When I think of the crusader knights who won the Holy Land back from the Turks and defeated the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Lepanto, I'm embarrassed to think of the wimps of the Knights of Columbus who dare to call themselves by the same name. My husband is a knight, a past Grand Knight, in fact. He stays in the group to fight for its renewal. Last year our little council introduced a resolution asking National to act on their own procedures which require members to be "practical (i.e. practicing) Catholics." It was voted down at the state level. So is it any big surprise that the Virginia State Council won't do a thing about Norfolk Council 3548 honoring Terry McAuliffe as Grand Marshall of their St. Patrick's Day Parade? Yup, Terry McAuliffe, a man who favors cutting little babies to pieces and opposes even minimal standards for abortion butcher shops that kill and maim women.
Whatever happened to men defending the weak? There don't seem to be very many in the Virginia K of C.
Maybe it's time not just to vote on resolutions, but for entire councils to withdraw and begin new men's groups in parishes that are truly Catholic, Knights of the Immaculata would be a good name, don't you think? The Knights do good work, but that work enables the evil that they also do. How much evil can one mix with good before it poisons everything?
So go on, all you Knights who justify honoring pro-abortion politicians....play dress up in your plumed hats, tuxedos, and swords. (Don't cut yourselves!) Hobnob with the rich and powerful. But remember, there's an accounting....It's called Judgment Day. And the judge will be saying, "Whatever you did to the least of my little ones, you did to me."
Take a good look at this picture of an aborted baby. Looks like the little one was crucified doesn't it? And Council 3548, you help enable the murder by honoring the state murderer in chief. Under law, it isn't just the killer who's guilty of the murder, but those who participate and assist. Terry McAuliffe is as guilty of the killing as if he wielded the curette himself. And when you honor him, you honor every butcher in history.
Have fun at your Emerald Ball dancing the Irish jig and drinking green beer. Wouldn't St. Patrick be proud?