Washington D.C., Aug 29, 2012 / 03:00 am
The Knights of Columbus are "very encouraged" by Cardinal Timothy Dolan's request that U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates sign a civility pledge developed by the Catholic charitable fraternity.
"I think it's great. I think that this is the kind of issue that religious leaders should be speaking out on," Supreme Knight Carl Anderson told CNA Aug. 28. "These are the kinds of religious values, like respect for each other, that our religious leaders ought to be furthering in society."
"We're grateful for Cardinal Dolan's leadership."
Cardinal Dolan of New York, the president of the U.S. Catholic bishops' conference, in an Aug. 27 letter to President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan asked the political rivals to support the Knights of Columbus initiative Civility in America.