Knights and Heathens

Our Story …

Not many years ago, comedian Jeff Foxworthy created a humor series known as “You Might Be A Redneck.” We’ve been thinking about that lately. We wondered if it was possible that some folks who call themselves Catholics might actually be heathens.

Supposedly, nearly 80% of the practicing Catholics told Pew researchers that they did not really believe what Jesus taught about the Holy Eucharist. And nearly 20% of the Bishops in America actually voted recently AGAINST the Church emphasizing Christ’s teaching about Catholic communion and the Holy Eucharist.

We have a problem, folks. There are heathens in our midst. They’re all around us, maybe even in our homes and parishes. So we decided to borrow a little from Jeff Foxworthy’s thinking.

No! We are not using any of his jokes. They belong to him. We just plan to ask the questions, “Are you a heathen?” — and see where that takes us. Or better yet — “You might be a heathen if …”

It Is Written …

The Bible tells us:

“They despised His statutes, and His covenant that He made with their ancestors, and the warnings that He gave them. They went after false idols and became false; they followed the nations (heathens) that were around them, concerning whom the Lord had commanded them that they should not do as they did.” (3 Kg 17:15, NRSVCE)

Heathens around us go by many different names and labels, but they all have at least one thing in common — in some way, they reject the way of Christ and the teachings of His Church. They have fallen away from the truth.

They are not your enemy. In fact, God is calling them home. If you’re reading this right now (which you are), YOU might be someone He is calling to reach out to the lost ones around you.

Life Goes On …

We are titling our little series “Knight Life.” Knight Life is for all Catholics, but it is aimed particularly at our brothers in the Knights of Columbus. We hope you find some humor here, but we want you to find inspiration too. Join other brothers in the Knights of Columbus as we stand “In the Breach” for our families, friends, and communities.

Be kind. Be gracious. Pray for those who seem confused. And be prepared to welcome them back into God’s light when they’re ready.



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In Christ, Brothers.

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