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The Universal Church Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations
Bible Versions and Biblical Studies Catholic and Other Religious News
Moral Theology / Bioethics Priestly and Religious Vocations
Church History National and International Catholic Organizations
Social Justice The Virgin Mary and the Saints
Dogmatic Theology Liturgy and Prayer
Spirituality Blogs
Patristics General
Philosophy Practical Help for Academic Study, Research and Writing

THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH AND ITS HIERARCHY: 

The Vatican
www.vatican.va 
  

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
www.cccb.ca

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops
www.usccb.org 

The French Episcopal Conference
www.cef.fr / www.eglise.catholique.fr

The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church (both past and present)
www.catholic-hierarchy.org/

The College of Cardinals
www.vatican.va/news_services/press/documentazione/documents/cardinali_biografie/cardinali_aa_index_elettori_biografie_en.html

The Vatican City State
www.vaticanstate.va/EN/homepage.htm

BIBLE VERSIONS AND BIBLICAL STUDIES:  

Online translations of the Bible:
rockhay.tripod.com/worship/translat.htm

BibleGateway
www.biblegateway.com/

New American Bible (US Conference of Catholic Bishops)
www.usccb.org/nab/bible/index.shtml

NRSV (British version)
bible.oremus.org

Contemporary English Version (CEV)
www.biblegateway.com/versions/Contemporary-English-Version-CEV-Bible/

“La Bible de la liturgie” (Official French liturgical version)
www.aelf.org/bible-liturgie
 

The Text This Week (a wide-ranging collection of commentaries and homilies on the coming Sunday Scriptures)
textweek.com 
 

The Five Gospels Parallels (Four canonical Gospels + Gospel of Thomas; valuable for studying the Gospels side-by-side, noting similarities and differences)
www.utoronto.ca/religion/synopsis/

ENTER (Electronic New Testament Educational Resources) – Father Felix Just, SJ
(also includes much material relevant to the Old Testament, and excellent materials on the Lectionary, past and present)
catholic-resources.org/Bible/index.html

The Grail Psalter online (Athanasius Schaefer)
www.athanasius.com/docs.htm

Dr. Scott Hahn
www.scotthahn.com/

e-Catena: Allusions to the New Testament in the Writings of the Church Fathers
www.earlychristianwritings.com/e-catena/index.html

MORAL THEOLOGY / BIOETHICS:

Catholic Organization for Life and Family:
www.colf.ca/

New Wine, New Wineskins: Young Catholic Moral Theologians (A society for pre-tenured moral theologians based out of Notre Dame)
ycmt-newwineskins.com/x/

Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture
ethicscenter.nd.edu

The Society of Christian Ethics
www.scethics.org

Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church
www.catholicethics.com/

Bioethics.com
bioethics.com/

The Theology of the Body Institute
www.tobinstitute.com

Do No Harm: The Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics
www.stemcellresearch.org

The Culture of Life Foundation
www.culture-of-life.org

Pontifical Academy for Life
www.academiavita.org

Ethics Matters: Thoughtful Discussion of Difficult Moral Issues
ethics.sandiego.edu

The BioLogos Foundation (organization studying the sonnection of faith & science)
biologos.org

The Way of the Lord Jesus (by Germain Grisez)
www.twotlj.org

CHURCH HISTORY:

Paul Halsall’s “Internet History Sourcebooks Project”
www.fordham.edu/halsall/

SOCIAL JUSTICE:

Scarboro Missions: Social Justice and Peace Resources
www.scarboromissions.ca/Justice_and_peace/resources.php

The Center of Concern
www.coc.org

Development and Peace
www.devp.org/

DOGMATIC THEOLOGY:

Papal Encyclicals online
www.papalencyclicals.net/

Sources of Catholic Dogma (Denzinger)
www.catecheticsonline.com/SourcesofDogma.php

SPIRITUALITY:

Dorothy Day Collection:  dorothyday.catholicworker.org/index.html

Father Ron Rolheiser OMI
www.ronrolheiser.com

L'Arde Canada:  http://www.larche.ca

The Henri Nouwen Society
www.henrinouwen.org

Thomas Merton Centre for Catholic Spirituality
www.thomasmerton.org

The Monastery of Bose (Italy) – materials on liturgy, ecumenism and interfaith relations, hagiography, spirituality, etc.
www.monasterodibose.it/index.php/

The Taizé Community (France)
taize.fr/en

PATRISTICS:

The Fathers of the Church collection
www.newadvent.org/fathers/

Early Christian Writings
www.earlychristianwritings.com/

Supplementary Early Christian Writings
www.earlychristianwritings.com/fathers/index.html

PHILOSOPHY:

The Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas
www.newadvent.org/summa
/

ECUMENISM AND INTERFAITH RELATIONS:

“Centro Pro Unione” (Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, Rome) – major ecumenical and interfaith documents
www.prounione.urbe.it/home_en.html

World Prayers: a collection of prayers and spirituality resources from various religious traditions – useful for preparing interfaith prayer services
www.worldprayers.org/index.html

The Centre for Jewish-Catholic-Muslim Learning, King’s University College
kings.uwo.ca/ccjl/

Dialogika: Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations
www.ccjr.us/dialogika-resources

CATHOLIC AND OTHER RELIGIOUS NEWS: 

The Catholic Register (Toronto):
catholicregister.org

Catholic News Service:
www.catholicnews.com/

Zenit Vatican news service (daily e-mail subscriptions available for free)
Zenit.org

Salt + Light TV:
www.saltandlighttv.org/

Catholic World News (at “Catholic Culture”)
www.catholicculture.org/news/

Vatican TV live video streaming (during major events only)
mediastream.vatican.va/mpeg4dsl.sdp

Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN):
ewtn.com/

Whispers in the Loggia (Rocco Palma):
whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/

Vatican Information Service (official Vatican news; daily e-mail subscriptions available for free)
212.77.1.245/news_services/press/vis/englinde.php#start
To subscribe: mlists.vatican.va/mailman/listinfo/visnews_en

American Catholic Top Catholic News (other news sections available by clicking on the right of the page):
www.americancatholic.org/news/top-catholic-news.aspx

“All Things Catholic”: John L. Allen, Jr. (National Catholic Reporter)
ncronline.org/blogs/all-things-catholic

Inside the Vatican magazine
www.insidethevatican.com/

My Catholic.com (customizable Catholic news page)
www.mycatholic.com

Ekklesia: An ecumenical Christian news and culture think-thank
www.ekklesia.co.uk/

SIGNIS: World Catholic Association for Communication
www.signis.net

PRIESTLY AND RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS: 

Canada’s National Site for Religious Vocations:
vocations.ca/

The Vocations Office of the Diocese of Hamilton, ON:
www.vocationinfo.ca/

Vocation.com
www.vocation.com/

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC ORGANIZATIONS:

The Knights of Columbus
www.kofc.org/un/en/

Catholic Women’s League of Canada
www.cwl.ca

Catholic Biblical Association of Canada
www.cbac.org

Priests for Life Canada
www.priestsforlifecanada.com/English/index.php

Campaign Life Coalition
www.campaignlifecoalition.com/
 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul:  www.ssvp.ca/English

 THE VIRGIN MARY AND THE SAINTS:

The Mary Page
campus.udayton.edu/mary/
 

The Saints and Blessed of Canada:
www.cccb.ca/site/content/view/1217/1274/lang,eng/

Saints.SQPN.com (a massive site listing all kinds of information about saints, beati, etc.)
saints.sqpn.com/

“Saint of the Day” (St. Anthony Messenger Press):
www.americancatholic.org/feeds/saintoftheday.xml

LITURGY AND PRAYER: 

Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccdds/index.htm

CCCB Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments
www.cccb.ca/site/content/blogcategory/0/1153/lang,eng/
www.cccb.ca/site/eng/commissions-committees-and-aboriginal-council/sectoral-commissions/liturgy-and-the-sacraments-french-sector

The Center for Liturgy, St. Louis University (good liturgical and Biblical materials for each week)
liturgy.slu.edu/

Universalis (the Liturgy of the Hours online)
www.universalis.com/Canada/today.htm

The Roman Breviary (in English and Latin)
www.breviary.net

eBreviary (the Liturgy of the Hours online, in Adobe PDF format):
www.ebreviary.com/

The Divine Office
divineoffice.org/

“PrayTell”: Worship, Wit and Wisdom (St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN)
www.praytellblog.com/

CanticaNova: Liturgical Planning Resources (prayers and music suggestions)
canticanova.com/pln_main.htm

Annus Sacerdotalis: The Official Site of the Year for the Priesthood
www.annussacerdotalis.org

“Musica Sacra”: Church Music Association of America
www.musicasacra.com

“Sacred Space”: Online, interactive daily prayers from the Jesuits of Ireland
sacredspace.ie/

Notre Dame Center for Liturgy
liturgy.nd.edu/

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (particularly good on the Extraordinary Form of the Mass)
www.fssp.org/en/index.htm

USCCB Resources for the (upcoming) New Roman Missal in English – NB: not all applicable to Canada
www.usccb.org/romanmissal/

EnVision Church: Art, Architecture, Liturgy and Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition
www1.georgetown.edu/centers/liturgy/envisionchurch/

Oremus
www.oremus.org/

The New Liturgical Movement
www.newliturgicalmovement.org/

Traditional Latin Mass propers (in Adobe PDF format for downloading)
www.maternalheart.org/propers.html

Apostleship of Prayer
http://www.apostleshipofprayer.net/default-en.aspx

Madonna House Apostolate (Combermere, Ontario)
www.madonnahouse.org/

Catholic Prayers
www.yenra.com/catholic/prayers/

BLOGS: 

Catholic Blogs
www.catholicblogs.com/

The blog of Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast SJ:
archbishopterry.blogspot.com/

The blog of Boston’s archbishop, Cardinal Seán O’Malley OFM:
www.cardinalseansblog.org/

“The Gospel in the Digital Age”: The blog of New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan:
blog.archny.org/

"The Word on Fire": The blog of Father Robert Barron
www.wordonfire.org

“My Catholic Voice”:
www.mycatholicvoice.com

GENERAL: 

The 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia (Note the date!)
www.newadvent.org/cathen/

Catholic Resources: Father Felix Just, SJ (lots of background on the Bible, the lectionary, symbols, Catholic teachings, etc.)
catholic-resources.org/

Catholic Online
www.catholic.org

Catholic Canada (a broad collection of Catholic links, focussing on the Canadian Church)
catholicanada.com/web/index.php

Catholic Answers (apologetics and faith education materials)
www.catholic.com

FishEaters: The Whys and Hows of Traditional Catholicism
fisheaters.com

Calculate the Ecclesiastical Calendar for Any Year:
www.smart.net/~mmontes/ec-cal.html

Mass Times for Travellers
www.masstimes.org

Parishes Online (including contact information and Mass times)
www.parishesonline.com/scripts/default.asp

The Christian Catacombs of Rome
www.catacombe.roma.it

Webcams for St. Peter's Square (other Vatican sites' Webcams are also accessible here)
www.vaticanstate.va/EN/Monuments/webcam/
www.vaticanstate.va/IT/Monumenti/webcam/index?cam=webcam5&testo-Basilica%2odi%20S.Pietro

CatholiCity.com (a broad collection of selected Web links regarding Catholic life and belief)
www.catholicity.com/links/

Catholic Resources on the Internet (a massive list of selected Web links)
users.erols.com/lanat/catholic.htm

Catholics on the Net (another collection of Catholic Web sites)
www.catholic.net/

The Theology Library at Spring Hill College
www.shc.edu/theolibrary

Religion Online: Full Texts by Recognized Religious Scholars
www.religion-online.org

Association of Theological Schools
www.ats.edu/Pages/default.aspx

Catholic Theological Society of America
www.ctsa-online.org/

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
www.accunet.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

College Theology Society
www.collegetheology.org/

The Ekklesia Project
www.ekklesiaproject.org/

The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu/home/default.aspx

The Institute for Priestly Formation (at Creighton Univ., Omaha, Nebraska)
www.creighton.edu/ipf/

The Church in the 21st Century Center (Boston College)
www.bc.edu/church21/

Catholic Education Resource Center
www.catholiceducation.org/

Catholic Media Review
catholicmediareview.blogspot.com/

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris:
www.notredamedeparis.fr/rubrique2.html

“Catholic Underground”: Faith Gone Digital
www.catholicunderground.com/

Some Catholic Podcasts
www.ewtn.com/podcast/

Catholic Clip art
servicioskoinonia.org/cerezo/ (Latin American, often with a liberation emphasis)
servicioskoinonia.org/cerezo/indexAgraf.php (for the Sundays of Year A)
servicioskoinonia.org/cerezo/indexBgraf.php (for the Sundays of Year B)
servicioskoinonia.org/cerezo/indexCgraf.php (for the Sundays of Year C)

Cartoon Church
www.cartoonchurch.com/

PRACTICAL HELP FOR ACADEMIC STUDY, RESEARCH AND WRITING:

www.owl.english.purdue.edu (click on "Purdue Owl")

www.library.cornell.edu/olinuvis/ref/research/skill.htm

www.leo.stcloudstate.educ/catalogue

www.how-to-study.com

www.studygs.net

www.aresearchguide.com

www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice