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Joe Biden NOT a Knight of Columbus August 3, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, asshatery, blogfoolery, error.
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A commenter kindly informed me that Joe Biden, in spite of occasional claims to the contrary, has not been a member of the KoC since at least 2008, if he ever has been.  Supreme Knight Carl Andersen made this public in 2008 here. Of course, Biden has made a litany of outrageous claims in his troubling career, so perhaps I should have taken his statements with a grain of salt.

There are other pro-abort or culture of death politicians who are, or have been permitted to remain, Knights in good standing, to the scandal of many, as outlined here.

I apologize for the error and the post in question will be updated/corrected immediately with references to the KoC expunged.

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1. S. Armaticus - August 3, 2016

Hey, but he always wanted to be. He feels like a Knight, therefore he is a TransKnight.

Come on, get with the new normal….

2. MrT - August 4, 2016

Thanks for the update! I’d like to point out that in 2008 the same Supreme Knight did publicly challenge Biden!! http://catholiccitizens.org/news/48041/knights-of-columbus-to-biden-youre-wrong-on-abortion-ads-challenge-vp-candidate-to-correct-statements-on-catholicism/

3. MrT - August 4, 2016

The argument by the bystanders and the former Knights attempting to be fair and charitable that within the Knights organization the left hand (the good Knights) doesn’t seem to know what the right hand (the evil worldly Knights) is doing, therefore let us bail or not get involved, doesn’t hold water. Did not Dallas Police Department Chief David Brown recently challenge young black men to join his force rather than complain about police brutality? The Knights of Columbus serves several good purposes, has the laws in place to clean house, and has a powerful founder-advocate in Heaven. The Knights need good solid Catholic men to join them as well as to pray to our founder, Servant of God, Father Venerable Michael J. McGivney, that good Knights prevail over those who would give scandal. Don’t stand on the sidelines and sneer. I’ve experienced prayers to Fr. McGivney answered over this struggle.

Tantumblogo - August 4, 2016

I appreciate that point of view. But the fact is, a lot of good Knights have tried to reform the organization from within, attempted to have the very bad, political Knights removed, and they have had their hands slapped. They’ve been about as successful at reforming the Knights as many good souls have been in reforming their wayward Novus Ordo parishes. At some point, one has a responsibility to one’s own soul and those we hold in charge, and has to make a decision as to whether continued membership in the organization is too much of a compromise.

It is not as if the KoC is the ONLY option for men to perform good works in the Church. In fact, it’s kind of the default option, but there are others available, including the option to take the initiative and strike out on one’s own.


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