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Disclaimer:  This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of Catholic Sites.  It is for your convenience.  Visit one of the sites listed under Indexes and see thousands of links.  Sites listed herewith are not maintained by Saint Paul Catholic Church. Inclusion here does not indicate an endorsement. Some sites may contain information that is not consistent with the teaching of the Catholic Church.  User discretion is advised.

Bible

  • Agape Catholic Bible Study  This free Catholic online resource for the study of Sacred Scripture offers:  In-depth Bible studies in the living tradition of the Catholic Church Accessing ancient and contemporary commentaries, Historical and archaeological information, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church reference
  • Bible Gateway   9 languages.  The best on-line 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  Crosswalk's online Bible and tools with 20 Online translations and many online Bible Study tools.
  • Biblical Words Pronunciation Guide: Audio pronunciation guide. Remember to turn you computer's sound and speakers on.
  • BSW - Biblical Studies on the WEBcomprehensive listing of libraries, university departments, journals, and other useful tools for biblical research," * including  Biblicia  [on-line!] * published since 1920 by the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome.
  • Catholic Home Study Service: Seven free courses, faithful to the teachings of the Church, are available. When you request a course, you will receive a textbook and a workbook with study questions. After reading a section of the book, you can send your workbook answers to us either over the internet or by postal mail. We will make whatever corrections are necessary and answer any questions you want to ask. All who complete the course receive a graduation certificate. There is no charge for the course, and no one will call on you. You may take the course alone or with friends or family members.
  • God's Yellow Pages: Let your fingers do the walking through the bible. Interesting and pratical Topical Bible format which uses the Bible Gateway search engine and site.
  • 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."
  • New American Bible The National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB).  New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Revised Psalms © 1991, 1986, 1970.  No search engine, but they do include the daily readings from the Lectionary.
  • Scripture: Internet Theology Resources  Annotated Scriptural research links maintained by St. John University, Collegeville.

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Books Online

  • Christian Classics Etheral Library  Free 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.
  • Project Gutenberg  More free books in electronic format: There are three portions of the Project Gutenberg Library, basically be described as: Light Literature; such as Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, Peter Pan, Aesop's Fables, etc. Heavy Literature; such as the Bible or other Religious Documents, Shakespeare, Moby Dick, Paradise Lost, etc. References; such as Roget's Thesaurus, Almanacs, and a set of Encyclopedia, Dictionaries, etc.
  • The Internet Public Library is a public service organization and learning/teaching environment at the University of Michigan School of Information. There are over 3700 books and other texts in this collection

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Eastern

  • Al-Bushra  Arab American Roman Catholic Community. Al-Bushra (from Arabic, means good news), is created by Rev. Labib Kotbi from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem (The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jerusalem).  Excellent resource for related topics and the Christian (Catholic & Orthodox) Churches of the Middle East.
  • Byzantine Catholic Church in America  Eparchies, Seminary, Monasteries, News Pages, Directories, & Links.

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Indexes

  • Brother Richard's Favorite URLs by Richard Oliver, OSB, Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, MN.     Great Index links site.
  • Ecclesia Web Service Free Webmail. Free Catholic websites. This division of The Fabian Corporation is devoted to providing quality web sites to Catholic Organizations and promoting Catholic research & networking on the internet
  • Internet Theology Resources Fast, text based, excellent resource for Academic Theology. Interdisciplinary and General, Systematics, Moral Theology, Historical Theology, Liturgical Studies, Spanish Language and Culture, and more.  This guide is intended to assist searchers of theological and religious information on the Internet and is arranged according to major areas of concentration in St. John's School of Theology & Seminary, Collegeville
  • New Advent  Includes Articles from the The Catholic Encyclopedia published in 1913. Also features St. Thomas' Summa Theologica, the Church Fathers, and more.
  • Newman Centers/Catholic Chaplaincies  Links for Newman Centers around the world. Maintained by the Newman Center at Caltech.
  • RCNet Primarily a service to the Catholic Church. RCNet hopes that easy access to more Christian resources and modern communication will strengthen Catholic parishes and communities. RCNet hosts home pages free of charge to Catholic parishes and schools.

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International

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Libraries

  • ALADIN The catalog for the Washington Research Library Consortium (American University, Catholic University, Gallaudet University, George Mason, George Washington, Marymount, Trinity College, and the University of the District of Columbia).
  • Library of Congress Can't find info on a book?  It's here. The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.
  • Loyola University of New Orleans Contains information about books, videos, music CDs, scores, government documents, periodicals, and other materials in the Loyola University Monroe, and Music Libraries.

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Liturgy

  • Adoremus: Society for the Renewal of the Sacred Liturgy.  The mission of Adoremus is to rediscover and restore the beauty, the holiness, the power of the Church's rich liturgical tradition while remaining faithful to an organic, living process of renewal.
  • MassTimes 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).
  • Bishop's Committee on Divine Worship  a standing committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has the responsibility for all matters relating to the Liturgy. The Committee on Divine Worship's Newsletter is published 10 times per year and is available by subscription here: http://www.usccb.org/about/divine-worship/newsletter/index.cfm
  • Catholic Liturgical Library: This site is dedicated to providing accurate historical and current information about the liturgies of the Latin (Roman) rite of the Catholic Church. Currently this includes the missal of 1970 (Novus Ordo) and the missal of 1962 (Tridentine).
  • Catholic Homilies  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.
  • Internet Theology Resources  Liturgical Studies and Liturgical Music: This collection is more scholarly than practical in emphasis, and it reflects its origin as a library guide to Internet theology resources. In many ways it expands and completes the OSB Liturgy section. Maintained by: Liz Knuth, MA, MDiv at St. John's Collegeville, Minnesota.
  • Liturgy, OSB. Gen. Topics  Excellent site for all things liturgical. An index maintained by The Order of Saint Benedict with vast and varied resources.
  • Liturgy of the Hours Apostolate Great site with the Liturgy of the Hours in many different, practical, easy to use formats.
  • The Liturgy of the Hours from Universalis Publishing Ltd.
  • The Mass From The Basilica of the National Shrine of Saint Ann.
  • MINISTRY & LITURGY:  a professional magazine for members of the parish ministry team. It is dedicated to exploring the connection between liturgy and life, unpacking the treasures of the Roman liturgy, and helping ministers use the visual, musical, lively, poetic, and environmental arts to shape liturgies to their local culture.
  • The New Liturgical Movement: Sacred Liturgy and Liturgical Arts in the Roman catholic Tradition.
  • 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
  • What Does that Prayer Really Say: Slavishly accurate liturgical translations & frank commentary on Catholic issues - by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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Media

  • The Catholic Compass is the official publication of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee.  The Catholic Compass is now available as a free download for your tablet. See a story you'd like to share? Invite your friends and relatives to download it. Take us with you wherever you go!  Search for "The Catholic Compass" on the App Store, Google play or kindle fire.
  • Alba House  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.
  • Catholic Answers is the largest Catholic apologetics and evangelization organization in North America with lots of material from Karl Keating, etc.
  • Catholic Digest is a 60-year-old national magazine published by the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.
  • Catholic Information Center on Internet Browse through our list of over 16 Different magazines and 40 Diocesan Newspapers.
  • EWTN Global Catholic Network Featuring a huge library of articles and Church documents with thousands of radio and television shows presented in RealAudio.
  • Ignatius Press  Offers works of 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 audiocassette.
  • Liguori Publications  faithful to the charism of Saint Alphonsus, is an Apostolate within the mission of the Denver Province of Redemptorists.
  • Orbis Books  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.
  • The Tablet  Internet edition of this Long running British Catholic weekly, a link to Priests and People -Internet edition, a list of religious and cultural (mainly UK) www sites.
  • World Radio Network: Dozens of radio stations from around the world

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Meditate on Scripture

  • Sacred Space 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."
  • The Journey: The Journey is a Catholic journal of reflections based on Sacred Scripture from the daily Liturgy of the Word. All of these daily meditations are written by members of our own writing team. If you find that you profit by reading them here frequently, please be so kind as to recommend the meditations to others.
  • Catholic Exchange 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.
  • The Lectio Divina Page A Method of Bible Reflection --The prayers proposed on this website are the fruit of lectio divina, a method of meditative bible reading which goes back to the early centuries of our Church, and continues to be a source of deep spiritual growth for many people throughout the world.
  • Creighton University This Jesuit University page features: Daily Meditations, Special Seasonal Section, Online Retreat, Stations of the Cross, Tips for Prayer in Everyday Life, Spirituality Links.
  • Word Sunday is an excellent Catholic Resource for Studying the Sunday Scripture. Lectionary based with good application of Scripture to life.
  • 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.
  • Clippings offers in-depth and interesting study notes on the Sunday Scripture based on the Revised Common Lectionary.
  • The Center for Liturgy at St Louis University provides a way for Catholics and other liturgical Churches to pray, peruse, and understand the readings that are the focus of the coming Sunday’s Mass. This fulfills the Second Vatican Council’s prescription for a weekly alternation between public worship on Sunday and personal prayer and preparation during the week..
  • Catholic Homilies Follow the link under "Weekday Homilies" for some daily meditations and under "Sunday Homilies" for Sunday Meditations, etc.
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Music

  • Cantica Nova Publications: Traditional Music for the Contemporatry Church
  • The Christian Classics Ethereal Library Hymn Tune Archive Quick Index is a database and indexed archive of public-domain hymn tunes and chants in electronic formats including MIDI files, printable sheet music, and editable electronic musical scores, that have been donated to the Christian Classics Ethereal Library. It does not include hymn texts or lyrics
  • Church Music Association of America: The Church Music Association of America  is an association of Catholic musicians, and those who have a special interest in music and liturgy, in keeping with the norms established by competent ecclesiastical authority.
  • Classical Net  Reviews of more than 1000 CDs, as well as 4800 files and over 2600 links to other classical music web sites, buying guide, books and scores.
  • GIA Publications is a major publisher of sacred choral music, hymnals, etc. including "Gather" and "Worship."
  • Gregorian Chant with Audio Files with many kyries, some seloected chants and chants of the proper of masses in advance for rehearsals. These recordings are live ones, made at St. Benedict's Monastery in São Paulo, Brazil.
  • The Gregorian Chant Home Page:  Princeton University's Academic Chant site.  Chant Research Sites, Medieval Music Theory Sites, Resources for Chant Performance, Other Chant Web Sites, Web Sites Helpful for Chant Researchers.
  • Oregon Catholic Press is a publisher of a wide variety of music and worship materials including "Breaking Bread", and "Glory and Praise."
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Portals

  • Catholic Exchange Internet Portal for all things Catholic.
  • Catholic Information Network (CIN)  A lot of information here. Excellent resource for Church Documents, Eastern Catholicism and dozens of related documents.  Annotated links to Catholic web sites.  Forums and Mail lists.
  • Catholic.net is a central directory and repository of all data on Internet that reflect the Magisterium or authoritative teaching of the Catholic Church.
  • Catholic Online  The Mission of "Catholic Online" is to Serve as a Center for the Exchange of Information for Catholics. Free Webmail.
  • Holy Spirit Interactive Catholic Apologetics, Articles, Scripture Study, Meditation, Music, Daily Saint, Mass, more.
  • National Black Catholic Congress represents African American Roman Catholics, working in collaboration with National Roman Catholic organizations for the evangelization of African Americans; and to improve the spiritual, mental, and physical conditions of African Americans.

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Vatican

  • Catacombs of Rome  History, symbols, & descriptions of the Christian Catacombs of Rome --incredible images.
  • 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.
  • Holy See  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.
  • L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO  The official newspaper of the Vatican.
  • Vatican Observatory   Beautiful images, fascinating history  --one of the oldest astronomical research institutions in the world, 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.
  • Vatican Phone & Fax Directory  Contact info for Vatican offices, names, direct phones, fax, email, titles for Cardinals, Bishops, & Monsignors.
  • Vatican Radio  A RealAudio site, Actually listen to Vatican Radio, Vatican news, and more in many languages..
  • ZENIT -- 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.

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Vietnamese

  • New Orleans Vietnamese Online  Small Catholic Vietnamese site operated out of New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • VietCatholic Network  Large Gateway to Catholic Vietnamese websites.  Vietnamese Catholic Liturgy, Theology, Culture, Media, Magazines & Current Events. Vietnamese Catholic Communities in Asia, America, Australia, Europe, and Africa.  Sponsored by The Vietnamese Catholic National Pastoral Center.

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Vocations

  • Pensacola-Tallahassee Vocations Office: Father John Cayer, Vocations Director. Email: Vocations Office
  • Catholic Vocations Homepage  Basic information regarding official ministry in the Catholic Church as a priest and/or a religious vocation. There are hundreds of options for both men and women. Below are the most basic categories (Diocesan Priests, Religious Priests, Female Religious, and Male Religious). Dozens of links.
  • Institute on Religious Life  From EWTN: Retreats, Religious Communities, and articles on vocations.
  • USCCB United States  Conference of Catholic Bishops' site on Vocations and Priestly Formation.  Documents, Questions & Answers, Prayers, Statistics, and links.
  • Serra The lay vocations arm of the Church which fosters and promotes vocations. Parish vocations, Bishop's Strategy, Online Catalog, Women in Serra, Vocations Ads, help for vocations offices to create greater vocations awareness programs in multimedia.

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Young Adults

  • Catholic Singles Safe, Secure, and All Catholic! If you're looking for other singles who share your Catholic beliefs and values, then you've come to the right place! The LARGEST Catholic singles site of its kind, CatholicSingles.COM has been the internet meeting place for Catholic singles since 1998. So far thousands of Catholics who might not have been able to meet, have joined us, so what are you waiting for?!?
  • Ave Maria Single Catholics Online We hope to be an instrument that God can use to help single Catholics meet and marry. We are ultimately a response to Pope John Paul II's continuous cry for strong, holy, Catholic families to be a light to the world and a sign of Christ's presence. Ave Maria Single Catholics Online believes this is accomplished primarily by the marriage of two strong Catholics.

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Youth

  • Catholic Jukebox brings people closer to Jesus Christ through music that is faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church as  a hub for Contemporary Catholic Music:  Searchable database, radio services, streaming online audio, and downloadable podcasts.
  • 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!!
  • Catholic Youth World Network Young people working together for a common goal, belonging to the Roman Catholic Church, People sharing a personal and selfless relationship who believe what you do --the ones you know you can always count on.
  • Disciples Now   This is a place where you can explore faith issues, ask your questions and find answers, develop your understanding of Catholicism and gain direction for living a faith-filled life --Youth Update, Peace Pledge, Send e-greetings and more.
  • LIFE TEEN is 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.
  • 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.
  • Real Love Productions exists to support teens, young adults and parents in their quest for a true understanding of what it means to love and be loved. Mary Beth Bonacci shares with her listeners a dynamic, positive, practical view of life issues young people face every day with keen insight into the times in which we live.

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