Speech fromthe New York State Eucharistic Congress on Saturday in Auriesville, New York
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New K of C programs aim to deepen the faith lives and spirituality of Catholic men across the country.
Kelly highlighted the order’s efforts in response to post-Dobbs attacks on unborn life, support for those affected by the war in Ukraine, and response to a growing ‘epidemic of loneliness’ that has particularly impacted young men in America.
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly gives firsthand look at ongoing aid, saying, ‘It’s a witness to the whole world that the answer to the problems we face is Jesus Christ.’
Kelly praised the March for Life that takes place in Washington D.C. each year and in cities across the nation, calling for respect for the unborn.
In his remarks — which he is giving for the first time in his role as Supreme Knight — he plans to inspire the Knights to step into the breach, which he says is the now-post-Roe world.
Facing a ‘Defining Moment,’ Knights of Columbus is Committed to Helping Ukraine, Supreme Knight Vows
Kelly explained the two major components of the initiative that the Knights of Columbus have launched so far to assist during this war, serving both refugees fleeing to Poland, and those Ukrainians left behind.
The Holy Father met with Patrick Kelly Oct. 25.
The Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, has over 2 million members in 16,000 councils worldwide.
Patrick Kelly Installed as Supreme Knight of Knights of Columbus, Consecrates Administration to St. Joseph
Keeping with the theme of Saint Joseph, Kelly focused on two of the saint’s roles, first as “guardian of the family” and also as the “guardian of the truth.”