Our Council’s Community Committee has taken the lead in bringing attention to issues affecting the role of Catholics and all Christians in a secular society. Members of this Committee drafted the attached resolutions. The membership of Council 12158 approved both resolutions.
- The Inclusion of Prayer in the Public Square – Our Council passed a resolution in 2003 onThe Inclusion of Prayer in the Public Square. This was submitted to the Ontario State Convention. The resolution was passed by a vote of delegates at the convention held in May of that year.
- The Participation of All for the Common Good – In 2004, our Council passed and submitted another resolution. This resolution concerned The Participation of All for the Common Goodand it upheld the right of Christians to express positions on abortion, euthanasia, marriage and other issues without being subject to criticisms of intolerance. Unfortunately this resolution was not presented for a vote at the Ontario Convention of the Knights of Columbus in the spring of 2004. We feel there is a great deal of merit to this resolution and that in the current climate, it is timely and necessary.
- Support for post secondary Catholic educational institutions – In 2010, our Council passed and submitted another resolution. This resolution is to have State provide information and details to all councils in Ontario on how to support Catholic educational institutions similar to Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy.
If you follow the links attached to this page, you will find in their entirety the texts of both resolutions.