Knights of Columbus

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Knights of Columbus,

American Roman Catholic society for men, founded (1882) at New Haven, Conn. (where its headquarters are still located), by Father Michael J. McGivney. Its mission is to encourage fraternity and benevolence among its members, to promote tolerance, to encourage civic loyalty, and to protect the interests of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Its capacity for funding has given the Knights of Columbus an inordinately loud voice, potentially drowning out that of others, and no other lay group can match the Knights' ability to leave its mark on the church.
The Knights of Columbus helped establish the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, a theological institute housed at the Catholic University of America.
The close examination of the early records and publications of the Knights of Columbus that follows suggests that Carnes' portrait of alienated Victorian males who resisted female domestic power by creating fraternities is based upon an exaggerated model of the gendered bifurcation of public spheres from private and religious ones in Victorian society.
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.
However, other major sources of funding include the Knights of Columbus and wealthy Catholic donors, such as the owner of Domino's Pizza and the Coors beer family.
In March 2015, Knights officials announced the creation of a new subsidiary called the Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors.
STERLING -- All boys and girls from Sterling and surrounding towns between the ages of 9 to 14 are invited to participate in the 2014 Knights of Columbus fifth annual Youth Soccer Challenge.
I am trying to work through the Knights of Columbus.
In reading about the Knights of Columbus, you will also see that they were persecuted in the founding years, as many movements are today.
Abstract: Amy Koehlinger, "'Let Us Live for Those Who Love Us': Faith, Family, and the Contours of Manhood Among the Knights of Columbus in Late Nineteenth-Century Connecticut".