Catholic Links


This is the beginning of what will be an extensive directory of links to Catholic Sites around the World Wide Web. There is a wealth of information from and about the Catholic Church on the Internet, and this is the place to be to find it.

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EWTN's Radio broadcast
Available 24 hours a Day on your computer via RealAudio

 

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The Vatican

 

The Holy See
The Official Vatican Web Site.

Vatican Radio News
News from Vatican Radio in Real Audio Format, by e-mail or download the real audio file via File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

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(Free)

The College of Cardinals

Vatican Exhibit

Tour the Vatican

Tour the Sistine Chapel

Tour the Vatican Museums

 

Miscellaneous

Pastoral Letter on Marriage
from John Cardinal O'Connor, rather long but light reading, serialized.

The Cathedral Concert Series - St. John's Cathedral
Created to attract people to Paterson, NJ and share with the religious and cultural contributions of the Catholic Church in Northern New Jersey.

Passionist Reseach Center
Images and Reflections as a support to prayer.

Catholic Alumni Club San Francisco Bay Area
Catholic singles organization for college graduates

The Monastery Of Christ In The Desert
This site has chant, vocation, monastic studies, monastery life, etc.

Returning Home To The Roman Catholic Church
Seeking those who have left the faith of their youth or are not living it. The Author, Rick Ricciardi, recently returned to the Church after being away 23 years in Protestant lay ministry.

The Family Rosary
Features special sections for kids, teens and young adults, families and individuals, all designed to promote and support the spiritual well-being of the family.

Youth LinC
A directory of sites of interest to those who minister to youth.

National Council of Catholic Bishops and the United States Catholic Conference
The joint site for these two organizations, with lots of useful information.

The Tablet
A Roman Catholic weekly newspaper from the U. K. which has been reporting on events of significance for over 150 years.

Catholic Charities National Website
The nation's largest private network of independent social service agencies.

Faith and Light and l'Arche Communities
Jean Vanier's l'Arche communities as well as Faith and Light communties, which are support communities for families with a handicapped member. (Canadian)

Handicapables
Founded in 1968 to provide a way for the handicapped and elderly to go to Catholic Church. Service area is Santa Clara County, California.

Retrouvaille
A program designed to help heal and renew marriages.

Dominican Central
The American Central Province of the Dominican Friars, Roman Catholic priests and brothers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
An online Bible. One of the few Catholic Bibles formatted for the Web.

The Ultimate Pro Life Resource List
The most comprehensive listing of right to life resources on the internet.

The Saint Antoninus Institute
The Saint Antoninus Institute for Catholic Education in Business is dedicated to saving souls in the workplace and marketplace through word, action and prayer.

Serra International - USACC
A Lay organization dedicated to fostering and promoting vocations to the Catholic Priesthood and Religious Life.

The Rosary Center
The headquarters of the Rosary Confraternity of the Catholic Church, a world-wide movement of prayer for peace.

The REAP Team
The REAP (Retreat Evangelization And Prayer) Team is a Catholic youth retreat ministry of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

The National Life Teen Program
The LIFE TEEN Program leads High School teenagers into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and His Church.

Opus Dei
Opus Dei helps people to know and love God as Father in their ordinary lives, especially through their work.

The Cardinal Newman Society
The Cardinal Newman Society for the Preservation of Catholic Higher Education founded to promote the educational ideal espoused by John Henry Newman.

WTS = Roman Catholic Church Resources - Canada
A general links page, the author makes special note of sites located in Canada or those with Canadian content.

*Minerva* a Catholic e-zine
Articles, poetry, miscellaneous, both religious and secular, but all faithful to the Magisterium.

Le forum catholique
Discussion about the Faith in French. Catholics and Non-Catholics welcome.

PrayerLine
Interfaith Prayer Line

 

The Blessed Mother

What Catholics believe about Mary
An introduction for Catholics and others who have questions about what the Catholic Church officially teaches.

Catholic Marian Centers

The Mary Page
Maintained by The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton in Ohio. An international center of research and study on the role of Mary in Christian life.

Blessed Virgin Mary Library

Papal Documents on Mary
Encyclicals and other papal documents on the Blessed Mother from Pius IX on The Immaculate Conception in 1895 to the present.

Legion of Mary Homepage
This is an unofficial home page for the Legion of Mary. The largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church. Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service.

Marian Hour
The Marian Hour Rosary Online with Images and Audio.

Messages from Heaven: Information About Marian Apparitions
"We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel."
Karol Cardinal Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II), November 9, 1976

The Fatima Network
Learn about one of the most authenticated and fascinating of modern miracles -- the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima in 1917.

The Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Guadalupe
A unique apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary: the one where she left us a miraculous life-sized portrait of herself. An image that we can visit and see today in the same excellent condition as it was 465 years ago.

St. Michael's Garabandal Center for Our Lady of Carmel
St. Michael's Garabandal Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to spreading The Message delivered by Our lady of Carmel during the apparitions at Garabandal. "St. Michael's Garabandal Center accepts in advance the final decision of the church from the moment it is pronounced."(Not approved by The Church)

Medjugorje Page
The Medjugorje Web is dedicated to providing information about one of the most incredible and important supernatural events of our time. Since 1981, in a small village named Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina, The Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing and giving messages to the world. (Not approved by The Church)

The Marian Movement of Priests
Starting in July 1973, Fr. Gobbi began to write down these interior locutions he was receiving. Still continuing to the present day, the messages now number over 500 and are published in the book entitled, "To the Priests, Our Lady’s Beloved Sons."

Speak to the World of Mary
by C. Mailloux on AOL

The Immaculate Heart Of Mary Homepage
Contains Catholic information on various Sacramentals such as the Rosary, Brown Scapular and Miraculous Medal; also the full story of Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Bernadetter Soubirous

Official web site of Annai Vailankanni
Includes Shrine Basilica Bailankanni, Apparitons for Annai Vailankanni, and Our Lady of Health Vailankanni.

 

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Church History

Jesus Christ Art and History
For almost two thousand years the mysteries of Christianity have inspired artists of every generation. The look of Jesus emerges from the history of art. Check out this collection of over 150 images of Jesus Christ.

The Shroud of Turin

The Ecole Initiative
This Site list contains links to World-Wide Web sites related to early Church history.

The Holy Bible Web Site
Offering an extensive collection of Early Church Fathers' writings, Bible search/study tools, freeware, meditations, prayers, apparitions of Virgin Mary in Egypt, and more.

Guide to Early Church Documents
From the Institute for Christian Leadership. Contains pointers to Internet-accessible files relating to the early church, including canonical documents, creeds, the writings of the Apostolic Fathers and other historical texts relevant to church history.

A History of Christianity in Egypt
Information on Egyptian saints as well as on the Catechetical School of Alexandria (the Didascalia) and the great theologians who were Egyptian. (Not Specifically Catholic)

Two Thousand Years of Catholic Writings
This page lists Catholic writings that can be read on the Net, listed by author in roughly chronological order.

2000 Years of Christian Living
By the Passionist Research Center

Medieval Sourcebook
Texts available address elite governmental, legal, religious and economic concerns. New material on the Saints' Lives.

Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas
An online version of the work that immortalized St. Thomas. Hyperlinked and arranged for the Web.

Documents of the Council of Trent
Edited By J. Waterworth (Chicago, 1848)
Scanned by Hanover College students, 1995

Documents of Vatican II

Documents of The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council
Dedicated to "The Immaculate".
"Sweet is the Providence that Overrules Us." Seton
"Vatican II"
Opened Under Pope John XXIII in 1962
Closed by Pope Paul VI in 1965

Pope John's Opening Speech to the Second Vatican Council

United States Catholic Historical Society
In 1884, John Gilmary Shea founded The United States Catholic Historical Society for "the appreciation and preservation of American Catholic Heritage." For over a century, the Society accomplished its mission by publishing scholarly texts, conducting seminars and lecture series, and funding research projects.

Jesuits and the Sciences
A remarkable characteristic of the Society of Jesus during the period of its first founding (1540-1773) was the involvement of its members in the sciences.

Holy Rosary Sisters
outlining the history of one of Ireland's greated missionary congregations

Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Classic Christian (not always Catholic) books in electronic format, selected for your edification. There is enough good reading material here to last you a lifetime, if you give each work the time it deserves!

Pope John Paul II Visits the U.S. 10/95
Highlights of the Papal visit

Synod for America Journal: Nov 16 - Dec 12

Synod for America: Nov 16 - Dec 12 1997

Reports from Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk

The 1998 Papal Visit to Cuba
EWTN's Archive

Sculpture Jubilee 2000
Sculpture Jubilee 2000 is a 135 ft. tall bronze column consisting of 75 panels depicting the entire 2000 year history of the Church in deep figurative relief.

Saints and People

 

Saint a Day
A calendar with each day linked to biographical information about that day's saint. From the Daughters of St. Paul.

The Catholic Prayer League Saints Page
Short Profiles of Saints in Alphabetical Order

St. Augustine

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Anthony

Hildegard von Bingen

St. Joan of Arc

The St. Joan of Arc Center

St. Bernadette of Lourdes

Sister Faustina Kowalska

"Messages from On High"
Since March, 1994 Laura Zink says she has been receiving daily Messages from the Lord and Mary. (Not approved by The Church)

Blessed Father Damien

Mary's Place

Father Kenneth Roberts

The Catholic Worker
Information about the Catholic Worker Movement including its history, writings of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, lists of communities, current Catholic Worker thought.

Dorothy Day

Bibliography of Dorothy Day and Catholic Worker Movement

Firewatch

Merton Research Institute

Pope John XXIII's Writings

Patron Saints

Catholic Online Saints Pages

The Catholic Prayer League Saints Page

L.P.H. Book of Saints

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"Mother Teresa marked the history of our century with courage. She served all human beings by promoting their dignity and respect, and made those who had been defeated by life feel the tenderness of God.''
Pope John Paul II

Sources for More Information:

Catholic World News

EWTN

American Catholic Online

(Secular:)

Los Angeles Times

MSNBC

 

Sacred Art by Enrique de la Vega

The Catholic Page
By Nickie on AOL. Very nice stations of the Cross Section.

Christian/Catholic Page
By Amy Wagner.

ichthus
Marie Jutras and Franz Gangl started this site to respond to the Holy Father's invitation to evangelize.

Catholic People on the Net

Jesuit Home Pages

Doctrine and Teachings

The Catechism of the Catholic Church
An online version of The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Hyperlinked and arranged for the Web.

The Catechism of St. Pius X
That pope's partial realization of a simple, plain, brief, popular Catechism for uniform use throughout the whole world. In other words it is directed to the layman. It was used in the ecclesiastical province of Rome and for some years in other parts of Italy. It was not, however, prescribed for use throughout the universal church.

The Code of Canon Law
The Complete Text. Also available as a file to download.

Catholic Encyclopedia

Catholic Doctrinal Concordance
This is a collection of basic Catholic doctrines and where to find the biblical support for them.

Catholic Answers
On this site you will find answers to your questions about the Catholic faith -- plus much more.

Defenders of the Catholic Faith
By Stephen K. Ray, a new convert and the author of Crossing the Tiber published by Ignatius Press. The site is built around the book and related topics. Also includes his Catholic Bible Study sheets for the Gospel of John which is being published later in 1998.

Sacred Splendor: The Catholic Church
This site is an orthodox and very traditional presentation of the Truth of Jesus Christ and the Church He founded on St. Peter.

In Defense of the Roman Catholic Church
Since the majority of Protestants believe that the Holy Bible is the sole authority for Christian beliefs, this page explains Roman Catholic beliefs in reference to the Bible. The author is not a theologian or a priest. Very impressive.

Catholic Issues and Facts
Catholic issues addresses topics which frequently trouble Catholics and non-Catholics alike. There will be a growing series of position papers dealing with widely misunderstood issues like the Galileo Affair, Pope Pius XII and the Jewish Holocaust, and the Church's position on the scientific theory of evolution.

Ecclesiology
Identify the principle scriptural and theological emphasis underlying the notions of "Church" from the origin of the Church to the present day.

Canons and Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils

Papal Encyclicals in plain text form:

Mater et Magistra

Pacem in Terris

Populorum Progressio

Laborem Exercens

 

Papal Encyclicals Online
An extensive listing of encyclicals from the 13th century to the present and links to the texts thereof.

The Millennium

As the Third Millennium Draws Near

Ten Commandments

Catholic Resources for Medical Ethics

Gallagher's Apologetics
The information contained in this site is presented in the hopes that many of the misunderstandings that Catholics and non-Catholics have about the faith as handed down by the Apostles and the Catholic Church can be cleared up; thereby fostering the Christian unity for which Christ prayed.

Information about Catholicism

The National Catholic Bioethics Center
(formerly The Pope John Center) Their mission is to engage in research and reflection, within the Catholic tradition, on moral issues arising in health care and the life sciences

Responsum ad Dubium
Dubium: Whether the teaching that the Church has no authority whatsoever to confer priestly ordination on women, which is presented in the Apostolic Letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis to be held definitively, is to be understood as belonging to the deposit of faith.
Responsum: In the affirmative.

Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Information on the Annulment process.

The Liturgy

The Mass
Readings, petitions, homilies, for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

Holy Mass Web Site
This site especially promotes the Traditional Latin Rite of Mass

Catholic Liturgical Library
This site is dedicated to providing information about the Roman Rite liturgies of the Catholic Church (Tridentine and Novus Ordo). The site includes documents, articles, music samples and a Q and A form which gets answered within four days. There is also an extensive section on liturgical law.

Catholic Places

A Clue to Rome Art and History
An unusual journey to discover the signs of the past in the streets of Rome.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
"America's Catholic Church"

The Lourdes Page

An official site in French (Francais)

St Ann's Basilica in Scranton PA

St-Joseph's Oratory in Montreal
St Joseph's Oratory was founded by Blessed Brother André in 1904. Soon, this place of prayer became known internationally and is considered one of the most important centers of spiritual devotion in the world.

Grace Dieu Retreat House
Grace Dieu provides a peaceful atmoshpere and with it's 14 acres of lawns and woodlands is an ideal setting for prayer and reflection.

General Catholic Sites

The Catholic Information Network
CIN was founded in 1987 for evangelization through electronic messaging and text retrieval media. One of the largest Catholic networks in the world, it was carried through BBS host nodes to four continents and now to the world through the Internet.

Resources for African American Catholics
African Popes and Saints, African Doctors of the Church. The Fraternal Voice: A newsletter for and by African-American Seminarians. African-American Catholic Communication Task Force.

CatholiCity
Another general Catholic Site with many links and Chat. Everything is screened and moderated for adherence to the Magisterium.

The Catholic Goldmine
Links, links, links and more links. If we don't have enough for you, this is the place to go

CCL Radio
Catholic Internet-only radio station dedicated to World Evangelization. Features programs and interviews on Evangelization and The Jubilee Year 2000 from a Catholic Perspective.

Olive Leaf Journal
is a publication the Catholic Lay Community: A People of Peace Community, Inc. It has been publishing for the past 5 years free. "We are full communion with the Catholic Church, her teachings and our Pope."

Christ's Faithful People
This site is dedicated to evangelization through community. It attempts to encompass all aspects of our journey in Faith to Christ Jesus.

The Catholic Tradition
Traditional Catholic devotions, marian Gallery, Angels pages, The Holy Mass and links; also Catholic news, Catholic books, search engines, law pages, political information.

Hosea House
A virtual monastery with an extensive Scriptorium (collection of catalogued links), Cloister, fields and barns, infirmary, refrectory and other areas. Coming soon, the chapels, places to stop and pray.

Leaflets of Faith
Leaflets of Faith authors a series of free leaflets on various aspects of the Roman Catholic faith in modern times, true to the Magesterium of the Church. These leaflets have proven popular with RCIA's. Leaflets also hosts a prayer site for prayer requests, that is monitored daily

Traditional Catholic Spirituality
Real time chats, white boards, live messaging, newsletters, etc... where traditonal Catholics can come to leave messages, talk, etc..


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