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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In court documents, the small Boulder, Colorado, firm said it "designed a complex interactive system underlying easy-to-use website templates that link together and serve the specific needs" of the Knights of Columbus. The system, it said, enhanced the organization's "ability to attract new members, to keep members connected "and increase sales of KC's financial products."
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.
Some of the participants in this vigil are Knights of Columbus members.
Vincent's Death Benefit League, any number of local parish TAB (total abstinence) societies, as well as the Knights of Columbus.
The Knights of Columbus sells mostly whole-life insurance and controls about $8 billion in assets, Dechant said.
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.
The Knights of Columbus was born out of that struggle, one of a spate of fraternal and beneficial organizations to emerge in Catholic circles in an effort to provide protection and a path to assimilation into a new country.
Willman is credited for strengthening the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines after it was established in 1905.
Willmann, SJ, founder of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines, on Dec.
He was a member of Alhambra Council Knights of Columbus #88 and the Marine Corp.
SECU sorts the coin for nonprofit groups like the Knights of Columbus, which sponsors campaigns to assist other entities that support people with disabilities.
We have observed the enormous erosion of Catholic values over decades, not only among the bishops, but also among the laity and church-based organizations, in particular the Knights of Columbus. The K of C, with 1.7 million members, is the biggest Catholic family fraternal organization in the world.