[quote=Finex]I dont really know much about the Knights of Columbus, so when i heard from a protistant friend that when one wishes to become a Knight of Columbus, one has to sign a paper in one’s own blood. He also said
"The Knights of Columbus agreement that I find sad is that the man signing the document (usually is asked to ignore or just not read what he is signing up to) has to be willing to slay non-catholic women and children. . .the paraphrased scenario stated is “slice the pregnant woman and bash the babies head against a wall.”
I didnt know what to respond. Can any one give me some truth about all this? Thankx.
Candidates wishing to Join the Knights of Columbus must be practical Catholic gentlemen, at least 18 years of age, as those terms are understood by the Church. A practical, or practicing, Catholic gentleman is cetainly understood by the Church to be a gentleman who obeys God’s Commands, including the fifth commandment, Thou shalt not Kill. The Knights of Columbus are firmly committed to defending all human life against those who would unjustly deprive any persons of their right to life, at every stage of development from conception to natural death. The charge that Knights of Columbus would endorse the sorts of acts described above is an outrageous calumny.
What kind of proof would convince your friend? Would he like to see the real membership application?
The only paper prospective members are asked to fill out and sign is the Form 100 for membership application. You may view the front and back of this form here. All are invited to read this form in full. Please note that nowhere does it mention anything about killing non-Catholics, slicing open expectant mothers or bashing babies. I think most Councils would prefer that applicants sign their Form 100 with blue or black ink rather than blood; it’s so hard to find a ballpoint pen prefilled with blood and cleaning out a fountain pen in which blood has begun to coagulate is such a messy job.
[quote=pkmksk]Take your friend to a KoC meeting and then he will see for himself. I myself do not belong to the KoC since my wife is pregnant and I don’t want to risk it. :eek:
Please check ahead of time with the Council before going to a Knights of Columbus meeting as a non-member or before bringing a non-member as a guest. Many social meetings are open to spouses, family and other guests, but business meetings are usually restricted to the membership.
pkmksk, I would encourage you to consider joining the Knights. There are many worthwhile benefits for you and your family, and there are many Councils serving military gentlemen and their families.
SK Joseph Bilodeau, DGK, Council 776.