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 1.8 million members buy insurance. The K of C gave a record $154 million to charity in 2010, with $125 million of it coming from local/State Councils. The K of C will be praised at the March for Life.
Just $3 million (only 2%) of K of C donations in 2010 went to Pro-Life! (an increase of $1.1m from 2009, thanks to pressure from readers). However, the K of C Museum in New Haven received more - $3.2m. KofC.org/un/en/resources/Conv/2011/Charity.pdf
K of C Archbishop Timothy Dolan of NY, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), ought to be well-informed, but claimed he was “deceived” about the threat of Gay Marriage - which was already in 5 states : CT, IA, MA, NH, VT; also DC (introduced, later defeated in CA, ME)! http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/we-were-deceived-on-new-york-gay-marriage-vote-archbishop-dolan
Yet, after K of C State Senators Joe Addabbo & David Carlucci cast crucial votes to pass Gay Marriage in NY (33-29) on 24/Jun/11, he made NO statement condemning his traitor brother Knights.
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 - introduced Gay Marriage licenses on 17/May/04. On 14/Jun/07, the heavily-Catholic MA Legislature, meeting in Con-Con, voted to defeat the efforts of 170,000 voter signatories to place one man/one woman marriage on the ’08 ballot. Republicans (R), others Dems. *MassResistance.org
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, Michael Morrissey (Mass.Gov). **Masons. For centuries, Catholics have been forbidden to join the Masons!
These K of C Reps voted $750k for Gay Programs in MA public schools. 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 50 states to marry in MA. By July ’09, 14 K of C pols had signed in support of an access-for-all-genders “Bathroom Bill” H. 1728.
K of C claims to be the “Strong right arm of the Church” and to be Pro-Life! This was true when John McDevitt was Supreme Knight (1964-1977). Carl Anderson ($1,216,524/yr***), SK since 2000, fails to suspend/expel the many Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual K of C pols. His 2010 Supreme Knight Message to State Conventions video 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 USCCB Pro-Life Committee consultant. On 14/Dec/10, 2 cases alleging sex abuse of minors were filed against the K of C. ***All Salaries from K of C reports to the Nebraska Department of Insurance.
Virgil Dechant, SK 1977-2000, & K of C Board of Dirs. “refused to capitulate” to Pro-Life Catholics who criticized the Order for not expelling “pro-choice” pols (K of C Official History: Faith and Fraternalism, 1992, P451). He received $2,164,805 on retirement! As a Past SK, Dechant is a lifetime Supreme Dir. In 2005, at the Supreme Con. in Chicago, he told Ken Fisher, Pres. of Concerned Roman Catholics of America (CRCOA), that Pro-Abortion pols will “never” be expelled. K of C: Page 1 of 3
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, circa 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 ($400,055/yr), 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. No bishop, or any member of the clergy, is required to be involved in the suspension process!
Marrella wrote to NY K of C on 13/Jan/2010 - without any legal basis - that members, state/local councils must not contact pols on matters of faith/morals, except as “private citizens”. Marrella and MA SD Michael Baldner got awards from Bishop Arthur Kennedy, Rector of St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA, on 4/Dec/2010. Fr. Bob Kickham, a Secretary to Cardinal Sean O’Malley, is the Associate K of C Chaplain. YouTube.com/user/RealCatholicTV?feature=mhee#p/u/0/ZZduFsbwN84
Bishops - like toothless tigers - fail to excommunicate Pro-Abortion/Pro-Homosexual pols and are silent on the many K of C failures. Supreme Chaplain Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, CT shamefully exploited Pope Benedict XVI’s declaration of Fr. Michael J. McGivney as Venerable, to be "a ringing affirmation of the Order he founded" (Columbia, May 2008).
K of C Cardinal Sean O’Malley (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 $25 million donation to a charity of his choosing (The Pilot, 14/May/10). On 1/Jul/09 he put the 6 hospitals in a state-subsidized CeltiCare plan making abortion referrals to Planned Parenthood, the USA's #1 abortionists - 329,445 in 2010 - funded with $487 million of your taxes. http://issuu.com/actionfund/docs/ppfa_financials_2010_122711_web_vf?mode=window&viewMode=doublePage
Cardinal O’Malley gave Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay Sen. Ted Kennedy a hero's funeral on 29/Aug/09. He allowed a Gay Mass at St. Cecilia Church on 10/Jul/11 (StCeciliaBoston.org), and advertised “HOLY WEEK 2010” in Bay Windows, New England’s largest Gay (GLBT) paper. Cardinal O’Malley gave NO money to the Catholic Church campaign which helped overturn Gay Marriage in Maine in ’09.
Cardinal O’Malley wasn’t among the 83 US bishops who protested President Barack Obama as Notre Dame’s Commencement Speaker/Awardee in 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com). In Dec 2005, he allowed Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston 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. Boston City Councilors Michael Flaherty & John Tobin, both K of C, marched. The Faithful Departed by Phil Lawler gives much insight into the corruption & going-out-of business sale in Boston.
Emilio Moure sabotaged a California K of C resolution to suspend Pro-Abortion politicians (CalCatholic.com). While CA State Deputy he was promoted to Supreme Director, later to Supreme Treasurer, and on 1/Sep/10, Supreme Secretary ($260,913/yr)! He died on 23/Jul/11. Pray for his soul.
Ray Flynn, former Boston Mayor, former Ambassador to the Vatican, endorsed Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary (Boston Herald 6/Feb/08), then went to work in her campaign! He is a member of Council 271 in S. Boston, which has a Masonic “Friendship Stone” at the front door! Ray Flynn signed an Open Letter in ’11 praising Mitt Romney.
Paul Devin, K of C Supreme Advocate, who gave money to Pro-Abortion pols Ted & Joe Kennedy (OpenSecrets.org), ruled a MA K of C State Convention resolution by GK/FDD Joe Craven to suspend Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay pols to be “unconstitutional” (4/May/08). Disgraced, Devin retired Feb ’09.
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, who introduced Gay Marriage in 2004. MCFL is a state affiliate of National Right to Life.
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 tax exemption.
Rodney Shropshire, K of C General Agent, often 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, y-t-d June ’99). In Jan 2000, Rodney Shropshire terminated my contract as a “failure”.
Tom Smith, VP Agencies, ($419,504/yr), countersigned Shropshire’s lie. Supreme Knights Virgil Dechant and Carl Anderson didn’t answer my letters. Supreme Treasurer Deacon Ken Ryan ($208,181/yr) wrote lies about me, then claimed that his signed letter on his headed paper wasn't his!
Tom Ledbetter, MA SD 2001-04, suspended my membership on 18/Jun/2004 for Scandal, Slander and Publishing Detrimental Matter - without producing any evidence! My appeal was rejected as “late” by Supreme Advocate Paul Devin ($387,130/yr), and later by the Supreme Board of Dirs. at a show trial held without my knowledge. All lied. My suspension is still in force - showing SK Anderson’s hostility!
The Vatican fails to supervise the K of C. Please write to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, Apostolic Palace, 00120 Vatican City. Advise him of the situation. E-mail: Vatican Press Office: AV@pccs.VA and Carl.Anderson@KOFC.org PH: Supreme Knight Carl Anderson 800-380-9995, FAX 203-752-4118. Please copy me at: 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/expel Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay pols & members - 53 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 the 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 K of C membership. The Order, with $16 billion in assets, should forgive “ChurchLoans” of “nearly $100 million”, lent at 5.5% interest, and help needy dioceses and Pro-Life groups.
81/160 (51%) OF CATHOLICS IN 2011-12 CONGRESS ARE PRO-ABORTION*
JESUIT ALUMNAE WORSE** REPUBLICANS (R), OTHERS DEMS, 18/Jan/12
68 MILLION CATHOLICS - 22% OF POPULATION - HAVE 30% OF SEATS IN CONGRESS!
65 (41%) HAVE 0% NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE (NRLC) VOTING RECORDS:
AK Sen Mark Begich. AZ Rep Raul Grijalva, Ed Pastor. CA Rep Xavier Becerra, Anna Eshoo, Jerry McNerney, George Miller, Grace Napolitano, Nancy Pelosi (Minority Leader), Lucille Roybal-Allard, Linda Sanchez, Loretta Sanchez, Jackie Speier, Mike Thompson. CT Rep Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, John Larson. DE Rep John Carney.
IA Sen Tom Harkin. IL Rep Luis Gutierrez, Mike Quigley; Sen Dick Durbin (Assistant Majority Leader). IN Rep Peter Visclosky. LA Sen Mary Landrieu. MA Rep Mike Capuano, William Keating, Ed Markey, Jim McGovern; Sen John Kerry. MD Sen Barbara Mikulski. MI Rep Hansen Clarke, John Dingell. MN Rep Betty McCollum. MO Rep William Lacy Clay; Sen Claire McCaskill.
NJ Rep Frank Pallone, Bill Pascrell, Albio Sires; Sen Bob Menendez. NM Rep Ben Lujan. NY Rep Tim Bishop, Joe Crowley, Brian Higgins, Maurice Hinchey, Kathy Hochul, Charles Rangel, Jose Serrano, Paul Tonko, Nydia Velazquez; Sen Kirsten Gillibrand. N. Mariana Islands Del. Gregorio Sablan***.
OH Rep Dennis Kucinich. OR Rep Peter DeFazio. PA Rep Bob Brady. PR Res. Com. Pedro Pierluisi***. RI Sen Jack Reed. TX Rep Charles Gonzalez, Ruben Hinojosa. VA Rep Gerry Connolly, Jim Moran. VT Rep Peter Welch; Sen Patrick Leahy. WA Sens Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray. WV Sen Joe Manchin.
16 (10%) HAVE 10% TO 33% NRLC RECORDS:
CA Rep Joe Baca 10%, Dennis Cardoza 10%, Jim Costa 10%. MA Rep Stephen Lynch 20%, Richard Neal 10%. ME Rep Michael Michaud 10%. MI Dale Kildee 30%. NY Rep Carolyn McCarthy 10%, Bill Owens 10%. OH Rep Marcy Kaptur 20%, Tim Ryan 10%. PA Rep Mike Doyle 10%; Sen Bob Casey Jr. - who endorsed Obama for President - 30%! RI Rep Jim Langevin 10%. TX Rep Henry Cuellar 30%, Silvestre Reyes 22%.
7 (4%) HAVE 34% TO 67% (MIXED) NRLC RECORDS: AK Sen Lisa Murkowski (R) 67%. IL Rep Jerry Costello 60%. ME Sen Susan Collins (R) 50%. NY Rep Richard Hanna (R) 43%. PA Rep Jason Altmire 50%, Mark Critz 63%, Tim Holden 60%.
6 (4%) HAVE 68% TO 90% NRLC RECORDS:
CA Rep Brian Bilbray (R) 89%. IL Rep Dan Lipinski 70%. IN Rep Joe Donnelly 70%. NY Michael Grimm (R) 86%. NV Rep Joe Heck (R) 86%. PA Sen Patrick Toomey 90% (R).
Voting records to 13/October/2011, the most recent vote on a Pro-Life issue.
66 (41%) HAVE 100% NRLC RECORDS: AZ Rep Paul Gosar (R), David Schweikert (R). CA Dan Lungren (R), Devin Nunes (R), Ed Royce (R). FL Rep Mario Diaz-Balart (R), Connie Mack (R), David Rivera (R), Tom Rooney (R); Sen Marco Rubio (R). GA Rep Phil Gingrey (R). Guam Del. Madeleine Bordallo***. IA Rep Steve King (R). ID Sen Jim Risch (R). IL Rep Bobby Schilling (R), Joe Walsh (R). IN Rep Todd Rokita (R).
KS Rep Tim Huelskamp (R). LA Rep Jeff Landry (R), Steve Scalise (R); Sen David Vitter (R). MD Rep Andy Harris (R). MI Rep Dan Benishek (R), Dave Camp (R), Thaddeus McCotter (R). MO Rep Blaine Luetkemeyer (R). MS Rep Steven Palazzo (R).
NC Rep Renee Ellmers (R), Virginia Foxx (R), Walter Jones (R), Patrick McHenry (R). ND Sen John Hoeven (R). NE Rep Jeff Fortenberry (R); Sen Mike Johanns (R). NH Rep Frank Guinta (R); Sen Kelly Ayotte (R). NJ Rep Leonard Lance, Frank LoBiondo (R), Jon Runyan (R), Chris Smith (R). NY Rep Ann Marie Buerkle (R), Chris Gibson (R), Peter King (R), Tom Reed (R), Bob Turner (R).
OH Rep Steve Austria (R), John Boehner (R) (Speaker), Steve Chabot (R), Bob Latta (R), James Renacci (R), Jean Schmidt (R), Patrick Tiberi (R). OK Rep John Sullivan (R). PA Rep Lou Barletta (R), Michael Fitzpatrick (R), Mike Kelly (R), Tom Marino (R), Patrick Meehan (R), Tim Murphy (R). SC Rep Mick Mulvaney (R). TN Rep Chuck Fleischmann (R). TX Rep Kevin Brady (R), Francisco Canseco (R), Michael McCaul (R). WI Rep Sean Duffy (R), Paul Ryan (R).
Democrats: 81 (92%) Pro-Abortion Catholics, 3 (3%) Pro-Life: 27 to 1 (4 Mixed), Total 88 Republican: 0 (0%) Pro-Abortion Catholics, 69 (96%) Pro-Life: 0 to 69 (3 Mixed), Total 72
*SUMMARY: 81 (51%) Pro-Abortion Catholics Outnumber 72 (45%) Pro-Life (7 Mixed), Total 160. The contrast is startling: Among Catholics in Congress, 3% of Democrats are Pro-Life v. 96% of Republicans!
**JESUIT CATHOLIC ALUMNAE (ITALICIZED)
21 (60%) Pro-Abortion Jesuit Catholic alumnae outnumber 13 (37%) Pro-Life by 3 to 2 (1 Mixed). All Jesuit colleges have homosexual clubs. All 7 New England Catholic Jesuit alumnae are Pro-Abortion! Among 244 Catholic colleges and universities in America, 107 (43%) recognize student clubs that favor the homosexual agenda – up from 96 in 2008.
***Vote on committees, not on the House floor.
Note: 16 of 18 New England Catholics in Congress are Pro-Abortion! The 2 Pro-Life members are NH Rep Frank Guinta (R) and Sen Kelly Ayotte (R). The 18 Catholics represent 53% of the 34 New England members of Congress.
U.S. Rep Bart Stupak, K of C, switched and voted on 21/Mar/10 for the Health Care Bill (Obamacare) with publicly-funded abortions. It passed 219-212.
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S CATHOLIC PRO-ABORTION TEAM:
VP Joe Biden; White House Chief of Staff William Daley; Sec. of Defense Leon Panetta; Sec. of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius (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 Fmr. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is Pro-Abortion/Pro Gay Marriage; Mayor Gavin Newsom (now Lt. Gov.) brought Gay Marriage to San Francisco City/County on 12/Feb/04. CO Fmr. Gov. Bill Ritter is Pro-Abortion.
MA Lt. Gov. Tim Murray is Pro-Abortion/Pro Gay Marriage; State Sen. Pres. Therese Murray; Sen Brian Joyce & Steven Tolman (AOH) have top PP ratings, and voted to defeat the measure to put Traditional Marriage on the ’08 ballot; AG Martha Coakley is Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay, and successfully challenged the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in the U.S. District Court (8/Jul/10).
MD Gov. Martin O’Malley favors Gay Marriage. NM Fmr. Gov. Bill Richardson, Pro-Abortion. NV Gov. Brian Sandoval (R), Pro-Abortion. NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Gay Marriage law on 24/Jun/11. UT Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, Pro-Abortion/Pro-Gay. VA Fmr. Gov, fmr. Democratic National Committee Chair Tim Kaine, Pro-Abortion.
Sources: ALL.org AmyContrada.com BrianSandoval.com/issues CardinalNewmanSociety.org CatholicVote.org Democrats.com FEC.Gov House.Gov HuffingtonPost.com LifeNews.com LifeSiteNews.com NRLC.org Jesuits - AJCUnet.edu/Graduates-of-Jesuit-Institutions-Well-Represented-in-the-112th-U-S-Congress-and-Obama-Administration TFPStudentAction.org
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY - A CELEBRATED KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS
As Democratic Presidential Candidate, Senator John F. Kennedy, K of C, addressed the Greater Houston Ministerial Assoc. on 12/Sep/1960. JFK, pro-contraceptives, said he would not take directions from the Catholic Church. He opposed any public funding of church schools and opposed establishing diplomatic relations with the Vatican (established by Pres. Ronald Reagan in 1984) JFKLibrary.org
SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY
Pro-Abortion Senator Ted Kennedy had a 4% NRLC voting record 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). Cardinal Sean O’Malley lauded Kennedy at his funeral Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help - the Redemptorist “Mission Church” (CatholicActionLeague.org 29/Aug/09), and President Obama promoted lesbianism from the lectern!
PRO-ABORTION JOHN GARVEY, PRESIDENT OF CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA
John H. Garvey became CUA President on 1/Jul/10. He is a correspondent for Catholic News Service (CNS). Garvey, Dean of Boston College Law School (Jesuit) (1999-2010), donated to Pro-Abortion Sen John Kerry 3 times - a total of $1,750. He featured Pro-Abortion Commencement Speakers: U.S. Sen Scott Brown (R) in ’10; U.S. Rep Ed Markey in ’07; Ambassador to Canada Paul Cellucci (MA Gov. ’97-’01) (R) in ’02; and Supreme Judicial Court (SJC of MA) Chief Justice Margaret Marshall in ’01.
John Garvey paid tribute to the late Fr. Robert Drinan, S.J., conveniently omitting the Jesuit priest’s 10 years as a Pro-Abortion U.S. Rep (1971-1981). Fr. Drinan eventually stood down on the order of Pope John Paul II, and was succeeded by a supporter, Barney Frank, Pro-Abortion, who declared himself Gay in 1987. CUA received $2.1 million from the K of C in 2009. K of C Supreme Knight Carl Anderson is a Trustee of CUA! BC.Edu/Schools/Law/alumni/ebrief/features/Winter06/feature2.html
Contact: John O’Gorman, 30 Myrtle Ave., Winthrop, MA 02152 P/F: 617-846-2983.