Friday, August 5, 2011

The Catholic Defender: Knights in Conflict

Since the early 1980's I have been a member of the Kinghts of Columbus.

I have been involved with helping create two new Councils, one in Harrison Arkansas and the other at Oak Grove Kentucky.

The Council in Arkansas paid my dues for most of the time I was in the Army as they supported me.

Before I entered in the Army in February 1985, I had been very active in the Knights.

I was involved as the Community Activities Chairman and I was very much involved in getting pornography off the shelves.

We made some real head way in those times as I was able to get x-rated videos and we turned in to the Proceecuting Attorney (then), Gorden Webb.

I was putting together pro-life marches, doing presentations on Rock music, and helped worked with the local bullitin.

I was also part of the 1st degree team.

On August 22, 1984, I was recognized by our local Council as "Knight of the Year"! Walter Israel was the Grand Knight.

When the Church at Oak Grove Kentucky was established, I decided to transfer to the Oak Grove Council to help here.

It wasn't long before I was involved in helping get this Council up and going.

It was at this time that I became a 4th degree Knight in Clarksville Tennessee. Unfortunately, most of my military service kept me away from being active in the Knights.

I was in Germany for three years, Korea for another year. The Middle East for more than three years and many deployments around the Country.

I started to get back involved when I was stationed in New Orleans, but finally, I have been involved helping our local Council at Fort Hood Texas.

Copperas Cove will be where I will probably settle done eventually as this is my home Parish now.

During this time of nearly 30 years, I have always been proud of being a Knight even when I was not activated due to deployment.

Because of this, I have a strong loyalty for the Knights of Columbus. Events recently is making the news about the leadership of the Knights of Columbus allowing an extreme left wing to remain in the Knights of Columbus.

"In the United States, the Knights of Columbus uphold the Catholic Church's positions on public policy and social issues. They have adopted resolutions advocating a Culture of Life, defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and promoting Catholic practices in public schools, government, and voluntary organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America. The Order also funded a postcard campaign in 2005 in an attempt to stop the Canadian parliament from legalizing same-sex marriage".

However, currently, there are a number of "rogue" Knights who have been responsible for supporting Abortion and legalizing Same Sex Marriage.

This is causing some tension among the ranks. I watched the recent Michael Voris episodes of "The Vortex" and he really does a good job in explaining and defining the problem.

On 12 August, 2011, this next coming Friday, deepertruth is going to do a show on this very problem.

I have two 4th degree Knights that will appear on the show who were in Denver this past week.

From their report, they were there with signs showing support for the Knights, their love for the Lord, His Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

But the Organization of Knights totally disregarded them, didn't even allow them to participate in the Mass. They did get several thumbs up from some, but over all, they were largely ignored and banned.

Johm, my co-host is also a 4th degree Knight and we all love the Church.

I wish I could talk Michael Voris to reconsider, but he is going to Spain for World Youth Day.

(Editors note) Psalms 78:5-11 states, "God set up a decree in Jacob, established a law in Israel: What he commanded our ancestors, they were to teach their children; That the next generation might come to know, children yet to be born. In turn they were to recite them to their children, that they too might put their trust in God, And not forget the works of God, keeping his commandments. They were not to be like their ancestors, a rebellious and defiant generation, A generation whose heart was not constant, whose spirit was not faithful to God, Like the ranks of the Ephraimite archers, who retreated on the day of battle. They did not keep God's covenant; they refused to walk by his law. They forgot his works, the wonderous deeds he had shown".

This is very important as we journey to the next generation. What one generation tolerates the next generation excepts. 2 Chronicles 7:14 still holds true, "and if my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my presence and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and revive their land".

It would be nice if Michael Voris could call in from Spain, if he gets the opportunity. I also hope to have a representative of the Knights to be a part of the program that will air this Friday at 6:00 P.M. Eastern, 7:00 Central. I personally hope that we can stop the bleeding and keep the Knights alive for another generation supporting the Catholic Church and the teaching we vow to uphold.

This should be a lively debate but the intent is not to run the Knights down, but to see what can be done to get the Knights back on the right path. For more information click here:

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