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Welcome to the Knights of Peter Claver

All Units are requested to schedule their Service Projects
during the month of November - preferably during the weekend of
November 4th - 5th or November 11th - 12th


Official Founders Day Turnout:
November 11th VIgil Mass or November 12th Sunday Mass

We pray for those who were injured
in the recent attack in Las Vegas
and for the repose of the souls
of those who lost their lives. 

We pray for peace
and an end to all violence.


Please contribute today so that we may be of service to
our Claver Brothers and Sisters affected by natural disasters.

Donations are tax-deductible and will be used strictly for Disaster Relief Support to Claver members and / or churches.


The roles, expectations and practices of family life have been reconfigured; communal life has been eroded in favor of individualism, including in religious practice and Mass attendance; culture wars have led to “the demonization of those with whom we disagree”; and rising secularization has meant that 25 percent of Americans and about half of baptized Catholics under age 30 identify as having no religious affiliation, he noted. “The challenges are great, but not insurmountable,” said Pierre, drawing on his experience as nuncio to Mexico. Read More
In the wake of an executive order issued by the Trump administration halting federal assistance for certain insurance plans, the U.S. bishops reaffirmed that helping to protect low-income persons and the vulnerable is of the utmost importance. “This is of grave concern. The Affordable Care Act is, by no means, perfect, but as leaders attempt to address impending challenges to insurance market stability and affordability, they must not use people’s health care as leverage or as a bargaining chip,” said Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, chairman of the U.S. bishops’  Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development in a statement. Read More
With the justice system rife with abuse, there is still much work to be done to call the faithful to minister to prisoners, victims, and their families, Christian leaders maintained on Tuesday. “We need to raise this as a priority within the Church,” Karen Clifton, executive director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Death Penalty, told EWTN News of criminal justice reform and ministries to prisoners and their victims. “Our Pope has been very outspoken about that, and spoken numerous times about our need to visit those imprisoned, and then accompany and journey with those that are affected by crime, all aspects, the perpetrators family, and the victims’ families,” she continued. Read More
This pint-size girl has a gigantic voice and she uses it to have tough conversations with children and adults across Cincinnati about bullying and violence. Read More
Over the past few months, the media has been inundated with stories about domestic violence. Given that October is National Domestic Violence Month, even more much needed attention will be focused on this issue as well, which is particularly important. Domestic violence is not new or rare to the Black community. African-American women are more vulnerable to this type of abuse than their white female counterparts. Read More
“Deeply saddened to learn of the shooting in Las Vegas, Pope Francis sends the assurance of his spiritual closeness to all those affected by this senseless tragedy,” read an Oct. 2 telegram signed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Read More
As with any generation, millennials come with a set of strengths and challenges that shape their seminary experience. Rectors note that making a firm commitment to a vocation is something that can be difficult for young men today. And Father Kartje observes that many millennials’ overexposure to digital media can pose a challenge when it comes to fully entering into the kind of quiet, unmediated prayer with Christ needed to discern his will, what he calls “visual silence.” Read More
On Wednesday Pope Francis recalled his recent visit to Colombia, saying the desire for peace in the country is proof that the violence of their past doesn't have the last word, but rather, the love and mercy of Christ. “Colombia, like most Latin American countries, is a country in which the Christian roots are strong,” the Pope said in his Sept. 13 general audience. Read More