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Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00   
Novena for Pope Benedict XVI

April 11-19, 2010

Pope Benedict XVIThe Supreme Council is organizing an international effort to pray for Pope Benedict XVI and his pastoral mission leading the Church, that the Holy Father may be strengthened and uplifted at this time of considerable challenge.  All Knights are encouraged to participate in this special novena for Pope Benedict XVI, beginning on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11th, and concluding on Monday, April 19th, the fifth anniversary of the Holy Father's election to the papacy.

Additional details and resources are available at www.kofc.org, including .pdf files of a special prayer card that will enable you to print copies locally.


Throughout the Church's history, whenever challenges have come, faithful Catholics have gathered in prayer, offering their supplications and sacrifices to God for specific intentions. Now we are called to unite our prayers for our Holy Father.


Thank you in advance for helping to spread the word about this novena, and for taking part in it yourself.

Please pass along this message to other Knights and Catholics in your area.

May God bless and sustain our pope! Vivat Jesus!


Prayer Card - English Printable PDF version (6 per page) - English

Prayer Card - French Printable PDF version (6 per page) - French

Prayer Card - Spanish Printable PDF version (6 per page) - Spanish

Prayer Card - Polish Printable PDF version (6 per page) - Polish

Tuesday, 11 August 2009 21:02   
Knights of Columbus: Health Care Reform Must Exclude Abortion Coverage

Knights of Columbus: Health Care Reform Must Exclude Abortion Coverage

Resolution also calls for protecting religious conscience rights of medical professionals.

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Delegates to the 127th annual convention of the Knights of Columbus Aug.6 adopted a resolution declaring opposition to “any health care reform legislation that does not explicitly exclude abortion coverage for any health insurance plan, public or private.”

On Tuesday in his annual report to the convention, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson had sounded a similar note, saying, “Health care reform must be abortion free.”

The resolution on Defending the Right to Life also called on “legislators everywhere to adopt legislation protecting the religious conscience rights of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, guaranteeing their right to refuse to participate in abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide or any other practice that is destructive of innocent human life or that conflicts with their sincerely-held religious beliefs.”

The resolution reaffirmed the commitment of the 1.78 million member Knights of Columbus “to unconditional support for the right to life and full protection in law for every human being from conception to natural death.”

Finally, the resolution restates the organization’s “long-standing policy of not inviting to any Knights of Columbus event, persons, especially public officials or candidates for public office, who do not support the protection of unborn children against abortion or who advocate the legalization of assisted suicide, euthanasia and other violations of the right to life.”

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