The Kolping Society was founded and structured by Father Adolph Kolping as a Catholic, educational and action oriented Organization.

The Kolping Society sees itself as a part of God's people. In this way it participates in the mission of the Church - and at the same time presents the interests and needs of individuals and society to the Church.

The Kolping Society sees itself as a Catholic-social movement in accordance with the Lay Decree of the Second Vatican Council. It is thus based within the Church of Jesus Christ and contributes independantly and responsibly to the mission of Christians in the world.