The book Ritual America catalogues the quirks and artifacts of Freemasons, Elks, and their ilk.
Masons: Daughters of the Eastern Star on Three Deaf Words at http://threedeafwords.com/?p=360
Catholic Church: Knights of Columbus
Lawsuits accuse Knights of Columbus of child abuse on Reuters at http://www.reuters.com/article/us-abuse-catholics-idUSTRE6BD5LW20101214
What's Really Behind the Catholic Church's Sexual Abuse Problem?