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IWKnights Corner For October 4, 2020

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus?


We continue presenting some of the resolutions published at the recent Knights of Columbus 138th Supreme Convention.  Most of the resolutions are too long to fit into this column so each has been edited but a link to the location of the entire article can be found below.  This fifth resolution is entitled "In Support of an Equitable Immigration Policy".

WHEREAS, the Knights of Columbus is an international lay Catholic organization with members and councils in the United States, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, the Philippines, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, France, and South Korea; and

WHEREAS, the Knights of Columbus was founded by immigrants and sons of immigrants in the late 19th century during a time of fierce nativist resistance to the arrival and presence of Catholic immigrants in the United States; and

WHEREAS, the Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin”; and

WHEREAS, Catholic social teaching allows for nations to enforce reasonable limits on immigration and that “political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants’ duties toward their country of adoption”; and

WHEREAS, the Catechism states that immigrants “are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws, and to assist in carrying civic burdens”; and...

WHEREAS in his Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate, Pope Francis has stated that the proper attitude toward immigrants is to “stand in the shoes of those brothers and sisters of ours who risk their lives to offer a future to their children”; and...

WHEREAS, the Knights of Columbus has answered the call of Pope Francis and national episcopal conferences by donating food, water, clothing, medicine, and other humanitarian support totaling over $272,000 to diocesan migrant shelters along the U.S.-Mexico border in Ciudad Juarez, Matamoros, and Piedras Negras.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that as Catholics and as Knights of Columbus we will always be guided by our principle of charity in efforts to respond both humanely and equitably in matters concerning immigration policy; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that we reaffirm our commitment to the principles of Catholic social teaching that immigration policy should equitably balance the legitimate rights of persons to emigrate in order to seek better lives for themselves and their children, with the duty of governments to control migration into their countries so that immigration policy serves the common good..

You can link to the full article presented above via one of the following sites.  Also, find more about the Knights of Columbus at IWKnights9981.com/bulletin or in facebook.com/IWknights9981 and NOW on Twitter at twitter.com/IwKnights.

Links Related to this week’s column:

Resolutions passed  at the 138TH SUPREME CONVENTION.
By Knights of Columbus  (7/31/2020)
  • Resolution Of Appreciation To His Holiness Pope Francis
  • Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Celebrating The Miracle Attributed To The Intercession Of Venerable Michael McGivney
  • In Support Of An Equitable Immigration Policy
  • In Honor Of Christopher Columbus
  • Abortion And The Eugenics Movement
  • In Solidarity With Persecuted Christians In Africa And East Asia
  • In Solidarity With Christians In The Middle East
  • Commemorating Knights Of Columbus History Of Racial Equality
  • Welcoming The French Republic As A Territorial Jurisdiction Of The Knights Of Columbus.........
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)
Click here for the Prayer

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