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American Catholic
On this site you will find reliable information on the Catholic and Christian faith. Much of this comes through the online edition of the family magazine, St. Anthony Messenger, and through a catalog of books, videos, audiocassettes and subscription products.  A variety of features, like Saint of the Day and Minute Meditations, are available.

American Catholic News
Links to Catholic newspapers in America.

Archdiocese of New York
Contains a wealth of information about the archdiocese and its activities, including Catholic Charities, the Department of Education, its Pastoral Mission, St. Joseph’s Seminary, the Cardinal and more.

Baltimore Catechism
The Baltimore Catechism is a timeless classic.  The only changes that have been made in the Church, since it was written, are those in the area of discipline.  No changes have been made in the area of doctrine and morality.  The same Faith that was believed when the Baltimore Catechism was written, is the same Faith that is believed today.  The question and answer format catechism will be useful to anyone who wants to better know the Faith of the Catholic Church.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Catholic church in the Americas and is numbered among the largest churches in the world.  This interactive web site, designed to keep you informed and involved with its ministry. As the United States’ patronal church and preeminent Marian shrine, its mission reaches hundreds of thousands across the country and even the world. Her you can obtain updates on news and events from the Shrine, special prayers, important Catholic news, and ways in which you can assist its mission or participate in its observances.

 

Bible Basics Words

Contains pronunciations for biblical names and places.  Great for Proclaimers of the Word.

Catechism of the Catholic Church
This on-line Second Edition English Translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church includes the corrections promulgated by Pope John Paul II on 8 September 1997. These corrections to the English text of the Catechism of the Catholic Church were made to harmonize it with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II on the same date.  Includes Table of Contents, Table of Contents with Paragraph Numbers, Index, and Search capabilities.  Also has instruction on how to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  An alternate catechism search engine (with a Spanish version) site is located at Christus Rex.

Catholic Encyclopedia
Online encyclopedia for research.

Catholic Online
Catholic Online is the world’s largest and most comprehensive online Catholic information service available. The mission of Catholic Online is to serve as a center for the exchange of information for Catholics and all people of God, to help them deepen their understanding of our Catholic faith.

Catholic.net
Catholic.net offers access to leading Catholic magazines and newspapers, papal encyclicals, Church documents, and helpful devotional services. Every day, if offers the latest Catholic news from around the world, straight from the highly regarded, Rome-based Zenit News Service.  Each week, there is a sampling of the most relevant and stimulating Catholic content, culled from hundreds of Catholic publications and web sites.  You can also receive their newsletter, delivered weekly to your e-mail box. They guarantee that the content will be 100% in accord with the teachings of the Pope and the living Magisterium of the Church.

Catholic Pages – The Catholic Web Directory
The Catholic Web Directory contains over 16,000 links to Catholic articles in over 300 categories.

Church Documents
Contains Links to documents ranging from Vix Pervenit — On Usury and Other Dishonest Profit (Benedict XIV — 1745) through several documents in 1996 (Address on Evolution by John Paul II and The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality)

 

Contact Information for Politicians

U.S. Congress – Send e-mail or use web forms to members of the U.S. House of Representatives or members of the U.S. Senate.

N.Y.S. Legislature – For members of the New York State Assembly, visit each member’s personal web site for contact information.  The Assembly maintains a web page with links to the web sites of all NYS Assembly members.  If you do not know who represents you in the Assembly, there is a lookup feature – you provide your zip code.  The Senate also maintains a web page with links to the web sites of all NYS Senate members.  It also includes a zip code lookup feature.

Daily Scripture Readings
This site is offered by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  It provides the daily scripture readings.
Diocese of Rockville Center
This site contains a wealth of information about the diocese offices and activities.  It also has links to other catholic websites that you may find helpful.
Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), Global Catholic Network
Online site of the Global Catholic Network.

 

Examination of Conscience

Contains a list of questions to help prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Also includes an Act of Contrition and instructions on how to go to Confession.  If you want to print this, be sure to switch to landscape mode.

International Bible Society
The purpose of International Bible Society is to faithfully translate, publish and reach out with God’s Word so that people around the world may become disciples of Jesus Christ and members of His Body.  This site offers Bibles in many languages and versions and allows the user to view a particular passage, compare different versions, and perform a word search.

Knights of Columbus
Site of this service organization (English, Spanish and French versions available – click on the appropriate language to enter the site).

Knights of Columbus’ Catechism of the Catholic Church
Includes the ability to search through the catechism.

 

Lector’s Notes

This site contains notes to help lectors prepare for Sunday proclamations.  It covers Sundays and Holy Days throughout the lectionary cycle.

Marians of the Immaculate Conception
Learn about the Marians, the Divine Mercy and the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, Association of Marian Helpers, and much more.

Mass Times
For people traveling in the United States, this site allows users to locate the nearest Catholic Church.  The information is also available by phone at 1-800-627-7846.

 

Movie Reviews

From the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, this site includes the current week’s new releases and a searchable archive of reviews.

National Catholic Register
Online version of the National Catholic Register.

Natural Family Planning – Family of the Americas

Natural Family Planning refers to the practice of achieving or avoiding pregnancies according to an informed awareness of a woman’s fertility.  This organization offers information and training materials for Natural Family Planning.

 

Aside from the issue of morality, there are numerous advantages to Natural Family Planning over artificial birth control: 1) Natural Family Planning does not involve the use of medicines, mechanical devices or chemicals. Side effects or risks that may occur with the use of such medicines or devices will not occur with natural family planning methods. 2) Natural Family Planning methods are inexpensive. A nominal fee is usually charged for instructional training/materials and supplies, but there are no ongoing costs. 3) Natural Family Planning methods require partners to share the responsibility for planning or avoiding pregnancy. Typically, couples who use these methods notice an increase in communication and in cooperation.

 

New York State Catholic Conference

The New York State Catholic Conference has established a statewide Catholic Advocacy Network. This network will be a means of informing Catholics about the social teachings and policy positions of the Church in a variety of areas. Issues include the protection of human life, social justice, educational equality, religious freedom, and care of the poor.

 

 

With the information and tools provided by the Conference, Catholics can better exercise our right to lobby our legislators from home by phone, mail, or by a few clicks on the computer. There is no cost to join, very little commitment of time, and you will receive a monthly newsletter, Catholic Compass.

Once Catholic
The mission of OnceCatholic.org is to put you back in touch with a face-to-face community of Catholics. Along the way, we want to walk with you as you sort through your issues with the Church.

PetersNet
Contains news, articles and a great search engine.

Roman Catholic Lectionary Web site
Many websites provide easy access to the scripture readings assigned to particular Sundays and/or Weekdays in various church Lectionaries. This web site has comprehensive tables of the scripture readings from several Latin and English editions of the Roman Catholic Lectionary for Mass, so that you can easily obtain an overview of all the readings used in a particular liturgical season (Advent, Christmas, etc.) and/or in a particular year of Ordinary Time (Sundays in Years A, B, C;  Weekdays in Years I & II). There are also many cross-references and some comparative analyses so that you can more easily see the differences between various editions of the Lectionary.

Scripture Catholic
This site provides over 2,000 Scripture citations from the Old and New Testament that explain and defend the teachings of the Catholic Church. Each citation is followed by a one-line exegesis of a point of Catholic teaching and assumes the reader has some understanding of the Protestant position. The site is intended to function as a quick Scriptural reference guide, and must of course be accompanied by further study of the Scriptures, the early Church Fathers and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Hopefully, this easy format serves as a useful tool for the Catholic apologist and others who are interested in the Scriptural basis for the teachings of the Catholic faith.

 

Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine

Site for the community that introduced the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine into the New York Archdiocese over 100 years ago.  See their History, read their, learn about their mission.  Read about Sr. Rose Vermette’s Jubilee (October 15, 2001).

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. This purpose is drawn from the universal law of the Church and applies to the episcopal conferences which are established all over the world for the same purpose.

The Vatican
Official web site of the Holy See.  English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish versions of this site are available.

The Word Among Us
Online version of the print magazine.

World Wide Marriage Encounter
The Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s mission is one of renewal in the Church and change in the world.  They assist couples to live fully intimate and responsible relationships by providing them with a Catholic “experience” and ongoing community support for such a lifestyle.