Wednesday, May 12, 2004


Governor George E. Pataki and First Lady Libby Pataki today took part in New York’s 10th Annual Governor’s Prayer Breakfast at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany....

Program participants at this year’s 10th Anniversary Prayer Breakfast included: ... Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus....

--press release at Governor Pataki's state Web site, May 11, 2004

Knights Of Columbus Leader Tells Member Families To Vote Pro-Life

Catholics not only have a right to join in the discourse on public policy issues like abortion, says Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, they have a duty to do so.

"Whether it is in the halls of Congress, in Parliament, in state capitols or city halls, we must speak out and encourage others to speak out." As Catholics and as citizens, he said, we must "work for the common good of society."

Anderson made his remarks to more than 2,000 Knights from throughout the United States and elsewhere gathered in Anaheim for the Catholic fraternal service organization's 120th annual meeting.

The Knights of Columbus has been a leader in the pro-life movement for more than a quarter-century. Anderson is a member of the Vatican-based Pontifical Academy for Life, appointed to the group by Pope John Paul II in 2002. The Knights also underwrites the annual budget of the education and information office of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Pro-Life Secretariat....

--Catholic Exchange story, August 11, 2002

Apparently Anderson's bishop forgot to tell him not to participate in the prayer breakfast with the pro-choice, pro-gay rights Pataki. (And, by the way, apparently no Catholic bishop has chastised Laura Bush, who gave the keynote address at the breakfast.)

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