A friend and I are considering joining Knights of Columbus. We’re both in our mid-twenties, he has two boys (one newborn and one three-year-old), and I have a newborn son. And of course we’re both married.
The Knights of Columbus website plainly states that the primary purpose of the organisation (or at least the original primary purpose) was to provide financial assistance to the families of its members.
I know they also do charitable work and pro-life campaigns.
My friend and I are, however, both somewhat limited on time. (I mentioned the three year old, right?) We don’t want to spend a lot of extra evenings away from our families; but we both like the idea of being a part of a Catholic brotherhood like that.
A couple of questions for you who are K of C, were K of C, or are family of K of C. Or who just want to post something.
How faithful is it to the Faith?
What are the benefits of being K of C?
What good does K of C do?
How seriously do they take their duty as the official guard of the Priesthood in the US? How do they perform this function?
What are the drawbacks or potential drawbacks?
Another good friend of mine described K of C as a group of guys who don’t do anything but get together and drink beer, but pray beforehand. (As we were enjoying our beers, he said, “At least we don’t pretend!”)
Agree or disagree?