There is a great deal of trouble in the Catholic Church today, most especially the precipitous drop in Mass attendance over the last one-half century. The Knights of Columbus reports in Columbia magazine that 57% of all Catholic adults only offer the holy Sacrifice of the Mass "a few times a year or less." [From "The State of Catholic Families” on page 27 of the September 2015 issue of Columbia. Click here and go to page 27.]
The above information is corroborated by the following independent analyses:
-->"Dispatches: The Demolition of the Faith" episodes 1-5 at http://www.churchmilitant.tv/dispatches/demolition/
-->The Church in the United States has “just five years left” (9 September 2015): http://www.churchmilitant.com/video/episode/the-vortexjust-five-yea...
It is clear that there is a significant lack of understanding of the Catholic Faith among many, if not most, of the Faithful, which often leads to a falling away in times of struggle or apparent disagreement with a tenet or perceived tenet of the Faith.
Given the above information, and in an effort to give Catholic men the tools they need to understand the Faith and educate their families, an educational program has been started in Council 4208. Starting with the January 2016 meeting, the Precepts of the Church (as provided in the Knights of Columbus pamphlet “These Men They Call Knights”) are being presented and explained, one per month, at each Council meeting. It is hoped that this will help members to become more effective witnesses to the only, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Faith and, in so doing, bring fallen away Catholics and non-Catholics into active participation in the Faith and, further, into the Knights of Columbus as active servants of Christ.