Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Take a closer look...

These are the members of the Order of the Knights Templars of the York Rite of Freemasonry, the highest degree of that rite.

Now take a look at these men.

Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Honor Guards of Council 6010 with Bishop Wester.

The 4th degree is the highest degree of the Knights of Columbus.

Notice something?

Both degrees wear naval chapeaus, carry ceremonial fraternal swords, wear office bearer jewels and miniature jewels representative of the awards they received.

The difference.  One is masonic, the other Catholic.

Fr. Michael McGivney our Venerable founder, established the Knights of Columbus to encourage Catholic men to form a fraternity to support one another and to keep them away from the Masonic Association.

Simply put, Ven. Fr. McGivney was saying...You can play the same toys and not be banned from receiving Holy Communion!

Be a Knight of Columbus and....stay safe!


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