It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Knights Of Columbus Officially Endorse Judge Alito

Knights of Columbus endorses nomination of Samuel Alito to Supreme Court
Resolution praises his views on religious liberty

(NEW YORK, NY) - In a resolution adopted unanimously by its Board of Directors, the Knights of Columbus has endorsed the nomination of federal circuit judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. The action, taken during the board's quarterly meeting in New York City, called upon "members of the United States Senate to vote in a timely manner to confirm" him as associate justice.

The resolution observed that "during his fifteen years as a federal judge [Alito] has articulated a clear and well-reasoned view of the religion clauses of the First Amendment that is protective of religious liberty and which incorporates an appropriately broad view of the Constitution's guarantee of religious free exercise."

"Samuel Alito is a distinguished and highly regarded judge," the resolution continued, adding that he "demonstrated exceptional knowledge of Constitutional law and a laudable judicial temperament during hearings on his nomination." It noted that he "has been found to be 'well qualified' for that position by the American Bar Association."

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest lay Catholic organization, with more than 1.7 million members in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Philippines.