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Recommended Links

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Links to some of the more exceptional Catholic sites follows. If you have recommendations for expanding this list, please feel free to email us.

o Apologetics Sites
o Other Catholic Sites
o Dissenters' Web Sites

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Apologetics Sites

Totus Tuus Ministries (of course we are listed first).
This is a good source of Catholic information. The Free Literature section offers articles on a variety of pertinent topics including apologetics. The Bookstore lists worthwhile books with a brief review that can be ordered over the Internet. The Tape section offers a variety of audio tapes that can be purchased. Catholic Links lists a very large selection of authentic Catholic web sites.

Apologetics for Catholics and Other Christians
Articles on specific apologetic topics; copy of Catholic Answer Book which contains much useful information.

Biblical Evidence for Catholicism
This is Dave Armstrong's Web site. It is a gold mine of information about the Catholic faith. Dave's essays are lucid and informative. He has included intelligently selected links to related information that is also very helpful. This is a must-go-to site.

Catholic Answers
This site contains more than 100 tracts products by Catholic Answers. A key word search is also available.

Catholic Apologetics
This is a useful basic site with helpful information.

Catholic Apologetics on the Internet
This is a great source of information as it provides links to articles and resources on a broad range of apologetic subjects.

Catholic Biblical Apologetics
Dr. Robert Schihl and Paul Flanagan created this site. It provides an excellent list of topics.

Catholic Online
This site positions itself to be a Catholic Grand Central Station of the Web. Its "Catholic Online WWW Directory" which indexes and categorizes over 10,000 links to Catholic sites spanning a remarkable spectrum of apologetics.

The Catholic Treasure Chest
This useful site is the creation of Bob Stanley. It contains many fine essays under headings like Authority, Councils, Mary, Morality, Popes, Scripture, the Church, and Truth. These articles are well worth reading.

Catholics United for the Faith
This is another excellent Catholic site. CUF also publishes a fine monthly magazine called Lay Witness. A highlight of the site is the Faith Facts, short essays that clearly elucidates individual topics. For the tough answers you can't get answered CUF offers a valuable Information Service. The toll-free number is 1-800-MY-FAITH. A modest membership makes you a member of CUF and brings Lay Witness and access to the Information Service. It's a bargain.

Comparing Mormonism to the Bible
This site compares Mormonism to the Bible using the teachings of the Catholic Church to interpret the Bible.

Corunum Catholic Apologetics Web Site
Apologist Joe Gallegos is an expert on patrology. This is a wonderful site for discovering the patristic evidence that the earliest Christians were distinctively Catholic in their beliefs and practices. He has also included the text of several on-line debates between him and an aggressive Protestant apologist.

The Crossroads Initiative
Founded by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, this site offers catechetical and apologetics resources for RCIA, adult faith formation, and teens with emphasis on the Early Church Fathers, the sacrament of Confirmation, the Theology of the Body, Catholic Bible Study and the year of the Eucharist.

Two features of this site pertain to apologetics. The first is an extensive data of over 12,000 files that can be searched by keyword. The second is the Expert page. Usually twenty or more questions appear daily.

Frank's Pillar of Truth Catholic Apologetics
This site answers the challenges of Protestant apologists. There are many fine essays by Frank Jerry, Dr. Art Sippo (including a debate) and John Pacheco.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook
This is the largest collection of English translations of ancient and medieval works relating to early Christianity anywhere. Many of the rare works found here are normally available in specialized libraries. The site is well indexed and a search engine lets one search the entire Sourcebook. This site also contains related Islamic History and Jewish History Sourcebooks.

Lane's World
Lay-apologist Lane Core hosts this site. The section covering official Church documents is very helpful. There are also useful Bible study resources. Many of the topics covered in the essays are not heavily covered elsewhere on other sites.

Living Tradition
The Roman Theological Forum houses this site. It contains wonderful essays on wide ranging theological topics, for example, evolution, Biblical interpretation, apologetics, liturgy, contraception and Catholic traditionalists. It also contains a self-study course on nepotistic exegesis of Sacred Scripture.

Mary Foundation
This creative site has extensive links to other Catholic sites.

Matt's Catholic Apologetics
This site has great apologetic essays covering a broad range of topics. Included is a formal Internet debate on Sola Scriptura. .

Nazareth Resource Library
This informative site is the work of James Akin, a convert, who often produces articles for Catholic Answers' This Rock magazine. He has listed an impressive library of apologetic articles.

The New Advent Catholic Supersite
This is another top flight Web site that is loaded with useful information. For example, one can access questions and answers taken from Radio Replies, Patristic literature and St. Thomas' Summa Theologia. Of great value is the on line availability of the Catholic Encyclopedia.

Our Lady's Warriors
This is a wonderful site for useful scholarly information to counter dissent in the parish, diocese or in the Church at large. In addition it provides useful links to the Code of Canon Law, several catechisms and official documents on the correct celebration of the liturgy. There is also a very useful section on holiness.

Sacred Heart Catholic Essays
Hosted by Chris Butler, this fine site communicates the Catholic faith to a broad audience: Protestants, non-Christians, agnostics, and atheists. The topics covered are a broad and diverse as the audience for which they are intended. Chris also shares his own conversion story.

St. Charles Borromeo Church
This wonderful site is also listed under Other Catholic Sites below. In addition to what's higlighted below, there are three items of interest: an on-line apologetics booklet written by the pastor and parisioners called To Tell You The Whole Truth About The Church And The Holy Bible, a second booklet called I'm Glad You Asked! which was written in direct response to fundamentalist questions being posed to the parishioners, and finally Point Papers that supplement the two booklets.

The Vatican
This is the official website to the Holy See. It contains a wealth of information

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Other Catholic Sites

American Life League
One of the largest pro-life action organization in the United States.

Apostleship of Prayer
The Apostleship of Prayer is a union of the faithful who, by their daily oblation, unite themselves with the Eucharistic Sacrifice and pray with Christ for the needs of the world and of the Church.

Apparitions of Jesus and Mary
A compilation of the major apparations of the 19th and 20th centuries with links and status with the Church.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Tour America's Catholic Church in Washington, DC, from the comfort of your own computer screen!

The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima
Be a part of the movement of millions of people throughout the world responding to the requests made by the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal in 1917.

Catalog of Faith
Focus on children.

This site provides a wealth of catechetical information that almost anyone will find useful. Homeschoolers will find it to be a useful resource. It focuses on two fine religion series for children up through the eighth grade, Faith and Life and Image of God. It also presents the excellent chastity-based education program Love and Life.

Catholic Answers
The largest Catholic apologetics organization in northern America dedicated to defending the Catholic Faith.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal in New Orleans This site provides information about the Charismatic Renewal in the New Orleans area and the ministries at the Center of Jesus the Lord.

The Catholic Family Home Schooling Web Page
This is a good source of information for Catholic home schoolers.

Catholic Goldmine One of the largest collection of links to Catholic sites on the web.

The Catholic Shop
Based in Centreville, Virginia, The Catholic Shop offers a variety of Catholic goods for the whole family.

Christendom College
A four-year Roman Catholic liberal arts college committed to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

The Community of the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Renewal
Religious community seeking to live the vows of authentic Franciscan life in a way that effectively challenges the worldly values prevalent in every age.

Confraternity of Catholic Clergy
Association of Roman Catholic Priests and Deacons pledged to the pursuit of personal holiness, loyalty to the Roman Pontiff, commitment to theological study and strict adherence to the authentic teachings of the Magisterium.

The Couple to Couple League International, Inc.
A non-profit organization that helps couples build healthy marriages through the practice of Natural Family Planning. The largest provider of NFP services in America.

Dr. Scott Hahn Links Page
Links to several of Dr. Hahn's audio tape transcripts and streaming audio recordings.

EWTN Global Catholic Network
EWTN brings you authentic Catholicism via the best in modern communications.

Franciscan University of Steubenville
A truly Catholic university located in Steubenville, Ohio.

Fraternity of Mary (Fraternitas Marialis Regina Cleri)
Private association of the Faithful; diocesan priests committed to the promotion of ongoing Spiritual, Intellectual and Fraternal support of the local clergy, under the patronage of Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy, and completely loyal to the Pope and Magisterium.

The Holy See Vatican Web Page
The official Web page of the Vatican.

Human Life International (HLI)
Find out how HLI is fighting the culture of death.

Ignatius Press
A major publisher of Catholic books and periodicals.

The Immaculate Heart of Mary
A premier Marian and Catholic Christian resource.

Institute on Religious Life
Recommended religious communities for men and women.

Latin Liturgy Association
Promotes the use of Latin, the customary language of the Roman Catholic Church, as appropriate in the liturgies of the contemporary church.

The Knights Of Columbus Surpreme Council Offical Website
Learn about the Legion of Mary, the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church.

The Legion of Mary
The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by a 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, in the basement of St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Connecticut. Today, more than a century later, the Knights of Columbus has become the largest lay organization in the Catholic Church.

Marian Movement of Priests (MMP)
Consecrate yourselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and learn more about this growing movement.

New Advent
Catholic Web page maintained by Kevin Knight. Provides many Church documents and links to other valuable sources.

Opus Dei
(Latin: Work of God) seeks to spread the message that all men and women are called to love and to bear witness to Jesus Christ in the fulfillment of their ordinary lives.

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter
A community of priests enjoying the privilege of celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and administering the Sacraments according to the liturgical books of 1962.

Priests for Life
An officially approved association of Catholic Clergy who give special emphasis to the pro-life teachings of the Church.

Questions! Questions! Questions! (Catholics Should Ask Jehovah's Witnesses)
This site provides useful material gleaned directly from Jehovah's Witnesses publications that will assist in leading Jehovah's Witnesses out of this cult and into the fullness of the Catholic Church.

Rachel's Vineyard
This useful site is directed to helping anyone suffering emotionally from the after-effects of abortion. The stories are incredible! They testify that not only the babies are the victims of the terrible crime.

Regina Coeli Academy
A rigorous online college preparatory curriculum which challenges the intellect and nourishes the spirit with the riches of the Catholic tradition.

St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers
This site is the gift to the Catholic Church by Steve Woods a convert who was an ordained Presbyterian minister. It is devoted to helping dads become and remain faithful fathers and husbands.

St. Antoninus Institute
Offers an authentically Catholic perspective on business, management, economics, and the social order.

St. Charles Borromeo Church
This wonderful site is also listed under Apologetics. It has two additional features that are exceptional. The first is the complete Catechism of the Catholic Church connected with a search engine that makes pulling up information by topics a breeze. Secondly, in the Bible Study section it gives the Sunday cycle of readings with a pithy and solid commentaries. Don't forget to view the tabernacle in the church.

St. Joseph Communications
The largest international Catholic audio and video tape reproduction and distribution company in the country, specializing in providing Catholic Education on audio and video tape.

Thomas Aquinas College
Thomas Aquinas College's program of liberal education is unique in American education.

This site provides information for anyone who wishes to understand and say the Divine Office, the Liturgy of the Hours.

Vatican Radio
Listen to the daily news reports and special features of the Vatican's own radio station using "RealAudio" which can be downloaded from the site.

VE Multimedios
Tiene como objetivo colaborar con la Nueva Evangelización convocada por el Santo Padre Juan Pablo II y por los Obispos, utilizando las nuevas tecnologías y aprovechando los múltiples recursos que éstas ofrecen.

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Dissenters' Web Sites

(These sites are useful for gathering information. Frequently, they will publicize information on events that will happen in an area months before your diocese or parish advertises them. This affords the opportunity to counter their influence.)

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