Less than 40 years after its humble beginnings in New Haven, Connecticut, the Knights of Columbus was invited by Pope Benedict XV to establish a permanent presence in Rome.
More than 400 entries poured into The Tablet’s newspaper offices competing for a winning spot in The Tablet’s annual Keep Christ in Christmas art contest. Students submitted colorful pieces of artwork from Catholic academies, high schools and churches from around the diocese.
Knights from the Long Island Chapter of Brooklyn and Queens filled the pews at the annual Pro Vita Mass, held Jan. 25 at St. James Cathedral Basilica in Downtown Brooklyn.
Kennedy had been a member of the Knights’ Columbus Bunker Hill Council 62 in Charlestown, Massachusetts, joining on St. Patrick’s Day in 1946. He became a fourth-degree Knight in 1954.
The New Haven-based Catholic fraternal organization announced its charitable activity over the last year in a July 31 news release, issued ahead of its annual Supreme Convention in Minneapolis Aug. 6-8.
Vatican foreign secretary Archbishop Paul Gallagher hailed the relationship between the United States and the Holy See as “strong and solid” on July 17 during a visit to the nation’s capital.
The Knights of Columbus Long Island Chapter of Brooklyn and Queens celebrated their Annual Charity Ball on June 22 at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach.
In Communion with Christ; A Retreat to Commune with the Lord
Joining in a special hour of prayer held simultaneously throughout New York state on May 16, Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio led local members of the Knights of Columbus before the Blessed Sacrament and the icon of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians in a service at St. James Cathedral, Downtown Brooklyn.
That spirit was on display at The Tablet’s 12th annual Christ Is Risen Easter art contest on May 15 in Dyker Heights. The awards ceremony, co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Archbishop John Hughes Council No. 481, was held at the council’s center.