It is no secret we live in a world which is contrary to our Catholic faith, to the point that in the United States we face political persecution, discrimination, and the threat of losing religious freedoms (a sort of "white" martyrdom). It only gets worse when you expand the picture to an international examination. Priests and faithful are being killed, churches are being burned and vandalized and the faith is being suppressed and doctored by governments and terrorist groups with the goal of destroying the Church Christ founded. As Knights, we vow to defend our priests physically and also spiritually, by honoring them supporting them in prayer. Now, more than ever, we need men willing to rise to the defense of the Church, whether it's like the Knights at UF in the 1920s, armed and willing to die for the faith, or if it's men risking the death of their status or influence to stand against injustice and for truth.
In summary, Knights of Columbus is a way for you to become more like to Christ, to become a true man of faith and virtue, one who is selfless, one who is there for his brothers and his community and one who his sons can look up to as a role model. Be a man of action, don't just talk about how you're pro-life, assist in the purchasing of ultra-sound machines which save lives and join brother knights in prayer vigils and rosaries. Be a man of community, recognizing that when you help others, you help yourself, your family and ensuring those who are in need are met with assistance. Be a man of commitment, doing what you say, saying what you do, investing in others and allowing others to invest in you. Be a man of faith, treating your faith with the respect it deserves and being willing to lay down your life and your status for Christ.
By now I hope you're asking not "Why should I be a Knight?" but "How to I become a Knight?"
Contact your local pastor or Council to find out the council closest to you. Then, visit Knights.net. It's quick. It's easy. If you let it, it's life changing.
Do not delay. Become a Knight today!