Knights of Columbus Law and Legal Definition
Knights of Columbus is a fraternal society of Catholic men founded in 1882 by Michael J. McGivney, a Roman Catholic priest. The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. The core principles of Knights of Columbus are charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism.