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Knights of Columbus Mourns Death of Judge John Roll in Arizona Shooting
Life News ^ | January 10, 2010 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 01/11/2011 12:58:22 PM PST by NYer

The Knights of Columbus, a prominent Catholic group known for its pro-life work, is today mourning the death of one of the victims of the Arizona shooting Saturday.

In addition to the injury of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords,

Judge John Roll, who was nominated by former President George Bush, was killed along with five other people.

Roll, who was the chief judge for the District of Arizona, was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and was a charter member of a Knights council in his hometown.

Carl Anderson, the head of the pro-life Catholic fraternal order, today expressed “profound sadness” at the death of Roll and the others.He asked the 1.8 million members of the Knights of Columbus and their families to pray for the recovery of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 other people who were seriously injured in the attack.

“The senseless carnage in Tucson is a terrible tragedy for the victims, their families, the people of Arizona and people of good will everywhere,” Anderson said in a statement to LifeNews.com. “We feel a tremendous sense of loss at Judge Roll’s death, and for all, young and old, who lost their lives in this attack. We pray for God’s mercy on all who have been touched by this tragedy.”

“At a time like this, it is tempting to respond with anger, and for some, to attempt to use the tragedy to stoke the fires of division. That would only compound the tragedy,” Anderson continued. “As the late Senator Robert Kennedy said following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘What we need in the United States is not division . . . not violence or lawlessness, but love and wisdom and compassion toward one another.”

Roll, a faithful Catholic, had just attended daily Mass before stopping to greet Rep. Giffords at her community meeting.

Anderson called him a “dedicated public servant who understood this very well” who should be “honor[ed] by embracing those qualities of ‘love and wisdom and compassion.’”

Roll had been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 24 years and members of the Fourth Degree will provide an honor guard at his funeral next week.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: catholic; kofc; roll

1 posted on 01/11/2011 12:58:29 PM PST by NYer
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2 posted on 01/11/2011 12:59:19 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

This man’s death, along with all the others, is tragic.

I did read over this weekend that he allowed a case to proceed against an American ranch owner, filed by illegals to the tune of $32 million.

I will say no more.


3 posted on 01/11/2011 1:06:12 PM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: TruthConquers
I did read over this weekend that he allowed a case to proceed against an American ranch owner, filed by illegals to the tune of $32 million.

Perhaps the law required that he allow the case to proceed. Doing his job.

4 posted on 01/11/2011 1:18:26 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: NYer

A conservative Judge was killed.

If one reads the MSM one would not know this.


5 posted on 01/11/2011 1:19:27 PM PST by NoLibZone (Homosexuals oppose diversity.)
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To: NYer

Tempest Fugit, Vivat Jesus.


6 posted on 01/11/2011 1:19:33 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: NYer

Now we know why the president and the leftists are not overcome with outrage over his death.


7 posted on 01/11/2011 1:22:18 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: JimRed

I don’t know more than what I posted.

He is in God’s hands now.
That is where I will leave it.


8 posted on 01/11/2011 1:24:31 PM PST by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: NYer

bookmark.


9 posted on 01/11/2011 1:50:47 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: whinecountry

Ping for today!


10 posted on 01/11/2011 1:52:08 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: JimRed

I did read over this weekend that he allowed a case to proceed against an American ranch owner, filed by illegals to the tune of $32 million.

Perhaps the law required that he allow the case to proceed. Doing his job.

That “Marsupial Magistrate” had the authority to not allow that case to go forward. Bad call = bad judge.

PS I was just doing my job” is also known as “The Nuremberg Defense”.


11 posted on 01/11/2011 1:56:36 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: NYer

The silence is deafening on this point - Accomplishments of the murdered judge and injured congresswoman.

MSM celebrating the lives of a Republican and a Blue Dog I guess runs counter to their template.

This whole MSM reaction is SO revealing to a majority of American’s thanks to the new media.


12 posted on 01/11/2011 1:58:04 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: NYer

It’s ironic that a pro-life judge died while a pro-death - 100% NARAL rating - politician lived.


13 posted on 01/11/2011 2:01:07 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: JimRed
"The other prominent victim who was killed during the shooting rampage, John M. Roll, was chief federal judge in Arizona. He was appointed in 1991 by the senior George Bush. Ironically, Roll had been the target of hundreds of threats in February 2009 after he allowed a lawsuit filed by illegal immigrants against a rancher to go forward. "They cursed him out, threatened to kill his family, said they'd come and take care of him. They really wanted him dead," a law enforcement official told the Washington Post in May 2009. But it took a madman to kill him."

http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/crime/5855-murdered-judge-defended-sheriff-mack

14 posted on 01/11/2011 2:03:26 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: NYer
America's loss and God's gain.

RIP Judge Roll

15 posted on 01/11/2011 2:11:20 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: massgopguy

Tempus Fugit.


16 posted on 01/11/2011 3:04:20 PM PST by OriginalChristian (Sarah Palin, America's Governor...)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

My favorite magazine.


17 posted on 01/11/2011 9:29:38 PM PST by Coleus (The Immaculate Conception: O Mary, conceived without sin, Pray for us, who have recourse to Thee)
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Knights of Columbus mourn death of Judge John M. Roll, other victims in Tucson

(NEW HAVEN, CT)-Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson today expressed “profound sadness” at the shooting deaths of U.S. District Court Judge John M. Roll and five others in Tucson on Saturday. He asked the 1.8 million members of the Knights of Columbus and their families to pray for the recovery of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 other people who were seriously injured in the attack, and for the repose of the souls of those who died.

Judge Roll, who was the chief judge for the District of Arizona, was a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and was a charter member of Deacon Raphael Longpre Council 10441, and a member of Msgr. Hughes Assembly 2392, both in Tucson. He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 24 years. Members of the Fourth Degree will provide an honor guard at his funeral next week.

“The senseless carnage in Tucson is a terrible tragedy for the victims, their families, the people of Arizona and people of good will everywhere,” Anderson said. “We feel a tremendous sense of loss at Judge Roll’s death, and for all, young and old, who lost their lives in this attack. We pray for God’s mercy on all who have been touched by this tragedy.”

“At a time like this, it is tempting to respond with anger, and for some, to attempt to use the tragedy to stoke the fires of division. That would only compound the tragedy,” Anderson continued. “As the late Senator Robert Kennedy said following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘What we need in the United States is not division . . . not violence or lawlessness, but love and wisdom and compassion toward one another.’ Judge Roll, a faithful Catholic who had just attended daily Mass before stopping to greet Rep. Giffords at her community meeting, was a dedicated public servant who understood this very well. Let us honor his life and service by embracing those qualities of ‘love and wisdom and compassion’.”


18 posted on 01/11/2011 9:33:08 PM PST by Coleus (The Immaculate Conception: O Mary, conceived without sin, Pray for us, who have recourse to Thee)
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19 posted on 01/11/2011 9:40:44 PM PST by Coleus (The Immaculate Conception: O Mary, conceived without sin, Pray for us, who have recourse to Thee)
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To: Coleus

Thanks for the ping Coleus.Sad day.


20 posted on 01/11/2011 9:45:13 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: NYer
Roll, a faithful Catholic, had just attended daily Mass before stopping to greet Rep. Giffords at her community meeting.

What a way to go! Hey Judge, pray for me. I need it more than you, I think.

21 posted on 01/11/2011 9:45:21 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: NYer

Tempus Fugit.

Memento Mori.

“Right after Mass”, all things considered, is a better time than most to be killed ...


22 posted on 01/12/2011 7:17:44 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Coleus; NYer

Christina Green was Catholic, too. May they, and the rest of the victims who died, rest in peace.


23 posted on 01/12/2011 8:27:29 AM PST by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: Coleus

Thank you for the ping.

Requiescat in pace et in amore.


24 posted on 01/12/2011 9:35:27 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: GladesGuru

This is an incredibly despicable comment for many reasons.

Would you rather a federal judge contravene the law and legal principle to reach a ruling that you like? Why even have laws?


25 posted on 01/19/2011 8:25:23 PM PST by ahe
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