132nd Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention

Started by a humble parish priest, the Knights of Columbus have grown into the world’s largest lay Catholic organization with over 1.8 million members.
Every year the Knights gather to celebrate their faith and the work they do. In particular, they celebrate the organization’s core principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. The statistics are always stunning. In the last decade alone over 1.4 billion dollars have been raised and 653 million hours volunteered for those in need. This year’s gathering the 132nd Supreme Convention comes from Orlando, Florida, August 5-7.
Join us as we highlight the initiatives of the Knights in the last year and offer documentaries that explore not only The Knights, but our faith. Throughout our broadcast, we’ll highlight the areas that the Knights have been particularly focused on this year:
  • Relief Efforts in the Philippines
  • Canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II 
  • U.S. Military Soldiers pilgrimage to Lourdes
  • College Knights and their exceptional fundraising initiatives
For more information on the Knights of Columbus and this year’s convention visit their official website.


Morning Coverage

Opening Mass celebrated (and homilist) by the host ordinary, Bishop John Noonan of Orlando
Father Michael McGivney documentary  
Francis: Pope from the New World

Afternoon Coverage

Opening Session by Supreme Knight’s Report, Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight

• Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap, Archbishop of Philadelphia
• Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington D.C.
• Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight
• Kenneth Nowakowski, Bishop of Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of New Westminster
• William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, Supreme Chaplain
• Edward Shawchuk, State Deputy, British Columbia
• Pedro C. Quitorio, Media Director, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of The Philippines

The Francis Effect documentary

States Dinner

Speakers in order of appearance:
• Gary Sinise, Founder Gary Sinise Foundation
• John Noonan, Bishop of Orlando
• Cardinal Beltran Quevedo, OMI, Archbishop of Cotabato
• Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, Archbishop of México City
• Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, I.S.P.X., Archbishop of Québec
• William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, Supreme Chaplain
• Interview with Gary Sinise