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Catholic Information Catholic Culture - An interesting site created by Trinity Consulting, Inc., containing resources to help Catholics live the liturgical year in the home Catholic Encyclopedia - A comprehensive source for Church history, Saints, and just about anything else you can think of... National Conference of Bishops - Learn more about our Bishops. This site also contains daily Readings and a comprehensive search. Vatican City on the Web! - Visit Vatican City - the Holy See. News Services, Picture Museum, Archives, The Roman Curia, The Holy Father all from the comfort of your home! The Mary Page - The Marian Library--International Marian Research Institute located at the University of Dayton, a Catholic and Marianist institution of higher learning, in Dayton whose goal is to gather and present information about the Virgin Mary and to lead people to a loving knowledge of her. Once Catholic - Have you been away from the Church? You are missed and very much needed. OnceCatholic.org is a ministry whose mission is to help heal your hurts and help sort through your issues with the Church. Explore your Vocation - This site is the official site for the Joliet diocese for those discerning a call to priesthood or religious life.
CatholicHistory.net - If you're interested in learning about the history of Catholicism in the United States, check out this new Web resource. It introduces you to the people, places and events that helped shape Catholicism in America. Read the current "spotlight" on American saints, and check out helpful links and suggested reading lists. Catholic Answers - Catholic Answers is one of the nation’s largest lay-run apostolates of Catholic apologetics and evangelization whose mission over the past 25 years has been to defend, explain and promote the Catholic faith. Fr. Robert Barron's Word on Fire Catholic Ministries - Word On Fire Catholic Ministries is a nonprofit global media organization which supports Catholic evangelical preaching, particularly the work of Father Robert Barron, and reaches millions of people to draw them into or back to the Catholic faith.
Catholic Social Teaching Faithful Citizenship - A source of articles and links to further understaning the Catholic call to political responsibility JustFaith - Empowering people of faith to develop a passion and thirst for justice. Peace Pledge - Be A Peacemaker, and pass it on... Education for Justice - The Education for Justice Web Site was created to help teachers, social action directors, parish members, campus ministers, and others in leadership roles to meet the challenge of sharing Catholic Social Teaching and bringing greater awareness to social justice issues. Please visit this site if you want to learn more about Catholic Social Teachings. The Catholic Alliance - Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good is a non-partisan non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the fullness of the Catholic social tradition in the public square. Peace and Social Justice Ministry, Diocese of Joliet - The Peace and Social Justice Ministry seeks to promote the gospel of peace and social justice through its programs and ministries, locally, nationally, and globally. With the information and resources provided on this website, we hope you will be challenged to discover creative ways to engage in the struggle for justice.
Catholic Universities & Colleges Benedictine University - A Liberal Arts University of the Benedictine tradition offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Located in Lisle, IL. Lewis University - A comprehensive, Catholic University in the tradition of liberal learning and preparation for professional life. Lewis offers undergraduate and graduate programs and accelerated programs for working adults. Five local campuses. University of St. Francis - Rooted in Franciscan values and dedicated to life-long learning, UST offers degrees in several graduate and undergraduate programs. Located in Joliet, IL. Catholic Theological Union - A Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry, dedicated to offering quality theological education and ongoing formation for laity, religious, and clergy who are preparing for or who are already engaged in ministry in the United States and around the world. Loyola University Institute of Pastoral Studies - The Institute of Pastoral Studies (IPS) educates adults for professional ministry, spiritual development and faith-based leadership in other professions. Through their course of study and their spiritual formation, students develop real-world knowledge and skills in theological reflection, in ministerial practice and in ethical judgment.
Christian Mission Opportunities Youthworks - Well structured mission for teens that are interested in structured spiritual development, relational development with other teens and those in need, and basic construction tasks for those in need.
Counseling Services Samaritan Interfaith Counseling - Samaritan Interfaith Counseling Center provides counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups.
Faith Helps FindingGod - A useful resource for faith formation and catechesis from Loyola Press
For 20 and 30 Somethings Busted Halo - Excellent, in-depth, online magazine for spiritual seekers in their 20s and 30s, check it out! Young Adult Ministry of the Diocese of Chicago - Young Adult Ministry is here for you - young Catholic adults, married or single in your 20s and 30s. The Young Adult Ministry has one purpose: to put people like you in contact with other people and programs that respond to your needs. This website is loaded! Charis Ministries - Ignatian Spirituality for those in their 20s and 30s Life4seekers - Life4seekers is for those people who want to improve their life and find a new sense of fulfilment, a fresh energy and joy of living.
A terrific site created by the Catholic Church in England. Catholics on Call - Catholics On Call assists young adults to reflect on God’s call in their lives. By reaching out to men and women of college and post-college age—who may be considering the possibility of a life of service in the Church as a lay minister, religious sister or brother, or priest. Through this website and through the programs we offer, Catholics On Call can help you learn more about the opportunities of service in the Church and about listening to God’s call in your life.
Catholics On Call also provides programs and information for those who minister to and with young adults. Vocation directors, campus ministers, and other pastoral ministers can visit this site for updated program information and inspiration relating to your ministry.
Young Adult Ministry of Joliet Diocese - Our mission to help connect young adults to Jesus Christ, the Church, the mission of the Church in the world, and to a peer community (from "Sons & Daughters of the Light") in area parishes and throughout the Diocese of Joliet.
For Teenagers Disciples Now - Disciples Now is a dynamic site for young people which provides opportunities to learn, to discuss, and to celebrate the challenges of discipleship in the context of daily life. Pure Love Club - Within the pages of pureloveclub.com, you are going to find blunt, honest, and uplifting reasons for why you're worth waiting for. No fear tactics. No guilt trips. Just the demands of authentic human love.
Marriage and Family For Your Marriage - What have you done for your marriage today? Resources for living happily ever after...
Media, Newspapers and Periodicals Relevant Radio - Catholic talk radio that Bridges the Gap Between Faith and Everyday Life
Catholic Parent Magazine - A publication of Our Sunday Visitor Our Sunday Visitor - A National Weekly Catholic Newspaper Sojourners - A Christian ministry whose mission is to proclaim and practice the biblical call to integrate spiritual renewal and social justice. The National Catholic Reporter - An independent Newsweekly providing reports, comments, and reflections on the Church and Society. US Catholic Magazine - Lively publication for American Catholics America - A weekly Catholic magazine of news, opinion, book reviews and articles for the thinking Catholic and those who want to know what the Catholic people are thinking. St. Anthony Messenger - A Catholic Magazine from the Franciscans. Good theology, and articles of interest to Catholics of all ages and stages. Catholic News Service - Catholic News Service, serving since 1920 as a news agency specializing in reporting religion, is 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. Franciscan Radio - Franciscan Radio, home of Catholic audio features Saint of the Day, Sunday Soundbites, Lenten Radio Retreat, and American Catholic Radio, is a project of Franciscan Communications, from St. Anthony Messenger Press.
Protecting Gods Children Virtus - Gives more information the Protecting God's Children program from the Joliet Diocese
Reflections & Scripture Minute Meditations - Brief, but meaningful excerpts from various spiritual authors. Saint of the Day - Learn about the life of the Saint whose feast day is celebrated today. Today's Readings - Readings of the day's liturgy The World Community for Christian Meditation - The World Community for Christian Meditation is an international organization of meditators whose practice of this universal tradition is rooted in the teachings of the Gospels and the early Christian monastic methods of prayer and contemplation.
Retreat Providers Carmelite Spiritual Center - Local oasis for spiritual retreats. Also the home of the National Shrine of Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower Mayslake Ministries - Mayslake Ministries is a not-for profit Christian organization founded in the Franciscan tradition as a “retreat house without walls.” Since 1991 the spiritual needs of Christian/Catholic adults from all walks of life have been served by a variety of enrichment programs, spiritual direction, and retreats. How may we serve your needs?
Spiritual Gifts Notre Dame Vision - Notre Dame University offers "Spiritual Gifts" development for teens and youth ministers during the summer months as part of the ND Vision program.