A great way to start your day is to take a few minutes to connect with your faith. 3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage. Also available in Spanish.
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, audio cassettes and subscription products. A variety of features, like Saint of the Day and Minute Meditations, are available.
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.
Contains a wealth of information for those who might be considering the priesthood.
What you are is God's gift to you. What you become is your gift to God.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC., 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.
Contains pronunciations for biblical names and places. Great for Proclaimers of the Word.
The official web site of the the newspaper of the Archdiocese of New York.
This online 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.
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.
CRS has served as the official international relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic community since 1943. Under the direction of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, we aid the poor in 98 countries both by providing direct assistance and by working with partner organizations to alleviate the causes of poverty and social injustice.
Contains news, articles and a search engine.
This site contains a wealth of information about upcoming Sunday liturgies including links to Scripture readings, numerous articles, contextual information, and more.
Official Vatican site - English version.
Contacts for NYS 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 includes a zip code lookup feature.
This site is offered by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. It provides the daily scripture readings.
Online site of the Global Catholic Network.
This site offers a free app for mobile devices. Choose your language preference. Choose the translation of your preference. The official translation for the Lectionary used at Mass is the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE)
This site offers a free app for SmartPhones or tablets. In adddition to the Breviary option (Liturgy of the Hours), you can choose Missal, Readings, Prayers and Rites.
Site of this service organization (English, Spanish and French versions available - click on the appropriate language to enter the site).
This site offers an app that features daily readings, saint of the day, Liturgy of the Hours, and a wealth of prayers and other features.
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.
Online version of the National Catholic Register.
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.
The New York State Catholic Conference has established a statewide Catholic Advocacy Network. This network is 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.
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.
This site is an online Catholic radio station. Listen online, or download the app to your SmartPhone by searching for Radio Maria World Family in the app store. There are a variety of home countries covered, including U.S.A. Radio Maria is also available by phone. But check your landline's long distance plan. When using a cell phone, your mobile minutes will be used. Call 1-712-832-8065
Vast amount of information about individual Saints.
Creighton University's Collaborative Ministry Office offers the Stations of the Cross in English and in Spanish as well as an audio version. They also have printable materials.
Explore the background and meaning of the Sunday Readings.
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 USCCB web site contains a wealth of information on virtually all important issues. It also provides extensive information for anyone interested in the Beliefs and Teachings of the Catholic Church and much more
This site includes the Office of Readings and Liturgy of the Hours (Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer) as well as the readings for daily Mass. It is a great benefit for those who find reading the Breviary to be difficult or confusing.
Official web site of the Holy See. English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish versions of this site are available.
Online version of the print magazine.
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