Saturday 23 June 2012

Knights of St Columba lead prayer for sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman

I am delighted to see that the Knights of St. Columba (KSC) has launched a nationwide "chain of prayer".

The KSC says:
"We call upon you our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ to join the Knights of St Columba in this chain of prayer. We will be praying that our politicians heed the message of faith to uphold human life from conception to the grave and defend the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman"
The prayer chain was launched this month by Archbishop Mario Conti, the archbishop of Glasgow, at St. Columba's church in Glasgow. Forthcoming landmark events in the chain of prayer include Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday, 6th October - and the chain concludes at the Knights' Supreme Council meeting in Glasgow on 26th - 28th October.

There will be many events en route so Catholics in particular may like to look out for a prayer chain event in your local area.

In a clarion call to Christians, Ron Lynch, the recently elected Supreme Knight (pictured above), has said "Our Christian values are under attack ... "
" ... Our campaign will consist of each local Council of the Order, where possible, organising or joining the congregation of a local parish in celebrating at least one Mass for the above intention during the period from the feast of St Columba (9th June) until the opening Mass of our Supreme Council in October."
(The KSC is an "order of Catholic laymen dedicated to the Service of the Church and fellow man" and their noble aims include working diligently "in accordance with the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church ... for the moral and social welfare of our country and in particular to help young people develop in the likeness of Christ ...". I am a member of the Knights of St. Columba. In fact I'm a fourth generation Knight. My father, my grandfather and my great-grandfather all members of the same Council in Whitechapel, east London, in the early 1930s.)

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