Fr. Michael 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 and priests have free life membership. A third of the 1.8 million members purchase the insurance benefits. The K of C gave a record $151 million to charity in 2009, $116 million of it from local and state councils. Only $1.9 million (down $1.5m from 2008) of $34.6 million in K of C HQ Charitable Contributions in 2009 went to Pro-Life, but the K of C Museum in New Haven got almost treble - $5.6 million (up $1.8m from 2008) (KofC.org/un/eb/en/Resources/Conv/2010/Charity.pdf).
K of C claim to be the “Strong right arm of the Church”! Yet Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight since 2000 ($1,179,762/yr), fails to suspend or expel the many Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual K of C pols. In his 2010 ten-minute video Supreme Knight Message to State Conventions (for Flash Format Click here), he never mentioned the Right to Life or marriage. This is very grave given that he is a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, the Pontifical Council for the Family and is a consultant to the Pro-Life Committee of the USCCB. On 14/Dec/10, 2 cases alleging sex abuse of minors were filed against the K of C. One case involved a cover-up (WashingtonPost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/14/AR2010121402822.html).
SK Virgil Dechant (1977 to 2000 - when he received $2,164,805 on retirement!), and the K of C Board of Directors “refused to capitulate” to Pro-Life Catholics who criticized the Order for not expelling “pro-choice” politicians (Faith and Fraternalism, 1992, P 451). As a Past SK, Dechant is a lifetime Supreme Director. In Aug 2005, he told Ken Fisher, President of Concerned Roman Catholics of America (CRCOA), that Pro-Abortion pols will “never” be expelled. Patrick Korten, 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 on tape c. 1991, that Pro-Lifers who were writing “thousands and thousands of letters” to K of C HQ 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)”.
Supreme Advocate (lawyer) John Marrella ($236,733/yr), wrote on 15/Apr/10 that subordinate councils may not discipline public figures. This is contrary to SEC. 162. of the Charter Constitution and Laws, which specifies the penalty of suspension by the State Deputy under SEC. 166. - for Giving Scandal etc. No bishop is involved! On 13/Jan/10, without any legal basis, Marrella directed that members, state, and local councils must not contact politicians on matters of faith and morals, except as “private citizens”. Rep Bart Stupak, K of C, switched and voted on 21/Mar/10 for the Health Care bill with publicly-funded abortions. It passed 219-212. Watch this RealCatholicTV.Com K of C video: YouTube.Com/Watch?v=LdQw_PlC9QM
Bishops - like toothless tigers - fail to excommunicate Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual pols and are silent on K of C failures. Supreme Chaplain Bishop William Lori exploited Pope Benedict’s declaration of Fr. Michael McGivney as Venerable to be "a ringing affirmation of the Order he founded" (Columbia, May ’08). Emilio Moure sabotaged a CA K of C resolution to suspend Pro-Abortion pols (CalCatholic.com). It seems his rewards were: Supreme Director, Supreme Treasurer, and on 1/Sep/2010, Sup. Secretary ($311,846/yr)!
K of C Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston (ArchbishopSean@RCAB.org) gave away his 6 Caritas Christi hospitals to Cerberus/Steward on 8/Nov/10 (CaritasChristi.org). The Catholic identity can be abandoned for a donation of $25 million to a charity of the Cardinal’s choosing (The Pilot, 14/May/10). On 1/Jul/09 he put the 6 hospitals in a MA CeltiCare plan which makes abortion referrals to Planned Parenthood - the USA's #1 abortionist - 324,008 in 2008 (PlannedParenthood.org/files/PPFA/fact_PPservices_2010-10-19.pdf).
Cardinal O’Malley gave Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay Ted Kennedy a hero's funeral on 29/Aug/09. He advertised “HOLY WEEK 2010” in Bay Windows, New England’s largest Gay (GLBT) paper. He didn’t protest Obama at Notre Dame in 2009. In Dec 2005, he allowed Catholic Charities to give an award to Boston Mayor Tom Menino, a Pro-Abortion Catholic who attends the Gay Pride Parade every June. Fr. Walter Cuenin, K of C, promoted the parade and Boston City Councilors Michael Flaherty & John Tobin, both K of C, marched.
MA State Deputy Dick Guerriero failed to suspend Pro-Abortion pols, but signed an open letter endorsing Mitt Romney (R), who introduced Gay Marriage on 17/May/04 and flipped on abortion! Ray Flynn, K of C, former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, endorsed Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary (Boston Herald 6/Feb/08). On 4/May/08, Supreme Advocate Paul Devin, who gave money to Pro-Abortion pols Ted and Joe Kennedy (OpenSecrets.org), ruled as “unconstitutional” a MA State Convention resolution by GK/FDD Joe Craven to suspend Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay pols. A disgraced Devin retired in Feb 2009. On 14/Jun/07, the heavily-Catholic MA Legislature, meeting in Constitutional Convention, voted to defeat the efforts of 170,000 signatories to put traditional marriage on the 2008 ballot.
At least 16 K of C pols caused the defeat;10 italicized have top PP ratings (PPLMVotes.org): Speaker Sal DiMasi, House Majority Leader John Rogers, Reps Garret Bradley, Bob DeLeo (now Speaker), Stephen DiNatale, Chris Donelan, Chris Fallon (a Mason), Kevin Honan, Paul McMurtry, Charles Murphy, Bob Nyman, Angelo Puppolo (a Mason), Bob Spellane; Senators Michael Knapik (R) (PGK), Tom McGee, Michael Morrissey (Mass.Gov). These K of C Reps voted $750k for gay programs in public schools. Senators voted an increase to $850k on 22/May/08. In July 2008, they (except Puppolo) repealed a 1913 law, thus allowing same-sex couples from all 50 states to marry in MA. By July 2009, 14 K of C pols had signed in support of an access-for-all-genders “Bathroom Bill” H. 1728. (R) Republican pols, all others Democrats.
Gay marriage is now in 4 New England states: CT, MA, NH, VT; also DC, IA, (introduced, later defeated in CA, ME), partly due to the inaction of MA PSDs Tom Ledbetter, Dick Guerriero, Vincent Rumasuglia and Bill Donovan. SD Rumasuglia wrote in Baystate Knightline, Summer 2007: “Our membership has continued to spiral downward...”. Massachusetts Citizens For Life (MCFL) President Joe Reilly, K of C, and his wife Evelyn, tried to remove me as a MCFL Director in ’07 because I exposed Pro-Abortion K of C pols!
General Agent Rodney Shropshire showed great hostility towards my Pro-Life work and reassigned me to a small, poor territory (I was in the top third as a K of C insurance agent: Lancer E. Division Report, y-t-d June 1999). In Jan 2000, Shropshire terminated my contract as a “failure”. VP Agencies, Tom Smith, ($405,643/yr), countersigned his lie. Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant & SK Carl Anderson didn’t answer my letters. Supreme Treasurer Deacon Ken Ryan ($208,181/yr) wrote lies, then claimed his signed letter wasn't his! On 18/Jun/2004, SD Tom Ledbetter suspended my membership for Scandal, Slander and Publishing Detrimental Matter - without any evidence! My appeal was rejected as “late” by Supreme Advocate Paul Devin ($387,130/yr), and by the Supreme Board of Dir. at a show trial held without my knowledge. All lied.
EWTN, March for Life, and Sisters of Life betray unborn children when they give prominence to K of C leadership who harbor Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual pols in exchange for tax exemption. Please write to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, The Apostolic Palace, 00120 Vatican City State, and advise him of this situation. Or, please sign below and mail to me and/or e-mail the following: BenedictXVI@Vatican.Va & Carl.Anderson@KOFC.org Phone Supreme Knight Carl Anderson at 800 380 9995, FAX 203 752 4118.
Mr. Anderson: K of C laws and resolutions are defied by the refusal to suspend/expel Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay pols & members - 52 million surgical abortions since Roe v. Wade (chemical abortions extra), and failure to require that Hall Rental Agreements prevent Gay Weddings, NARAL Pro-Choice and Witch events etc. being booked. This requires the resignation of yourself, Virgil Dechant, John Marrella and Emilio Moure. K of C members and all Pro-Lifers must insist on these resignations, and should require a vow to protect unborn children as a membership condition. The Order, with $16 billion in assets, should forgive “Church Loans” of $117 million, lent at 5.5% interest, and help the needy dioceses and Pro-Life groups.
Mail: John O’Gorman, 30 Myrtle Avenue, Winthrop, MA 02152, USA for forwarding. P/F: 617-846-2983.
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101/162 (62%) OF CATHOLICS IN 2009-2010 CONGRESS ARE PRO-ABORTION*
– JESUIT ALUMNAE ARE AS BAD**
68 MILLION CATHOLICS - 22% OF POPULATION - HAVE 29% OF SEATS IN CONGRESS!
67 (41%) HAVE 0% NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE (NRLC) VOTING RECORDS: AK Sen Mark Begich. AZ Reps Raul Grijalva, Ed Pastor. CA Reps Xavier Becerra, Anna Eshoo, Jerry McNerney, George Miller, Grace Napolitano, Nancy Pelosi (Speaker), Lucille Roybal-Allard, Linda Sanchez, Loretta Sanchez, Jackie Speier, Mike Thompson, Diane Watson. CT Reps Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, John Larson; Sen Chris Dodd. IA Sen Tom Harkin. IL Reps Luis Gutierrez, Phil Hare, Mike Quigley; Sen Dick Durbin (Assistant Majority Leader). IN Rep Peter Visclosky. MA Reps Mike Capuano, Bill Delahunt, Ed Markey, Jim McGovern. MD Sen Barbara Mikulski. MN Rep Betty McCollum. MO Rep William Clay; Sen Claire McCaskill. NH Rep Carol Shea-Porter. NJ Reps Frank Pallone, Bill Pascrell, Albio Sires; Sen Bob Menendez. NM Rep Ben Lujan. NY Reps Tim Bishop, Joe Crowley, John Hall, Brian Higgins, Maurice Hinchey, Dan Maffei, Charles Rangel, Jose Serrano, Paul Tonko, Nydia Velazquez; Sen Kirsten Gillibrand. Northern Mariana Islands Del. Gregorio Sablan***. OH Rep Mary Jo Kilroy. OR Rep Peter DeFazio. PA Reps Bob Brady, Patrick Murphy, Joe Sestak. Puerto Rico Res. Com. Pedro Pierluisi***. RI Rep Patrick Kennedy; Sen Jack Reed. TX Reps Charles Gonzalez, Ruben Hinojosa. VA Reps Gerry Connolly, Jim Moran. VT Rep Peter Welch; Sen Pat Leahy. WA Sens Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray.
34 (21%) HAVE 10% TO 33% NRLC RECORDS: AZ Reps Ann Kirkpatrick 17%, Harry Mitchell 20%. CA Reps Joe Baca 10%, Dennis Cardoza 10%, Jim Costa 10%. CO Reps Betsy Markey 17%, John Salazar 10%. DE Rep Michael Castle (R) 20%; Sen Ted Kaufman 17%. LA Sen Mary Landrieu 33%. MA Reps Stephen Lynch 20%, Richard Neal 10%; Sen John Kerry 10%. ME Rep Michael Michaud 10%; Sen Susan Collins (R) 20%. MI Rep John Dingell 10%. NY Reps Mike Arcuri 10%, Carolyn McCarthy 11%, Mike McMahon 17%, Scott Murphy 17%, Bill Owens 33%. OH Reps John Boccieri 33%, Steve Driehaus 33%, Dennis Kucinich 10%, Tim Ryan 13%. PA Reps Chris Carney 30%, Mike Doyle 20%, Paul Kanjorski 30%. RI Rep Jim Langevin 10%. TX Reps Henry Cuellar 20%, Silvestre Reyes 10%, Ciro Rodriguez 10%. VA Rep Tom Perriello 17%. WI Rep David Obey 10%.
(R) designates Republicans, all the others are Democrats.
Note: ALL of the 19 New England Catholics in Congress are Pro-Abortion!
The 19 Catholics represent 56% of the 34 New England members of Congress. There is only 1 Pro-Life member among the 34: NH Sen Judd Gregg (R), a Congregationalist. He has a 100% NRLC voting record. All 7 New England Catholic Jesuit alumnae (italicized above) are Pro-Abortion!
9 (6%) HAVE 34% TO 67% (MIXED) NRLC RECORDS: AK Sen Lisa Murkowski (R) 60%. MI Reps Dale Kildee 40%, K of C member Bart Stupak 50%. MN Rep James Oberstar 50%. NJ Rep Leonard Lance (R) 67%. OH Rep Marcy Kaptur 40%. PA Reps Jason Altmire 50%, Tim Holden 50%; Sen Bob Casey Jr. - who endorsed Obama for President - 60%!
11 (7%) HAVE 68% TO 90% NRLC RECORDS: CA Rep Brian Bilbray (R) 80%. FL Rep Ginny Brown-Waite (R) 80%, Connie Mack (R) 90%. IL Reps Jerry Costello 80%, Dan Lipinski 80%. IN Reps Joe Donnelly 90%, Brad Ellsworth 80%. LA Reps Anh “Joseph” Cao (R) 83%, Charlie Melancon 80%. OH Rep Charlie Wilson 70%. PA Rep Kathy Dahlkemper 80%.
41 (25%) HAVE 100% NRLC RECORDS: CA Reps Dan Lungren (R), Devin Nunes (R), George Radanovich (R), Ed Royce (R). FL Reps Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R), Mario Diaz-Balart (R), Tom Rooney (R), Sen George LeMieux (R). GA Reps Phil Gingrey (R), Jim Marshall. Guam Del. Madeleine Bordallo***. IA Rep Steve King (R). ID Sen Jim Risch (R). KS Sen Sam Brownback (R) - who endorsed Pro-Abortion Kathleen Sebelius for Sec. of Health & Human Services! KY Sen Jim Bunning (R). LA Rep Steve Scalise (R); Sen David Vitter (R). MI Reps Dave Camp (R), Thaddeus McCotter (R). MO Rep Blaine Luetkemeyer (R). MS Rep Gene Taylor. NC Reps Virginia Foxx (R), Rep Walter Jones (R), Patrick McHenry (R). NE Rep Jeff Fortenberry (R); Sen Mike Johanns (R). NJ Frank LoBiondo (R), Chris Smith (R). NY Rep Peter King (R). OH Reps Steve Austria (R), John Boehner (R) (House Minority Leader), Bob Latta (R), Jean Schmidt (R), Patrick Tiberi (R); Sen George Voinovich (R). OK Rep John Sullivan (R). PA Rep Mark Critz, Tim Murphy (R). TX Reps Kevin Brady (R), Michael McCaul (R). WI Rep Paul Ryan (R).
Democrats: 99 (86%) Pro-Abortion Catholics, 9 (8%) Pro-Life: 10 to 1 (0 New, 7 Mixed, Total 115)
Republican: 2 (4%) Pro-Abortion Catholics, 43 (91%) Pro-Life: 1 to 22 (0 New, 2 Mixed, Total 47)
*Summary: 101 (62%) Pro-Abortion Catholics Outnumber the 52 (32%) Pro-Life by 2 to 1.
The contrast is startling: Among Catholics, 8% of Democrats are Pro-Life v. 91% of Republicans.
**JESUIT CATHOLIC ALUMNAE (ITALICIZED) 20 (61%) Pro-Abortion outnumber 11 (33%) Pro-Life by 2 to 1 (2 mixed). All Jesuit colleges have homosexual clubs. ***Vote on committees, not on the House floor.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S CATHOLIC PRO-ABORTION TEAM
VP Joe Biden; Sec. of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sibelius (was KS Gov); Sec. of the Interior Ken Salazar (was CO Sen); Sec. of Labor Hilda Solis (was CA Rep); Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (IA).
OTHER PRO-ABORTION, PRO SAME-SEX (GAY) MARRIAGE CATHOLIC POLS
CA Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R), Pro-Abortion, Pro Gay Marriage; Mayor Gavin Newsom introduced Gay Marriage to San Francisco City and County on 12/Feb/04. CO Gov. Bill Ritter is Pro-Abortion. MA Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, Pro-Abortion, Pro Gay Marriage; State Senate President Therese Murray, Sens Brian Joyce and Steven Tolman (AOH), all have top Planned Parenthood ratings, and voted to defeat the measure to put Traditional Marriage on the 2008 ballot; AG Martha Coakley is Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay, and successfully challenged the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the U.S. District Court (8/Jul/2010). NM Gov. Bill Richardson is Pro-Abortion. UT Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon is Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay. VA Gov. Tim Kaine, Democratic National Committee Chairman, is Pro-Abortion.
JOHN F. KENNEDY - A CELEBRATED KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS; SEN EDWARD KENNEDY
Sen John F. Kennedy, K of C, addressed the Greater Houston Ministerial Association on 12/Sep/1960. JFK, pro-contraceptives, said he would not take directions from the Catholic Church, that he opposed any public funding of church schools, and he opposed establishing diplomatic relations with the Vatican (JFKLibrary.org). Pro-Abortion Sen Ted Kennedy had an NRLC voting record of 14% in 2007-08. His record is 4% from 1997 to 2008. New England’s largest Gay (GLBT) paper reported: “If there ever is a gay Mount Rushmore, Ted Kennedy needs to be chiseled in that stone” (BayWindows.com 26/Aug/09). Undaunted, Cardinal O’Malley lauded Kennedy at his funeral Mass (CatholicActionLeague.org 29/Aug/09).
K OF C GAVE $2.1 MILLION TO THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA (CUA) IN 2009
SK Carl Anderson is a Trustee of CUA, which named John Garvey as President, effective 1/Jul/10. Garvey, Dean of Boston College Law School (Jesuit) (1999-2010), donated $1,750 to Pro-Abortion Sen John Kerry. Pro-Abortion U.S. Rep Ed Markey was his 2007 commencement speaker (CatholicCulture.org 15/Jun/10), and U.S. Sen Scott Brown, also Pro-Abortion, was Garvey’s commencement speaker at BC Law in 2010.
Contact: John O’Gorman, 30 Myrtle Ave., Winthrop, MA 02152. P/F: 617-846-2983. 21/DEC/2010