About Catholic Information Service


“Faith is a gift of God which enables us to know and love Him. Faith is a way of knowing, just as reason is. But living in faith is not possible unless there is action on our part. Through the help of the Holy Spirit, we are able to make a decision to respond to divine Revelation, and to follow through in living out our response.” United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, 38.

Since its founding, the Knights of Columbus has been involved in evangelization. In 1948, the Knights started Catholic Information Service (CIS) in response to blatant anti-Catholic bias in other religious media in order to educate non-Catholics about the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church. Over time, this outreach has expanded to include publications for parishes, schools, retreat houses, military installations, correctional facilities, legislatures, the medical community and any individual who requests them.

CIS has taken up the call of Jesus Christ to make disciples of all nations. In imitation of St. Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis, we propose the truth of the Catholic faith. Ours is the basic work of evangelizing today’s culture by accepting the challenge to make God visible in the human face of Jesus Christ.

In over 60 years, CIS has printed millions of booklets in multiple media formats and enrolled more than a hundred thousand students in our courses: all in an effort to preach Jesus Christ to the world.