Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order)
California Jesuit Province
America – A National Catholic weekly magazine
University of San Francisco
St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Jesuit Retreat House, Los Gatos (El Retiro)
Creighton University Online Ministries Resources of this web site include an on-line retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
Pray As You Go
Created by Jesuit Media Initiatives of England, “Pray-as-you-go” Is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable music players. Each session is available in both MP3 and WMA formats. Instructions are provided for use with iTunes and Juice. An RSS feed is also available.
Archdiocese of San Francisc
Office of Lay Formation (previously known as “School of Pastoral Leadership”)
Catholic Charities CYO
Life, Justice, and Peace Report of the Office of Public Policy and Social Concerns
San Francisco Charismatics
The Vatican website
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Deus Caritas Est (“God is Love”), First encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI
Spe Salvi (“In Hope We are Saved”),Second encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI
Humanae Vitae, Encyclical of Pope Paul VI on the regulation of birth
Evangelium Vitae, Encyclical of Pope John Paul II on the value and inviolability of human life
Rerum Novarum, Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII on capital and labor
Populorum Progressio, Encyclical of Pope Paul VI on the development of peoples
Ut Unum Sint, Encyclical of Pope John Paul II on commitment to ecumenis
“Busted Halo”Based on wisdom from the Catholic tradition, the “Busted Halo” web site is an online magazine for spiritual seekers in their 20′s and 30′s.
Ministries for Marriage Enrichment and Healing for the Divorced
San Francisco Catholic Engaged Encounter
Retrouvaille,A weekend program for healing troubled marriages
North American Conference of Separated and Divorced Catholics
Beginning Experience,A weekend program for healing — divorced and widowed
In an effort to encourage Catholics to read the Bible and related books, the Catholic Book Publishers Association announces a new program called CatholicsRead. Each year, CatholicsRead will highlight three books from the Bible. Publisher members of CBPA in turn will offer books from their lists that are related to the featured biblical books themselves or to their themes. Links to Amazon.com and other booksellers are provided for ordering.
Holy Names Sisters Justice Cards
Attractive greeting cards (most are blank inside) with a short message on the back about a social justice issue. A wonderful way to promote peace and justice! View the cards on-line and print out an order form that you can mail in. The cards are also for sale in the Parish Book Store.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Catholic Lectionary and New American Bible
An independent journal of opinion edited & managed by lay Catholics.
Features an on-line edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia, plus Summa Theologica and links to many other Catholic sites.
A wealth of Catholic information. Just one example is its Saints and Angels section. Ever wonder just how many saints there are? You’ll be astounded at the number of names listed on this site — 193 listings for the name “John” alone. Biographies are provided for many of the saints listed. Plenty of handy information about angels too.
A nationwide ministry to travelling Catholics; provides free information on the location of a nearby church, and times of the liturgies, in addition to other information. (You can also phone 1-800-MASS TIM(ES) / 1-800-627-7846.)
A directory of Catholic web sites
A directory of Catholic web sites
Catholic Search Engine
Habitat for Humanity
An “E-zine” for the Catholic Community
St. Anthony Messenger Press – (americancatholic.org)
“Home of the online editions of St. Anthony Messenger, Catholic Update, Millennium Monthly, Youth Update, Scripture From Scratch and other Catholic features. A service of St. Anthony Messenger Press and Franciscan Communications, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.”
“InnerCHANGE proclaims the Kingdom of God among the poor, one neighborhood at a time, through the raising up of leaders for church planting, church renewal, and community transformation. Like the Good Samaritan, we believe in “getting down off our donkey” — that is, moving into a neighborhood with the poor. Our goal is to see leaders raised up so that they can in turn transform their own neighborhoods.” [text taken from the InnerCHANGE web site]
Center for Media Literacy
“The Center for Media Literacy is dedicated to a new vision of literacy for the 21st century: the ability to communicate competently in all media forms, print and electronic, as well as to access, understand, analyze and evaluate the powerful images, words and sounds that make up our contemporary mass media culture. Our mission is to bring media literacy education to every child, every school and every home in North America.”
Parishioner Rick Flynn created this terrific site that answers a variety of “how to” questions. How do you… apply for Social Security Benefits? Get emergency road service? Stop smoking? Find the answers to these questsions and many more.
Catholic Singles Network
“CSN is a Catholic lay ministry that introduces good Catholic men and women to each other, based on their common interests and positive values. This is a ‘friendship service’, not a marriage brokerage or match-making organization.”
National Conference for Catechetical Leadership
“NCCL is a Catholic Association dedicated to advancing the Church’s teaching mission in the United States especially by promoting excellence in catechetical leaders.”
NCCL Resources Page (Click on “Resources” on the NCCL home page)
“NCCL’s books and resources are designed for professional catechetical leaders. NCCL resources include books, videos, pins, certificates and bulletin inserts. NCCL also sells selected titles and resources published by other organizations and companies, including Catechetical Sunday materials.”
Resources for Catholic Educators Over 5000 links
- Lesson Plans
- Free Religious Clipart
- Coloring Pages
- Catholic Religious Education Webzine
Parent’s Tool Shop
“Provides family life education services and products based on Jody Johnston Pawel’s book, The Parent’s Toolshop: The Universal Blueprint for Building a Healthy Family.”