BUS TO PRO-LIFE MASS at ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL, NYC
Sunday, January 20, 2019
On Sunday, January 20, 2019 – the NYS Council Knights of Columbus is once again
sponsoring the Annual Right to Life Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Ave. and 51st St. in
New York City. All Knights, Columbiettes and spouses are encouraged to attend the Mass.
The Mass will begin at 10:15am and will be celebrated by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal
There is a Statewide Color Corps Call-Out for this event. Color Corps members are asked to
arrive by 9:30am. Please make sure your Regalia is Clean, Pressed, and NOT faded. Also, it was
requested by Cardinal Dolan that we bring swords for this event. Color Corps please enter
through the Parish House Entrance on 51st Street just off Madison Ave.
We have a bus leaving from the Hudson Valley. The bus will make 2 pick-ups:
First Pick-Up will be at St. Mary's Council #4065 Hall at 7:00am SHARP and
Second Pick-Up will be at St. Anastasia’s Church (Religious Ed Building) in Harriman located
on 17M at 8:00am. - We will then head straight down to the Cathedral.
After Mass we will have 90 minutes to grab a bite to eat, then the bus will head back to
Harriman, then Fishkill. A donation of $25 is requested to cover the cost of the bus (this
includes the tip for the driver). Donations are also welcome and accepted from our local HV
councils and assemblies to cover the cost of the bus.
If paying by check – Please make checks payable to St. Mary’s Council #4065.
Anyone wishing to ride on the bus, please contact Former Master Al Ronda at
DM2NYD@aol.com – cell (917) 650-8447 (or) District Deputy John McElroy at
firstname.lastname@example.org – cell (845) 492-6070.
Lets fill the bus and have a good showing of representation from the Hudson Valley
NYS Legislature Plans Abortion Expansion
Come Holy Spirit
Dear Respect Life Coordinators, Community Leaders, CPCs, and Friends,
As the 2019 legislative term approaches on January 9th, one of the legislators' top priorities is
Abortion Expansion - which is expected to pass and be signed into law on January 22, 2019 –
the 46th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The “Reproductive Health Act” (RHA) has been introduced for the 2019 legislative session.
It is numbered S.240 / A.21 Proponents of the Reproductive Health Act frequently frame it as a simple codification of Roe v Wade, saying it merely updates New York’s laws to reflect the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision.
But this is not true. The proposed Reproductive Health Act allows abortions for virtually any reason in the third trimester of pregnancy— when a child is viable in the womb. The bill also permits non-doctors to perform abortions, a permission Roe v. Wade never made.
Additionally, the bill repeals protections that are currently in our law for babies that are accidentally born alive during an abortion, and it removes abortion from the state’s penal code,
which closes a criminal avenue to pursue if a baby dies in the womb through
an act of domestic violence or another crime. Additionally, this bill has language that seems to be a direct threat to pro-life pregnancy centers and health facilities who offer women resources and support when choosing life for themselves and their child. The question the RHA begs is - how is this bill good for women? The truth is, it is not.
While the RHA is certainly devastating to the unborn child, it fails to protect women from manipulation, exploitation, sub-standard healthcare, and domestic violence. The New York Catholic Conference has posted an alert that allows you to contact your legislators directly
to inform them that you oppose the RHA.
We invite all Catholics to lend their voice and express to the NY Assembly, Senate, and Governor that this bill hurts men, women, and their children.
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