posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 08:38 AM
reply to post by chief_counsellor
OK....HERE'S THE BIG SECRET!!!!! (Read the book "Parish Priest")
In CT in the late 1800's a Catholic could not buy land or even get life insurance because of their faith. Knights of Columbus was founded by Fr.
Michael J, McGivney in 1882 to protect Catholic families when a member died was disabled and could not provide for his family. 80 male parishioners of
St. Mary's Church in New Haven met in the basement and founded a a benevolent society. By being a member in good standing, an accidental life
insurance benefit is paid to the surviving spouse, husband or wife. The Knights of Columbus has now grown over its' 129 years to have over 15,000
councils doing their charitable good works. See www.KofC.org. It now has to have over 80 billion of life insurance in force and donates millions
every year to charities, such as the Hero's Fund for 9/11 victims, Katrina Fund, Wheelchair Foundation, and currently Japan Fund. It has the highest
ratings with IMSA, Standard & Poors and Best's Insurance for its' insurance protection program.
The business meetings are only about new and old business and what charitable works are to be done. All events are open to anyone and their family.
One of the works is raising money to purchase ultrasound machines for local hospitals to allow pregnant woman to see their child in the womb. It has
saved many children's lives so far.
It is not associated with any OTHER "Society" or ancient order. Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism are our focus. And yes, we have had join
events with the Masons to raise monies for local charities. KofC has even made charitable donations Shiners when asked for help. It seems they may not
returned the favor before when they were asked to help. So that combo Mason/KofC pin will become very rare.