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IWKnights Corner for June 14, 2020 (Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ)

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?

The Knights of Columbus publish their Public Policy in four specific areas.  The fourth and final policy relates to Pro-Life Educational Resources defined by comments and documents presented by our recent Popes along with a reference to the Catechism.

    • POPE FRANCIS
      • Good Politics is at the Service of Love (2019): Message of Pope Francis concerning the necessity of peace and justice in politics.
      • Amoris Laetitia (2016): Encyclical from Pope Francis on the family.  A section on “The Transmission of Life and the Rearing of Children” can be found in paragraphs 80-85.
      • Evangelii Gaudium (2013): Encyclical from Pope Francis on the Gospel in today’s world. Paragraphs 213-214 concern the unborn and the sanctity of human life.
    • POPE BENEDICT XVI
      • Caritas in Veritate (2009): Encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI.  Chapter Six features “the Development of Peoples and Technology” and considers the evils of IVF, abortion, human hybrids, embryonic research, eugenics, and cloning in paragraph 75.
    • POPE ST. JOHN PAUL II
      • Evangelium Vitae (1995): Encyclical from Pope St. John Paul II describing the Church’s teaching on a range of pro-life issues.
      • Veritatis Splendor (1993): Encyclical of Pope St. John Paul II detailing the Church’s moral theology and its role in public life. Paragraphs 79-83 consider the intrinsic evils of attacks on the human person.
      • Christifideles Laici (1988): Post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Pope St. John Paul II highlighting the dignity of the human person and the role of laity in the public sphere.
    • POPE ST. PAUL VI
      • Humanae Vitae (1968): Encyclical from Pope St. Paul VI detailing the Church’s stance on love, marriage, human procreation, parenting, and the harms of birth control.
    • POPE ST. JOHN XXIII
      • Mater et Magistra (1961): Encyclical of Pope St. John XXIII regarding the role of the Church in community. Statements on the “Respect for the Laws of Life” can be found in paragraphs 193-194.
    • POPE PIUS XI
      • Casti Connubii (1930): Encyclical of Pope Pius XI defending marriage and articulating the Church’s teaching on contraception.
      • Catechism – 5th Commandment: An overview of the Church’s teaching on respect for human life.

The document above is published on the KofC.org web site.  Please visit our web sites below to find more about the Knights of Columbus at:  KofC.org - our web site or at iwknights9981.com/bulletin or in facebook.com/IWknights 9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

Links Related to this week’s column:

OUR PRO-LIFE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
A well-formed conscience is an informed conscience...
By Knights of Columbus (5/1/2020)
A well-formed conscience is an informed conscience. This collection of educational resources provides a background on the Church's teachings on the sanctity of human life and the role of Catholics in protecting it. Use the knowledge you gain to promote the pro-life message in your community........
Click here for Article
Prayer for Protection in Time of Pandemic
A Novena which seeks Our Lady’s Intercession for Protection in Time of Pandemic
By His Holiness, Pope Francis (3/2020)
A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION IN TIME OF PANDEMIC (PDF Version)
Click here for the Prayer

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