The Knights did not invite Democratic presidential candidate Senator John F. Kerry to speak, but spokesman Patrick Korten said that is because the organization is nonpartisan.
"We have lots of Democrats who are members as well as Republicans," Korten said. "As a matter of routine, we always invite the president."
.- President George W. Bush is scheduled to address the Knights of Columbus at their international convention in Dallas this afternoon. The president will speak at the convention as part of his month-long “Heart and Soul of America” speaking tour.