provide Prosthetics to Boston Marathon Bombing Amputees

One year after the Boston marathon bombing, the Knights of Columbus Stand With Boston Program is providing assistance for people who lost limbs in...

Apr 07, 2014, 12:25 ET

Film Festival Named for John Paul II Features a Major Documentary on Current Pope

A documentary on the life of Pope Francis – from his childhood, to his role in the Church in Argentina to his election as pope – will...

Mar 20, 2014, 16:12 ET

Knights of Columbus Named a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute

The Knights of Columbus announced today that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best...

Mar 19, 2014, 10:16 ET

U.S. Bishops Designate Washington D.C. Location as John Paul II National Shrine

 The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) today designated the Washington-based facility dedicated to Pope John Paul II as a national...

Mar 13, 2014, 11:57 ET

Poll Finds Strong Opposition to Proposed Connecticut Law to Allow Fatal Prescriptions by Doctors

 A legislative proposal to allow doctors to prescribe fatal prescriptions to people with a terminal illness is not seen as a good option by a...

Jan 30, 2014, 12:33 ET

Broncos Players and Knights of Columbus Help Alleviate Cold Reality for Inner-City Kids

With Sunday's big game scheduled during a record cold snap, several players and coaches from the Broncos joined with the Knights of Columbus to...

Jan 28, 2014, 20:45 ET
Defensive End Robert Ayers helps students pick out new coats on Jan. 28 at a Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids distribution at Sacred Heart School in Jersey City. Ayers attended this same school as a child.  (PRNewsFoto/Knights of Columbus)

Broncos' Ayers Returns to His Jersey City Grammar School to Distribute Free Coats to Inner-City Kids

Several Broncos coaches and players joined Knights of Columbus for charitable event  During this period of record cold in the...

Jan 21, 2014, 15:02 ET

New Survey Finds 84% of Americans Support Significant Abortion Restrictions

This includes nearly 6 in 10 of those who identify as strongly pro-choice  More than four decades after the Supreme Court's decision in...

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