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Week of August 25, 2008
Knights stand for marriage, life
By CAROLYN GIRARD
Catholic News Service
The Knights of Columbus adopted resolutions Aug. 7 at their 126th annual convention in Quebec City renewing their commitment to speak out against elected government representatives who challenge life from conception to natural death.
They also resolved to call for "legal and constitutional protection . . . for the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others."
Regarding life issues, they renewed their "deep commitment to oppose any governmental action or policy that promotes abortion, embryonic stem-cell research, human cloning, euthanasia, assisted suicide and other offences against life."
The Knights also adopted resolutions regarding religious liberty, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, decency on the Internet and in the media, Catholic education and the continued use of "under God" in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance.