Category: Knights of Columbus

  • FIC Ethics

    As a field agent with the Knights of Columbus, I work with members access their fraternal benefits with us. The most valuable of these benefits is our insurance portfolio–various forms of life insurance, retirement annuities and long-term care insurance. Advising members on these issues require a great deal of training–both initially and continuing–and it requires […]

  • Sir Knight

    Image via Wikipedia Today, about 50 Knights of Columbus were knighted into the 4th Degree–the highest level within the Knights of Columbus. If you know virtually nothing about the Knights of Columbus, but have seen them, you’ve seen the 4th Degree. They’re most known for the colorful regalia worn by their color corps members who […]

  • Pick Yourself Off The Mat

    One of the various tasks I do on a daily basis in my new role with the Knights of Columbus is work the phones. There are about 900 member Knights whom I’ve been ask to serve and the first step of the service process is to contact them all, individually, at least once a year. […]

  • How Can I Help You?

    [This is the last in a series looking at my decision to leave the UCC and what’s next for me. Return to the first post.] A Knights of Columbus Field Agent? Yes sir! Yes ma’am! The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by the Venerable Servant of God Father Michael McGivney. Fr. McGivney had […]

  • Good Job Brother Knights!

    I’m a few days late on this one, but for the year ending December 31, 2008, the Knights of Columbus has set an all-time record for money donated and time volunteered. While the Knights of Columbus, as a national organization, as local councils and the men as individuals are all far from perfect, we are […]

  • My First Knights of Columbus Meeting

    Last night, I attended my first actual Knights of Columbus meeting, transferred and was formally accepted into Council 10131 at St. Ignatius Parish in Austin. I say first actual because I went to a couple of meetings when the UT council attempted to revive themselves, but by no means were those meetings formalized. The experience […]