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[Catholic Caucus] Knights of Columbus replace traditional regalia
Rorate Caeli ^ | August 3, 2017 | Kenneth J. Wolfe

Posted on 08/03/2017 1:56:45 PM PDT by ebb tide

The Knights of Columbus do a lot of good work in the United States, from pro-life and pro-family activities, to charitable endeavors, to providing honor guards for traditional Latin Masses. In fact, there are dozens of councils attached to the TLM. So, it is sad to see the organization's convention this week in Saint Louis, Missouri, turn into a fiasco due to a major change to be imposed on fourth degree Knights, who comprise the top fifth of membership.

The Supreme Knight, Carl A. Anderson, announced: "The Board of Directors has decided that the time is right for a modernization of the Fourth Degree Uniform." A photo of the change, taken from page 23 of the 2017 Annual Report of the Supreme Knight: (see below)

Rorate is puzzled as to who actually made this decision, and why. While "The Board of Directors" has officially taken credit (or the blame) for it, there is skepticism within the ranks. Many still remember the decision to spend $22.7 million to bail out the $54 million modernist failure of a John Paul II museum in Washington, D.C. six years ago this week. $20 million of that bailout went to the Archdiocese of Detroit, as Adam Cardinal Maida was the mastermind behind the disaster of a building.

The Knights listen to their members and know dues, councils, membership and life insurance policies keep the organization -- a Fortune 1,000 company -- going. We are confident this "modernization," already met with substantial outcry at the convention, will face severe resistance from Sir Knights around the country.

A summary of the change can be found in an article written by the editor of a diocesan newspaper.


TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: 4thdegree; colorcorps; francischurch; knights; knightsofcolumbus; kofc; malta
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They now look like middle-aged preppies in a Jesuit high school.

1 posted on 08/03/2017 1:56:45 PM PDT by ebb tide
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To: ebb tide

Do we get to keep the swords?


2 posted on 08/03/2017 2:13:17 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: ebb tide

That’s a real shame. I used to love seeing Knights of Columbus in church. But I haven’t seen any in some time. And now I guess I’ll never see them again wearing those wonderful uniforms.


3 posted on 08/03/2017 2:13:21 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Rio

Confirmation:

http://www.catholicsun.org/2017/08/02/knights-of-columbus-change-fourth-degree-uniforms/

http://catholicdaily.com/2017/08/03/plumed-chapeaus-are-out-berets-are-in-knights-of-columbus-change-fourth-degree-uniforms/


4 posted on 08/03/2017 2:16:50 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: ebb tide

https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3574153/posts


5 posted on 08/03/2017 2:19:41 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: Coleus

Are you still doing Knights of Columbus PING list?


6 posted on 08/03/2017 2:24:23 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: ebb tide

At least it’s not a leisure suit. Does look kitted out for a British WW2 veterans parade though.


7 posted on 08/03/2017 2:29:29 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: ebb tide

Hmmm ... less Knights Templar, more ROTC cadet. Why not just a tuxedo t-shirt?


8 posted on 08/03/2017 2:32:08 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Cicero

Mr. Redhead was 4th Degree, and was buried in his regalia. He loved the pageantry.


9 posted on 08/03/2017 2:40:46 PM PDT by redhead (Pray for children in pedophile pipeline, destined for abuse, torture, and even sacrifice...)
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To: Sergio
Why not just a tuxedo t-shirt?

Could you imagine the model in a tuxedo shirt?

10 posted on 08/03/2017 2:48:51 PM PDT by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome.)
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To: ebb tide

I couldn’t have described it better myself. How odd of them to tamper with a uniform that’s so widely recognized. If it’s merely for the sake of “modernization”, well, that’s a horrible reason.


11 posted on 08/03/2017 2:51:08 PM PDT by CMRosary (Christus vincit! Christus regnat! Christus imperat!)
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To: ebb tide

Hey, ebb tide, a Jesuit high school with an ROTC unit looks more military than this!


12 posted on 08/03/2017 2:53:14 PM PDT by Savonarola
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To: ebb tide

Decades ago, the rank-and-file were demanding the Knights expel pro-abortion politicians. Cardinal Tauran threatened Virgil Dechant—”Don’t you dare!”

This was under JPII.


13 posted on 08/03/2017 2:54:36 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (https://youtu.be/IYUYya6bPGw)
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To: ebb tide

Maybe to attract younger guys?


14 posted on 08/03/2017 2:54:55 PM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: Rio

I think the Knights will revolt at this and continue to wear the regalia.

Your opinion?


15 posted on 08/03/2017 3:04:55 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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I think the Knights in the churches will contact the Grand Knight and say, “No way!”

The people in the pews (including the Knights want to keep the tradition!


16 posted on 08/03/2017 3:08:43 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ebb tide

This may be a ‘local’ option but I have no doubt that the ‘clown prince’ that calls himself Pope has a hand in this.

Maybe he should ‘tear down his wall(Where is RR when a good quote is needed?) and dismiss his Swiss Guard and any and all armed ‘protection’.

Good for the goose, good for the gander.

Always marvel at the people who stand up and say WE should turn in our arms are surrounded by armed people.

Far too many people do not see the irony in this simple gesture or better yet, the hypocrisy.


17 posted on 08/03/2017 3:15:41 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)""There is more to life than being a passenger. Amelia Earhart")
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To: ebb tide

This may be a ‘local’ option but I have no doubt that the ‘clown prince’ that calls himself Pope has a hand in this.

Maybe he should ‘tear down his wall(Where is RR when a good quote is needed?) and dismiss his Swiss Guard and any and all armed ‘protection’.

Good for the goose, good for the gander.

Always marvel at the people who stand up and say WE should turn in our arms are surrounded by armed people.

Far too many people do not see the irony in this simple gesture or better yet, the hypocrisy.


18 posted on 08/03/2017 3:15:41 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)""There is more to life than being a passenger. Amelia Earhart")
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To: ebb tide

This may be a ‘local’ option but I have no doubt that the ‘clown prince’ that calls himself Pope has a hand in this.

Maybe he should ‘tear down his wall(Where is RR when a good quote is needed?) and dismiss his Swiss Guard and any and all armed ‘protection’.

Good for the goose, good for the gander.

Always marvel at the people who stand up and say WE should turn in our arms are surrounded by armed people.

Far too many people do not see the irony in this simple gesture or better yet, the hypocrisy.


19 posted on 08/03/2017 3:15:41 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)""There is more to life than being a passenger. Amelia Earhart")
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To: Salvation

I would expect my Assembly to continue in the old way for some time. It should be an interesting discussion at the next meeting.


20 posted on 08/03/2017 3:40:23 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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