Knights of Columbus, In Defense of Christians mount genocide petition

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As a mid-March deadline approached for U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to make a decision on whether to make a declaration of genocide in the Middle East, the Knights of Columbus, based in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Washington-based group In Defense of Christians have mounted a petition campaign asking Kerry…

First Spanish-speaking Knights council slated to install new officers

By Kristi Anderson The Visitor On July 17, new officers are being installed for the first Spanish-speaking Knights of Columbus council in the Diocese of St. Cloud. This ceremony will be celebrated with Bishop Donald Kettler at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church in Long Prairie. The council, named the Miguel Pro…

Advent Toy Contest raises awareness, funds

The St. Cloud Mission Office, with the Knights of Columbus, a Knights Auxiliary and other donors, is sponsoring the second annual Advent Toy Contest. Catholic school children are encouraged to create a homemade toy or game using only reused, recycled or common items from around the house or classroom (such as rubber bands, old ribbon,…

St. Cloud man named top knight in state

June 6, 2014, edition By Nikki Rajala Gene Markman of Knights of Columbus Council 5548 was named Minnesota Knight of the Year in a ceremony May 17 at the Minnesota State Knights of Columbus state convention in Bloomington. Grand Knight Conrad Meier nominated Markman for his volunteer service as a Knight and in his community…

Warriors light up Lourdes

Soldiers trade weapons for rosaries as they pray and pay homage to Mary May 23, 2014, edition By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service It looked like any other military parade with bands playing, flags waving and thousands of men and women marching in colorful uniforms decorated with medals and ribbons. But instead of impressive displays…