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Concerned Roman Catholics Condemn K of C Inaction on Abortion

Contact: Kenneth Fisher, 714-491-2284


MEDIA ADVISORY, July 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- Concerned Roman Catholics of America (CRCOA) condemn the Knights of Columbus for their continuing failure to expel pro-abortion and pro-homosexual politicians. The K of C meet at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, for their 127th Supreme Convention on August 4-6, 2009. 


Ken Fisher, President of CRCOA, said: "With 51 million abortions since Roe V. Wade in 1973, the Knights of Columbus has failed the unborn children miserably. Founded by Venerable Fr. Michael McGivney as a Catholic fraternal organization, the K of C ought to be a major force in the pro-life, pro-family movement. Instead, by sheltering pro-abortion politicians in its ranks, it has joined 'the culture of death', as the late Pope John Paul II called it.


Perversely, the K of C has welcomed to its ranks a great number of pro-abortion and pro-homosexual politicians in exchange for a charitable tax-free status on its life insurance business. The charitable work is done, and most of the money is raised, by volunteer K of C members at local and state level -- while Supreme Knight Carl Anderson received $1,146,183 in K of C compensation last year.

Fisher continued: "Every year, at state and national level, the K of C pass resolutions denouncing pro-abortion politicians. These resolutions are just hot air put on paper.  We hear rhetorical speeches from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson telling us that the K of C will no longer tolerate pro-abortion politicians in their ranks, but have yet to see Anderson expel any pro-abortion or pro-homosexual politicians from the Order. The bishops, many of whom are K of C members, have not excommunicated a single pro-abortion or pro-homosexual politician!

"The K of C have long boasted that they are 'the strong right arm of the Catholic Church.' This claim is clearly false. In his nine years as Supreme Knight, Anderson has failed the unborn children repeatedly. He must resign now, concluded Fisher!"