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Fathers for Good

A FATHER IS … A Protector … Involved … A Loving Husband … AND SO MUCH MORE.

Welcome to Fathers for Good, an initiative for men by the Knights of Columbus.
Whether you are a seasoned dad, a new dad, a dad to be, or a single guy wanting to know more about fatherhood, this Web site is for you.
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. The world would be lacking without them.
We also welcome wives who want to support their husbands in becoming the best fathers they can be.
On this Web site you will find –
• Information
• Inspiration
• Expert Advice
• Answers to your Questions
• Interactive Features
• A Forum for Your Stories
• A Look at Living the Fatherhood Vocation
• Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage
• St. Joseph Booklet Series
A Father is … a work in progress. Indeed, a dad’s work is never done – in what he can learn from his family and what he can teach his children, in the sacrifices he can make and the rich rewards he can be given, in the love he can live out and also receive.
A Father is … called by God the Father. This is the vocation that is the foundation of fatherhood. Of course, no earthly father will be like “our Father who art in heaven,” but God does give certain graces to fathers who seek him out and follow his way.
A Father is … an ordinary man who is called and equipped to do extraordinary things from day to day – work, provide, protect, pray, get involved with his family and be there as an example for his children and faithful to his wife.
To all men … Welcome.
About the Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal organization with 1.75 million members throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Poland and a number of other countries.
Annually, Knights of Columbus donate more than $143 million to charity and volunteer more than 64 million hours to their parishes and communities. The organization was founded in 1882 by the Venerable Servant of God Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being considered by the Vatican.
For more information, or to join the Knights of Columbus, visit www.kofc.org


Knights of Columbus Supreme

The Knights of Columbus Supreme Web site contains valuable news and information concerning the Knights and their activities nationally and internationally.


Alabama State Council


The Alabama State Council Web site contains information about the officers, activities and various programs related to the State Council.


Father Michael J. McGivney
 Father Michael J. McGivney
Father Michael J. McGivney

The Father Michael J. McGivney Web site is dedicated to the founder of the Knights of Columbus and the continuing cause for his canonization. Please join us in saying this prayer for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney: God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your servant Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Catholic Church Related Web Sites
American Catholic

AmericanCatholic.org, home of the online editions of St. Anthony Messenger, Catholic Update, Millennium Monthly, Youth Update, Scripture From Scratch and other Catholic features, is a service of St. Anthony Messenger Press and Franciscan Communications, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.


Apologetics from John Martignoni

The Bible Christian Society was founded in 1996 and in 1998 we adopted our current mission statement which is: "To work towards the conversion of at least 50% of the Greater Birmingham area to Catholicism by the year 2038 (40 years)." For information on any of the BCS programs, or if you are interested in having John Martignoni come to your parish or conference to speak, send an e-mail to: John@BibleChristianSociety.com.


Catholic News

The mission of Catholic News Service is the mission of the Church itself -- to spread the Gospel through contemporary means of communication. Our mission is to perform this task by reporting the news which affects Catholics in their everyday lives.


Catholic Online

Catholic Online, located at www.catholic.org, gives the largest and broadest population of Catholics worldwide easy access to comprehensive, educational and timely information about Catholicism, and provides a range of easy methods to integrate their faith into their daily lives. The mission of Catholic Online (COL) is to accurately represent the Catholic religion: its’ “past” and present.

Catholic Pages

Catholic-Pages.com contains links to every topic imaginable related to the Catholic Church and information on saints, feast days and liturgies. It also contains a discussion board where a wide range of Catholic topics are discussed by the public.


Catholic Radio

Queen of Heaven Radio, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Birmingham, Al., and committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

WQOH AM is located at 1480 on your radio dial.


Eternal Word Television Network

When Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) was launched on August 15, 1981, many felt there would be little demand for a Catholic network. Now, in its 24th year, EWTN has become the largest religious media network in the world, transmitting programming 24 hours a day to more than 105 million homes in 110 countries and 16 territories on more than 3,400 cable systems, wireless cable, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), low power TV and individual satellite users.


Everything Catholic

Everything Catholic is a Roman Catholic search engine. Membership at EverythingCatholic is free and simple. Benefits of Membership include being a part of the Largest Network of Roman Catholics in the World. Your information never leaves our system so your privacy is insured.


Serra International

The objectives fo Serra International are (1) To foster and promote vocations to the ministerial priesthood in the Catholic Church as a particular vocation to service, and to support priests in their sacred ministry; (2) To encourage and affirm vocations to consecrated religious life in the Catholic Church; and (3) To assist its members to recognize and respond in their own lives to God’s call to holiness in Jesus Christ and through the Holy Spirit.


USA Council of Serra International

The mission of USA Council of Serra International is to foster and affirm vocations to the ordained priesthood and vowed religious life in the United States and, through this ministry, our members' common Catholic faith  This is the ultimate online resource for all of your Serra club and vocation ministry needs. The USA Council of Serra International invites you to visit and visit often so that you are able to browse all of the valuable information provided here in support of your mission and ministry to foster and promote vocations through prayer, awareness, affirmation and support.

Vocations

Vocations.com has comprehensive information about vocations. The following is a Prayer for Vocations:
Compassionate Heart of Jesus, graciously listen to our prayers.
Give us generous hearts to respond to your call in our lives.
Lift up courageous men and women willing to follow after your heart
as priests, sisters, brothers, and deacons.
Help parents and teachers to share the faith and to encourage young people
to explore religious vocations. Guide all people, Lord, in your ways of compassion, truth, and peace, that we may find happiness in fulfilling our vocation. Amen.


Right To Life Activities Web Sites
40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:

  • 40 days of prayer and fasting
  • 40 days of peaceful vigil
  • 40 days of community outreach

We are praying that, with God's help, this groundbreaking effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city -- and throughout America.


Priests for Life

The message of Priests for Life is that, as Catholics, we have the unique opportunity to turn the abortion tragedy around. Imagine the vast structure of the Catholic Church. In the United States alone, we have over 19,000 parishes, 9,000 schools, and 50,000 priests. If those priests can infuse that vast structure with clear, vigorous, and compassionate pro-life teaching and action, things would be vastly different.


United For Life

United for Life wants to turn a culture of death into a culture of life. The mission is to unite a people of life through the education, promotion, and protection of the sanctity of life. Objectives are (1) To educate through main-stream media the importance of valuing life, (2) To create a database of resources of life organizations and support, (3) To end abortion in the City of Birmingham, the State, the Nation, and the World, (4) To organize and replicate the most effective pro-life strategies, (5) To provide resources, both financial and material support to all pro-life organizations and groups and (6) To ultimately unite the pro-life movement to change the culture of death into a culture of life.


Her Choice Birmingham

Her Choice Birmingham is here for you in love, seeking to meet every need that you and your child may have. We are located at 2120 7th Avenue South in Birmingham, Alabama. Our telephone number is 205-252-0706. We offer Free Pregnancy Tests, Free Ultrasound, Free OB/GYN Referrals, Free Pregnancy Counseling, Free Material and Financial Assistance, Lodging and Homes, and Free Post Abortion Counseling.


Sanctity of Life Ministries
 Jim Pinto
Jim Pinto

"Promoting the Love of God and Neighbor from the Moment of Conception to Natural Death." That is the theme of Jim Pinto's Sanctity of Life Ministries. Jim has been at the center of the founding or developing of numerous ministries in Greater Birmingham including: Habitat for Humanity, The Grace House/Village for Girls, Restoration Academy, and the Sanctity of Life Apostolate.
Silent No More

The Silent No More Awareness Campaign is an effort to make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women, men, and their families.

The emotional and physical pain of abortion will no longer be shrouded in secrecy and silence, but rather exposed and healed. This effort is a key to make abortion unthinkable and persuade society that women deserve better than abortion.

The campaign, a joint project of Priests for Life and NOEL, has three main goals:

  • Make the public aware that abortion is harmful emotionally, physically and spiritually to women and others;
  • Reach out to women who are hurting from an abortion, let them know help is available; and
  • Invite women to join us in speaking the truth about abortion's negative consequences.