|Licensed (?) NYS Insurance Salesmen Tim Dolan and Carl Anderson|
Fresh from a “Free Get Out of Jail” Card from Federal Judge Randa, Catholic Bush 41 appointee, who signed off on Timmy’s Cemetery Fund Scam to cheat Clergy abuse victims in Milwaukee, his holiness Cardinal Dolan’s latest blog is an unqualified endorsement of the Knights of Columbus Insurance business and plans to sell cheap life insurance to immigrants, the great non-white hope of the American RC church to survive depleated membership among Generation (M) Millennial.
All of us are gratefully aware of the “K of C,” as we call them, observing them with admiration at parish, community, and archdiocesan events. We especially appreciate their unflagging devotion to pro-life work, Catholic schools, vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, physically and mentally handicapped, and youth work. As most bishops and parish priests will tell you, “If you want something done, go to the Knights of Columbus.”
In addition to all of this work — they are the largest volunteer organization in the world! — they run the best insurance program around, loyal to the goal of their founder, Father Michael Mc Givney, to care for the widow and orphan of poor, immigrant Catholic workmen. …
To promote the dignity of the immigrant was especially appropriate with the K of C. Why? Well, they were founded precisely to offer fraternity and care for Catholic immigrant workers of 130 years ago, who were then, as now, the victims of prejudice, and whose families were so vulnerable if the breadwinner died or was injured; and two, the Knights themselves are of all nations and ethnic backgrounds, so are naturally free of the nasty nativism that sadly characterizes anti-immigrant sentiment today.
That was some gathering in San Antonio with Cardinal Wuerl celebrating Mass and Cardinal George giving the homily and Supreme Chaplain Knight Archbishop Lori looking on and seeing to VIP guests such as Cardinal Dolan and Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.
The blog gives the usual boilerplate explanation on the origins of Knights of Columbus insurance and as the only social safety net available in the nineteenth century for Irish immigrants. Of course with modern government social safety nets making some insurance needs redundant, the idea of “Burial Insurance” as we used to call it in the Irish ghetto because it was usually only a few hundred dollars, was only enough for a cheap funeral and train tickets for mom and the kids to move to grandma’s in the next state for the sake of survival.
With an industry as deregulated as insurance, not paying income tax on life insurance benefits etc., I can only assume that it is not illegal to sell Knights of Columbus Life insurance to undocumented illegals etc.
(NY Archdiocese members (those left) - Hide your Kids and just try and ask for an Audit of the NY Archdiocese Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund. LMAO)