Kamala Harris silent on Knights of Columbus invitation

Polar plunge to support Special Olympics

The following comes from a Dec. 27 story in the Washington Examiner. Potential Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., hasn't responded to an invitation to plunge into a pool of ice water to raise money for the D.C. Special Olympics in February. She was publicly invited to attend last week by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic charity … [Read more...]

Anti-Catholic bigotry on Senate Judiciary Committee?

California Sen. Kamala Harris raised concerns that membership in Knights of Columbus might disqualify nominee to federal bench

A judicial nominee faced questions from Senators this month about whether membership in the Knights of Columbus might impede his ability to judge federal cases fairly. The Knights of Columbus say that no candidate for public office should have to defend his membership in a Catholic service organization. Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) raised concerns … [Read more...]

Parishioners help Knights of Columbus purchase ultrasound machines

Enough money raised at Saint Martha Church in Murrieta to buy machines for use in Temecula, Hemet, Duarte, and Inglewood

An ultrasound shows a fetus in the womb with its heart beating. Studies have shown that 80 percent of women who observe this refuse to get an abortion. Since the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973, over 60 million fetuses have been aborted in the United States. Murrieta’s Knights of Columbus Council #11393 decided to request donations one Sunday in April following … [Read more...]

In Los Angeles, Columbus Day is toppled like a Confederate statue

The second Monday of October will now be called “Indigenous Peoples Day"

Los Angeles has become the largest city nationwide to remove Columbus Day as an official city holiday, replacing it with a day to commemorate indigenous people. The nearly unanimous decision Wednesday by the city council added Los Angeles to a growing list of U.S. cities to adopt similar measures, eliminating a holiday that many Native American activist groups and others see … [Read more...]

Knights of Columbus change Fourth Degree uniforms

No more swords and capes

The Knights of Columbus, long associated with swords, capes and chapeaus, will be going through a significant uniform change. The traditional regalia worn by the Knights’ Fourth Degree members will be replaced, announced Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson during the Knights of Columbus 135th Supreme Convention being held in St. Louis Aug. 1.  Throughout the years, the … [Read more...]

Poll: Most Americans favor abortion restrictions

Survey finds support for limiting abortion to first trimester, no taxpayer funding

Significant majorities of Americans oppose the use of tax dollars to fund abortions and want the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of abortion restrictions, according to a new Marist Poll sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Americans overwhelmingly oppose the use of tax dollars to support abortion in other countries (83 percent). More than six in 10 Americans (61 percent) … [Read more...]

God bless my car

Bishop Richard Garcia blesses automobiles during Monterey Car Week

The following comes from an August 18 Reuters article by Paul Ingrassia: Holy water at hand, the bishop begins the invocation. “We call on God to bless all these cars and the people who bring them here,” intones the Most Rev. Richard Garcia of the Catholic diocese of Monterey, California. “He has blessed us to create great and beautiful work.” Then Bishop Garcia and … [Read more...]

Voting for pro-abortion politicians?

There’s no excuse, head Knight of Columbus says

The following comes from an August 2 Catholic News Agency article: Catholics need to stop voting for pro-abortion politicians, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson told an international gathering of the Knights of Columbus. “Pope Francis has emphasized how important it is for Catholics to be engaged in the political process,” Anderson said Aug 2 to the Supreme Convention of the … [Read more...]

“We decided to keep it”

Knights of Columbus holds vigil outside San Ramon Planned Parenthood

The following comes from an April 25 Catholic Voice article by Mair Moran. Moran is co-director of Birthright of Livermore. As they exited the clinic, the young couple looked downcast. They had been given only one "choice." Even though they were struggling to raise several children, they didn't feel it was right. While the four Knights of Columbus prayerfully stood vigil … [Read more...]

San Jose diocese: respect life is not just pro-life

Children at the border, capital punishment

The following comes from an Oct. 7 story in The Valley Catholic from the San Jose diocese. The month of October has been declared by the Vatican as Respect Life Month. “This month brings a higher level of awareness of the dignity the Catholic Church has,” said diocese of San Jose director of social ministries Ruben Solorio. “Respect life is not just pro life or … [Read more...]