Take Action Today to Protect Religious Liberty

 

Dear Brother Knight,

I am writing today to share a call from our bishops to stand up for religious freedom and reject religious tests for public office. I urge you to visit their action alert center today and answer the call to action by contacting your senators and asking them to reject religious tests for judicial nominees.

In recent months, senators have questioned several judicial nominees about their faith and whether it should prevent them from being a federal judge. In three cases, senators even suggested that a nominee’s membership in the Knights of Columbus should disqualify him.

Holding judicial candidates to this standard is a clear violation of Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, which states, “No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” The suggestion that one can’t be a practicing Catholic and be an impartial federal judge also runs counter to the long tradition of American pluralism.

Earlier this year I wrote to you sharing our proud history of standing up for religious freedom and against religious intolerance and bigotry. Today we have another opportunity to add to that great legacy.

Again, I urge you to stand foursquare with our bishops bycontacting your senators today.

Fraternally,
Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

 

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From Our Chaplain

 

As Chaplain of our Council, I often remind our Brother Knights, that the “best possible advertising for the Knights of Columbus. . .are the Knights themselves!” That was certainly the case last Saturday night, when our Bishop Salpointe Council hosted the 29th Annual Catholic Appeal Dinner in Columbian Hall. This annual gift to the Parish – a wonderful meal, served by Knights and their Ladies – has provided the vital “kick-off” for the Appeal, which supports 26 ministries in our Diocese. This was the second year that our new Bishop, Edward Weisenburger, was able to join us for the Mass (with a 4th Degree Honor Guard) and the Dinner following. Looking around the Hall, I could see, standing behind the serving lines, behind the bar, in the kitchen, directing our Confirmation student ‘table servers’, welcoming parishioners – were the KNIGHTS! There simply could not be a better illustration of the vital role of the Knights of Columbus in our Parish. Any Catholic man present could see for himself, the difference that Knights of Columbus make, in building up the life of the Church! Any Catholic man present should have come away with a strong impression of what the Knights are truly about: Faith active in service! I am always proud that I am a Knight, but especially on these occasions – and there are many of them – when our Council provides the leadership needed to make our Parish great! My heartfelt thanks to all of the Brothers and their Ladies, who welcomed our Bishop and our St. Andrew/Good Shepherd parishioners to the best Annual Catholic Appeal ever!
Vivat JESUS!
fr. greg

 

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