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Vatican Council II Constitutions Decrees Declarations: Vatican II's sixteen documents.

Catholic Online: A comprehensive site with news, links, saints, directories and Scripture, it offers an easily searchable database.

Catholic Answers: One of the largest Catholic lay apologetics site, it also offers links to the original Catholic encyclopedia and This Rock magazine archives.

American Catholic: The homepage of the Franciscan magazine, St. Anthony Messenger, this site offers a sampler from e-cards to movie reviews to saint of the day.

The Catholic Encyclopedia: This includes online text of the original 15 volumes of history, teaching and general information from the 1917 Catholic Encyclopedia.  It's excellent for historical research, but does not reflect modern thought or teaching.

This is actually a very good search engine for – guess what? Everything Catholic!

This is a search engine that enables one to locate specific information in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. A great resource when students come to you with specific “what does the church say about this?” questions.

This site is great for more “formal” religious education pursuits. It is a search engine that enables you to be two clicks away from a wealth of information on a variety of topics.

Ecumenism is the search for unity among Christians. Inter-religious dialogue is more than the search for mutual understanding; it consists of a mutual witness to one’s beliefs and a common exploration of one’s respective religious convictions.

Adherents.com: Collection of over 41,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements.

The World of Religions: Great links to information on the most Christian churches

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

The Vatican's Ecumenical Directory

Ut Unum Sint - John Paul II -Encyclical Letter (May 25, 1995)

Evangelicals and Catholics Together: A joint statement between Evangelical and Catholic theologians. It is posted on the First Things website.

Evangelicals and Catholics Together: The Gift of Salvation: A follow-up to the above ETC statement this document dealt specifically with the nature of grace and salvation.

Touchstone Journal: A Christian journal with editors and readers from each of the three great divisions of Christendom — Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox.

Interreligious dialogue:

Adherents.com: Collection of over 41,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements.

The World of Religions: Great links to information on most of the world’s religions

Pontifical Council for Inter-religious dialogue: Church documents and speeches on Inter-religious dialogue.

Relativism: The Central Problem for Faith Today

Dominus Iesus: On the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church

Inter-religious dialogue and it's relationship to the Church's mission of proclamation

Why We Need Interreligious Polemics by Paul J. Griffiths

Greymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute: Home of the week of Prayer for Christian Unity


          Everything Is Holy NowA great blog about finding God every day.
            Busted Halo: Today's issues for spiritual speakers in their 20s & 30s.
       Pope Online:  Pope Benedict goes high-tech with the launch of Pope2You.


              Speaking of faith in National Public RadioReligion, meaning, ethics & ideas.

              Relevant RadioFresh and relevant discussion about Catholic faith.


                Pray as you go: Daily Prayer for you and your MP3 Player.



Bible Resources: A vast array of Bible resources collected by Jesuit Father Felix Just.

New American Bible: New American Bible online with search engine.

St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology: Resources for Bible study from Scott Hahn. 


Adoration Chapel: A 24-hour webcam at St. Martin of Tours Church in Louisville, Ky.

Sacred Space: Online daily prayer and Scripture from the Irish Jesuits.

Mass Times: Times and places of Masses around the world.


Papal Encyclicals: An extensive collection of papal encyclicals and other papal documents from the current pople back to Pope Honorius (1226)

Biblia Clerus: Sacred Scripture, its interpretation in the light of Sacred Tradition and the teachings of the magisterium, with appropriate theological commentary and exegesis.

Catholic Liturgical Library: All things related to the Latin rite of the Liturgy.

Code of Canon Law: Entire code of canon law online.

CatholicHistory.net: History of Catholicism in the United States.

Catholic Biblical Association of America: Association for scholarly study in Scripture.


Ask a Catholic: Questions and answers about the Catholic Faith.

Becoming Catholic: First-person accounts of conversion from a catechist's point of view. 

CatholicQandA.com: Questions and answers about the faith.

Catholic Apologetics Website Links:
Biblical Evidence for Catholicism (
The winner of numerous apologetics awards, this web site contains resources on topics far more diverse than its title suggests—perhaps the most comprehensive collection of links to apologetics articles and debate scripts on the Web. From works on philosophy to the occult, life issues to political matters, justification to Marian devotion, this page is an absolute gem. A great place to start research on any topic!

What the Church Teaches (
Hosted by Our Sunday Visitor, this site offers electronic versions of pamphlets on current issues such as stem cell research, terrorism, etc.

Catholic Answers (
This excellent web site of the California-based organization provides a large collection of apologetics articles and a search engine to boot. It also contains archived shows of “Catholic Answers Live”.

National Right to Life (
This page provides current news updates and articles on life issues such as abortion, human cloning, and euthanasia.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library (
A large database containing an extensive collection of the works of the Church Fathers, Scriptural commentaries, spiritual writings and works of philosophy from various Christian traditions, Catholic as well as Protestant. Thankfully, a search engine is provided.

Electronic Bible Concordance (
An easy-to-use search engine for the entire Bible in the Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Envoy Magazine (
Homepage to the apologetics magazine, this user-friendly web site features archives of past issues, topically-arranged apologetics articles and a discussion forum. The apologetics material will cover everything from non-Christian religions to New Age movements, from just war theory to Harry Potter.

Christian Apologetics Website Links:
Who is Jesus: Outstanding apologetics presentation by Campus Crusade for Christ on uniqueness of Jesus Christ. Covers such topics as: fulfilled prophecy, the claims of Christ, his resurrection from the dead, etc.

Christ and the other religions: Vatican web page that reviews how Jesus is viewed in various religions.

Prophecy concerning Christ: Excellent and exhaustive "Jews for Jesus" website on biblical prophecies concerning the Messiah.

Connecting with the Divine: An essay that compares Buddhism, Hinduism, New Age, Islam and Christianity; and addresses the question, do all religions lead to the same God?

Catholic Biblical Apologetics. Lots of stuff dealing with a Catholic theology of Scripture--much attention is given to Catholic/Protestant debates concerning the relationship between Scripture, Tradition and the Church's Magisterium.

Apologetics Index: provides a database and glossary of information on cults, sects, new religious movements, doctrines, apologetics and counter-cult organizations. Issues addressed range from spiritual abuse to contemporary theological concerns. AI also includes ex-cult support resources, up-to-date religion news, articles on Christian life and ministry, and a variety of other features.



Click on the word: Liturgical Calendar and read about the cycle of seasons and feasts that invites us to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ!

America: 800.627.9533 or
Commonweal: 212.662.4200 or
Envoy: 800.55.ENVOY or www.envoymagazine.com
National Catholic Register:
National Catholic Reporter:
This Rock: 619.387.7200 or
US Catholic: 800.328.6515 or


Faithful Citizenship: A site sponsored by the U.S. bishop's conference.  It offers resources for educators and families.

Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights: Defending the rights of Catholics in the public arena.

One Nation Under God: Background information on political candidates and issues.


Catholic Prayers: Nearly 3,000 Catholic Prayers from ancient to modern times.

Novenas: A list of 182 novenas on virtually every topic imaginable. 

Ebreviary: Daily Liturgy of the Hours. 

Universalis: Office of Readings (British website, so texts and feast days may differ somewhat from U.S. texts).


Catholics on Call: Vocational website from the Bernardine Center at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. 

Institute on Religious Life: Resources for those interested in religious life.
Catholic Campus Ministry Association


The Mary Page: Home of the largest collections of materials on Mary, from the University of Dayton in Ohio.

Sodality of Our Lady: Association to foster love for Our Lady.


Americans United for Life: Pro-Life information.

National Right to Life: The ultimate goal of the National Right to Life Committee is to restore legal protection to innocent  human life. 

Human Life International: International pro-life organization.

Couple to Couple League: Information on natural family planning.

Pure Love Club: Abstinence education from Catholic Answers.

Website: The following list of sites provides resources about Catholic Social Teaching and particular justice issues.
      The Office for Social Justice in the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis has created an outstanding reference for Catholic Social Teaching. This site identifies specific documents, notable quotations, themes (cross referenced with document quotations), a reading list and teacher toolbox.

      Catholic Campaign for Human Development offers a unique insight to poverty with its virtual tour “Poverty USA.” The site also offers information about CCHD, youth and young adult awards, new room and resources.

      Catholic Relief Services provides an international perspective to the Church’s concern about poverty. The site offers a creative exploration of poverty and refugees. In addition there is extensive data on international needs and various projects that seek to address those needs. Links on emergencies and the news room provide up to date information.

      Amnesty International addresses human rights issues around the world. Particularly helpful are links regarding Prisoners of Conscience, the Death Penalty, Diamonds and Audio/Video clips.

      Pax Christi provides some exciting connections for young adults. The site focuses on news, events, programs and campaigns, young adult organizing as well as publications and links to Catholic faith based sites.

      The Education for Justice website of the Education for Justice Project at the Center for Concern features resources to help promote Catholic Social Teaching and social justice issues through interactive group activities and discussions.

      www.ncrlc.com The National Catholic Rural Life Conference provides information and advocacy for issues of food and agriculture and rural life.

      Catholic Charities USA is the membership association of one of the nation’s largest social service networks. This site highlights the latest on the Catholic Charities Network.

      The Catholic Network of Volunteer Service is a national association of Christian volunteer and mission programs. This site connects full-time volunteers with Christian member programs.

      The St. Vincent Pallotti Center is a Catholic organization working with people who wish to be full-time volunteers. The Center connects volunteers with opportunities to serve.


    Catechetical Resources: Free resources for Catholic Catechists. 

    Catholic Educator's Resource Center: Resource library of the Church's moral and social teachings.

    Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers: Information for Catholic home schoolers.  

    Seton Home Study School: Largest Catholic home schooling program in the United States.  

    Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities: The collective voice of Catholic higher education in the United States.




    Cafe Theology: Faith-sharing website for young Catholic adults.

    Catholic Jobs: Job listings in Catholic organizations.

    Catholic Youth Networking: Networking site for Catholic youth. 


    Greeting Cards: Free online e-cards with Catholic inspiration.

    Catholic Doors: Midi music of favorite Catholic hymns. 

    Fisheaters: Clean Catholic jokes.


    “A Resource to help you find your place in this life”, part of the website for the Joliet Vocation Office, it has a major focus on religious and ordained vocations, and strong sections on talent and personality type identification, career inventory and planning.

    The official web site for Marsha Sinetar, the author of many books about finding meaning in one’s work. The section called “The Center” is interesting for its short essays and Q&A.

    St Mary’s Press has a new Vocations series of books, searchable by title (Married Life, Priests, Sisters, Brothers, Single Life)
    Vocation of Married Life:

    The National Marriage Project, out of Rutgers University in New Jersey, provides interesting studies and reports. “The mission of the National Marriage Project is to strengthen the institution of marriage by providing research and analysis that informs public policy, educates the American public, and focuses attention on a problem of enormous scope and consequence.”

    Coalition for Marriage, Families and Couples Education Not affiliated with any religious group, this site offers many resources about communication and a variety of issues related to marriage (domestic violence, cohabitation before marriage, money). Workshops and books are also promoted.

    Retrouville, a program for troubled marriages. Site includes many links to other marriage websites, and lists of books on the subject.
    Vocation of Single Life:

    From the USCCB’s page on the Jubilee day for Single Persons, this has prayers, suggestions and a list of single saints.

    Divorce Care -For those who find themselves single-again.

    Vocation of Consecrated or Ordained Life:

    The Crosier Fathers & Brothers website features a chat room for those considering the priesthood or religious life.

    Vision magazine, published annually by the National Religious Vocation Conference through Claretian Publications, is the most comprehensive resource available for those seeking information on religious life. It contains discernment-type articles from the annually published “VISION” guide as well as links to many religious communities.

    Run by a volunteer, this site matches interested people with willing monasteries and convents for visits, or connects them with local vocation directors.

    “A Resource to help you find your place in this life”, part of the website for the Joliet Vocation Office, it has a strong focus on religious and ordained vocations, and strong sections on talent and personality type identification, career inventory and planning.