Knights of Columbus


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Fr. Riehl Council # 934
Madison, IN. 47250
Knights of Columbus

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                                          Grand Knight                      Financial Secretary

                                          Greg Thorpe                                      Jack Dalgleish

                                          2610 S. College Hills Dr.                  1968 Fox Trails Le.

                                          Hanover, IN. 47243                         Madison, IN. 47250

                                          Ph. 812-599-1914                           Ph. 812-274-0437

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Coming events

Fridays of Lent: Stations of the Cross, St. Patrick Chapel

March 5th First Friday Mass and adoration at St. Patrick Chapel

Meeting

 

Meeting agenda is 6:30 PM Rosary, 7:00 Meeting. We need the spiritual side as well as the practical. Knight of the Month is Tim Hoffman. Family of the month is Jim and Bonnie McDonough.

Rest in peace

Ken Pagel and Tom Wolfschlag have died since our last newsletter. May they rest in peace. We will miss them 

 End of Month meals

Contact either Benny Kelly 812-265-4399 or Mark Cheatham 812-801-1175 for information  if you would like to help. Many hands make short work of the delivery time spent.

It’s that time of the year now. Jack has sent out the notices. Please return as soon as possible. There are also tickets for the State Raffle  and a plea for fund for the Save our Seminarian fund. Send the tickets in for a chance at winning a $5,000 cash prize or one of the lesser amounts.

 The following is a message from Carl Anderson, the Supreme Knight

 K. of C. leads Pro-life

I TAKE THIS OCCASION to recount how, for the past five decades, the Knights of Columbus has been a leader in the pro-life movement. In 1974, Knights helped organize the first March for Life in Washington, D.C. The next year, we provided $50,000 to the U.S. bishops to support their pastoral pro-life efforts. We continue our partnership with both the March for Life and the bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities to this day.

In 1976, Supreme Knight John McDevitt said that “killing innocent human life is so monumental an injustice” that we must not be “lulled into acceptance of this evil,” and instead must work to reverse the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The Knights of Columbus has consistently called for that “exercise in raw judicial power” to be overturned, and we have supported both the Hyde Amendment to limit tax dollars to pay for abortion and the Mexico City Policy to stop promoting abortion in U.S. foreign aid programs

For many decades, we have had a three-part strategy to defend unborn children: mobilize nationwide support through the annual March for Life; support the pastoral ministry of our bishops; and work to restore legal protection to unborn children in our courts and legislatures.

More recently, we added several initiatives essential to building a culture of life.

 The defense of the unborn is a preeminent priority for the Knights of Columbus because abortion is the killing of innocent children on a massive scale.’

The first began with the Sisters of Life. In 1998, their founder, John Cardinal O’Connor, hoped that one day the sisters would have a retreat center that would be “a place of peace, a place of tranquility, a place of light and refreshment, a place of love.” That dream became reality in 2004 when the Knights of Columbus established Villa Maria Guadalupe in Stamford, Conn. The center, operated by the Sisters of Life, is a source of healing for many, including women experiencing the aftermath of abortion. Thousands of lives have been changed and many saved by the Sisters of Life, who help courageous women choose life despite all odds.

Second, in 2008, we began an annual national survey on abortion with the Marist Poll to understand public attitudes on abortion and help shape the national debate. In a series of groundbreaking findings, our polling showed that, among other things, 3 out of 4 Americans — including 6 out of 10 of those who describe themselves as “pro-choice” — want significant restrictions on abortion. The conclusion: The unlimited abortion mandate of Roe v. Wade is not supported by the majority of Americans.

Then, in 2009, we began our Ultrasound Initiative to place new ultrasound machines in pregnancy resource centers. We have since placed more than 1,300 ultrasound machines worth over $60 million. Through this program, we have helped save hundreds of thousands of unborn children. Our program is building the culture of life one heart and one child at a time.

The defense of the unborn is a preeminent priority for the Knights of Columbus because abortion is the killing of innocent children on a massive scale.

Roe v. Wade will ultimately fail because it is based on the falsehood that we do not know that the child before birth is a human being. And because it is false, we have worked to overturn it; to mobilize national protests against it; to educate the public about it; to help women heal who have been hurt by it; to help keep more women from being hurt; and to rescue unborn children from its deadly consequences.

Pope Francis writes that the “defense of the innocent unborn needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life, which is always sacred” (Gaudete et Exsultate, 101). Encouraged by his words, we will continue to build a culture of life in all the nations where we are active.

 

Vivat Jesus!

Field Agents

Tim Catalano

 

Field Agent

 

Knights of Columbus

 

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Milan, IN 47031.

 

Websites

 

The website of the McGivney Guild is http://www.fathermcgivney.org/mcg/index.do. He has been elevated to the title of Venerable so he is one step closer to Sainthood.

 

The Indiana State Council website is at http://indianakofc.org/.

 

The website for the Supreme Council is: http://www.kofc.org/

 

The Prince of Peace website is at http://www.popeace.org/

 

Continue to have our veterans and their families in our prayers as well as those people we’ve singled out.

 

Don Wood