Formerly known as New Jersey Chapter 4
The Chapter with a Heart
Father Michael J. McGivney founded our fraternal organization to safeguard families against financial ruin and strenghten Catholic men's commitment to the Church's teachings during a period of anti-Catholicism. He chose Christopher Columbus, the most popular and well-known Catholic at the time, to be the patron of the brotherhood, showing that Catholics were part of society in America from the very beginning and should be treated with respect.

In recent years, Christopher Columbus, a devout Catholic and man worthy of our admiration, has regrettably become the victim of a false narrative that blames him for a multitude of wrongs in our society. Those who paint him in this light ignore the facts that are easily verified by numerous sources.
Catholic everywhere who respect this man of faith will want to watch the Knight of Columbus documentary feature "Courage and Conviction: The True Story of Christopher Columbus," which details the origins of the holiday that bears his name and gives important insight into his voyage.

As Catholics, we reject the cancel culture that would tear down monuments to our namesake and erase his important contributions to the world. If you count yourself among the numbers that feel this way, you will want to be a part of the proud Catholic brotherhood that bears his name.


The voyages of Christopher Columbus were a watershed moment in the history of human civilization. Like every encounter, or new day, they offered a world of possibilities.

Narrated by actor Chazz Palminteri, Courage and Conviction is a 30 min. documentary that offers insight into Christopher Columbus' remarkable journey, facts on the encounter of civilizations, details on the origins of Columbus Day and context behind the affinity many immigrants have for Columbus. Finally, the film addresses elements of cancel culture and currents that would prefer to rewrite history based on false accusations. Courage and Conviction shows why Christopher Columbus remains not only a man worthy of admiration, but a noble icon of what it means to be a Catholic and an American.

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Last updated: February 2, 2023
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