“Uh, we had something happen,” Father Joseph Crowley told the congregation March 5 near the end of Mass at St. Thomas Church in Thomaston, Connecticut, a parish once pastored by Knights of Columbus founder Blessed Michael McGivney.
The Diocese of Brooklyn celebrated its third feast day for Blessed Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus who is on the journey to sainthood, on Aug. 13 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph.
The Archdiocese of Hartford is investigating a possible Eucharistic miracle at one of its parishes, where Communion hosts seemingly multiplied during a March 5 Sunday Mass.
Louis Pepe feels he has a special connection to Blessed Michael McGivney, and not just because he’s a long-standing Knights of Columbus member and Father McGivney (1852-1890) was the organization’s founder. He is helping to lead an effort by the Knights of Columbus to have a statue of the founder erected in every diocese in New York State.
The Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center in New Haven has opened an online exhibition centering on the Knights of Columbus connection with baseball, which spans almost a century and a half.
The Pandemic of 2020 has been hard on every Catholic. Eucharistic fasting for this length of time may remind us what 20th century heroes of the faith in underground Churches endured, and what 21st century confessors in China and elsewhere endure today; and that is no bad thing. Still, it is very, very hard to be the Catholic Church without being a vibrantly eucharistic Church.
A detailed timeline for “The Cause for Father McGivney: His Road to Sainthood” starting with the first event when Father McGivney was given the title “Servant of God” on Dec. 18, 1997.