Catholic Resources and Websites
 


Charitable Organizations

 

Follow this link to find charitable organizations.

 

 

Church Organization

 

Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

 

The Archdiocese for the Military Services, U.S.A., is the diocese through which the Roman Catholic Church assures that those dedicated to defending our country have immediate access to spiritual and pastoral services and support. The Archdiocese serves without territorial boundaries and is present throughout the free world.

Here's what you'll find at this site:  news/Events, resources, sacramental records, chaplains/priests, vocations and more.

 
 

Diocese of Savannah

 

The Diocese of Savannah was established July 19, 1850. At that time, its territory extended over the entire state of Georgia, and included only six parishes, with a total of about 5,000 Catholics. After the Civil War, the Benedictines and other religious communities established missions in the area.

 
 

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

 

The USCCB is an assembly of the Catholic Church hierarchy who work together to unify, coordinate, promote, and carry on Catholic activities in the United States; to organize and conduct religious, charitable, and social welfare work at home and abroad; to aid in education; and to care for immigrants.

USCCB has links to movie reviews, social justice issues, marriage website, life issues (e.g., abortion, contraception, capital punishment, etc.), family and laity issues, etc.

 
 

Virtual Tour of the Vatican

 

Have you visited the Vatican?  If the answer is "No," then here's your opportunity.  Villanova University in Pennsylvania has created a remarkable virtual reality tour of the Basilica.

You can move around the areas with your mouse, moving left or right and up or down. You can also zoom in and out by clicking on the small plus and minus signs in the lower left side of the picture(s). 

 
 

Vatican (The Holy See)

 

This is the Vatican's website, which can be viewed in many different languages.  At this site you'll find links to the Vatican library, news service, papal archive, liturgical celebrations, etc.

 

 

Eucharist Adoration Sites

 

Children of Hope

 

Children of Hope is dedicated to leading children into the mystery of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, so as to realize how much he loves them!

 
 

Real Presence Eucharist Education and Adoration Association

 

There was never a time in Christian history when the world needed to be educated in, faith in Christ, belief in the Real Presence in the Eucharist, more than today.  It is the same Jesus who worked miracles in first century Palestine.  He is ready to perform miracles of conversion in our day, provided we believe that He is here with us in the Blessed Sacrament.

 
 

Savior.org

 

Savior.org's mission is that of increasing awareness and devotion to our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament.  We also seek to bring the live image of His living Presence to the homebound, the workplace, and to remote areas around the world.

 

 

Liturgy

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church

 

Catechesis is the genuine, systematic presentation of our faith and of Catholic doctrine.

 
 

Catholic Homily - "Father Jack Speaks"

 

Father Jack Durkin is Pastor of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Duluth, Georgia.  A native of Darby, PA, he grew up in North Carolina, graduated from Wake Forest University and received a master’s degree in teaching from UNC-Chapel Hill.  He taught and coached in Macon and Athens, Georgia before entering the seminary.  He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Atlanta in 1999. 

At this site you'll find 3 years of homilies and many audio files that you can download as a spiritual resource so that one’s faith life will be enhanced and strengthened by closer observation and reflection.

 
 

Catholic Homilies

 

The Catholic Homilies website is a ministry of Fr. Nick, Pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lakeland, FL.  On this site you'll find all types of homilies:  Sunday homilies, daily homilies, audio homilies, funeral homilies, wedding homilies, etc.  On this site you can hear all the readings for the day (free podcast).  There are also free video homilies.

 
 

Catholic Liturgy Library

 

If you want to know the Liturgy and why we do things, then this site will be useful.  There are links to Church documents related to liturgy and a brief description of the liturgy.

 
 

Creighton University

 

Creighton University offers daily reflections.  They also offer an online retreat, a weekly guide for daily prayer, stations of the cross, and more.

 
 

New American Bible

 

Read the Catholic Bible online.  This site is sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Quickly search and read the Bible.

 
 

Notre Dame Prayercast

 

NDPrayercast consists of several short components: a greeting and introduction, a statement of focus for the week, a psalm reflection, the Sunday Gospel reading and homily, a meditation song, intercessions and the singing of the Lord's Prayer.

Notre Dame Prayercast allows you to download scripture and sacred music so you can take it with you on your iPod.

 

 

News and Information

 

American Catholic

 

American Catholic has many features to include Saint of the Day, Minute Mediations, Daily Catholic Question, prayer requests, and questions and answers.

 
 

Beginning Catholic

 

Are you thinking of becoming Catholic and have questions?  This web is maintained by a catechist who answers many questions for people considering converting to Catholicism.

 
 

BeliefNet

 

BeliefNet is not a Catholic website.  Beliefnet is a large web site, independent and not affiliated with any spiritual organization or movement.   Their agenda is to help you meet your spiritual needs.

 
 

Canon Law

 

Body of laws established within the Church.  Canon law concerns the constitution of the church, relations between it and other bodies, and matters of internal discipline.

 
 

Catholic Biblical Apologetics

 

This website surveys the origin and development of Roman Catholic Christianity from the period of the apostolic church, through the post-apostolic church and into the conciliar movement.  Principal attention is paid to the biblical basis of both doctrine and dogma as well as the role of paradosis (i.e. handing on the truth) in the history of the Church. Particular attention is also paid to the hierarchical founding and succession of leadership throughout the centuries.

 
 

CatholicLinks.org

 

Catholiclinks.org is faithful to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.  At this site you'll find a repository of information:  Catholic doctrine, liturgy and sacraments, devotions, human dignity, apostolates, religious groups, secular groups, catholic education, spiritual places, ecclesiastical organizations and much more.

 
 

Bible History Online

 

The focus at Bible History Online is history and the Bible. The Bible is about God's activities in history.  It deals with actual people in an actual geographical area during actual specified historical times who had contact with other actual peoples and empires whom we know of from sources outside the Bible.  Knowledge of the historical background of the Bible is essential to any serious student of the Scriptures.

 
 

CatholiCity - The Catholic Church Simplified

 

CatholiCity provide online Catholic resources (e.g., CDs, pamphlets) and news and commentary.

 

Catholic Culture - Living the Catholic Life

 

Trinity Communications is a non-profit corporation devoted to advancing the Roman Catholic Faith through apostolic website development. CatholicCulture.org provides extensive resources designed to encourage individuals to discover the Catholic Faith and to enrich their lives in the process.  They review other Catholic websites, have research and other helpful materials.

 
 

Catholic Digest - The Magazine for Catholic Living

 

Catholic Digest unites its 2.5 million readers and their families where they live, love, work, and worship.  Recognizing that God is just as present in the ordinary as the extraordinary, Catholic Digest connects with the joys, struggles, and needs of every person.  At this site you'll find news, questions and answers, advice, humor and recipes.

 
 

Catholic Doors

 

Catholic Doors  links you to many other websites on a variety of different topics such as homilies, graphics, liturgy, prayers, praying partners and much more.

 
 

Catholic Encyclopedia

 

The Catholic Encyclopedia, as its name implies, proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine.  What the Church teaches and has taught; what she has done and is still doing for the highest welfare of mankind; her methods, past and present; her struggles, her triumphs, and the achievements of her members, not only for her own immediate benefit, but for the broadening and deepening of all true science, literature and art - all come within the scope of the Catholic Encyclopedia.

 
 

Catholic Information Network

 

CIN was founded in 1987 for evangelization through electronic messaging and text retrieval media.  CIN's mission is to offer FREE information on the Catholic faith to all, including the texts of papal addresses and encyclicals, news and other articles as well as to facilitate open discussion on all matters of Catholic life.  It is their intent to adhere to the Magisterium of the Church, the Holy Father and the Bishops of the world united with him as pastors of the Church, while remaining open to dialogue with everyone. 

 
 

Catholic Mom

 

Catholic Mom is a web site that celebrates Catholic motherhood.  It is designed for sharing and learning about parenting and faith issues.

 

Catholic.net - Catholics on the Net

 

Catholic.net provides general Catholic information (e.g., US Catholic News, movie reviews, spiritual living, hope and healing, Catholic gifts, books, etc.).

 
 

Catholic News

 

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

 
 

Catholic Online

 

The Mission of Catholic Online is to serve as a center for the exchange of information for Catholics and all People of God, to help them deepen their understanding of our Catholic Faith.  Catholic Online is here to help guide all People of God back to the community of Christ.  For it is God's will to bring all human beings into one people, united in Christ, overcoming all that now divides mankind. 

 
 

Catholic-Pages.com

 

Catholic resource for a host of subjects:  Catholic life, liturgy, liturgical seasons, sacraments, saints, morals, resources, etc.

 
 

Christus Rex

 

Christus Rex is an online consortium of information that is given in a straight forward manner and made readable to the Catholic Community of believers. 

 
 

(The) Coming Home Network International

 

The purpose of The Coming Home Network International (CHNetwork) is to provide fellowship, encouragement and support for pastors and laymen of other traditions (Protestant, Orthodox, etc..) who are somewhere along the journey or have already converted to the Catholic Church.  The CHNetwork is committed to assisting and standing beside all inquirers, serving as a friend and an advocate.

 
 

Connect - Youth Adult Fellowship

 

The Catholic Church is a community of communities; Catholic Connection provides a direct interactive internet capable online service to give this vast matrix of communities a place to exchange information and ideas.

 
 

Eternal World Television Network (EWTN)

 

EWTN Global Catholic Network is dedicated to teaching the truth as defined by the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church in keeping with the Holy Father's call for a New Evangelization, EWTN's mission is to communicate the teachings and the beauty of the Catholic Church and to help people grow in their love and understanding of God and His infinite mercy.

 
 

Faithful Citizenship

 

Faithful Citizenship is a website sponsored by the Catholic Bishops of the United States.  The site is designed to form consciences for faithful citizenship.

 
 

Franciscan Radio

 

Franciscan Radio is an electronic ministry of St. Anthony Messenger Press, to fulfill its mission to spread the Word that is Jesus Christ.  Catholic radio networks and individual stations, as well as Catholic Web sites, feature the audio resources you will find on this page.

 
 

National Catholic Register

 

National Catholic Register is a news weekly whose mission is to inform, inspire, challenge and equip  active Catholics to engage the culture with confidence.

 
 

New Advent

 

New Advent may have the largest informational databases around for the Catholic Community.

 
 

(A) Nun's Life

Learn about religious life.  "A Nun's Life" is Sister Julie's blog on being a Catholic nun.  Here you'll find other links to nun blogs

 
 

OnceCatholic.org

 

OnceCatholic.org is a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.  The Franciscan Friars are a Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi. 

The mission of OnceCatholic.org is to put you back in touch with a face-to-face community of Catholics.  Many issues of the church are discussed.

 
 

Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association

 

PNCEA inspires and helps Catholics to grow from believers to proclaimers - to bring the light of Christ to their families, workplaces, and neighborhoods.

They provide practical and user-friendly resources to Catholic dioceses, parishes, and individuals, helping them to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to inactive Catholics and to those with no church family.

 
 

Source for Youth Ministry

This website provides thousands of online resources for free.  You'll find games, ice breaker exercises, team building exercises, information for you to better understand the youth culture, links to talks and sermons and much more.

 
 

StayCatholic.com

 

Catholics are sometimes talked into leaving the Church by those who claim that many of its teachings are unbiblical.  They contend that such teachings were late inventions and not part of the original deposit of faith.  StayCatholic.com features essays and articles that refute such contentions by presenting the patristic and biblical evidence for Catholicism. Bookmark the site and use it as a mini apologetics library.

 
 

Vatican

 

Have you visited the Vatican?  If the answer is "No," then here's your opportunity.  Villanova University in Pennsylvania has created a remarkable virtual reality tour of the Basilica.

You can move around the areas with your mouse, moving left or right and up or down. You can also zoom in and out by clicking on the small plus and minus signs in the lower left side of the picture(s). 

 

 

Prayer

 

Pray More Novenas

 

This website was started to help you remember to pray all 9 days of the novena prayers.  This is done by sending you e-mail reminders with the novena prayers right in the body of the e-mail.

 

 

Shopping Sites

 

Ava Maria Press

 

Founded in 1865 at Notre Dame, Indiana, Ave Maria Press, a ministry of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is a Catholic publishing company that serves the spiritual and formative needs of the Church and its schools, institutions, and ministers; Christian individuals and families; and others seeking spiritual nourishment.

In the tradition of Holy Cross, we are committed, as educators in the faith, to helping people know, love, and serve God and to spreading the gospel of Jesus through books and other resources.

 
 

Catholic Company

 

Numerous Catholic products are available at this site:  apparel, art, audio/video, bibles, books, liturgical season materials, crosses, crucifixes, First Communion gifts, jewelry and medals, statues and figurines and more.

 
 

Catholic Family Catalog

 

This site offers a host of products, too many to list here.  Some of the products include crucifixes, crosses, artwork, bibles, books, catechisms, jewelry, software, saint information and more.

 
 

JustCatholic

 

JustCatholic is a religious goods store (e.g., Catholic Bibles, Bible covers, books, crosses, crucifixes, First Communion keepsakes, art, jewelry, rosaries, statues, Tee-shirts, DVDs and more.

 
 

St. Mary's Press

 

Catholic reading and other teaching materials for teens and young adults.

 

 

Social Media

 

MISSIO

 

Pope Francis has launched a mobile app entitled "MISSIO."  This app is a way for the Church and our Holy Father to reach the growing number of the world's people who have access to handheld mobile devices - a way to connect as the one Body of Christ.

 

Pope Francis is on Twitter

 

The papal Twitter account is @Pontifex.

 

 

Other Sites

 

Catholic Internet Directory

 

Catholic Information Center on Internet (CICI) is taking advantage of new means of communication made possible by advances in technology to share the treasures of the Catholic faith with the world.  CICI is a central directory and premier source of Catholic information on the Internet.  CICI provides links to other Catholic Internet sites and access to church documents, information on Catholic organizations, Catholic periodicals and books, a forum for questions and answers, and will provide homepages for all dioceses and other relevant information.

 
 

Catholic Music Network

 

Catholic Music Network.com was established in September of 2000 by a group of Catholics who saw a need for an online source to carry Catholic music.

This group of musicians, radio and television professionals, web developers and homeschoolers had a hard time trying to find a place on the Internet that would carry various Catholic artists let alone make sure it followed the teachings of the Catholic Church. After prayerful thought, Catholic Music Network.com was established and dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Catholic Music Network.com‘s goal is to be the premier source for Catholic music on the Internet.

 
 

Creighton University's Online Ministry

 

Creighton University is a Jesuit University in Nebraska.  At this site you'll fine online retreats such as Finding Intimacy with God.  You'll find daily prayers, praying during Let and Advent.  You'll also find a host of information on a sundry of topics such as the Reason for Grieving.

 
 

Knights of Columbus

 

Knights of Columbus are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church.  Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.

 
 

Leaflet Missal - Publisher and Supplier of Religious Goods

 

Leaflet Missal Company, one of the largest Catholic book and gift stores in the Midwest, is in its 80th year of business. 

The store carries the latest Catholic books, gifts and devotional items. A recently added church goods room carries a full line of wine, Hosts, altarware, vestments and candles.

The company also publishes many books and booklets for parish, school and private use. Best sellers include A Treasury of Prayer and Outlines of the Catholic Faith. Both titles have sold over a million copies.

 

Mass Times

 

At this site you'll find a listing of parish Mass times.  This site is a free ministry to traveling Catholics, in partnership between the Catholic Communication Campaign of the U.S. Catholic Conference and 1-800 Mass Times Trust.

 
 

Life Teen

 

Life Teen is an international Catholic movement that serves the Church by providing resources and faith experiences that help lead teens closer to Christ.  This is accomplished through a vibrant Eucharistic spirituality and by creating widespread opportunities for teens to grow in their faith.

 
 

Maryknoll

 

Maryknoll, the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, was established by the US bishops to recruit, train, send and support US Missioners overseas.  If you're looking for a way to serve God's people, find out about becoming a Maryknoll Missioner. 

With the generous help of donors, Maryknoll provides support in a wide variety of Projects covering key areas, including:

v Health Care & Social Welfare
v
Sustainable Agriculture & Economic Development
v Human Rights
v Evangelization & Religious Education
v Communications Ministry
v Academic & Vocational Training
v Youth Formation

 
 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is the largest Catholic pro-marriage and family movement in the world. 

 
 

Renewal Ministries

Renewal Ministries produces the television show "The Choices We Face."

 
 
 

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