Links We Like
Peter Fournier and Catherine Fournier
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
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. Can now (2017) be downloaded in it's entirety for $19.95.
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 Magisterium.
Cyber Hymnal Dedicated To The Glory Of God
WOW!!! This site has over 10,000 Christian hymns & Gospel songs from many denominations. You'll find lyrics, scores, MIDI files, pictures, history, and more.
Divine Mercy Sunday.
"Divine Mercy Sunday is a very special Sunday when the Divine Floodgates from Heaven are wide-opened and Jesus offers us the total forgiveness of all sins and punishment to any soul, who goes to Confession and receives Him in Holy Communion, on that day" Learn all about this powerful devotion that is gaining popularity in our world.
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.
International Web site:
The major pro-life advocacy group in the world. 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.
notes about your extended family in heaven:
An extensive list of 14,502 saints, beatified, venerables and feasts cross-referenced every which way.
"Retrouvaille … A LIFELINE FOR MARRIAGES.
A program to Help Couples Heal and Renew their Marriages.
A great program and an inspirational site regardless of the state of your marriage.
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.
Dolors of Mary
A site dedicated to the promotion of the powerful devotion - The Rosary. An extensive, resource rich site.
The Liturgy of the Hours (also known as the Divine Office) is the richest single prayer resource of the Christian Church.
Need I say more?
The Catholic Mother's Internet Connection!
The Catholic Mothers Email Discussion List was established in 1995. There are currently over 300 moms from around the world on the list. The list is a forum for traditional, orthodox Catholic moms to share and discuss a variety of issues related to mothering and teaching our children the rich wonders of the Roman Catholic faith.
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! An extensive list of books as well.
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. Also a wonderful collection of very reasonably priced music sung by the sisters.
"For almost thirty years, the sisters of the Daughters of St Paul Choir have shared the consoling message of the God's love through choral recordings. It's a ministry of prayer for us: As we sing, we pray for all those whom our voices will reach through different channels, whether on the radio or on a movie soundtrack, in a car or on the phone, on Spotify or through a CD in a hospital room. And what a consolation it is for us when people tell us of the hope they have found (or of lives saved from suicide) through our music!"
Salt and Light Catholic Media
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, artificial birth control does not.
Catholic Engaged Encounter
Catholic Engaged Encounter is an in-depth, private, personal, marriage preparation experience within the context of Catholic faith and values. Catholic Engaged Encounter is a weekend retreat away with other engaged couples with plenty of time alone together to dialogue honestly and intensively about their prospective lives together— their strengths and weaknesses, desires, ambitions, goals, their attitudes about money, sex, children, family, their role in the church and society … in a face to face way.
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.
A large collection of FAQs, issues, articles, links, and resources (organizations, books, gadgets) on all methods of NFP
Billings Ovulation Method of Natural
A 'mucus-only' method of determining ovulation and hence 'fertile' and non-fertile' times.
CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare™ System
The CrMS finally allows a woman to unravel the mysteries of her menstrual cycle! An authentic language of a woman's health and fertility. The CrMS relies upon the standardized observation and charting of biological markers that are essential to a woman's health and fertility
A sympto-thermal method of Natural Family Planning, with additional resources about ecological breast-feeding, family life, and chastity.
NaProTECHNOLOGY (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.
How Much Does It Cost to Homeschool Your Child? suggested by a reader.
If you are trying to validate homeschooling within your budget, it becomes important to know the costs. The cost of homeschooling depends on an array of variables so it is important to take all considerations into mind prior to taking the leap.
Domestic-Church has reviewed the page and it seems an excellent starting point for parents who are considering home schooling their children.
Homeschooling suggested by a reader.
Quote from householdquotes.co.uk/homeschooling/: "Is Home Schooling Right for Your Family?
Home schooling is not the ideal solution for everybody. Before committing to this path, conduct research into whether it will benefit your child."
Domestic-Church has reviewed the page and it seems an excellent starting point for parents who are considering home schooling their children.
Online Homeschools at www.consumeraffairs.com
Quote from www.consumeraffairs.com: "This guide includes information on the types of online home-schools as well as features such as accreditation, student evaluation, and enrichment opportunities. The guide was developed to help families compare different home-schools and read reviews from other students to determine what will work best for them."
Domestic-Church has checked them out as best we can and it seems a good resource for people looking for online home-schooling though not necessarily Catholic.
It is Catholic Heritage Curricula's exclusive materials and lesson plans fit together to provide a solid, complete, family-friendly PreK–12 Catholic education. It is CHC'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
"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."
Keeping It Catholic
A blog by Marianna Bartold. Prolific Catholic author and home-schooling supporter. Marianna is the monthly columnist for “Secrets of the Catholic City,” published by Catholic Family News. The founding publisher of The Catholic Family’s Magnificat Magazine, she also became the first home education editor of Sursum Corda.
Our Lady of the
Our Lady of the Rosary School Inc is an international Catholic home-school organization which offers complete curriculums for students from grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. Our Lady of the Rosary School Inc is more than simply a school, however. 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.
Home Study School:
Seton Home Study School provides a Christ-centered, academically strong program designed for the Catholic homeschooling family in today’s world.
Verna Heights Educational: Educational Resources
For Schools, Homeschoolers And Independent
An Australian site created by a teacher who has created educational DVDs for both schools and homeschoolers. The site is a bit clunky and disorganized, but contain good and useful material - especially for Australians looking for homeschooling resources.
Vocations and Youth
Marist Fathers & Brothers'
From the Marist constitution:
"The Marist call is to be truly missionary … announcing the word of God... reconciling … doing works of mercy … attending to the most neglected."
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 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.
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.
Brothers and Sisters of Penance
The Brothers and Sisters of Penance of St. Francis is a private Association of the Catholic Church whose members strive to model their lives according to the Rule and Statutes of the Primitive Rule of the Third Order of St. Francis, which was written for lay people in 1221 at the request of St. Francis of Assisi.
Chastity and abstinence when dating are not the same!
Chastity is very important to dating in this modern age!
Abstinence simply means saying "no" to sex when dating!
Chastity means more than just abstinence. Chastity means asking God to help you make the right decisions when dating! Chastity means asking God to guide your thoughts, your words and your actions on every date you have.
Word on Fire
Word on Fire Catholic Ministries is a nonprofit global media apostolate that supports the work of Bishop Robert Barron and reaches millions of people to draw them into— or back to— the Catholic faith.
Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. He is also the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic Faith, which aired on PBS.
Bishop Barron is a #1 Amazon bestselling author and has published numerous books, essays, and articles on theology and the spiritual life. He is a religion correspondent for NBC and has also appeared on FOX News, CNN, and EWTN.
Bishop Barron's website, WordOnFire.org, reaches millions of people each year, and he is one of the most followed Catholics on social media. His regular YouTube videos have been viewed over 25 million times and he has over 1.5 million followers on Facebook.
Archdiocese of Denver
Carries many homilies and newspaper columns written by Archbishop Aquila. An excellent resource.
Catholic Catechist is dedicated to providing Catholic resources, lesson plans and classroom ideas to catechists world wide. Catechists can also benefit by sharing their Catholic faith with fellow catechists through the discussion group.
Caelum et Terra blog
A quote from the first essay when Caelum et Terra was a quarterly magazine … since then transitioned to a blog:
"We are appalled, too, by the domination of faith by politics, whether of the left or the right, and are weary of watching the struggle of a joyless “ain’t it awful” orthodoxy against a heterodoxy which seems intent not only on throwing out the proverbial baby with the bathwater but on smashing the bathtub as well. We are tired of these selective approaches to the Faith, both of which strike us as fundamentally assimilationist in nature. The whole Catholic, it seems to us, would not be a creature of the “right” or the “left” or even of the “center” but of the Transcendent, and would not consider the terms Catholic and radical or orthodox and prophetic to be mutually exclusive. Orthodoxy should be liberating, merely setting the limits within which vision and creativity can flourish. Like a wall around a garden (Chesterton’s image) it is not an end in itself but rather the condition for fruition."
Christifideles Pizza and Theology Society
Apologetics and more.
Cukerski Family Apostolate:
Passionately Pro-life and pro-Catholic, all thirteen of 'em with names beginning with "W."!
Festive Links to Seasonal
CAUTION Not necessarily Catholic, but a light hearted, beautifully decorated site with lots of information and suggestions.
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.
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.
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