Links We Like
This is by no means a complete or even long list of sites that we find interesting or useful. While we have visited and checked the sites listing us, we have not checked all their links, or the links from those links. As always, surf with caution and don't be surprised by anything. If you know of a site that we may be interested in including, please let us know by mailing us. Oh, and by the way, these are listed (roughly) in alphabetical order, not in order of preference.
Sources of Teaching and Information
All For the Saints Index An exhaustive (3,500 and growing!) list of saints with Feast Days, and other notations. Very useful.
Catholic Catechism Search Engine. What a great idea!
Catechism Of The Catholic Church at the Vatican Web site. Searchable.
New Advent: Catholic Encyclopedia The print version of the Catholic encyclopedia is an exhaustive compendium of historical and theological information. The on-line version, with the help of volunteer transcribers, is nearly as complete.
Catholic Goldmine An omni-bus site of links, a good place to start any search for Catholic teaching and information.
Catholic Online Saints and Angels: If you're looking for information about a saint or about angels, this is a good place to start. A note of caution: While I recommend Catholic Online as a good resource for information about saints, Catholic Culture comments, and I agree, that the rest of the site is not as reliable. Some links lead to sites that can not be said to be, for a variety of reasons, in union with the Magesterium.
Catholic Search Catholic Search supports two kinds of searches: Catholic Websites Only, this mode allows the user to search over 1000 Catholic websites exclusively; and Catholic Websites Weighted Higher, allowing the user to conduct an ordinary Google search with preference given to Catholic websites in the search results.
Christian Seder a good source of resources and other links to many discussions and examples of Jewish and Christian Haggadah.
The Cyber Hymnal Dedicated To The Glory Of God WOW!!! This site has over 4,100 Christian hymns & Gospel songs from many denominations. You\0xD5ll find lyrics, scores, MIDI files, pictures, history, and more.
Divine Mercy Sunday. "Our Lord's Mercy grants forgiveness of all sins and punishment on Feast of Divine Mercy, Mercy Sunday, mercy for even the most hardened sinners!" Learn all about this powerful devotion that is gaining popularity in our world.
EWTN:the Global Catholic Network: Whether you are looking for daily news reports, television highlights, novenas, or live radio programs, EWTN Online Services provides a variety of services for online users. In addition, EWTN's web-site offers one of the largest collections of Church documents, daily Scripture readings, and a team of experts who answer user questions on a variety of spiritual subjects.
Ecumenical Miracle Rosary Created by Lutheran married to a Catholic, this rosary uses the Lord's Prayer and other prayers that are useful in devotions and personal faith formation. The creator calls the rosary "ecumenical", since the prayers and "miracles" are either directly from the Bible or are derived from the Bible. As such, any Christian denomination can feel comfortable reciting the prayers and meditating on the miracles. He calls the rosary a "miracle" rosary because all of the meditations deal with the miracles performed by Jesus both before and after his resurrection. There is no claim, however, that praying this devotion will lead to a greater probability of God's granting miracles on our behalf.
Faith at Home Explore and enjoy your faith with your kids! Great ideas for playtime, story telling, Godly play, art, music, family traditions, recipes, lots more. Tips for Sundays, church seasons, and holy days. Parenting articles, books and resources, a free ezine.
Human Life International Web site: The major pro-life advocacy group in theworld. They may tend to be a bit extreme in their use of adjectives and adverbs, but their position is unarguable and their analysis of various programs and 'initiatives' is very useful.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Ministries Devotions and links to other faithful sites.
Lives of the Saints This is the Benziger Brothers edition of Alban Butler's Lives of the Saints.
Marian Apparitions and Apocalypticism "This site provides an in-depth and objective research tool for surveying the apparitions of Mary, and Catholic popular eschatology and prophecy in the late-twentieth century." Many may not agree, but I find this site to be fair-minded and even-handed with a much needed humorous but respectful skepticism.
Patron Saints Index Topic List: At Saint Joseph Software, an extensive list of saints cross-referenced every which way, downloadable Bibles, and many other useful things.
Retrouvaille... a Lifeline for Married Couples. A Program to Help Couples Heal and Renew their own Marriage Relationship. A great program and an inspirational site regardless of the state of your marriage.
Welcome to our website for fathers. St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers is an informal international network of Christian men, under the patronage of St. Joseph, dedicated to strengthening fatherhood and the family. This is an excellent site with extensive information on a broad range of relevant topics. Recommended.
The Seven Dolors of Mary An site dedicated to the promotion of the powerful devotion - The Rosary. An extensive, resource rich site.
Time Line History of the World. Cool! Really detailed. A great homeschooling resource.
Universalis: The Liturgy of the Hours (also known as the Divine Office) is the richest single prayer resource of the Christian Church.
The Revelations of Saint Birgitta "We are three monks working with assembling Holy Birgitta's Revelations in different languages. Currently we have completed the Swedish version and the first Book of the English and Spanish version. We humbly ask you to read these revelations composed by the Holy Spirit. This is truly the word of God, that is why Birgitta was named patron Saint of all Europe by Johannes Paulus II. This Revelations is truly to the benefit to help the human kind to raise their spiritual awareness."
"Christians Learn the Rosary" A fairly new web site project promoting Our Blessed Mother's messages, including the Rosary and Scapular. Please feel free to visit our site and look around.
St. Joseph House Publications are inexpensive and effective handouts for RCIA, CCD, campus and prison ministries...a hundred uses! They may be reproduced on an office copier, in any quantity, on short notice, and may be freely reproduced for non profit use.
In Defense of the Roman Catholic Church This Web site was developed mainly for Protestants, but is also for Catholics who want to defend their faith against Protestantism.
Vatican Web Page Need I say more?
ChantCD.com Beautiful, Latin Gregorian Chant CDs ...from the rich tradition of the Catholic Church! Recorded at the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary: beautiful, professionally edited, and not available elsewhere. Includes lyrics to many famous Chant pieces, free samples for download, and English translations as well!
Daughters of St. Paul/Pauline Books and Media Pauline Books & Media is the publishing house of the Daughters of St. Paul, an international congregation of women religious serving the Church with the communications media.
My Friend Magazine My Friend is a Catholic magazine for kids between the ages of 6 and 12 published by the Daughters of St. Paul. For fun, discovery, faith in an interactive environment visit My Friend's web site.
Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation is a not-for-profit, charitable organization whose goal is to use modern media in its many forms as a tool to connect Catholics to their faith.
Marriage, Family, Children, including Fertility Awareness
Note: Not infrequently, I encounter what can only be called "turf wars" between the various Fertility Awareness (aka NFP) methods, especially between proponents of temperature-only and sympto-thermal methods. I have no interest or patience with such conversations, they are divisive, unflattering, damaging and pointless. We should all focus rather on our agreement; fertility awareness methods respect both fertility and marriage, artifical birth control does not.
Bride and Groom Communication Online Marriage Preparation Resources
Catholic Parents OnLine, Inc. An American Catholic parents site, working to build a network of faithful, dynamic, and informed parents, students, and alumni, committed to working with Catholic schools and other programs of education to ensure the authentic teaching and protection of our Catholic Faith.
Human Family Foundation is "a publicly supported non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the human family as the basic cell of society and the fundamental model for society through education, advocacy and service." Beautiful classic works of art make it slow loading.
The NFP Files: A large collection of FAQs, issues, articles, links, and resources (organizations, books, gadgets) on all methods of NFP
Infertility & Roman Catholicism A site dedicated to accurately representing the Catholic Church's teachings on infertility.
Billings Ovulation Method of Natural Family Planning: A 'mucus-only' method of determining ovulation and hence 'fertile' and non-fertile' times.
CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare\0x2122 System The CrMS relies upon the standardized observation and charting of biological markers that are essential to a woman's health and fertility
Couple to Couple League: A sympto-thermal method of Natural Family Planning, with additional resources about ecological breast-feeding, family life, and chastity.
NaProTECHNOLOGYNaProTECHNOLOGY (Natural Procreative Technology) is a new women's health science that monitors and maintains a woman's reproductive and gynecological health. It provides medical and surgical treatments that cooperate completely with the reproductive system.
Serena: Serena is a Canadian organization of people who use and promote the Sympto-Thermal Method (STM) of Natural Family Planning.
Catholic Homeschooling It is Catholic Heritage Curricula's belief that, when solid academics are offered in a gentle, flexible manner, the vast majority of children will blossom spiritually, emotionally, and academically. CHC's educational approach lays a joyful foundation, resulting in children who achieve at and above grade level, do not "burn out," and instead "learn how to learn".
Love2Learn: Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers Our purpose is to assist home educators in choosing excellent educational materials for their children by providing information on what's available, where you can find it and reviews of its content and excellence.
Heart and Mind This magazine reflects our views as faithful Catholics and concerned parent-educators. We love the Church, we love Catholic family life and we love home education, in all of its varied manifestations.
Home Schools and School Work: For all parents, school or home based educators. A good, basic starting point for resources.
Keeping It Catholic A web site, e-mail list and series of books dedicated to ensuring that homeschool resources support Catholic teaching in every aspect.
Our Lady of the Rosary Homeschooling We are an apostolate dedicated to saving the souls of children by giving them the opportunity to receive a superior, truly Catholic education in the best possible environment - the home.
Seton Home Study School: Welcome to the Seton Home Study School web site. If you are looking for information about home schooling, or are currently enrolled in the Seton program, we think you will find plenty of useful information here.
Verna Heights Educational: Educational Resources For Schools, Homeschoolers And Independent Learners An Australian site created by a teacher who has created ducational DVDs for both schools and homeschoolers. Also Catholic Homeschooling by the same family. both sites are a bit clunky and disorganized, but contain good and useful material - especially for Australians looking for homeschooling resources.
Vocations and Youth
Marist Fathers & Brothers' Our Mission. "The Marist call is to be truly missionary...announcing the word of God... reconciling...doing works of mercy...attending to the most neglected." Marist Constitution
The Mystery of God's Call Eight Online Days of Prayer for Women Discerning a Call to Religious Life. How do I know if these these pages would be helpful to me? I feel as if God is calling me to something, but I don't know what. The idea of religious life keeps coming to mind. I enjoy being around sisters and feel at home with them. If you checked one or more of the above, you might well find it helpful to reflect on the following prayer pages.
Vocations Placement is a national service organization dedicated to one mission: to provide assistance to those who are exploring a call to the religious life in the Roman Catholic Church.
The Brothers and Sisters of Penance is a new de facto private lay association of the Catholic Church whose members live modern statutes to a Primitive Rule for penitents written in 1221 at the request of St. Francis of Assisi. Both the Association and the Rule of life have been submitted to several bishops of the Roman Catholic Church and have received their informal approval to be lived and promoted.
Youth Apostles Online - for Catholic Teens Chastity speaker Michele TePas offers free newsletters, fresh articles and media recommendations for Catholic teens.
YM Central providing web based resources for your Catholic youth ministry.
Chastity..... Abstinence .... and Dating!!! Here's a link for those parents or teenagers interested on learning about this virtue or way of life.
Archdiocese of Denver Carries many homilies and newspaper columns written by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput,O.F.M. Cap.
Catholic Catechist Welcome to Catholic Catechist, a free online curriculum support service to help catechists find resources and ideas to use in lesson planning. Please add this site to your favorites, and visit us often!
Catholicism and the Family: A terrific web page, full of links and resources, an amazing collection of links!
The Caelum et Terra homepage Though we are interested in offering a critique of the contemporary world, our greatest emphasis will be on building the new culture here and now in whatever small ways we can. . . As should be obvious, all of this leaves considerable room for debate, which we hope to encourage. The conversation lives on...
The Christifideles Pizza and Theology Society (CPATS) Apologetics and more for young people.
Cukerski Family Apostolate: Passionately Pro-life and pro- Church, all twelve of 'em with names beginning with "W."!
Festive Links to Seasonal Celebrations. CAUTION Not necessarily Catholic, but a light hearted, beautifully decorated site with lots of information and suggestions.
Living Catholicism Catholic blog focused on developing an authentic Catholic culture within the family
Lumen-Christi.Com The Culbreath Family Web site. Infused with a true love of the Faith.
Madonna House Lay Apostolate: What does the Gospel of Jesus Christ look like, when it is lived out on a daily basis? One answer would be the Madonna House community. This family of Catholic laymen, women and priests strives to incarnate the teachings of Jesus Christ, by forming a community of love. Madonna House Publications publishes the works of Catherine Doherty - their founder, and others.
Mary Cronk Farrell, Author and Family Life Columnist Mary Cronk Farrell writes a syndicated column "Everyday Grace" for a number of Catholic diocesan newspapers across the country. The column offers encouragement to parents and simple practical ideas for fostering faith in the family. An interesting web site.
Regina CaeliMusings, events and other things about all that is Catholic.
Operation Saturation Read about evangelization efforts in Haiti centred around distributing free solar powered radios.
Society of Christian Doctrine An interesting website from Malta:showing a Catholic lay movement that is growing worldwide, slowly but steadily, interesting itself in teaching the Catholic Doctrine.