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Letter to the Editor | Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pope John Paul II bestowed upon the Knights of Columbus the title of “the strong right arm of the Church” and the Notre Dame Knights are proud to do our part in defending the Church and the Holy Father. However, all statements made on behalf of the Knights of Columbus Notre Dame Council 1477 must be approved before publication by the Council’s officers and board of trustees. As the statement published yesterday was not approved through the proper channels. We would like to clarify that the Viewpoint was not an official statement by the Knights of Columbus Council 1477 and should not be regarded as such. It is not the Council’s position that people who question the Pope’s leadership do not belong at this university; rather, we affirm that any discussion regarding the Pope’s decisions should be carried on with the respect due the Successor of St. Peter.

Jim Redden