Vote with a Catholic Conscience

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 09/09/2016 Under: Culture of Life (212 Hits)      

Vote Catholic – Vote Pro-Life – Vote Your Conscience

Conscience is the voice of truth within you, and your opinions need to be in harmony with that truth. As a Catholic & Knight of Columbus you have the benefit of the Church’s teaching authority endowed upon her by Christ.

As for your feelings, they need to be educated by virtue so as to be in harmony with conscience’s voice of truth. In this way, you will have a sound conscience, according to which you will feel guilty when you are guilty, and feel morally upright when you are morally upright. Meeting the obligation of continually attending to this formation of conscience will increase the likelihood that, in the actual operation or activity of conscience, you will act with a certain conscience, which clearly perceives that a given concrete action is a good action that was rightly done.

As Pope John Paul II explains in his encyclical, (The Gospel of Life) "When it is not possible to overturn or completely abrogate a pro-abortion law, an elected official, whose absolute personal opposition to procured abortion was well known, could licitly support proposals aimed at limiting the harm done by such a law and at lessening its negative consequences at the level of general opinion and morality. This does not in fact represent an illicit cooperation with an unjust law, but rather a legitimate and proper attempt to limit its evil aspects." Logically, it follows from these words of the Pope that a voter may likewise vote for that candidate who will most likely limit the evils of abortion or any other moral evil at issue.

As we approach October (Respect Life Month) please listen to the Word of Our Lord & Savior to let your conscience be your guide as you listen to His Word. Being a Disciple of Christ tells all of us that it’s our Obligation as Catholics & Brother Knights to lead by example in protecting the Sanctity of Life as we know it to be.

 God bless each of you & your families.

 Respectfully, Tim & Cindy Donovan

Pro Life Chair Couple Michigan State Council Knights of Columbus

 


Michigan Membership Horse Race

Published by: Gary Merritt On: 09/22/2016 Under: All Articles (116 Hits)      

 Horse Race

 Council Chaplain Awards

Quarterly council horse race winners of each heat will receive $100 for their Council Chaplain.
(Twelve winners). Heat winners are determined by percent of growth for the quarter.

 Diocese Chaplain/Bishop Awards

The Diocese with the highest percentage of growth, based on the published quotas will win the semi-annual incentive.  The Diocesan Chaplain will receive $250.00 and Bishop will receive $500.00.

Bishop’s Tribute Award

Each Diocese that achieves 100% of its membership quota by June 30, 2017 will earn $ 1000 to be given to their bishop.  Results will be updated on the State web site at www.mikofc.org.  Annual Gross Results will be utilized to determine final results based on the “Horse Race” membership performance tracking method.

Other Quota Awards

 Quick Start Council and District Awards

Councils and District Deputies that obtain 60% or more of their membership quotas for the Father McGivney Award by the mid-point of the fraternal year at the end of December will be recognized with a “Quick Start” Award at the annual State Membership Tribute Banquet in February.

State Chaplain/State Deputy Awards

Councils and District Deputies who obtain 100% or more of their membership quotas for the Father McGivney Award by the mid-point of the fraternal year at the end of December will be recognized with a State Chaplain/State Deputy’s Award at the annual State Tribute Banquet in February.

Council Membership Director Awards

Council Membership Directors who achieve 100% or more of their membership quotas for the Father McGivney Award by the mid-point of the fraternal year at the end of December will be recognized at the annual State Membership Tribute Banquet with the Council Membership Director Award.

“Finish Strong” Council Award & District Awards

Councils and districts that achieve 100% or more of their membership quotas for the Father McGivney Award by May 1st of the fraternal year will be recognized at the State Convention with a “Finish Strong” Award during the convention weekend on Mackinac Island.

horse race logo

 I have been asked by the President (State Deputy Ken Unterbrink) of the Michigan Horse Racing Association (State Council) to monitor the racing (membership growth) in Michigan.  The guidelines as set by the State Commissioner (State Director Ken Krause) are listed on the previous page.  The heats are set up by membership quota and size of council. I will list the results as posted by the National Racing Association (Supreme Council).

HEAT #1

   

HEAT #2

   

HEAT #3

 

Council

%

 

Council

%

 

Council

%

7571

100.00%

 

575

90.00%

 

13419

61.54%

16311

60.00%

 

3221

57.14%

 

9937

35.71%

7688

50.00%

 

3848

50.00%

 

2667

33.33%

8820

50.00%

 

8043

50.00%

 

2975

30.77%

13793

50.00%

 

13360

50.00%

 

2924

28.57%

15548

50.00%

 

8669

42.86%

 

8071

28.57%

3191

40.00%

 

13645

42.86%

 

11689

28.57%

7780

40.00%

 

14642

42.86%

 

1492

27.27%

2515

33.33%

 

7115

40.00%

 

706

26.92%

6667

33.33%

 

8391

37.50%

 

5981

25.00%

8274

33.33%

 

8392

30.00%

 

6447

25.00%

13579

33.33%

 

10542

30.00%

     

16169

33.33%

           

HEAT #1 Is a runaway with (Council #7571) already at 100%. Can any of the other councils catch them?

HEAT #2 Is almost identical to the 1st heat. (Council #575) at 90% is only one member away from a 100%.

HEAT #3 With (Council #13419) at 61% has a sizeable lead on the rest of the field.

 Mike Mal at track side 


September Through October Proposer Drawing

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 08/27/2016 Under: All Articles (270 Hits)      


Installation Ad Book 2016 Online

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 09/20/2016 Under: All Articles (189 Hits)      

Installation Ad Book 2016


October Columbian Available Online

Published by: Dane Jurkovic On: 09/14/2016 Under: All Articles (198 Hits)      

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