|Fathers for Good
||There is a role only a father can fill and gifts only a father can give. In a culture that often does not favor fatherhood or masculine virtue, we wish to highlight the unique contributions of men, husbands and fathers.
||Throughout the history of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis a common unifying theme can be seen in the importance placed on service to the people of God. The brothers and sisters of the Third Order have always been guided by their individual and collective awareness of the needs of the Church and formed by their willingness to respond to those needs. From the earliest recorded experiences of the "regular" branch of the Third Order, the sisters and brothers have worked in hospitals and hospices, educational institutions of various kinds, in spiritual direction and in any number of other areas in which people were in need of prayerful and loving service.
|Knights of Columbus
||The official home page of the Knights of Columbus.
|KofC Pennsylvania State Council
||The Pennsylvania State Council of the Knights of Columbus was formed as a state subordinate council of the Supreme Council. It began with the chartering of the first council #196 in Philadelphia in 1896.
|Saint Francis University
||Saint Francis University (Loretto, Pennsylvania). The oldest Franciscan institution of higher learning in the United States.
|The Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education
||The Center supports and promotes mission-centered teaching, policies and programs in Catholic higher education in accordance with the letter and spirit of Ex corde Ecclesiae.
|The Church Fathers
||While many people debate theology, few take the time to see what the early Church has said on different theological topics. While the Church Fathers were not infallible, their widespread consensus on issues should give weight to the theological positions they advanced.
Despite the fact that their writings are all available for free online, many people have not taken the time to educate themselves on what the Church Fathers have taught. This website is meant to serve as a tool to help people do just that.
|The Discipline of being a Catholic Gentleman
||The term Catholic gentleman is used quite frequently within the Knights of Columbus and we here at Saint Francis University attempt to explore the deeper meanings, contexts, and benefits of maintaining this title and discipline.
On this page, the SFU Knights are happy to share various resources that will assist all men, Catholic or non-Catholic, in understanding the richness and dignity of living as a Catholic gentleman.
|The Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
||The Diocese of Altoona was established in 1901, with the Most Reverend Eugene A. Garvey as the first Bishop. It was renamed the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown in 1957.
Eight counties comprise the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown -- Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset. The Diocese is divided into eight Deaneries, or geographic administrative units. As of 2010, the total Catholic population of the eight-county area was 94,284.
The Church of Altoona-Johnstown is home to 89 parishes, 74 active Diocesan priests and 36 permanent deacons. Two men are enrolled in seminaries in preparation for Ordination to the Diocesan Priesthood. The Diocese is further served by priests from various Religious orders, including the Third Order Regular Franciscans, the Conventual Franciscans, and the Order of Saint Benedict.
|The Vatican (Holy See)
||The official website of the Vatican.
|United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
||The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States.