Though Knights are called repeatedly to service, they often don’t receive enough spiritual nourishment. You cannot ask an army to fight a war on an empty stomach, and you cannot ask men to fight a spiritual war without nourishing their souls. The public, rightly or wrongly, has seen the Knights primarily as fundraisers. We want to be thought of as spiritual leaders in our families and our parishes.

“Men, do not hesitate to engage in the battle that is raging around you, the battle that is wounding our children and families, the battle that is distorting the dignity of both women and men. This battle is often hidden, but the battle is real. It is primarily spiritual, but it is progressively killing the remaining Christian ethos in our society and culture, and even in our own homes.” 2015 by Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix.

Until we realize we are in a spiritual battle, we are defenseless. We will not respond appropriately. Until men really get engaged, the Church is really going to struggle in every age.


Many men are inspired by the language of spiritual battle, which occurs frequently in the letters of St. Paul. It speaks to men, we like to know our marching orders. Men like to be practical and know what to do and how to do it.

Councils work with your pastors to organize regular holy hours of Eucharistic adoration. Knights of Columbus holy hours should be particularly prepared for men, with a communal rosary, and prayers to St. Joseph and Fr. McGivney. Ask your pastors to give a sermon on a topic involving spiritual leadership in the family. Encourage men to attend regularly.

Reyesf Galviz, Chairman
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