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 $3.8m went to the K of C museum, and $5.4m to CUA (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 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 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. 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 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, 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: 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. Supreme Convention delegates should insist on these resignations, and should require that a vow to protect unborn children be a condition of K of C membership. 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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