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Posted 25 June 2010 - 08:58 PM

The Knights of Columbus was founded by an Irish-American Catholic priest, The Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut. He gathered a group of men from St. Mary's parish for an organizational meeting on October 2, 1881 and the Order was incorporated under the laws of the U.S. state of Connecticut on March 29, 1882.[4] Though the first councils were all in that state, the Order spread throughout New England and the United States in subsequent years.

The primary motivation for the Order was to be a mutual benefit society. As a parish priest in an immigrant community, McGivney saw what could happen to a family when the breadwinner died, and wanted to provide insurance to care for the widows and orphans left behind. He himself had to temporarily leave his seminary studies to care for his family when his father died.[5] In the late 19th century, Catholics were regularly excluded from labor unions and other organizations that provided social services.[6] In addition, Catholics were either barred from many of the popular fraternal organizations, or, as in the case of Freemasonry, forbidden from joining by the Catholic Church itself. McGivney wished to provide them an alternative. He also believed that Catholicism and fraternalism were not incompatible and wished to found a society that would encourage men to be proud of their American-Catholic heritage.[7]

McGivney traveled to Boston to examine the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters and to Brooklyn to learn about the recently established Catholic Benevolent League, both of which offered insurance benefits. He found the latter to be lacking the excitement he thought was needed if his organization were to compete with the secret societies of the day. He expressed an interest in establishing a New Haven Court of the Foresters, but the charter of Massachusetts Foresters prevented them from operating outside their Commonwealth. The committee of St. Mary's parishioners which McGivney had assembled then decided to form a club that was entirely original.[8]

McGivney had originally conceived of the name "Sons of Columbus", but James T. Mullen, who would become the first Supreme Knight, successfully suggested that "Knights of Columbus" would better capture the ritualistic nature of the new organization.[9] The Order was founded 10 years before the 400th anniversary of Columbus' arrival in the New World, and in a time of renewed interest in him. Columbus was a hero to many American Catholics, and the naming him as patron was partly an attempt to bridge the division between the Irish-Catholic founders of the Order and Catholic immigrants of other nationalities living in Connecticut.


Christopher Columbus is the patron and namesake of the Knights.The Connecticut Catholic ran an editorial in 1878 that illustrated the esteem in which American Catholics held Columbus. "As American Catholics we do not know of anyone who more deserves our grateful remembrance than the great and noble man - the pious, zealous, faithful Catholic, the enterprising navigator, and the large-hearted and generous sailor: Christopher Columbus."[10]

The name of Columbus was also partially intended as a mild rebuke to Anglo-Saxon Protestant leaders, who upheld the explorer (a Catholic Genovese Italian working for Catholic Spain) as an American hero, yet simultaneously sought to marginalize recent Catholic immigrants. In taking Columbus as their patron, they were sending the message that not only could Catholics be full members of American society, but were, in fact, instrumental in its foundation.[11]

By the time of the first annual convention in 1884, the Order was prospering. In the five councils throughout Connecticut there were 459 members. Groups from other states were requesting information.[12] The Charter of 1899 included four statements of purpose, including "to promote such social and intellectual intercourse among its members as shall be desirable and proper, and by such lawful means as to them shall seem best."[13] The new charter showed members' desire to grow the organization beyond a simple mutual benefit insurance society.

The original insurance system devised by McGivney gave a deceased Knight's widow a $1,000 death benefit. Each member was assessed $1 upon a death, and when the number of Knights grew beyond 1,000 the assessment decreased according to the rate of increase.[14] Each member, regardless of age, was assessed equally. As a result, younger, healthier members could expect to pay more over the course of their lifetimes than those men who joined when they were older.[15] There was also a Sick Benefit Deposit for members who fell ill and could not work. Each sick Knight was entitled to draw up to $5 a week for 13 weeks (roughly equivalent to $125.75 in 2009 dollars[16]). If he remained sick after that, the council to which he belonged regulated the sum of money given to him.[17]

Around 1912 it was claimed that fourth degree Knights had to swear an oath to exterminate Freemasons and Protestants. Despite the fact that it was denied, and the real oath published, this was read into the congressional record by Thomas S. Butler. In the 1928 Presidential election a million copies were printed to hurt the campaign of the Catholic Democratic candidate Al Smith.[18]

Today there are more than 14,000 councils around the world, and the Knights of Columbus is a multi-billion dollar non-profit charitable organization. Knights may be seen distributing Tootsie Rolls to raise funds to fight developmental disabilities, volunteering for the Special Olympics and other charitable organizations, erecting pro-life billboards and "Keep Christ in Christmas" signs, conducting blood drives and raising funds for disaster victims, or parading at patriotic events with their bright capes, feathered chapeaux, and ceremonial swords. The cause for McGivney's canonization is currently before the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and a guild has been formed to promote his cause. On March 15, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI approved a decree recognizing the heroic virtue of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus. The pope's declaration significantly advances the priest's process toward sainthood, and gives the parish priest the distinction of "Venerable Servant of God." If his cause is successful, he will be the first priest born in the United States to be canonized as a Saint.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:17 PM

bro Buknoy, thankz sa Info.. mabuhay ang PinoyFrat..

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 12:03 AM

Salamat din.  Keep posting, kapatid, and please invite the other members of KofC you know to PinoyFrat.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 08:04 PM

Hi, my Fellow pinoyFratman... Geeting of peace to each  & everyone... nandto pics ng mga Sirknights sa USA



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Posted 09 July 2010 - 06:43 PM

Our Founder the Venerable Father Michael McGivney

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:05 AM

Our Founder the Venerable Father Michael McGivney

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:21 AM

Goodmorning Everyone..hi Fellow PinoyFratman .. allow me to post another pictures.. salamat po Admin Mabuhay po Kayo ...

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:25 AM

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:28 AM

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 01:27 PM

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:33 PM

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:55 PM

helllo fellow Fratman muzta na kyo.. Hello po sir Admin,,,muzta na po... mabuhay ang PinoFrat

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 11:11 AM

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:49 PM

may kakilala po ako sa council 6085, Pariñas po apelido. dating squire, knight na ngayon. mabait na ama, magalang na anak at mapagkakatiwalaang kaibigan. ipinagmamalaki ko na kaibigan ko siya! share lang po! :D
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:31 PM

The International Alliance of Catholic Knights ) is a non-governmental organization made up of fifteen Roman Catholic fraternal societies from 27 countries on six continents. The IACK was founded in Glasgow on 12 October 1979 at a meeting of the leaders of six fraternal societies, convened on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of the Knights of Saint Columba.[1] The organization is headquartered in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England.[1]

The IACK is currently an associate member of the Conference of International Catholic Organizations. The CICO is made up of 36 member organizations, four associated organizations and four invited organizations. These international organizations of more than 150 million lay people, through their respective national branches, are present in more than 150 countries.

The Alliance Emblem
The central symbol is a cross, triparted and frettered. This signifies the Orders of Catholic Knights coming together in their common allegiance to the faith The cross is interlaced with a circle signifying the world. The Orders come from different parts of the world and through their union play their part in evangelizing it.
The blue background denotes the devotion of the Knights to Our Lady. The colours of the cross are silver and gold. These colours, taken from the Vatican Flag, express the deep loyalty that the Orders possess for the person and office of the Holy Father and his lawful representatives.

The Motto
“Ubi Caritas et Amor”
“Where there is charity and love
there is God”

The Holy Father
When Pope John Paul II received the Alliance International Council in private audience he delivered the following address to them: “Although I welcomed you yesterday at the General Audience I thought it was necessary to greet you more personally and to express my gratitude for all the work you are doing for the Church, to thank you for your prayers, your loyalty to the Bishops and for following the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is very important that I should thank you, especially for your fidelity to the Church. I would like you to know of the great confidence which is placed in you and all Knights throughout the world. May God bless you and all your families. God bless you.”

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:36 PM

The Alliance Emblem
The central symbol is a cross, triparted and frettered. This signifies the Orders of Catholic Knights coming together in their common allegiance to the faith The cross is interlaced with a circle signifying the world. The Orders come from different parts of the world and through their union play their part in evangelizing it.
The blue background denotes the devotion of the Knights to Our Lady. The colours of the cross are silver and gold. These colours, taken from the Vatican Flag, express the deep loyalty that the Orders possess for the person and office of the Holy Father and his lawful representatives.

The Motto
“Ubi Caritas et Amor”
“Where there is charity and love
there is God”

The Holy Father
When Pope John Paul II received the Alliance International Council in private audience he delivered the following address to them: “Although I welcomed you yesterday at the General Audience I thought it was necessary to greet you more personally and to express my gratitude for all the work you are doing for the Church, to thank you for your prayers, your loyalty to the Bishops and for following the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is very important that I should thank you, especially for your fidelity to the Church. I would like you to know of the great confidence which is placed in you and all Knights throughout the world. May God bless you and all your families. God bless you.”Attached File  International_Alliance_of_CatholicKnights.JPG   14.84K   61 downloads

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:44 PM

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:53 PM

View PostKnightz1882, on 17 August 2011 - 09:44 PM, said:

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Pls allow me to post  eto Catholic Fraternal Orders...

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Hello Knightz, bakit iba iba po yung logo ng K of C? ano po yung significance of each kung maari pong malaman. Salamat.
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:10 PM

View PostKnightz1882, on 17 August 2011 - 09:44 PM, said:

Attachment 76396_131903240197516_100001335233134_161742_2994812_n.jpghello po mga Sirs mga Bros, muzta na dto pinoy Fraternity forum...

Pls allow me to post  eto Catholic Fraternal Orders...

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OT: Knightz1882 sino ba pwede ko makausap in regard to asking some assistance for your fellow KoC that is in desperate need of financial assistance. PM ko sayo info if you need it. salamat!
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:31 PM

View PostDad Clamor, on 17 August 2011 - 09:53 PM, said:

Hello Knightz, bakit iba iba po yung logo ng K of C? ano po yung significance of each kung maari pong malaman. Salamat.



iba't ibang Catholics Knights yan...  dto kc sa Pinas mostly Knights of Columbus lng meron.. sa ibang bansa po yan ibang Emblems dyan ..

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 02:40 PM

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OT: Knightz1882 sino ba pwede ko makausap in regard to asking some assistance for your fellow KoC that is in desperate need of financial assistance. PM ko sayo info if you need it. salamat!

bro sa mismong council nya, nandyan ang grand Knight & finacial secretary  at mga fellow brethren,.. mabbait naman mga knights makaka assist nman in terms of financial & moral ,emotional needs.

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 06:00 PM

View PostKnightz1882, on 18 August 2011 - 02:40 PM, said:

bro sa mismong council nya, nandyan ang grand Knight & finacial secretary  at mga fellow brethren,.. mabbait naman mga knights makaka assist nman in terms of financial & moral ,emotional needs.


problema ko lang ma-pride kasi itong kaibigan ko at baka magalit kung malaman niyang humingi ako ng tulong.
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View PostKnightz1882, on 18 August 2011 - 02:31 PM, said:

iba't ibang Catholics Knights yan...  dto kc sa Pinas mostly Knights of Columbus lng meron.. sa ibang bansa po yan ibang Emblems dyan ..

Ano ano pa ba ang mga chivalric orders meron ang catholic church?

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:37 PM

View PostAdmin, on 18 August 2011 - 06:36 PM, said:

Ano ano pa ba ang mga chivalric orders meron ang catholic church?

sir admin, yan po nasa mga emblems ilang lng po yan sa Catholic knights.... may iba pang chivalric order  d ko kopa na research..

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:03 AM

The Papal Orders:

* Saint Sylvester Pope
* Saint Gregory the Great
* Order of Pius IX
* Order of Christ

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meron din ito sa wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia....ers_of_Chivalry

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:59 AM

View PostJones of Council 6956, on 22 January 2012 - 12:03 AM, said:

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* Order of Pius IX


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eto po ba yung nasa UN avenue, papuntang toyota otis?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

View PostKnightz1882, on 12 July 2010 - 12:33 PM, said:

4th degree regalia

Knightz1882, tama ba ang pagkaka intindi ko, optional ang 4th degree sa KofC? does that mean, one can stop at the 3rd?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:17 PM

sa insurance system posted above, is it the same here in our country but in PHP?
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:47 PM

View Postsimels, on 19 April 2012 - 11:03 AM, said:

Knightz1882, tama ba ang pagkaka intindi ko, optional ang 4th degree sa KofC? does that mean, one can stop at the 3rd?


pre,
mostly po ang may mga kaya sa buhay ay itinutuloy ang Fourth Degree ... medjo expensive kc ang application fees,exemplification initiatory rites.. at regalia sa fourth degree..




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