Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Knights of Columbus Cancels Pro-Abort NARAL Event after Priests Resign in Protest

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire, May 12, 2010 ( - A fundraiser for abortion lobby giant NARAL, slated to occur at a New Hampshire function center jointly owned by the Knights of Columbus, has been cancelled after two priests resigned from the local chapter of the Catholic fraternity in protest, reports the Portsmouth Herald.

Local Catholics reacted in shock after it was discovered that NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire was scheduled to hold the event, titled "Choice Chocolate 2010: Celebrating Your Choice for 25 Years," at the Casey Function Center, which is a Knights of Columbus Council 00140 entity.

After the news broke, Rev. Michael Kerper, pastor of Portsmouth's Corpus Christi Parish, issued a statement saying that he would immediately resign from the local chapter of the Knights, together with parochial vicar Rev. Marcos Gonzalez.

"Some faithful Catholics may assume that the decision to rent the hall to NARAL means that members of the Knights of Columbus, including us, are indifferent to NARAL's stated purposes," said Kerper in a statement cited by the Herald. "As a result, we find ourselves compelled to resign immediately from Council 140..."

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