Knights of Columbus Cardinal Timothy Dolan of NY, Pres. of the U.S. Conference ofCatholic Bishops (USCCB), had Pres. Barack Obama & Gov. Mitt Romney (R), both Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay Marriage, as Keynote Speakers at the Archdiocese's Al Smith Dinner on 18/Oct/12. Obama - enemy of the Church - was reelected on 6/Nov/12. Protest to Mr. Joseph Zwilling, Communications Dir. Joseph.Zwilling@ArchNY.org
Abp. Dolan (Cdl. 18/Feb/12) claimed he was “deceived” about the threat of Gay Marriage - which was already in 5 states: CT, IA, MA, NH, VT; & DC. K of C State Sens Joe Addabbo & David Carlucci cast crucial votes on 24/Jun/11 to pass Gay Marriage in NY (33-29). Abp. Dolan & K of C FAILED to condemn them.
Gay Marriage is now in 13 states, DC - by referenda in MD, ME, WA on 6/Nov/12 - first time by popular vote. In '13: CA, DE, MN, RI. Tragically, the Vatican left the Portland Diocese - covering ALL of Maine - without a full-time bishop since Portland's Bp. Richard Malone became Bp. of Buffalo, NY on 10/Aug/12.
The K of C Annual Report of the SK (2012) shows that a record $158 million was given to charity in 2011. Most of it - $129 million - came from local/state Councils. Just $2.8 m of $29 m in K of C HQ donations went to Pro-Life! (a decrease of $0.2 m from '10). The K of C Museum in New Haven, CT also got $2.8 m. Perversely, K of C regards self-promotion to be as important as Pro-Life! They gave $3.1m to Family Life, of which $1.47 m went to JPII Inst. for Studies on Marriage and Family in DC. We need action, not studies!
Boston College Commencement Speaker on 20/May/13 - Irish PM Enda Kenny - a man pushing Abortion on Demand - was condemned on 10/May/13 by K of C Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap., (Franciscan), of Boston ArchbishopSean@RCAB.org.
Cdl. O'Malley helped defeat Physician-Assisted Suicide, 51% to 49%, in a MA referendum on 6/Nov/12, the same month he began a 3 year term as Chair of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities. He must now condemn Planned Parenthood and ALL Abortionists.
The Cdl. gave away his SIX (6) Caritas Christi hospitals to Cerberus/Steward on 8/Nov/10 (CaritasChristi.org). The Catholic identity can be abandoned for a $25 million donation to a charity of his choosing (The Pilot, 14/May/10). On 1/Jul/09, Cdl. O’Malley put the SIX hospitals in a state-subsidized CeltiCare plan making abortion referrals to Planned Parenthood, the USA's BIGGEST abortionists.
PP killed a record 333,964 Unborn Babies in 2011. Your hard-earned tax dollars - $542 million - funded 45% of PP's $1.2 Billion budget! http://issuu.com/actionfund/docs/PPFA_ar_2012_121812_vf?mode=window&pageNumber=4
Contact LifeJohn@aol.com for my report on the transfer of Caritas hospitals to Cerberus/Steward.
Cdl. O’Malley gave Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay Senator Ted Kennedy a hero's funeral on 29/Aug/09 - where Pres. Obama promoted Lesbianism from the lectern: "The young soldier denied her rights...because of who she loves"! Kennedy's widow, Vicki, Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay, was the Commencement Speaker at Boston College Law School (Jesuit) on 25/May/12. The Cdl. allowed a Gay Mass at St. Cecilia Church on 10/Jul/11. StCeciliaBoston.org/ YouTube.com/watch?v=2lKF0Fz4nZQ&feature=related ChurchMilitant.TV
He advertised “HOLY WEEK 2010” in Bay Windows, New England’s largest Gay (GLBT) paper, and gave NO money to the Catholic campaign which helped overturn Gay Marriage in Maine in 2009.
In 2011, Cdl. O'Malley paid Mary Grassa O'Neill (Sec. for Edu.), $361,463; F. Beirne Lovely (Counsel), $340,586; Scott Landry (Cath. Media), $280,487; Terrence Donilon (Media), $208,293 etc. BostonCatholic.org/
Cdl. O’Malley wasn’t among the 83 US bishops, led by Bp. John D'Arcy (died 3/Feb/13), who protested Pres. Obama as Notre Dame’s '09 Commencement Speaker/Awardee (LifeSiteNews.com). In Dec ’05, Archbishop O'Malley (Abp. 30/Jul/03, Cdl. 24/Mar/06) allowed Fr. Bryan of Hehir of Catholic Charities to give an award to Mayor Tom Menino, a Pro-Abortion Catholic who attends Boston's Gay Pride Parade every June.
K of C City Clrs. Michael Flaherty & John Tobin marched. Fr. Walter Cuenin, K of C, promoted the parade. Phil Lawler's The Faithful Departed, gives great insight into the corruption & going-out-of business sale CatholicCulture.org Sign up to receive e-mails from: http://BostonCatholicInsider.wordpress.com/
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K of C Supreme Chaplain Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, CT (Abp. of Baltimore, MD on 16/May/12) shamefully exploited Pope Benedict XVI’s declaration of Fr. Michael McGivney as Venerable, to be "a ringing affirmation of the Order he founded" (K of C Columbia magazine, May 2008).
Archbishop Charles Chaput OFM Cap. (Franciscan) welcomed the K of C to Denver, CO for their 129th Supreme Convention in August 2011. He said he could not "host and criticize" the K of C. So, is Archbishop Chaput a spiritual leader, or did he act like an MC welcoming actors to the Oscars? The Supreme Convention was, as usual, a great party! (Archbishop Chaput became Archbishop of Philadelphia, PA on 8/Sep/2011).
Most bishops in the USA - like toothless tigers - fail to condemn or excommunicate Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual individuals - especially politicians - and are silent on the many grave K of C failures over decades.
Exceptions: Bp. Fabian Bruskewitz (K of C) of Lincoln, NE (1992-2012, now retired) wrote a formal canonical warning in '96 that membership in named organizations, incl. Planned Parenthood, Hemlock Society (a suicide group), Call to Action, Freemasons, and Catholics for a Free Choice, would lead to Automatic Excommunication "...persistence in such membership for one month following the interdict on part of any such Catholics will by that very fact (ipso facto latae sententiae) cause them to be excommunicated." http://www.CatholicCulture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=2863
In '90, Bp. James McHugh Camden, NJ (died '00) forced Pro-Abortion Gov. Jim Florio to resign from the K of C.
Fr. Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, a Roman Catholic fraternal order, in the basement of St. Mary's Church, New Haven, CT in 1882. The principles are Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Membership is predominantly laymen. Priests have free life membership. A third of the 1.83 million members buy insurance. K of C claim to be the “Strong right arm of the Church” and Pro-Life! This was true when the late John McDevitt was Supreme Knight (1964-1977). Now the Double-Standard rules!
Carl Anderson ($1,788,875 in 2012***), Supreme Knight since 2000, fails to suspend/expel the many Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual K of C pols. In his 2010 Supreme Knight Message to State Conventions 10 minute video, he NEVER mentioned the Right to Life or Marriage. This is very grave, given that SK Anderson is a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the Pontifical Council for the Family and is a USCCB Pro-Life Committee consultant.
Dennis Savoie, K of C Deputy Supreme Knight, received $560,977 in 2012.
***Salaries/Compensation from the K of C Annual Reports to the Nebraska Department of Insurance.
Virgil Dechant (SK 1977-00) and the K of C Board of Dirs. “refused to capitulate” to Pro-Life Catholics who criticized the Order for not expelling “pro-choice” pols (Official K of C History: Faith and Fraternalism, 1992, Page 451). Dechant received a $2,164,805 golden handshake on retirement in 2000.
As a Past SK, Dechant is a lifetime Supreme Dir. In '05, at the Supreme Convention in Chicago, he told Ken Fisher, Pres. of Concerned Roman Catholics of America (CRCOA), that Pro-Abortion pols will “NEVER” be expelled!
Dechant established the Gaudium et Spes Award. Mother Teresa received the first in '92. SK Anderson gave him the award in '12, saying to clergy and K of C: "Virgil Dechant was the model of Catholic fraternalism for an entire generation." Wow! http://www.KofC.org/un/en/News/Releases/detail/past_sk_Virgil_Dechant.html
Dick Guerriero, MA State Deputy 2004-06, failed to suspend Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay pols, but he signed an Open Letter of 11/Jan/07 endorsing Mitt Romney* (R), who, as Governor - without any change in the law - imposed Gay Marriage licenses on 17/May/04. *MassResistance.org Republicans (R), others Dems.
The heavily-Catholic MA Legislature, including K of C pols, meeting in Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) on 14/Jun/07, voted to defeat the efforts of 170,000 voter signatories to place one man/one woman marriage on the ’08 ballot. Gov. Mitt Romney imposed Gay Marriage in '04. Catholic pols voted to keep it in '07!
Vincent Rumasuglia (MA SD 2006-08): “Our membership has continued to spiral downward” (Baystate Knightline, Summer 2007). Many men left the K of C, more refuse to join, because of the moral corruption.
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At least 16 Massachusetts K of C pols caused the defeat;10 italicized have top Planned Parenthood ratings (PPLMVotes.org): Speaker Sal DiMasi (sentenced to 8 years for kickback scheme, 9/Sep/11), House Majority Leader John Rogers, Rep Garret Bradley, Bob DeLeo (now Speaker), Stephen DiNatale, Chris Donelan, Chris Fallon*, Kevin Honan, Paul McMurtry, Charles Murphy, Bob Nyman, Angelo Puppolo*, Bob Spellane; Senators Michael Knapik (R) (PGK), Tom McGee, and Michael Morrissey (Mass.Gov).
*Masons. Catholics are FORBIDDEN to be Masons since Pope Clement XII’s IN EMINENTI of 1738.
These K of C State Reps voted $750k for Gay Programs in public schools in MA. State Senators voted an increase to $850k on 22/May/08. In July ’08, they (except Puppolo) repealed a 1913 law, thus allowing Same-Sex couples from ALL 50 states to marry in MA. An Act relative to gender identity H.3810, became law on 1/Jul/12. K of C State Reps Rogers, Bradley, DeLeo, Fallon, Honan, McMurtry voted for it. MassResistance.org
Patrick Korten, K of C VP for Communications, said that Pro-Abortion members are “few” and “irrelevant” (Boston Herald 11/Aug/07). Joe Mauro, Executive VP Agencies & Marketing ($386,321/yr, retired 2001), said to K of C insurance agents (on tape, c. 1991), that Pro-Lifers writing “thousands and thousands of letters” to Home Office, seeking to expel Pro-Abortion members are “...real fanatics out there, radicals...this is the ‘House Rule’...I, I’d prefer you kept silent on the issue (Abortion)”.
John Marrella, K of C Supreme Advocate (lawyer) ($472,282 in '12) wrote on 15/Apr/10 that subordinate councils may NOT discipline public figures. Marrella is opposing the K of C Charter Constitution and Laws SEC. 162., which specifies suspension by the State Deputy - under SEC. 166. - for Giving Scandal etc.
Contrary to frequent K of C assertions, NO bishop, or ANY clergy member, is required to be involved in the suspension process. MA State Deputy Tom Ledbetter suspended me on his OWN authority - without ANY evidence! Cdl. O'Malley gave Ledbetter a Cheverus Award (named after the first Bp. of Boston), for "service to the Church and God's people" on 23/Nov/08! Was Cdl. O'Malley so desperate for awardees?
Marrella wrote to NY K of C on 13/Jan/10, stating - without any legal basis - that members, state and local councils must NOT contact pols on matters of faith/morals, except as “private citizens”.
Marrella and the MA K of C State Deputy Michael Baldner received awards from Auxiliary Bishop Arthur Kennedy, Rector of the Archdiocese’s St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA on 4/Dec/10. Bishop Bob Hennessy is the K of C State Chaplain. Fr. Bob Kickham, Chief Secretary to Cdl. Sean O’Malley, was the Associate K of C State Chaplain in recent years YouTube.com/user/RealCatholicTV?feature=mhee#p/u/0/ZZduFsbwN84
Emilio Moure, the California State Advocate, sabotaged a CA K of C resolution to suspend Pro-Abortion pols (CalCatholic.com). While CA State Deputy he was promoted to Supreme Director, later to Supreme Treasurer, and on 1/Sep/10, to Supreme Secretary ($321,180/yr)! He died on 23/Jul/11. Pray for the repose of his soul.
Ray Flynn, Boston Mayor 1984-1993, U.S. Amb. to the Vatican 1993-1997, endorsed Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay Hillary Clinton in the Dem. presidential primary (Boston Herald 6/Feb/08). He then worked in her campaign! At that time he was an Archdiocese of Boston "Theology on Tap" speaker in a bar. He is a member of K of C 271, S. Boston, with a Mason “BROTHERHOOD” cornerstone in front!
Flynn signed an Open Letter in ’11 praising Mitt Romney (R) - the MA Gov. who imposed Gay Marriage on 17/May/04 - the first state in the nation. Flynn endorsed Pro-Abortion Sen. Scott Brown (R) in a '12 TV ad. You couldn't make this stuff up!
Paul Devin, K of C Supreme Advocate (lawyer), who gave money to Pro-Abortion pols Senator Ted Kennedy & U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy II ("Joe-4-Oil", a son of Robert) OpenSecrets.org, ruled that a MA K of C State Convention resolution by Grand Knight/Former District Deputy Joe Craven to suspend Pro-Abortion & Pro-Gay pols to be “unconstitutional” (4/May/08). Disgraced, Paul Devin retired in Feb ’09.
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Joe Reilly, K of C, President of Massachusetts Citizens For Life (MCFL) (2006-2007), & his wife Evelyn - a lobbyist for Mass Family Institute (MFI) - tried to remove me as a MCFL Director in ’07 because I EXPOSED Pro-Abortion K of C pols! Joe Reilly signed the ’07 and ’11 Open Letters supporting Mitt Romney (R), who, as Governor, unilaterally and illegally imposed Gay Marriage on MA on 17/May/04.
Mitt Romney switched on Abortion. He gave MCFL $15K in ’06. MCFL gave him a “Political Leadership Award” on 10/May/07, saying Romney looked “very presidential”! MCFL is a state affiliate of National Right to Life Committee (NRLC). http://MassResistance.org/docs/events07/mcfl_diynner_0511/index.html
MCFL’s Federal Political Action Committee (PAC) endorsed Romney for U.S. President on 12/Apr/12.
NRLC's PAC endorsed Romney and Sen. Scott Brown, both Pro-Abortion, in NRLC NEWS, Fall 2012.
EWTN, March for Life, & Sisters of Life betray Unborn Children when they give prominence to K of C leaders who welcome Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual pols in exchange for K of C tax exemption.
Rod Shropshire, K of C General Agent (Life Insurance) (a convert to Catholicism!), showed great hostility towards my Pro-Life work. He moved me to a small, poor territory (I was in the Top Third as an Insurance Field Agent: Lancer E. Division Report, ytd June ’99). In Jan '00, GA Shropshire terminated my contract as a “failure”.
Tom Smith, VP Agencies, ($721,084 in '12), countersigned Shropshire’s lie. SKs Virgil Dechant & Carl Anderson didn’t answer my letters. Supreme Treasurer Deacon Ken Ryan ($208,181/yr, retired April '06) wrote lies about me, then claimed that his signed letter on K of C headed paper wasn't his! Ken Ryan, State Dep. '92-'94, was in K of C 271, S. Boston, with a Mason “BROTHERHOOD” cornerstone at the front door!
Tom Ledbetter, MA SD 2001-04, suspended my membership on 18/Jun/2004 for Scandal, Slander and Publishing Detrimental Matter - with NO evidence! If Tom, an electrician, sought promotion to Sup. Dir., he found the K of C didn't need another dud bulb from MA! My appeal was rejected as “late” by Supreme Advocate Paul Devin ($387,130/yr) & Sup. Board of Dirs. at a show trial held without my knowledge. BOTH LIED!
My suspension without cause - still in force - shows SK Anderson’s Double-Standard on Pro-Life.
Cdl. Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Sec. of State, at the 125th K of C Supreme Convention in '07 in Nashville, TN, said he would give an “excellent report” to Pope Benedict XVI. SK Carl Anderson gave Cdl. Bertone the K of C Gaudium et Spes Award. Mutual admiration indeed! www.KofC.org/un/en/Conv/2007/index.html
Please write to His Holiness Pope Francis, Apostolic Palace, 00120 Vatican City. Advise him of the K of C Double-Standards by E-mail to the Vatican Press Office: Info@MediaProjects.VA Phone Supreme Knight Carl Anderson 800-380-9995, FAX 203-752-4118 Carl.Anderson@KOFC.org Copy LifeJohn@AOL.com _______________________________________________________________________________________
Mr. Anderson: The K of C Charter Constitution and Laws, and State/Supreme Convention resolutions, are defied by the refusal to suspend or expel Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay pols & members - 40 years and 55.8 million surgical abortions since Roe v. Wade in 1973 (chemical abortions extra) - and by the failure to require that ALL K of C Hall Rental Agreements prevent Gay Weddings, NARAL & Witch events etc. being booked.
You, Virgil Dechant, John Marrella and all Supreme Directors MUST RESIGN NOW! K of C members and all Pro-Lifers must insist on these resignations, and should require a vow to protect Unborn Children as a condition of membership. The vow is to be renewed yearly, similar to Baptism/Marriage/Priesthood vows. The Order, with $18 billion in assets, should forgive “ChurchLoans” of “approximately $102 million” - lent at interest - and help the many needy dioceses and Pro-Life groups.
John O’Gorman, 30 Myrtle Avenue, Winthrop, MA 02152