by Hope: Pope Benedict XVI's second encyclical, released
November 30, 2007.
- Web Links: great
collection of Catholic links on liturgy, saints, religious orders,
Catholic media and organizations, etc.
- The Catholic Internet
Directory: a site featuring the top 40 most visited Catholic sites
on the internet, Catholic diocesan web sites and e-mail directories,
Catholic publications, Catholic organizations on the web, Christian
service volunteer organizations, Catholic internet directories, religious
orders, and catholic high schools and colleges on the web.
- Catholic Online: major
gateway to Catholic resources on the internet. This site also features
news and current events relating to Catholicism.
This site has links to the
Vatican, National Council of Catholic bishops, online dioceses and
parishes, all Catholic colleges in the United States and many high schools
and grade schools, male and female religious orders, Catholic news
agencies and organizations.
Church and the Internet: A 2002 document from the Pontifical
Council for Social Communications which assesses the positive and negative
contributions of the internet for both Church and world. A companion
document entitled Ethics
in Internet analyzes the ethical implications of this new form of
- Religious Studies Resource Guide: a very helpful and thorough collection of resources for the study of religion. There are General Religious Studies resources, Eastern & Western Religion resources, Resources for reading religious texts, and Teaching Resources.
- Academic Info:
Christianity: meta-indexes and general directories, reference
online texts and archives, Christian thinkers and theologians, and a lot
- The Associate of Religion Data
Archives: extensive information about American religious
Catholic Resources on the Net: billed as the largest index of
Catholic sites on the web, this site features information on art &
architecture, the Bible, online Catholic books and periodicals, Church
teachings, reference resources, saints, college student organizations
around the country, and traditional sites featuring Latin prayers and the
- Catholic Answers:
questions and discussion about official Church teachings regarding such
topics as God, creation, revelation, sin, salvation, eschatology, the
Church, saints, sacraments, and morality
Part of the Catholic Church: Baptism, First Holy Communion, and
Confirmation: Several links on the three sacraments of initiation.
- The Vatican Home
Page: information about the pope, along with on-line versions of his
major writings; and a wealth of other background about the Vatican,
including the Roman Curia, the Vatican News Service, the Vatican Museums,
and the Vatican Archives.
Radio: news of the Holy See and real-audio hookup in English,
French, German, Spanish, Polish, and Swedish
- a href="http://www.youtube.com/vatican">The Vatican's You-Tube
on the institution of the Church: a complete list of popes, with
on each one; basic Catholic teaching on the papacy; a complete list of
all the world's cardinals, with links to those with their own home pages;
home pages to Catholic religious orders and dioceses in the United
XII and the Holocaust: a good collection of links and articles about
the continuing controversy of the pope's actions during the Second World
- Church documents by
subject: an alphabetical list of Latin titles along with the subject
of the statement, and usually its author and date
Documents of Vatican
II: The Second Vatican Council (or Vatican II) was a series of
meetings between the pope (first, John XXIII, and then Paul VI) and the
world's Catholic bishops held from
1962-1965 in Rome which sought to re-evaluate or reappriase all aspects
of the Catholic faith as they related to the modern world.
Code of Canon Law: the juridical law of the Roman Catholic Church,
canon law is the body of regulations made by Catholic ecclesiastical
authority for the government of the Church and its members
- Mass times and places: This
site lists Mass times for more than 80% of U.S. churches and provides a
map option to view a local street map to find a church's location.
Worship: a site devoted to the Catholic liturgy, with information on
rites, prayers, sacraments, and music
- The Saints
Page: offers brief biographies of individual saints,
frequently asked questions about saints, a calendar of feast days, and a
list of patron saints. See also A
Guide to Catholic Saints, which contains many links about saints,
martyrs, and the process of canonization.
- ZENIT: an international
news agency whose mission is to provide objective coverage of events,
documents and issues emanating from or concerning the Catholic Church
- Voice of the Faithful: a lay-led,
lay-initiated group founded in 2002 in response to the sexual abuse
crisis, its motto is "Keep the Faith, Change the Church."
- The Catholic Worker
Homepage: not an online version of The Catholic Worker, but
rather an 'unofficial' collection of links to issues relating to this
periodical and its heritage; links to Catholic Worker houses around the
world, links to writings by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, and other WWW
resources for Catholic workers
clearinghouse for information on women's religious congregations, the
of religious life, and the contemporary concerns of women in Church and
society. This site also features
extensive links to women's theology and spirituality.
for the Study of Latino/a Catholicism: Sponsored by the University of
San Diego, this mission of this center is "To research and reflect
theologically on Latino/a Catholicism and its impact on the overall U.S.
(western) Catholic Church, and to do so in a systematic, ecumenical,
multiperspectival, interdisciplinary, intercultural and critical manner."
enormous collection of links to denominations and ecumenical programs,
music ministry resources, online seminaries and divinity schools,
religious resource websites, starting points for web searches, and other
interesting websites for social action.
Internetum: information and online works by notable
theologians--Augustine, Aquinas, Barth, Bonhoeffer, Luther, Wesley,
Buber, C.S. Lewis, and others
- From Jesus
to Christ: website from the PBS series about the first Christians.
It features extensive background on the life, death, and influence of
Jesus Christ, and excellent links to related issues.
bibliographies: a truly extensive collection of resources on a wide
range of theological and biblical topics
God in Cyberspace: a guide to religious studies resources on the
web. This site offers a selective list of general and specialized
resources for religious studies faculty and students. It links to
print resources, people resources, digital resources (e-texts and
journals), sub-disciplines of religious studies and theology,
religious traditions; and also has an interesting set of links on the
topic of the effect of cyberspace on the theory and practice of
- Programs for
the Study of Religion Worldwide: a site from the University
of California at Santa Barbara offering the most comprehensive
index presently available of programs devoted to the study of
religion that also have sites on the World Wide Web
- Shamash: The Jewish Network,
which "strives to be the highest quality central point of Jewish
information and discussion on the
- Al-Islam.org: a
comprehensive site about Islam,
"maintained by a dedicated group of individuals who are trying to present
a balanced and accurate picture of
Islam." It features information about Islamic history, beliefs and
audio and video files of Islamic practice. This is, however, Islam from a
Shi'ite point of view. For a different (Sunni) perspective on Islam, see
- Adherents.com: gives
statistics on membership in different religious groups. A statistics-rich
- Guide to
Resources in Theology: Anglican resources, Catholic resources,
Evangelical and Ecumenical resources, Orthodox resources, Protestant
resources, along with links to various sacred texts and manuscripts
- American Religion Data Archive:
archive that stores and distributes data sets from the leading studies on
American religion. Many polls and survey results.
- Homework Central's
Religion Resources: explanations of various faiths and theologies;
along with reference sources, religions by location, interreligious
studies, and religion research tools
an online glossary for beginning theologians, created by undergraduates
at the University of Notre Dame
- Search the entire
for any word. Every passage where that word appears will show up. Or,
just type in a particular citation under "Passage," select
Up," and that portion of the Bible will appear. I also recommend
the "RSV" version of the Bible.
- World Wide Study Bible:
an attempt to organize all the Bible-related resources on the web. This
site features both text and commentary on all the books in the Bible.
- Resource Pages
for Biblical Studies: Bible texts and translations, electronically
published biblical studies, aspects of the Mediterranean social world,
biblical studies and computer technology
of Biblical Literature: The SBL maintains this page of electronic
publications and resources for biblical studies. It features electronic
journals and extensive resources fo
r biblical scholars.
- Goshen Net Bible Study:
multi-translation concordance, Bible dictionary, dictionary of names in
the Bible, Greek and Hebrew lexicon
Biblical Studies: a comprehensive resource for researching Bible
topics, with Greek and Hebrew renderings of individual verses
- America: a weekly
published by Jesuits in the United States for thinking Catholics and
those who want to know what Catholics are thinking
on-line version of this independent review of public affairs, religion,
literature, and the arts
- The National Catholic Reporter:
the on-line version of a weekly independent, lay-edited Catholic
newspaper. If you want to keep
up with current events in the Church and in the world as they relate to
the Church, this is the best place to look.
Catholic weekly from the United Kingdom
- First Things: a
journal of religion, culture, and public life
- U.S. Catholic: the
on-line version of the monthly Catholic magazine.
- Google: the best and most powerful
single search engine around
- alltheweb.com: scours 200
million web pages, most of the time in under a second
meta-search form and collection of an enormous number of search forms
Ask Jeeves: a very helpful
service which allows you to put your question into plain English. You'll
receive a response listing places on the web where you can go to find the
- The Catholic News
Service: the oldest and largest news wire service specializing in
reporting on religion, the Catholic News Service is the the primary
source of national and world news that appears in the U.S. Catholic
press. It is also a leading source of news for Catholic print and
broadcast media throughout the world.
- Goshen Net:
news and current events in the world of religion with excellent
for searching past news stories
- Broadcast.com: real
audio from radio stations around the world; including the BBC World
Service, CNN, local TV stations, news & talk radio
- Starting Points
for Web Explorers: help in using the web, frequently asked questions
about the web, basic tutorial on the Internet and the WWW, other search
and indexing resources
If you find a really interesting site that's not on the above list,
please e-mail the webmaster so that it can be added.