Knights of Columbus Leader Urges Catholics to Oppose Pro-Abortion Candidates
by Steven Ertelt
August 6, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Catholic voters are a swing group that can easily determine the outcome of the presidential election between pro-abortion candidate Barack Obama and pro-life candidate John McCain. When they head to the polls, the head of the Knights of Columbus says Catholics should oppose pro-abortion candidates.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson addressed the leadership and more than 1,000 members of the Knights of Columbus and their families at the organization’s 126th Annual Convention in Canada.
Anderson highlighted the organization’s accomplishments over the past year, and laid out a vision for a future in which values play a key role.
He called on Catholics to "shine a bright line of separation between themselves and all those politicians who defend the abortion regime of Roe v. Wade."
"Imagine if this year millions of Catholic voters simply say ‘no’ — no to every candidate of every political party who supports abortion," he said in comments sent to LifeNews.com.
"It’s time we stop accommodating pro-abortion politicians, and it’s time we start demanding that they accommodate us. What candidate or political party can withstand the loss of millions of Catholic voters in this election or the next?" Anderson asked.
If Catholic voters stand up for pro-life values, Anderson says they can transform the national election and make a major impact on the 50 million abortions that have occurred since the Roe v. Wade decision.
"Catholic voters have the power to transform our politics. And if faithful citizens can build a new politics–a politics that is not satisfied with the status quo but one that is dedicated to building up a new culture of life," he said.
"There are more than 150 million Catholics in North America, and if we stand together and demand better from our politicians, we can transform politics. And if we truly hope for a culture of life and a civilization of love, then we must first think, and then act, in new ways," Anderson concluded.
Anderson’s speech was also broadcast live throughout Canada and the United States on Catholic television network, and worldwide on EWTN radio and television.
Related web sites:
Knights of Columbus – https://www.kofc.org
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