From Catholic News Agency:
The Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carl A. Anderson opened the first session of the 128th Supreme Convention on Tuesday by re-consecrating his mission and responsibilities to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Before delivering his annual report to the more than 2,000 delegates of the world’s largest Catholic fraternity, Anderson – who is celebrating his 10th anniversary as Supreme Knight – recalled that he began his tenure by visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, to consecrate his responsibilities to the Patroness of the Americas.
“I consecrated all my responsibilities to Her and I renew my consecration to her auspices,” the Supreme Knight said.
In his extensive report, Anderson recalled that “to be a Christian is truly a very different way of living and of loving. From its earliest days, Christianity was often known simply as ‘The Way.' It was so unique in the First Century that no further explanation was necessary.”
“You had only to observe the manner in which the early Christians went about their daily lives – the way they cared for others – to sense that there was something very different about them,” he added.
“Two thousand years later,” Anderson continued, “it cannot always be said that today’s Christians stand out in the way the first Christians did in the days of the Roman Empire. In some ways, our secular society seems to be a more difficult environment than the pagan society in which Peter and Paul first spread the Gospel.”