Q. 1. Can you tell me, what is the Knights of Columbus? Is that a Catholic organization?
A. 1. The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. It was founded by the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, and named in honor of the navigator Christopher Columbus. Its headquarters is still located in New Haven, Connecticut, United States.
"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." [Source: https://www.kofc.org/en/about/index.html]
For more information, please visit their website at https://www.kofc.org .