Catholic Links & Resources:
Disclaimer: This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of Catholic sites. It is for your convenience. Sites listed herewith are not maintained by St. Mary Parish. Inclusion here does not indicate endorsement.
In this section, you will find links to various topics including:
- Main Church Sites
- Area Catholic Schools
- Books Online
- Catholic Media
- Liturgy Links
- Music Links
- News & Information
- Prayer & Spirituality
- Vatican Links
- Young Adult/Youth Links
Catholic Diocese of Columbus
The Home Page of the Columbus Diocese. Provides Diocesan information and news.
The National Conference of Catholic Bishops/United States Catholic Conference. The main directories include: Communications (Catholic Communication Campaign, Catholic News Service , the NCCB Calendar, The Office for Film and Broadcasting, and a section for current and archived news releases). The Diaconate. Education (Catechetics, Hispanic Catechetics Committee, Higher Education and Campus Ministry, and The Office for Catholic School Parent Associations). Evangelization and Missions. Family, Laity, Women, and Youth (Includes Committee on Marriage and Family , Committee on Laity , Young Adult Ministry).
Documents of Vatican II
The documents with a search engine from the Society of St Joseph (Gemeinschaft vom heiligen Josef) in Austria.
Since its inauguration on Christmas Day 1995, this website has received over 4 million hits from curious people all over the globe. Of special interest to readers in the United States is the Vatican News Service in English, which may be read daily at: www.vatican.va/news_services/press/vis/vis_en.html. The latest church documents in English can be found at www.vatican.va/latest_en.htm
Area Catholic Schools:
Pontifical College Josephinum
Ohio Dominican University
Founded in 1911, Ohio Dominican is a Catholic, liberal arts college offering more than 30 undergraduate majors to students of all ages. Their web page provides information about admissions, academics and student life.
University of Dayton
A Catholic, Marianist University Located in Dayton, Ohio. Their web page provides information about UD’s academics, admissions, athletics and more.
St. Charles Preparatory High School
Bishop Watterson High School
New American Bible
The National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB). Released on March 9, 2011, the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is the culmination of nearly 20 years of work by a group of nearly 100 scholars and theologians, including bishops, revisers and editors. The NABRE includes a newly revised translation of the entire Old Testament (including the Book of Psalms) along with the 1986 edition of the New Testament.
9 languages. The best online Bible with a very nice search engine; several versions. It does not include the deuterocanonical books (Wisdom, Tobit, Judith, Baruch, Sirach, and 1 and 2 Maccabees) (No NAB).
Bible Study Tools
Includes the NAB from The New American Bible With Revised New Testament, copyright 1986. 20 Online translations with many online Bible Study tools.
BSW – Biblical Studies on the Web
Comprehensive listing of libraries, university departments, journals, and other useful tools for biblical research, including Biblicia [online!], published since 1920 by the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome.
Navigating the Bible
RealAudio site. “Journey into the world of the Jewish Bible. Study the portions, Hear the melodies, follow the themes.” Atlas, Pentateuch, Torah, Hafarot, Glossary, Blessings, Genealogy, Divrei Torah. Explore as history, literature, religion.”
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Classic Christian 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! All of the books on this server are believed to be in the public domain in the United States unless otherwise specified. Copy them freely for any purpose. Outside of the US, check your local copyright laws.
Publishing arm of the Society of St. Paul … books, tapes, publications, much more.
American Catholic Online
A service of St. Anthony Messenger Press and Franciscan Communications, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.
The largest Catholic apologetics and evangelization organization in North America; with lots of material from Karl Keating, etc.
A 60-year-old national magazine published by the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.
53 categories with hundreds of links. Maintained by Christopher J. Miller, formerly a student at St Ambrose University.
Catholic Information Center on the Internet
CICI is a central directory and repository of all data on Internet that reflect the Magisterium or authoritative teaching of the Catholic Church. Links to dozens of Catholic Periodicals and Newspapers.
The Mission of “Catholic Online” is to serve as a center for the exchange of information for Catholics. Free webmail is available.
Global Catholic network featuring a huge library of articles and Church documents with thousands of radio and television shows presented in RealAudio.
FORMED-The Catholic Faith on Demand
Unlimited viewing & printer-friendly downloads of programs, e-books, audio presentations and feature films all in one place. Please see cards in the back of church and parish office for the parish access code.
Offers works on Catholic theology, scriptural commentary, spirituality, lives of the saints for adults and children, as well as topical works on issues of social and spiritual importance. Videos suitable for family viewing are also offered, as well as books recorded on audio cassette.
Lighthouse Catholic Media
Lighthouse specializes in promoting the Catholic Faith through high quality presentations on audio CDs and MP3s from many of the best Catholic speakers in English and Spanish.They also offer additional forms of media, including books, booklets, pamphlets, and more. Please see the kiosk in the vestibule of church. Please see cards in the back of church and parish office for the parish access code.
Faithful to the charism of Saint Alphonsus, is an Apostolate within the mission of the Denver Province of Redemptorists.
Includes Articles from the The Catholic Encyclopedia published in 1913. Also features St. Thomas’ Summa Theologica, the Church Fathers, and more.
The publishing arm of the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers. Orbis, from the Latin word for “world,” was founded in 1970 to provide a global perspective on matters of faith, to amplify the voices of the poor of the earth, and to foster dialogue among people of different faiths.
A Catholic search and documentary service.
Mass Times all over the USA. 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. Or call 1-800-MassTimes (1-800-627-7846).
Excellent Source for weekday and Sunday Homilies along with dozens of links for Catholic Homiletic sites. Also has links for Lectionary based Scripture study and Homiletic preparation.
Liturgy, OSB. Gen. Topics
Excellent site for all things liturgical. An index maintained by The Order of Saint Benedict with vast and varied resources.
The Liturgy of the Hours
From Universalis Publishing Ltd.
From The Basilica of the National Shrine of Saint Ann.
Notre Dame Center for Pastoral Liturgy
Exists to promote the implementation of the liturgical reform launched by the Second Vatican Council and to foster the renewal of the human spirit through worship.
Saint Paul’s Portal Page. Encouragement for the Day, Daily Lectionary Readings, Saint of the Day, Homily of the Day, Bishop’s Talk for the Day, Daily Catholic News, Catholic Scripture Study, etc.
Offers in-depth and interesting study notes on the Sunday Scripture based on the Revised Common Lectionary.
This Jesuit University page features: Daily Meditations, Special Seasonal Section, Online Retreat, Stations of the Cross, Tips for Prayer in Everyday Life, Spirituality Links.
Based upon the Lectionary with some excellent commentaries and practical resources. This site also features a beautiful and interesting “Virtual Tour” of the Holy Land.
Exegetical Notes by Brian Stoffregen
Another excellent resource for Lectionary Based Sunday Scripture Study. This one has quite a bit more to offer for those wishing to study the Scripture more in-depth.
From the Irish Jesuits: “We invite you to make a ‘Sacred Space’ in your day, and spend ten minutes, praying here and now, as you sit at your computer, with the help of on-screen guidance and Scripture chosen specially every day.”
An excellent Catholic Resource for Studying the Sunday Scripture. Lectionary based with good application of Scripture to life.
Oregon Catholic Press
Publisher of a wide variety of music and worship materials including “Breaking Bread”, and “Glory and Praise.”
News & Information:
Online U.S. directory of the Catholic Church
The Catholic News Service
Launched in 1997, the Catholic News Service website offers visitors a limited selection of CNS stories, CNS information, and even the ability to download articles. For a small fee, visitors may download selected articles from Origins, the CNS documentary service.
Catholic Online grew from a popular CompuServe forum in 1995 to a fully interactive Catholic web hosting company in 1996. Catholic Online provides the complete text of Papal Encyclicals, church documents, Church media and press resources (Catholic Press International), as well as over 20 file and message libraries.
Catholic Information Network (CIN)
The first worldwide Catholic BBS network offered the first extensive Catholic electronic library (papal encyclicals, apologetics tracts, spiritual readings, theological texts and basic information).
The National Catholic Education Association
The National Catholic Education Association has been providing leadership and service to Catholic education since 1904. The largest professional association in the world, its 200,000 members serve over 7.6 million students in preschools, elementary and secondary schools, parish catechetical/religious education programs, diocesan offices, colleges, universities and seminaries.
Prayer and Spirituality:
Basic Prayers In Spanish
Basic Catholic prayers in Spanish.
The Irish Jesuits run this daily prayer site. It provides meditation in the Ignatian style, which can be very instructive in the art of prayer.
St. Anthony Messenger Press provides this daily, minute meditation on the day’s readings at Mass.
Saint Of The Day
St. Anthony Messenger Press provides a biography and spiritual significance of the saints’ feast days.
Catacombs of Rome
History, symbols, and descriptions of the Christian Catacombs of Rome. Many incredible images here.
Citta del Vaticano
Christus Rex et Redemptor Mundi is one of the best virtual art museums. An interesting repository of Christian art and historical sites. Also the Documents of Vatican Council II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church Online.
The official site of the Holy See. The Holy Father, The Curia, News Services, Vatican Museum, Archives. John Paul II’s encyclicals are here with hundreds of documents available in six languages.
The official newspaper of the Vatican.
Beautiful images, fascinating history. One of the oldest astronomical research institutions in the world, the Vatican Observatory has its headquarters at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, outside Rome. Its dependent research center, the Vatican Observatory Research Group (VORG), is hosted by Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.
A RealAudio site, you can actually listen to Vatican Radio, Vatican news, and more in many languages.
The World Seen From Rome. ZENIT is an International News Agency based in Rome. Its mission is to provide objective and professional coverage of events, documents and issues emanating from or concerning the Catholic Church for a worldwide audience, especially the media.
Young Adult/Youth Links:
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Real Faith TV
View our shows right here on the web or catch them on cable. E-mail prayer requests to our prayer team. Got a question about faith or life? Ask us and we’ll get back to you with a solid answer just as soon as we can!!
YOU! is your voice. The voice of a generation preparing the world for Christ. Young people who’ve left hot jobs at home and heeded the call to come to Southern California where the surf’s up year ’round and Christ (Son of the Most High, King of kings and Lord of lords) needs a few good Generation X’ers to serve Him.
Designed to minister to high school teens of all faiths from a uniquely Catholic base. Reaching teens on spiritual, emotional, and social levels, LIFE TEEN responds to the need to be loved, offering meaning and direction and hope in a world of indifference.
One Rock Online
Operated by youth for youth to supplement the already Catholic teenagers and “lukewarm” Catholics with enriching, orthodox and entertaining content and to form an online community of Catholic teenagers through bulletin boards and chat.
National Catholic Youth Choir
A liturgically-based choir open to Roman Catholic youth entering 10th – 12th grade. The program takes place each summer on the beautiful wooded grounds of Saint John’s Abbey and University in central Minnesota. What is unique about the National Catholic Youth Choir is its liturgical focus. The singers learn about the Catholic liturgy and how the treasury of sacred music (Gregorian chant, Palestrina, Mozart, Bruckner, Poulenc, Duruflé…) fits in Catholic worship today. The choir also sings contemporary and newly-written music, some of it specially commissioned for the NCYC.