Friday, August 14, 2020

August 14: 130th anniversary of Fr. McGivney's death

Brother Knights,

Today, August 14, is the 130th anniversary of Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney's passing into eternal life. He will be beatified October 31 in Hartford, Connecticut.   

The Knights just released a new video about the miracle surrounding his beatification: and passed a resolution at the 138th Supreme Convention regarding Fr. McGivney’s miracle:

Let us continue to pray the prayer for his canonization:


God,  our  Father,  protector  of  the  poor  and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your  priest,  Father  Michael  J.  McGivney,  to be  an  apostle  of  Christian  family  life  and  to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor.

Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. 

Let  the  inspiration  of  your  servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so  that  we  may  continue  his  work  of  caring for  the  needy  and  the  outcast.  We humbly ask that you glorify your venerable servant Father   Michael   J.   McGivney   on   earth according to the design of  your  holy  will.

Through his intercession, grant the favor I now   present   (here   make   your   request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father


Deus qui et pater noster et protector pauperum orphanos atque viduas defendis, sacerdotem tuum Patrem Michaelem apostolum familiae Christinae vocasti et ductorem iuvenum proposuisti ut proximis inservirent.  Per eius imitationem et virtutem, fac ut proxime sequamur filium tuum Jesum Christum caritatis mandatum perficientes ut Corpus eius quod est Ecclesia aedificetur. 

Inspirati servi tui exemplo et amore tuo prompti exsequamur confidentius opera caritatis quibus corroborentur et curentur egentes et derelicti.  Suppliciter exoramus ut super terra et secundum sanctam voluntatem tuam, venerabilem servum glorifices Patrem Michaelem J. McGivney.  Per intercessionem eius, da ut quod praesens peto  (______) fiat, per Christum Dominum Nostrum.

Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Gloria Patri…

Lastly, Crisis Magazine featured a column this week about our founder and our name sake, Christopher Columbus and the crisis of our times. You can read it here: 

- Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network

Friday, July 17, 2020

Online conference "Catholicism in a COVID-19 World" Saturday July 18

Brother Knights,

Please read about this important conference tomorrow Saturday July 18 hosted by the Latin Mass Society in the U.K. entitled "Catholicism in a COVID-19 World". It features several notable speakers including Bishop Athanasius Schneider and Fr. John Zuhlsdorf.  Please note the times below are London/UK  (GMT) - it actually begins 7:00AM EDT. To learn more read below:

- Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network

An online conference “Catholicism in a Covid-19 World” will be hosted by the Latin Mass Society this Saturday, 18th July, from 12 noon (GMT + 1) until 4.45 pm (GMT + 1) featuring speakers Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Fr Tim Finigan, Fr John Zuhlsdorf, Dr Joseph Shaw, Archbishop Thomas Gullickson and Mgr Gordon Read. The event will be hosted by Dr Shaw and Sebastian Morello and will begin with Live High Mass in the Traditional Rite from St Mary’s Warrington.
Joseph Shaw writes “I am delighted to be taking part in the Latin Mass Society’s first online conference with a wonderful selection of speakers. I hope that many people will be able to join us on the day.”
This event is being held online for free and can be viewed on the Latin Mass Society’s new YouTube channel. To bookmark the LMS YouTube channel go HERE.
The direct link for the Conference is HERE.
No registration is necessary, although to sign up for updates before and during the event, go to HERE.
A recording of the day will remain on our YouTube channel.
Itinerary (Subject to change)
12 noon Introduction from Dr Joseph Shaw, Chairman of the Latin Mass Society and Sebastian Morello, Formation Adviser for the Archdiocese of Southwark.
12.10pm High Mass Live from St Mary’s Warrington. Celebrant Fr Armand de Malleray FSSP
13.25 Archbishop Gullickson, Apostolic Nuncio to Switzerland and Liechtenstein and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of Astana, Kazakhstan
13.45 Fr Tim Finigan, Priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark
14.15 Mgr Gordon Read, National Chaplain to the LMS
14.45 Fr John Zuhlsdorf, President of the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison and Blogger: Covid-19 : What are the implications for Tradition?
15.45 Dr Joseph Shaw, Chairman of the LMS: After the Plague
16.15 Live Q & A with Dr Shaw, Fr Tim Finigan and Sebastian Morello
16.45 End

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Supreme Knight's Statement About Statues

Brother Knights,

Please see the below statement from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson on attacks against Catholic statues. This was an e-mail statement sent on Wednesday July 15 to all Knights.

- Traditional Knights Latin Mass Network

Brother Knights:
We are all aware of the troubling events that are occurring today, including attacks on statues of historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and our Order’s namesake, Christopher Columbus. Statues of saints have also been vandalized, including those honoring St. Junípero Serra, St. Louis and even the Blessed Virgin Mary, and houses of worship and other religious symbols have been attacked. These are not merely attacks on statues and history. They are increasingly attacks on Catholics and people of faith.
In the late 19th century, the Knights of Columbus took its name at a time of intense anti-Catholicism. Our founding members wanted to show that Catholics played an essential role in the exploration and development of America since its earliest days, and that a Catholic could be both a good citizen and a good Catholic.
However, anti-Catholicism persisted. In the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan tried to stop Columbus Day celebrations and opposed Columbus statues simply because Columbus was a Catholic. We opposed the KKK then and have continued to stand up against bigotry directed at Catholics and others.
We stood up against the persecution of Catholics in Mexico in the 1920s, spoke out for the Jews of Germany in the 1930s and worked for religious freedom behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War. Today, we are rebuilding Christian communities in the Middle East that were targeted for genocide. Each of us can be proud of our history of standing up for the most vulnerable among us.
While our faith calls us to be respectful of different perspectives, acts of vandalism are crimes against all who cherish democracy and mutual respect. The Knights of Columbus remains firm in its condemnation of all forms of racism and violence, including political violence. With churches, statues, and religious symbols subject to vandalism and attack, we call upon elected officials and leaders at every level to defend the religious freedom of all.
Vivat Jesus!
Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Special Reqiuem Mass this Thursday July 9 at 2pm EDT

Brother Knights,

This Thursday July 9th at 2:00 pm (ET) a Requiem Mass for deceased members of the Church Music Association ofAmerica (CMAA) will be offered by our Rector, Rev. Robert Pasley, at Mater Ecclesiae Parish, Berlin, NJ. as part of the Virtual Colloquium they are conducting this year.  Fr. Pasley also serves as the chaplain for the Mater Ecclesiae Council 12833.

It will be live-streamed on the CMAA YouTube channel – no pre-registration is required to view it.

We are sharing this as many Knights have a great devotion toward sacred music and/or sing in their parish's schola. 

Vivat Jesus!