Knights of Columbus (K of C) (Special Interest Group Profiles)
MEMBERS: 1.6 million
ADDRESS: One Columbus Plaza New Haven, CN 06510
PHONE: (203) 772-2130
FAX: (203) 773-3000
SUPREME KNIGHT: Virgil C. Dechant
WHAT IS ITS MISSION?
The Knights of Columbus (K of C) bills itself as the "world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization." It helps Catholics materially through insurance benefits and spiritually through fraternization with other devout Catholics. The group also places a strong emphasis on works of charity, which follows in the Catholic tradition of helping others. The four principles of the Knights of Columbus, which correspond to the four degrees of membership, are charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. The knights' motto is "protecting families for generations," a goal they strive for not only through charitable programs that help individual families but also by pushing for conservative policies the group believes help families in an overall sense.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
The Knights of Columbus is a...
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