Congress Catholic Resource Links Page
Compiled expressly for theLos Angeles Religious Education Congress
held at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center
by the Tech Center, Office of Religious Education
Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese
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Latest updates: March 13, 2013
This page of web links is in no way an exhaustive list of Catholic Internet sites. (Though here you will find some links that come close!) This is meant only to provide examples of what can be found on the World Wide Web. Other pages worth noting from the same site are indented.
Information presented here is alphabetical (by title) under the following categories and is in the following format:
Title of Web Page
A hyperlink to the page. The link title comes from the web page title
The URL is printed below (only for hard copy convenience)
Site descriptions are compiled and written by the Congress Tech Center, which is not responsible for missing or incorrect links.
Catholic Resources on the Internet
Or check out popular search engines (Yahoo!, Alta Vista, etc.)
American Catholic - A Roman Catholic Church site from the Franciscans
AmericanCatholic.org draws from the family magazine, St. Anthony Messenger, offers a variety of features, like Saint of the Day and Minute Meditations.
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Homepage for the L.A. Archdiocese - and home to the Religious Education Congress!
Bank of Catholic Moral Theology Questions
Brother Malcolm Melcher’s "Bank" of Catholic questions for use in extra drill work, for quizzes, for tests and for examinations in a variety of different religion courses. For Moral Theology this project has grown to over 600 questions.
Bank of Catholic Bible Questions
A second religion bank of religious test questions on the Bible, composed of over 900 Old Testament/New Testament questions.
BustedHalo.com features stories, reviews, interviews, faith guides, commentaries, audio clips, discussions and connections to retreat, worship and service opportunities.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Catechism of the Catholic Church is an official summary of the teachings of the Catholic faith.
Catechist Formation Program
Catechist Magazine with the University of Dayton has set up a support site for people involved with their Catechist Formation Program; it posts articles and information on additional resources.
Everything Catholic -- from novels to audio tapes, chat, marketplace, and lots of links.
Catholic.net is successor site to the Catholic Information Center on the Internet (CICI), one of the pioneering Catholic web sites since its inception in 1995.
Catholic.net - Bible Online
Catholic Answers is one of the nation’s largest lay-run apostolates of Catholic apologetics and evangelization.
Catholic Biblical Apologetics
Resource to answer the questions: "What does the Roman Catholic Church teach about ...? ... and why?"
Catholic Climate Covenant
The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change site to inform about the climate change and what we can do.
The St. Francis Pledge
A pledge for all Catholics to communities to reduce our carbon footprint and care for God’s Creation
CatholicCulture.org is Trinity Communications' site providing Catholic editorials, news and commentary.
The Catholic Calendar Rosary Page
Online aid designed and created by Bob & Linda Easterbrooks to pray the Rosary, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Catholic Dating Sites
Independent reviews of Catholic dating websites online, also offering the "Top 100 Date Movies for Catholic Singles," and the "8 First Date Questions to Know if He’s the One."
Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913
The Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913 was an unofficial encyclopedia designed for Catholics, and has many articles on Catholic beliefs, practices, saints, and organizations. (More recent encyclopedias are available in many libraries, but are not freely readable online due to copyright.)
Catholic Exchange was organized exclusively for religious, charitable and educational purposes. It is endeavoring to evangelize the world via the media.
The Catholic Goldmine
After Christopher Miller's Catholic Goldmine finally went offline in April 2006, it was resurrected by The Catholic Company in 2007.
Catholic Information Center on Internet
The Catholic Information Center on Internet hosts directory of Catholic publications and media, diocesan and pro-life directories, and the Catholic Internet Directory
Catholic Information Network
Catholic Information Network (CIN) offers a free exchange of news, information and discussion, providing Catholic electronic evangelization since 1987.
The Catholic Internet Directory
The fruition of a lot of hard work by editor Tim DeRyan, this is the online version of the P J Kenedy Catholic Directory.
Their temperament test is rooted in both natural law and Gospel values (instead of scientific fact or New Age philosophy) to help members understand the temperament God gave them and their future spouse, while leaving room for sacramental grace to impact both behavior and spiritual maturity.
Catholic Media House
Catholic Media House provides a huge selection of downloadable Catholic Christian media for projection onto the big screen.
Catholic Online began as a CompuServe Forum, but recently expanded to provide full access to World Wide Web users.
Run as a personal web by a young Australian family, the site offers search, discussion boards and some Catholic humor.
They claim a huge database of Los Angeles Catholic singles with the highest number of religious singles online and diverse Catholic members from which to choose.
Catholic Singles Network
Catholic Singles Network is a Catholic lay ministry that introduces good Catholic men and women to each other, based on their common interests and positive values. They note it is a "friendship service," not a marriage brokerage organization.
Catholic Travel Centre
Burbank, Calif-based company offers customized religious group travel tours, including special interest tours, choir tours and the Oberammergau Passion Play.
CatholicWeb.com offers online resources for Catholic dioceses, churches, schools, organizations and individuals interested in the Catholic faith, and also provides Catholic churches with free Web site hosting and E-mail service.
Catholic Youth Apostles
Catholic Youth Ministry for the New Millennium
Center for Concern
The Center of Concern works with international networks promoting analysis on social justice issues.
Center for Ministry Development
Offers "FaithWays" resource; also website offers features and resources
Christus Rex et Redemptor Mundi's busy page has links to prayers and Holy Land images.
Code of Canon Law
The Code of Canon Law is an official compendium of the primary disciplinary rules and regulations of the Church as a whole.
College of Cardinals
Listing of all the Cardinals of the world (and some with home pages!)
Fr. B's Catholic Corner
Home to information on sacraments, prayers and Q&A, and Jubilee 2000 pages.
eCatholicism.org, owned and maintained by Joe Cece, is an outgrowth of his work over a period of years as the About.com Guide to Christianity - Catholicism.
The Holy See Vatican Web Page
The official page of the Vatican. It's interesting to note that the Vatican web site posts Vatican documents on line as soon as possible. The document on the laity was posted shortly after it was released.
The Holy See - Jubilee 2000
Documents, a calendar of events and online editions of "Tertium Millennium"
Joan of Arc - Maid of Heaven - Site Map
Site dedicated to the life of Saint Joan of Arc (Jehanne d'Arc) with pages covering the history of the life of Joan of Arc.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - Critical Evaluation Surveys
A series of evaluation surveys, one each at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels for evaluating critically a Web page for authenticity, applicability, authorship, bias, and usability.
MinistryLink, an online database of Church employment opportunities sponsored by Saint John's School of Theology & Seminary, posts jobs available, job seekers and volunteer organizations.
Launched in February 2008, MyCatholicVoice is an online Catholic resource for personal inspiration and community ministry. Designed to capture, organize and share photos, audo and video of the Catholic Church, the site features a broad range of current and historical material.
National Catholic Partnership on Disability
Established in 1982 to implement in parishes and dioceses throughout the United States the 1978 Pastoral Statement of U.S. Catholic Bishops on Persons with Disabilities.
National Conference of Catholic Bishops
The NCCB and the USCC oversee the the spectrum of domestic Catholic concerns.
New Advent is a Colorado-based organization that uses the Web to spread the Catholic faith; hundreds of books, sermons, letters, and other works from the first eight centuries of the Church, also a Catholic Encyclopedia.
New American Bible - USCCB
The New American Bible is the official Bible translation used for liturgies in the United States.
Franciscan site (Cincinnati province) works with online counselors, addressing the eight reasons U.S. bishops have cited for people leaving the Church, including abortion, divorce, conflicts with priests, etc.
Online Seminary Schools
Information about how seminary schools work, what to expect once enrolled, and how to make the most of your learning experience.
Searchable online directory of dioceses and Catholic churches with Mass times, etc. Search by pastor name as well.
RCNet - A Catholic Network
Links to Christian resources; RCNet hosts home pages free of charge to Catholic parishes and schools.
Saint Mary's Press
Offers resources, especially their "H.E.L.P" series
Book, audio and video suggestions from trusted authorities in theology, philosophy, religious studies, and the social and behavioral sciences.
U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (NCCB/USCC)
Official site of the Catholic Bishops of the United States (National Conference of Catholic Bishops/U.S. Catholic Conference)
Vatican Exhibit Main Hall
The Library of Congress Vatican Exhibit with a number of virtual exhibit rooms from which to choose.
Catholic Resources on Search Engines
Current listings of Catholic resources by popular search engines.
Linked and listed alphabetically, followed by a sample link of an actual search.
AltaVista Main Page
or go right to a search for "catholic publishing"
Excite Search Results: catholic publishing
Wikipedia - Catholicism
Catholic Organizations & Clubs
The Cardinal Newman Society
The page hosts an intercollegiate organization of students, educators, and alumni; also links to Catholic colleges.
Catholic Alumni Clubs
Part of Catholic Alumni Clubs International, CAC is a local organization of single Catholic professional men and women. Each CAC provides a friendly setting for Catholic singles to meet and develop friendships with other Catholic singles at a variety of enjoyable, interesting, and fulfilling activities.
Catholic Campus Ministry Association
This is the home base for the Catholic Campus Ministry Association discussion group and is also a resource for Campus Ministers of all faiths.
Catholic Charities offers a list of Catholic Charities agencies and Catholic-related sites.
Catholic Worker Home Page
An unaffiliated site with information about the Catholic Worker; links to articles and reflections
Catholic Mothers Internet Connection
Specifically for Roman Catholic mothers, this site helps Catholic moms from around the world make
contact with each other.
The Christifideles Pizza and Theology Society
Certainly gets my prize for a unique name, CPATS hosts pizza theology parties and the Christifideles
Laici newsletter if you missed the party!
Update: Now part of AskACatholic.com
Information on home schooling.
Los Angeles Catholic Alumni Club
A club of nearly 200 Catholic singles who are college graduates, professionals, registered nurses, entrepreneurs and others who have acquired the equivalent status in education or job related positions. The majority of our members are in their late 20s to early 50s, although all age groups are represented and welcomed.
Other (Fun) Links
You didn't miss these, did you??!
Liturgical and Sanctoral Catholic Calendar
Provides information to help individuals pray the Liturgy of the Hours, the rosary, and follow the daily Mass readings in their personal prayer lives.
Free Catholic greeting cards, inclusive of Pet Blessings for kids, with teachings about the Saint or what the Church teaches.
Spy Emergency - Catholic Virus
Did you know there's even a Catholic computer virus?!
Resident COM -files
Catholic is a resident parasitic infector of COM files. It was found
from Finland in the spring of 1994.
When an infected file is executed the virus goes resident in
memory, decreasing the amount of available DOS memory by
approximately 2300 bytes.
All COM files that are executed or opened (for example, copied)
will be infected by the virus. Infected files grow by 1,129 bytes. This
change in file size is not visible when the virus is resident in
memory. The virus does not infect EXE files that have been
renamed to have COM extension.
The virus is encrypted with a S-bit key. Underneath the encryption
part of the following text can be seen:
May The Peace Be With You....
Microsoft Bids to Acquire Catholic Church
Maybe you missed this one?
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