Disclaimer: although they require that their members be “practical Catholics”*, the Knights of Columbus are no part of the Roman Catholic Church (unlike, say, the Legion of Christ) and has little to no devotional function, serving the Roman Church at best financially: though initially founded to champion undermined Catholic ethnicities (like the Irish and the Mexicans) today they essentially serve to channel America’s wealth into the Vatican. So in a balanced assessment, they are an ethnopoliticoeconomic rather than a religious organization, as well as being a soft-core form of the Freemasons and other mystery clubs that infiltrate decent society.
↗ The truth about Christopher Columbus
A Roman Catholic shines a spotlight on the tip of the icebergRanking knights subsequently awaken (?)Rev. Michael McGivney is the Founder of the “Fraternal Order” / “Charitable Organization” the Knights of Columbus, a Roman Catholic order which shares many features in common with Freemasonry, such that it is easiest categorized as “Freemasonry for Catholics,” despite the fact that the Roman Catholic Church’s official policy proscribes secret society enrollment for its members (perhaps to honor Christ’s insistence that godly men let their yea mean yea and nothing more?). Pope John Paul II called the Knights “the strong right arm of the [Roman] Church.” The historical ties between Rev. McGivney, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the alumbrados or Illuminati, Christopher Columbus, the Order of Malta (and Caesaro-papal equestrian societies galore) the crusaders and Western Europe’s Occultist “Enlightenment” Movement are well known, documented and unhidden in their approach to everything.
But none of this matters to some Roman Catholic “Christians” so long as the Knights support the rights of the unborn and other “non-negotiables” (and they are provided with a good-sounding excuse to slip away from their wives one night a week). But do they even do that much? Apparently lack of principle breeds erratic administration, as some knights are starting to discover…
This really spells it out: “The three forms of initiation—individual, group, or universal—all lead to conscious or unconscious control by a central power, who in some mysterious way makes its influence felt; often clairvoyantly and clairaudiently seen and heard, but never physically present or visible. The system in all three is the same—cabalistic. Secretly here and there individuals are prepared; these again form groups or centers from which influences spread until they form a network covering the entire world. Like rays from a hidden sun these groups are apparently divergent and detached, but in reality all issue from the same central body. The system is seen to be an insidious and secret dissemination of ideas, orienting and breaking down all barriers of family, religion, morality, nationality, and all self-initiative thought, always under the cloak of a new and more modern religion, new thought, new morality, a new heaven and a new earth; until it evolves a gigantic robot merely answering to the will and commands of a secret Mastermind. They dream they are free, original, self-determining individuals; they are but the negative moon reflecting and reproducing the light from the same hidden and cabalistic Sun. It is called ‘regeneration’ by the Illuminati; it is in truth individual death and disintegration, followed by a resurrection as negative ‘light-bearers’ of this cabalistic dark Sun whose Luciferian ‘Grand Plan’ is world domination” (Inquire Within, Light-Bearers of Darkness, p105). ↗ Notes about the Illuminati
Note: to cancel a vow—particularly one made to an unworthy institution or under dubious circumstances (such as deceitfulness or opacity [i.e. secretiveness])—all that is required is full, free and willing renunciation of the organization in question, and an attempt to notify their head honcho…and whoosh! Out of your life!
Blogger’s resignation from the K of C
Esteemed Sir Knight:
I entreat release from your membership and all bondage/baggage of all vows and signatures for the following reasons both institutional and administrational, any one of which alone would be enough to justify this request, namely:
1. Although I love the Supreme Knight’s promotion of the Guadalupe Icon, I cannot possibly reconcile my Faith, my religion, my spirituality, my path with the idea of sharing secrets with anyone except God. (See Saint John of the Cross.) In short, I have grown to loathe all opacity and cliques that request secrecy, whatever their glowing goals of good works for humanity. The end never justifies the means.
2. Although I love the Knights’ promotion of the prolife cause, I recently learned from a source I highly esteem as the voice of all I saw as wholesome, classic (read stem-winding) Catholicism, one Michael Voris, that you do not refuse membership to persons who are known to enable child slaughter. As a prolife protester, this is something I cannot even viscerally stomach let alone intellectually tolerate.
3. Although I love the Knights’ promotion of vocations to the Catholic Church, I was further shocked when you removed EWTN from your John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C., thus indirectly depriving them of a live audience.
4. Although serving pancakes et al. are valid expressions of Christian charity, I simply do not see the fruits in my personal life that I believed I would when I registered about five years ago. I enrolled in good faith thinking this was a good way for me to live out my faith as well as following the example of the at the time most prominent role models in my life. But, as I indicate, I have yet to witness the spontaneity or authenticity I made myself believe was present on any level of your organization, and hence it has only tied my spirit down all the more, and this is the essential reason I entreat release.
5. Christopher Columbus, God rest his soul, stands out in history as a bloodthirsty Illuminatus, and I want nothing to do with the legacy of such a one.
God be with you Who alone can save,
P.S.: I love the LORD, who / listened to my voice in supplication, / Who turned an ear to me / on the day I called. / I was caught by the cords of death; / the snares of Sheol had seized me; / I felt agony and dread. / Then I called on the name of the LORD, / “O LORD, save my life!” / Gracious is the LORD and righteous; / yes, our God is merciful. / The LORD protects the simple; / I was helpless, but he saved me. / Return, my soul, to your rest; / the LORD has been very good to you. /For my soul has been freed from death, / my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. / I shall walk before the LORD / in the land of the living. / I kept faith, even when I said, / “I am greatly afflicted!” / I said in my alarm, / “All men are liars!” / How can I repay the LORD / for all the great good done for me? / I will raise the cup of salvation / and call on the name of the LORD. / I will pay my vows to the LORD / in the presence of all his people. / Dear in the eyes of the LORD / is the death of his devoted. / LORD, I am your servant, / your servant, / the child of your maidservant; / you have loosed my bonds. /I will offer a sacrifice of praise / and call on the name of the LORD. / I will pay my vows to the LORD / in the presence of all his people, / In the courts of the house of the LORD, / in your midst, O Jerusalem. / Hallelujah!
Having sent this in late-2011, I have yet to hear a reply from the Supreme Council.
The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society, and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know” (John Fitzgerald Kennedy, address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, 27 April 1961).
* Definition of practical Catholic:
The sole condition for membership in the Order of Knights of Columbus is that an applicant or member be a practical or practicing Catholic. In other words, he must be a Catholic in good standing in the Catholic Church. The main component elements of this requirement may be briefly described as follows:
- To reflect Christ in the modem world, in all circumstances and places of living. That is, to order one’s life according to the teachings of Christ and to follow the pattern of His example.
- To show love and loyalty for the Church, and to defend the Church, her teachings and her representatives in all attacks against them. (Helping one’s bishop and parish priest is the primary way to do this).
- To accept and respect the Church’s authority (vested in the Supreme Pontiff and the Hierarchy united with him), to teach and govern the faithful. This implies the acceptance of all the Church’s teachings as proposed for our belief by the Teaching Authority of the Church.
- To assist faithfully and intelligently at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. (Assistance at Daily Mass is highly commendable).
- To receive Holy Communion during the Easter Time, according to precept, but frequently, at least monthly, as a good and wholesome spiritual practice.
- To confess one’s sins at least once a year, and even frequently, as a good spiritual practice, but not by command, unless confession is needed in order to free one’s conscience of grave sin.
- To fast and abstain on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by obligation imposed by the Church; to abstain on the other Fridays of Lent also by obligation imposed by the Church.
(It is strongly recommended to abstain from meat on all the other Fridays of the year, fast during Lent and perform other penitential works because of our love for Christ Who died for us on a Friday and Who fasted 40 days and nights, and because of the necessity of doing penance for our sins).
- To give financial and moral support to the Church for her needs and programs: promoting her spiritual and sociological missions, aiding the poor and underprivileged, espousing and advancing the just cause of minority groups, etc.
- To pray frequently. (It is very helpful to know and to recite the Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary, the Acts of Faith, Hope, Charity, Contrition, etc.)
- To be a faithful and devoted husband and father, if the member is a married man; married or unmarried, to be an exemplary Catholic gentleman and a dutiful patriotic citizen. [Patriotism, though named last of all here, is actually one of the Knights’ four basic tenets!]
–Bishop Charles Pasquale Greco of Alexandria,
Past Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus