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Friday, November 7, 2008

Clean up the Knights of Columbus before it self-destructs

As I've said before, just because the mouse is in the cookie jar doesn't make him a cookie.

A number of members of the Catholic men's organization, the Knights of Columbus, started a website, Knights for Obama after Supreme Knight Carl Anderson came out with an open letter taking fellow knight Joe Biden to task for his ignorant pontificating about abortion. Biden deserved the upbraiding and, in fact, should be ousted from the Knights which require their members to be upstanding Catholics. A Catholic who is publicly pro-abortion is a scandal who should be denied Communion under Canon Law 915 and stripped of any Catholic honors. Such action is for the good of Senator Biden's soul. Life is not a video game where those who score the most worldly points get into heaven. No, it is a struggle between good and evil with our salvation dependent on whether we serve God or Satan, who is a liar and murderer from the beginning. The abortion juggarnaut is built of lies and death.

Every man who joins Knights for Obama should be expelled from the Knights of Columbus. Just as Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz expelled members of Call to Action because their membership in the dissent group is inconsistent with Catholicism, so is the endorsement and support of a man who advocates, not only abortion, but infanticide and has made its support a litmus test for his administration. You cannot be Catholic and pro-abortion.

The Knights of Columbus have been pussyfooting around this scandalous situation for years. It's high time they took action to expel those who give public witness that it is okay to be pro-abortion and Catholic. They should start with all the pro-abortion politicians who use their membership in the Knights for political gain and move from there to those who have signed up for Knights for Obama. Catholics can't be Masons. Neither can they support child-killing. Their public scandal is mortally sinful and endangers their souls. It's high time someone had the courage to call their behavior exactly what it is.

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