VOLUME 41 • NUMBER 12 • March 22, 2023

When normally sane people jump into an ice-cold lake in the middle of winter to raise money for Special Olympics, they like to say they’re “freezin’ for a reason.” The right motivation can make a difficult task feel easy — but as we continue our way through Lent, we may lose focus on the reason for our Lenten penances. This Knightline includes advice from Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori and other resources for making Lent not an endurance test, but an opportunity to grow in love of God and neighbor.

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3, 2, 1, Jump!

Doing a Polar Plunge for Special Olympics calls for extra chutzpah when you live less than 400 miles from the Arctic Circle. Knights of Columbus in Anchorage, Alaska, led by State Deputy Bill Chrisman, showed they have the right stuff. WATCH HERE

Photo by Spirit Juice Studios

Throughout These 40 Days

Lent is not a do-it-yourself moral improvement program, writes Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori in the March issue of Columbia: It’s about opening the heart anew to God’s love.

If your energy for praying, fasting and almsgiving is waning, this message from Venerable Fulton Sheen may be the shot of inspiration you need.

Prepare your heart and soul for the Easter Triduum with these K of C resources, including a guide to making a good confession and meditations for praying the Way of the Cross.

Ukrainian refugees wait in a Knights of Columbus Mercy Center after crossing the border into Hrebenne, Poland, on March 5, 2022. (Photo by Tamino Petelinšek)

A Network of Support

Far from home and trying to support their families, Ukrainian women who have taken refuge in other countries are particularly vulnerable to sexual and labor exploitation. The Pontes Association in Poland is working to address this danger in partnership with the Knights of Columbus and the Arise Foundation. WATCH HERE

Learn more about the Knights’ humanitarian efforts and support the Order’s Ukraine Solidarity Fund at

KnightCast: Episode 12

KnightCast is an inspirational video series forming men on their journey to be better husbands, fathers, citizens and Catholics. In the latest episode, host Jonathan Reyes speaks with Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly about his desire to make the Knights “first in faith, as in charity”; discusses the first K of C-Marist Poll about Americans’ views on abortion since the Dobbs decision; and interviews a relative of Blessed Michael McGivney about his return to health and faith after a medical crisis.

The Camino Within

Join Bishop Donald Hying of Madison and other pilgrims as they walk Spain’s Camino de Santiago in Santiago: The Camino Within, a new film by Ahava Productions. The documentary will be shown in theaters throughout the United States on March 28. To watch the trailer and find a screening near you,
visit the film’s website

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