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[OPEN] Supreme K of C Calls for Real "Change" on Abortion and Catholic Revolt against Obama Nation
Life Site News ^ | 8/7/2008 | Peter J. Smith

Posted on 08/08/2008 2:44:14 AM PDT by markomalley

QUEBEC CITY, Canada, August 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - With an electrifying speech from the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus on Tuesday, the Catholic fraternal organization has begun mobilizing its members for one of the most ambitious political operations since Roe v. Wade: liberating the Catholic vote from pro-abortion politicians.

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson addressed the 126th annual convention of the Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization, in Quebec City and pledged the Knights to fight abortion promoting politicians, who buy Catholic votes with their stand on other issues.

"We have heard a great deal this year about the need for change," said Anderson in a clear reference to the mantra of Barack Obama, the presumptive pro-abortion nominee of the Democratic Party. "But at the same time we are told that one thing cannot change - namely, the abortion regime of Roe vs. Wade."

"It is time that we demand real change, and real change means the end of Roe vs. Wade," he said.

In contrast to other Catholic social justice issues like poverty and the death penalty, Anderson asked delegates, "What political issue could possibly outweigh this human devastation" of nearly 50 million abortion deaths in the US since 1973?

"The answer, of course, is that there is none," Anderson said.

He added, "Abortion is different. Abortion is the killing of the innocent on a massive scale."

"It is time to put away the arguments of political spin masters that only serve to justify abortion killing."

Anderson then committed the Knights to "end the political manipulation of Catholic voters by abortion advocates," whom he accused of entangling "Catholic people with abortion killing."

"It is time to stop creating excuses for pro-abortion candidates. Catholics should no longer be asked to be partners in the abortion regime by voting for politicians who support abortion."

"We will never succeed in building a culture of life if we continue to vote for politicians who defend and support a culture of death," said Anderson to thunderous applause from the assembly. "It is time that Catholics shine a bright line of separation between themselves and all those politicians of every political party who defend the abortion regime of Roe vs. Wade."

The Knights of Columbus speech comes at a critical time in this election year, especially with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once again justifying her advocacy of abortion and same-sex "marriage" while publicly describing herself as a "faithful Catholic," despite the jarring juxtaposition.

In 2006, Pelosi and other pro-abortion leaders of the Democratic Party regained power in Congress by running a handful of pro-life Democrats and wooing back Catholic voters who supported George Bush on abortion and other social issues in 2004. However, Anderson says that this election cycle the Knights are determined to send both Democrats and Republicans this message: the pro-life vote is a Catholic vote and abortion advocates need not apply.

"Imagine if this year millions of Catholic voters simply said 'no' - 'no' to every candidate of every political party who supports abortion," he declared. "It's time we stop accommodating pro-abortion politicians, and it's time we start demanding that they accommodate us."


TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Science
KEYWORDS: catholic; moralabsolutes; prolife
Posted as a counterpoint to the Concerned Roman Catholics Call on Knights of Columbus to Expel Pro-Abortion Politicians thread.
1 posted on 08/08/2008 2:44:15 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: daniel1212; Paved Paradise; LurkingSince'98; dangus; Vesbasion; newzjunkey; A.A. Cunningham; ...

ping from the “Concerned Roman Catholics Call on Knights of Columbus to Expel Pro-Abortion Politicians” thread.


2 posted on 08/08/2008 2:47:42 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley

The Knights have been rock solid on abortion for years, unlike the waffling bishops. I think Carl Andersen’s speech takes it to another level, one that is crucially important this year. Now if only the bishops would get behind this and start telling people such as Pelosi that there is no way on earth they can support and promote and vote for abortion and still call themselves Catholic. They are out of communion with (that is, excommunicated from) the Church and this needs to be publicly demonstrated. Only the bishops - and individual priests in individual situations, if they are brave enough - can do it. Maybe this pressure and support from the K of C will make the bishops act.


3 posted on 08/08/2008 3:03:59 AM PDT by livius
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To: markomalley
“The Knights of Columbus speech comes at a critical time in this election year, especially with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once again justifying her advocacy of abortion and same-sex “marriage” while publicly describing herself as a “faithful Catholic,” despite the jarring juxtaposition.”

Nancy Pelosi calls herself a “faithful Catholic” when in fact and deed she is no more than a “cafeteria Catholic.” By that I mean that she picks and chooses which aspects of the religion to follow and disregards the others. Catholics, and for that matter all people of faith need to take a stand and not vote or contribute to any politician who supports abortion rights. Period.

4 posted on 08/08/2008 3:41:26 AM PDT by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: RU88

Bravo to Carl Anderson. The problem with focusing on Pelosi is that the real problem is abortion is the official policy of the entire Dem party. Sadly enough, BO will likely pull more Catholic votes than McCain in November. From what I see, neither party wants this issue heated up so it is really in the background.


5 posted on 08/08/2008 4:06:55 AM PDT by doosee
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To: doosee

Re: Sadly enough, BO will likely pull more Catholic votes than McCain in November.

I’m a bit suspicious of the “numbers”. I believe McCain will get a majority of “practicing catholic” votes. BO will get the majority of those that claim to be a practicing catholic or were just baptized catholic, but don’t care about the church. Just my opinion from where we live.


6 posted on 08/08/2008 4:14:29 AM PDT by TheRake (Lake Orion, MI)
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To: markomalley

Raucous round of applause, a Guinness, and a kitten to the Supreme Knight!


7 posted on 08/08/2008 4:45:06 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("And the rum is for all your good vices.")
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To: Tax-chick

Here, here!


8 posted on 08/08/2008 4:51:38 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: markomalley
We had three christenings in our parish a couple weeks ago.

Our parish priest implored us to look closely at the life issue this election.

He reminded us all that, we are a people of life

9 posted on 08/08/2008 4:56:24 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: livius

So where are the anti-catholics on this issue? No Comment?


10 posted on 08/08/2008 4:57:39 AM PDT by x_plus_one (let them eat cake, drive small electric cars and take the bus..........)
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To: doosee

“Sadly enough, BO will likely pull more Catholic votes than McCain in November. From what I see, neither party wants this issue heated up so it is really in the background.”

Well Pilgrim, guess it depen’s on what yer callin’ “Catholic”

Lurking’


11 posted on 08/08/2008 4:58:34 AM PDT by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: vladimir998

Here's your Guinness. I gave the last kitten to the Grand Knight, sorry.

12 posted on 08/08/2008 5:02:50 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("And the rum is for all your good vices.")
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To: Tax-chick

No kitten? The Guiness is fine, but what is life without a curtain climbing kitten?

Oh, well. I’ll survive.


13 posted on 08/08/2008 5:09:12 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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To: doosee
Dear doosee,

I don't know what will happen on Election Day, but in the last poll that I saw with the demographic breakdowns, Sen. McCain was leading Snob-ama among Catholic voters by 15%.


sitetest

14 posted on 08/08/2008 5:55:53 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: markomalley; antonius

15 posted on 08/08/2008 7:38:29 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: doosee
** Sadly enough, BO will likely pull more Catholic votes than McCain in November. **

Catholics are changing, and if they aren't they are CINOs. They are learning that if they support abortion in any way they are basically excommunicating themselves!

enter the Table of Contents of the Catechism of the Catholic Church here

1: CCC Search Result - Paragraph # 2271  (618 bytes )  preview document matches
1 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion,
URL: http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/para/2271.htm
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2: CCC Search Result - Paragraph # 2272  (580 bytes )  preview document matches
2 Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. "A
URL: http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/para/2272.htm
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3: CCC Search Result - Paragraph # 2322  (290 bytes )  preview document matches
2 From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a "criminal" practice (GS 27 § 3),
URL: http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/para/2322.htm
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4: CCC Search Result - Paragraph # 2274  (554 bytes )  preview document matches
gravely opposed to the moral law when this is done with the thought of possibly inducing an abortion, depending upon the results: a diagnosis must not be the equivalent
URL: http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/para/2274.htm

16 posted on 08/08/2008 7:42:30 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: markomalley
"It is time to stop creating excuses for pro-abortion candidates. Catholics should no longer be asked to be partners in the abortion regime by voting for politicians who support abortion."

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Amen.

17 posted on 08/08/2008 7:45:36 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: markomalley
I am a reconstructed Southern democrat: a conservative.

I was a member of the Executive Committee of the Colorado
State Democrat Party during the mid seventies and very early eighties.

At that time there was a concerted effort to drive out of the Democrat party
all conservatives: all who believed in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

That was the time frame that the pro-abortion, pro perversion and
anti-family planks were installed in the Democrat Party platform.

There is no such thing as a pro-life Democrat.

If someone says they are pro-life Democrat, they are lying to you.

The Democrat Party is totally given over to the Evil One.

I have aligned myself with the Republicans for the last twenty years.

I have just this year registered as unaffiliated.

The Democrat Party is to be avoided at the cost of your very soul.

Look up the King is coming ! Maranatha !

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach Adonai

18 posted on 08/08/2008 11:33:35 AM PDT by Uriel-2012 (Psalm 78:35 And they remembered that God was their ROCK, And the Most High God their Redeemer.)
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To: x_plus_one

Same place as always.


19 posted on 08/08/2008 12:01:58 PM PDT by Jaded (does it really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: livius

Yup. But it would also be nice for the Vatican to call out these noodle spined bishops by name. In fact, I’m not sure what to say about a bishop who allows a public figure and member of his flock to not only defy Church teaching but also loudly proclaim false teaching to others by means of mass-media.

Freegards


20 posted on 08/08/2008 12:42:35 PM PDT by Ransomed (Son of Ransomed says Keep the Faith!)
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To: markomalley
I keep hoping (and praying) that Kennedy at least will publicly recant his support for abortion . . . one would think that approaching death (as Dr. Johnson said of execution) would "concentrate the mind"!

I did read a few years ago that he was seen attending daily Mass in DC. I can't even imagine what mental contortions he's been using to justify himself. Remember, before Roe v. Wade, it was the Dems who were anti-abortion (Republicans, by and large were pro, led by the Northeast Republicans), and Kennedy was a truly vocal anti-abort!

21 posted on 08/08/2008 1:03:02 PM PDT by maryz
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To: markomalley

Hope you don’t mind if I post the info on the 40 Days of Life campaign:

Mobilize hundreds of new pro-life volunteers... Help post-abortive women find healing...

http://www.40daysforlife.com/about.cfm


22 posted on 08/08/2008 3:50:04 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: LurkingSince'98

Exactly! Practicing Catholics will not vote for Obama, because they are aware of the Gospel of Life.


23 posted on 08/08/2008 3:55:22 PM PDT by defconw (Pray for Snow-RIP TONY, we love you.)
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