It is my privilege to serve as State Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus. It is indeed an honor to be associated with the Knights whose charitable works are well known and universal. They are a great gift to the Church here in Dallas and throughout the country. Their work is much admired. In an earlier blog I have expressed my hope that every Catholic man would be a Knight. More than 94,000 Texas Catholic men are already members of the order but that is not enough.
In July, I challenged the Texas Knights of Columbus to beat out the Knights of New York as number one in largest state membership. Tony Herreth, Texas State Deputy, has informed me that as of January 1, 2011 Texas had 94,720 Knights and New York had 94,580. Texas is Number 1! Congratulations to our Knights in the Lone Star State for leaving New York in Texas’ dust…and my condolences to Archbishop Dolan. Now let’s make it 96,000.