Every web page in this domain represents our best effort to enable Web research by people of all ages who can tolerate a moderate perspective in the Catholic spectrum.
We try to avoid the extremes, both from the left and from the right. But you will probably find some URL collections, with a link or two on them that you won’t like. Such is life!
Remember, too, that every link will not necessarily connect you to a site which can claim to be one hundred percent pure Catholic. But that’s the scholarship dilemma: An authentic scholar needs to go beyond absolutes; but how far to go!? YOU will need to make the choices which will define your resolution of the scholarship dilemma. Let your conscience and the spirit of the Lord be your guide.
General Catholic Information Resources
A very extensive site aimed at the more serious student of the Catholic faith. A good source of topics, including Church History, Revelation, Liturgy, Social Teachings, Morality, Spirituality, Evangelization, Theology, Publications, Documents, Articles, Religions of the World, etc.
Resources here include access to the 1913 edition of Catholic Encyclopedia with more than 11,000 articles on Catholic topics. You can also find the letters, speeches, and books from the earliest Christians (Church Fathers).
Resources for Bible Study by Scott Hahn.
Searchable New American Bible online.
- Page One: Bible texts, translations, and related texts. Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Josephus, Gnostica, “Classical” texts, Rabbinica, Church Fathers, papyrological info, linguistic resources, lexica, libraries, publishers.
- Page Two: Biblical Studies, Electronically Published List archives, research projects, reviews, journals, articles electronically published, course material, bibliographies, i.e. searchable bibliographic databases and bibliographies on the Web.
- Page Three: Aspects of the Mediterranean Social World: resources and collections; social-science studies: sociological studies, social anthropological: patron-client structures, honor-shame structures, Family structures, bibliographies, the archaeology of ancient cultures, including journals, Palestine links, and general Mediterranean information.
The Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John have together enjoyed the privileged status of sacred scripture since the late second century when they began to receive the consensus approval of the early Catholic Church. These four gospels, however were not the only sources of information about Jesus available in early Christian communities. During the last two centuries, archaeologists, NT scholars, and historians of the early church have made considerable progress in recovering many of the lost gospels. This website is designed to make all the primary texts pertinent to the life of Jesus available to anyone interested. Direct access to all gospels known to have been written within 200 years of Jesus’ birth – every manuscript, in its original language and English translation, in print and online – can easily be obtained here.
The purpose of the Catholic Biblical Association is to promote, within a context of faith, scholarly study in Scripture and related fields by meetings of the association, publications, and support to those engaged in such studies.
An index of websites/sources for the field of Biblical Archaeology
Although the “New Testament” contains the same twenty-seven books for almost all Christians, there are some major and important differences between the “Hebrew Bible” used by Jews and different versions of the “Old Testament” used by various Christian churches and denominations.
This HTML presentation of the Five Gospels is designed to be a teaching tool for introductory level classes in New Testament and Christian Origins. “Gospel parallels” is a study tool that places the same gospel passage in parallel columns for comparison.
Electronic New Testament Educational Resources – by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
A definition list of biblical terms.
Enter the scripture passage or keywords to search up to 16 different translations of the Bible.
Church History Sites
This site seeks to make the literature of the early Christian Church available to all in electronic form. Archiving un-copyrighted English translations of the Church Fathers, the acts of the Christian martyrs, the proceedings of the Councils, the lives of the early saints, etc. A living encyclopedia of Orthodox Christianity.
Internet Theology Resources in Church History and Historical Theology from the Clemens Library (College of Saint Benedict) and Alcuin Library (Saint John’s University).
Women’s Studies in Church History Sites
In the last twenty years, the history of women in ancient Christianity has been almost completely revised. As women historians entered the field in record numbers, they brought with them new questions, developed new methods, and sought for evidence of women’s presence in neglected texts and exciting new findings. This is part of the PBS series From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians.
A large collection of facts and information concerning Saints and Angels.
A Greek Orthodox Calendar of Saints. Includes saints histories and icons.
A collection of facts and information concerning Celtic Saints.
“After the Bible itself, no book so profoundly influenced early Protestant sentiment as the ‘Book of Martyrs’.”
Arranged as a calendar. Click on the saints name to read a biography.
The Catholic Calendar Web Pages include daily mass readings and mystery of the rosary.
A wonderful page for finding the dates of moveable feasts for a given year. Includes a good deal of research information and history of the Christian calendar.
Church Calendar, Liturgy, Worship, Church History, & Prayer Resources.
Religious Clipart, Icons & Symbols Sites
For over two decades, John has drawn his inspiration from Irish mythology, Irish Celtic manuscript decoration, stained glass, the Irish landscape and wildlife (of which he calls home) which hi fuses together to create his work.
A Spanish language site with wonderful Catholic clipart for each week of the liturgical year and various other collections of Catholic clipart in color and BW.
The stated purpose of this site is to provide Christians with a free resource which they might find valuable for Christian work and to glorify the name of Jesus.
A subscription site with a great selection of Christian clipart for all occasions.
The Religious Icon and Image Archive is a collection of religious, Christian, and United Methodist images and graphics.
These Orthodox icons are freely available for personal use.
Christian tradition has long connected the authors of the four canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) with the four “living creatures” that surround God’s throne, as described in Rev 4:7.
Mass times and places around the world. A great resource to check before your next trip out of town!
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 Liturgy of the Hours (also known as the Divine Office) is the richest single prayer resource of the Christian Church. It provides prayers, psalms and meditation for every hour of every day. It has existed from the earliest times, to fulfil the Lord’s command to pray without ceasing.
The Center for Pastoral Liturgy is a national resource for worship at the University of Notre Dame to help church leaders and parishes to celebrate God’s presence in church and world and to connect liturgy and life.
Offers reflections on the Gospels of Sunday Masses.
Provides historical and current information about the liturgies of the Latin (Roman) rite of the Catholic Church. Currently, this includes the missal of 1975 (Novus Ordo) and the missal of 1962 (Tridentine).
Bp. Barron’s website launched in 1999 draws over 300,000 visitors a year from every continent. Fr. Barron posts weekly video clips, commentaries and radio sermons and offers an audio archive of over 300 homilies.
Catholic Documents/Research/References Sites
An extensive databank of resources for Catholic catechists, teachers, DRE’s, parents and all involved in the education of the faith.
The Early Church On-Line Encyclopedia (Ecole) Initiative is a cooperative effort on the part of scholars across the internet to establish a hypertext encyclopedia of early Church history (to the Reformation) on the World-Wide Web.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. The illustrated portion of the Dictionary is not included here. But you can download and install an HTML version of this dictionary on your computer.
Catholic Prayers – An extensive, well-indexed collection of Catholic prayers.
The Method of Centering Prayer - by Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O.
Site is maintained by The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton in Ohio. This is an international center of research and study on the role of Mary in Christian life.
The headquarters of the Rosary Confraternity of the Catholic Church, a world-wide movement of prayer for peace. This site is administered by the Dominican Fathers.
Fr. Richard Rohr's Center for Action and Contemplation seeks to empower individuals to live out their sacred soul tasks in service to the world through contemplative programs and resources.
Church Social Teaching & Life Issues
The Catholic Worker Movement founded by Peter Maurin and Dorothy Day in 1933 is grounded in a firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person. Today over 125 Catholic Worker communities remain committed to nonviolence, voluntary poverty, and hospitality for the homeless, exiled, hungry, and foresaken. Catholic Workers continue to protest injustice, war, racism, and violence of all forms.
Summaries of major Catholic social teachings through papal encyclials. Historical time line places teachings in context of the times.
Includes not only the encyclical and conciliar documents that are typically considered to be the core texts, but also some key teaching documents issued by national bishops conferences and Vatican congregations, documents which contribute to the ongoing development of Catholic social teaching.
Retrouvaille is the name of a program designed to help heal and renew marriages. The word “Retrouvaille”, simply means rediscovery. The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage.
The mission of Edúcate Ya is to facilitate multi-cultural exchange and address the integration challenges faced by Latinos in Oregon through bilingual health, leadership, and education programs.
We exist to provide Hospice as it was originally intended. To create an experience where compassion and purpose come together to support every day of every life.
Church Supplemental Education