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March for Religious Freedom

By Texas Knight Staff

Vol. 4, 2016-2017

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Catholics were invited to gather at Wooldridge Square Park Sunday morning for a procession in honor of Christ the King. The group marched from the park to the Texas Capitol in an event sponsored by the Greater Austin Knights of Columbus called the “March for Religious Freedom.”

Groups from each of the diocese’s 126 parishes were invited to participate with signs and banners in defense of religious freedom.

The event also falls on the 52nd anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, America’s first and only Catholic President, who was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

MARCH SPONSOR: Greater Austin Area Knights of Columbus

PRESS SPOKESPERSON: Knights of Columbus State Secretary: Doug Oldmixon

Chapter President: Greg Nelson

Vice President: Kevin Russell

Treasurer: Michael McLaughlin

Secretary: Giacomo Leone

Diocesan Deputy: Steve Musil

Chaplain: Fr. John Calgaro

Spiritual Director: Deacon Guadalupe Rodriguez

Immediate Past President: Albert Villegas

Pro-Life Chair: Lynn Williams

Special Olympics: Lou Struble

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