Knights of Columbus Pledge to Save Iraqi Christian Town Decimated by ISIS

News from the USCCB:
RAISE Act Will Weaken Family Bonds and Impact Nation’s Ability to Respond to Those in Crisis says U.S. Catholic Bishops Chairman - WASHINGTON—The Most Reverend Joe S. Vásquez, Bishop of Austin and Chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, says that the newly proposed RAISE Act would cause our nation to turn its back on those setting out to build better lives, weaken family bonds and impact the nation's ability to respond to those in crisis. Bishop Vásquez's full statement follows:....Read More

News from the Pope:
Pope sends greetings to Knights of Columbus - (Vatican Radio) The Pope’s message, conveyed in letter from the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, says the theme of the Convention – “Convinced of God’s Love and Power” – points “to the secret source of all Christian life and mission: our conviction that God’s saving love, revealed in the death and resurrection of his Son and poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, impels us to share the Good News of salvation with every man and woman.” This conviction, it continues, “underlies all our enthusiasm for evangelization.”.....Read More
News from the Church:
Knights of Columbus Pledge to Save Iraqi Christian Town Decimated by ISIS
- The Knights of Columbus are to raise and donate $2 million to help save Karemlash, a predominantly Christian town on Iraq’s Nineveh Plain that was invaded and ransacked by ISIS before being liberated by coalition forces last November. In a statement, the Knights said the move, which aims to resettle hundreds of families after they were evicted when ISIS took over the town in 2014, “will give many Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq hope for the future.” The Knights’ action matches a similar donation by Hungary’s government, which recently donated $2 million to save Teleskov, another predominately Christian town on the Nineveh Plain......Read more