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Week of February 15, 1999
Knights challenge apathy over pro-life
By WCR Staff
An Edmonton Knights of Columbus council is out to challenge what it sees as apathy toward the pro-life cause.
Father Bonner Council, based at St. Thomas More Parish, will hold a pro-life Mass at the southside church at 7 p.m. March 19, the feast of St. Joseph.
Dennis Bedard, co-chair of the committee organizing the event, said pro-life and natural family planning groups have been invited to set up displays after the Mass "to make people aware of what's being done in the province."
"Nobody seems interested (in pro-life) anymore," Bedard told the WCR.
Meanwhile, some supporters of abortion rights want those who protest abortion to face criminal charges, he said. "It seems if you're a Christian, you're getting fewer and fewer rights. And we don't seem to be doing anything about it."
Bedard said the feast of St. Joseph was chosen because the Canadian bishops and the Knights are trying to make the feast a pro-life day.
As well, Father Bonner Council will insert articles on abortion, euthanasia and capital punishment in the parish bulletin in the weeks prior to the Mass, he said.
The council hopes to make the pro-life Mass an annual event, he said. "The Mass is essential to the Catholic faith. We need to pray for pro-life. The Mass is the ultimate prayer."