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America's Next Blessed.
Pope Francis has approved announcement of a miracle attributed to the intercession of Knights of Columbus founder Father Michael J. McGivney (1852-1890) allowing for the priest to be beatified, a significant step on the path to sainthood.
KNIGHTS’ OFFICE TOWER AT 50
Founded in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, the Knights of Columbus has expanded its presence as far as the Pacific Rim of Asia, but has always called New Haven “home.” A new exhibit, “Fashioned for the 21st Century,” celebrates the 50th anniversary of its present headquarters building, designed in modernist style by renowned architect Kevin Roche (1922-2019).
Photo: © Robert Benson
Voices For Freedom
This display, opened in February 2020, centers on two books written by the English abolitionist Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846). His writings were directed at ending the slave trade in the United Kingdom and encouraging other nations to do the same. The display includes items from the Knights of Columbus Museum and the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives focusing on the period of segregation in the United States and the Civil Rights movement of the mid-20th century.