K of C Selection Criteria

Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree emblem.

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Today Kraft became a 4th degree Knight of Columbus.  This means that he can wear the hat with the plumes and the cape and the sword.  That is of course when we have the dinero to purchase all that.  Nonetheless, the idea of it is pretty exciting.

The more that I meet Knights, the more I think that the Knights of Columbus have a height requirement to become one of the higher ups.  Kraft’s boss is the general agent which means that he oversees all the field agents in Central Texas.  This guy is super nice but he is huge.  I was a bit taken aback the first time I opened the door to him.  He’s just really a tall man.  He played baseball in college so he has that build.  Then today at the 4th degree ceremony Mass, there were certain guys with different colored plumes and capes.  These guys either oversaw the districts of Knights councils or had other big important jobs.  All these higher ups definitely had the body type of a bouncer.  Tall, big, tough looking.

So I’ve come to the conclusion that to get a job in the Knights of Columbus up the ladder, you better be tall and intimidating.  Sorry Kraft, I guess you’re out of luck.

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  1. V, I love your site! I guess that Knights height/build requirement is in Houston too, because the guys at my old parish were bouncer-looking as well.
    PS–Three more weeks!! 🙂

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