Monday, October 12, 2009

Hello, Columbus!

Did you know that the Knights of Columbus, the fraternal order of Catholic men, known for great works of charity and generosity to the Church and to humanity without being rich or influential enough for genuine papal knighthood, had a major role in Columbus Day becoming a national holiday? Oh yes, it's true. This and many other fun facts can be found, courtesy of our Pertinacious Papist, by clicking here.

(In the interest of full disclosure, this writer is a Knight of the Third Degree, and has been for most of his adult life, a proud member of Father Sourd Council Number 2423, Fayetteville, Ohio, of which his maternal grandfather, the late Walter James Rosselot, was a founding member.)


Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

It might be said that the Knights of Columbus are to "real" knights as bloggers are to real journalists.

We're the ones who really do the heavy lifting anymore.

David L Alexander said...

Yeah. Good one.