This celebrity goo was created by player Erik Bates.
Scott Hardie replaced the difficulty provided by Erik.

publication date: Saturday, February 8, 2020 (part of Winter 2020)

category: Religion

clue: To preserve his flock, he founded an organization to protect families should the breadwinner die.

explanation: Father Michael J. McGivney is the founder of the Knights of Columbus, which was created as a mutual aid society, to provide financial assistance in the event of the men's death to their widows and orphans. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, and Chris Lemler

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