The K of C, a Roman Catholic fraternal order, was founded in 1882 by Fr. Michael McGivney in the basement of St. Mary's Church, New Haven, CT. 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 $150 million to charity in 2008, $118 million of it from local/state councils. They claim to be the “Strong right arm of the Church”! Yet, Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant 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, Page 451).
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson fails to suspend/expel the many Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual politicians. In his professional and self-serving Greetings from the Supreme Knight to the 2010 State Conventions movie - as good as any since Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will - 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 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) (Supreme Knight Message to State Conventions To view Flash format Click here).
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 here. On 13/Jan/10, without any legal basis, he 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 23/Mar/10 for the Health Care bill with publicly-funded abortions. It passed 219-212. Please watch this RealCatholicTV.Com video: YouTube.Com/Watch?v=LdQw_PlC9QM
The bishops fail to excommunicate Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual pols and are silent on K of C failures. Pope Benedict’s declaration of Fr. Michael McGivney as Venerable was exploited by Supreme Chaplain Bishop William Lori as "a ringing affirmation of the Order he founded" (Columbia, May 2008). Only $3.4 million of $32.3 million in K of C HQ Charitable Contributions in 2008 went to Pro-Life, but $3.8 million went to the K of C museum in New Haven (KofC.org/eb/en/Convention_2009/Resources/Contributions.pdf). Emilio Moure sabotaged a California K of C resolution to suspend Pro-Abortion pols (CalCatholic.com), yet he was elected as Supreme Treasurer ($237,724/yr) by the Supreme Board of Directors on 9/Oct/09!
K of C Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston is now in the process of transferring his 6 Caritas Christi hospitals to Cerberus/Steward. The Catholic identity can be abandoned for a donation of $4,166,666 each ($25 million for the group) to a charity of the Cardinal’s choosing (The Pilot, 14/May/10). He backed his 6 hospitals in a state-subsidized CeltiCare plan with abortion referrals to Planned Parenthood ($0, $50, $100 co-pays). The plan started 1/Jul/09. PP is the USA's #1 abortionist - 305,310 abortions in 2007 (PlannedParenthood.org).
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 he 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 caused the defeat, 10 italicized have top PP ratings (PPLMVotes.org): Speaker Sal DiMasi, House Majority Leader John Rogers, Reps Garret Bradley, Bob DeLeo, 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) designates Republican pols, all others are Democrats.
Gay marriage is now in CT, DC, IA, MA, NH, VT, (introduced, later defeated in CA, ME), partly due to the inaction of MA PSDs Tom Ledbetter, Dick Guerriero, Vincent Rumasuglia and Bill Donovan. Massachusetts Citizens For Life (MCFL) President Joe Reilly, K of C, and his wife Evelyn, tried to remove me as a MCFL Director in 2007 because I exposed Pro-Abortion K of C pols! MA SD Vincent Rumasuglia wrote in Baystate Knightline, Summer 2007: “Our membership has continued to spiral downward...”. Many men left and many more men refuse to join because of the moral corruption in the K of C.
Patrick Korten, VP for Communications, said that Pro-Abortion members are “few” and “irrelevant” (Boston Herald 11/Aug/07). In Aug 2005, Past Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant told Ken Fisher, President of Concerned Roman Catholics of America (CRCOA), that Pro-Abortion pols will “never” be expelled. Joe Mauro, Executive VP Agencies & Marketing ($386,321/yr, retired 2001), said on tape c. 1991, that Pro-Lifers writing “thousands and thousands of letters” to K of C HQ seeking to expel Pro-Abortion members, are “...real fanatics...radicals...this is the ‘House Rule’...I, I’d prefer you kept silent on the issue (abortion)”.
Although I was in the top third as a K of C insurance agent: Lancer E. Division Report, y-t-d June 1999, General Agent Rodney Shropshire showed great hostility towards my Pro-Life work and reassigned me to a small, poor territory. Months later, he terminated my contract as a “failure”. VP Agencies, Tom Smith, ($405,643/yr), countersigned his lie. Supreme Knight Virgil Dechant ($2,164,805 in 2000 on retirement, but a Supreme Director for life) and SK Carl Anderson ($1,179,762/yr) didn’t answer my letters. Supreme Treasurer Deacon Ken Ryan ($208,181/yr) wrote lies, and then claimed his signed letter wasn't his! On 18/Jun/2004, MA 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, Vatican City, Rome, Italy 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 K of C Supreme Knight Carl Anderson at 800 380 9995, FAX 203 752 4118
Mr. Anderson: Refusal to suspend or expel Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay pols and members, 52 million surgical abortions since Roe v. Wade (chemical abortions extra), and failure to require that K of C Hall Rental Agreements prevent Gay Weddings, NARAL Pro-Choice and Witches’ events etc. being booked, requires the resignation of yourself, Virgil Dechant, John Marrella and Emilio Moure. A vow to protect unborn children must be a membership condition. The Order, with $15 billion in assets, should forgive “Church Loans” of $124 million, lent at 5.5% interest, and help the many needy dioceses and Pro-Life groups.
Mail: John O’Gorman, 30 Myrtle Avenue, Winthrop, MA 02152, USA for forwarding.
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95/157 (61%) OF THE CATHOLICS IN CONGRESS ARE PRO-ABORTION*
– JESUIT ALUMNAE ARE AS BAD**
68 MILLION CATHOLICS - 22% OF POPULATION - HAVE 29% OF SEATS IN CONGRESS
67 (43%) 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, Carolyn McCarthy, Bill Owens, Charles Rangel, Jose Serrano, Paul Tonko, Nydia Velazquez; Sen Kirsten Gillibrand. OH Rep Mary Jo Kilroy. OR Rep Peter DeFazio. PA Reps Bob Brady, Patrick Murphy, Joe Sestak. 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.
28 (18%) HAVE 10% TO 33% RECORDS: AZ Reps Ann Kirkpatrick 20%, Harry Mitchell 10%. CA Reps Joe Baca 10%, Dennis Cardoza 10%, Jim Costa 10%. CO Rep 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%, Mike McMahon 20%, OH Reps 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 20%. 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!
11 (7%) HAVE 34% TO 67% MIXED 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) 60%. OH Reps John Boccieri 40%, Steve Driehaus 40%, Marcy Kaptur 40%. PA Reps Jason Altmire 50%, Tim Holden 38%; Sen Bob Casey Jr. - who endorsed Obama for President - 60%!
15 (10%) HAVE 68% TO 90% RECORDS: CA Rep Brian Bilbray (R) 80%. FL Rep Ginny Brown-Waite (R) 80%, Connie Mack (R) 90%. GA Rep Jim Marshall 89%. IL Reps Jerry Costello 80%, Dan Lipinski 80%. IN Reps Joe Donnelly 80%, Brad Ellsworth 80%. LA Rep Charlie Melancon 80%. MS Rep Gene Taylor 90%. NC Rep Walter Jones (R) 90%. NJ Reps Frank LoBiondo (R) 90%, Chris Smith (R) 90%. OH Rep Charlie Wilson 70%. PA Rep Kathy Dahlkemper 75%.
35 (22%) HAVE 100% 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 Rep Phil Gingrey (R). 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 Reps Anh “Joseph” Cao (R), Steve Scalise (R); Sen David Vitter (R). MI Reps Dave Camp (R), Thaddeus McCotter (R). MO Rep Blaine Luetkemeyer (R). NC Reps Virginia Foxx (R), Patrick McHenry (R). NE Rep Jeff Fortenberry (R); Sen Mike Johanns (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 Tim Murphy (R). TX Reps Kevin Brady (R), Michael McCaul (R). WI Rep Paul Ryan (R). New: PA Rep Mark Critz (replacing the late John Murtha) – No voting record yet.
Democrats: 93 (83%) Pro-Abortion Catholics, 9 (8%) Pro-Life: 10 to 1 (1 New, 9 Mixed, Total 112)
Republican: 2 (4%) Pro-Abortion Catholics, 41 (91%) Pro-Life: 1 to 21 (0 New, 2 Mixed, Total 45)
*Summary: 95 (61%) Pro-Abortion Catholics Outnumber the 50 (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 the 11 (33%) Pro-Life by 2 to 1 (2 Mixed).
Sources: American Life League - ALL.org, National Right To Life - NRLC.org, Jesuits - ACJUNET.edu
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-GAY 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 supports 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 is currently challenging the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court. 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 $5 MILLION TO THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA (CUA) IN 2008
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 the 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.