New records set for dollars and hours donated in year marked by traumas
The K of C’s Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity for the year ending Dec. 31, 2013, reports that Knights donated record amounts of money and hours of volunteer service — more than $170 million and more than 70.5 million hours.
Greetings from Pope Francis sent to the Supreme Convention by Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin
His Holiness Pope Francis was pleased to learn that from 5 to 7 August 2014 the 132nd Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus will be held in Orlando, Florida. He has asked me to convey his warm greetings to all those in attendance, together with the assurance of his closeness in prayer.
COMMENTARY As a psychiatrist, I had been aware, prior to his death, that Robin Williams struggled with a severe mood disorder — depression or bipolar disorder, depending on the source of the reporting — along with related problems with drug dependence.
Medical professionals blasted the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent recommendation that long term contraceptives are the best way for teen girls to avoid pregnancy, saying that it sends an unhealthy message.