The following list of online resources was created by former Associate Pastor, Fr. Dave Bechill, to assist those searching for reliable Catholic content on the web.
The Archdiocese of Detroit maintains this official site for Archdiocesan events, issues, and directories for clergy, parishes, and schools.
Do you have a question regarding anything relating to the Catholic faith? Look no further…with forums, a link to their live radio station, a documents library, links to their monthly magazine, and other articles, this website is sure to fill you in. Theologically sound and very stimulating.
Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Bishops of America to aid those affected by World War II. Today, CRS is one of the largest charitable organizations in the world. They also do the most with their fundraising – 93 cents of every dollar goes directly to relief efforts.
The official priestly vocations page for the Archdiocese of Detroit. This site contains a listing of the many different events and resources that the Archdiocese offers to support men in their call to be priests. Seminarian rosters, information about daily seminary life, and much more is available.
Divine Office is a website specializing in communicating the Church’s rich patrimony of prayer and spirituality. The prime effort of this site is making the Liturgy of the Hours available on the internet and other smart devices (they have apps and widgets for phones as well). The Liturgy of the Hours is the Church’s official daily prayer other than the Mass. It is a mosaic of psalms and readings to sanctify each moment of the day for the world.
The Eternal Word Television Network’s official website. Media of past shows, EWTN prime time live, and other videos are readily available. EWTN also maintains a blog that is served by a wide range of panelists who specialize in everything from Scripture to bioethics.
This great website is the result of almost 200 Catholic business leaders meeting at a convention in Atlanta to discuss business, ethics, and leadership. Great for any Catholic – with a lot of great posts and articles.
The Michigan Catholic Conference’s official page. The MCC is the ecclesiastical province of Michigan’s official public outreach. Visit their site to learn about important advocacy issues.
The National Catholic Register is a weekly newspaper founded in 1927 by Msgr. Matthew Smith, who was a priest of the Archdiocese of Denver. In its inaugural issue, Msgr. Smith wrote: “If you like a Catholic paper with snap, vigor, courage, here it is. If you like one that is easy to read, here it is. If you like one that will always be loyal to the Church and has no selfish axe to grind, here it is.” This website provides the full print content of the newspaper, as well as many other well-written blog entries by their writers.
New Advent acts as a hub for major Catholic blogs in America; thus, this website is chock full of great Catholic thought and commentary. This site was originally a source for the Modern Catholic Encyclopedia, which is still at the mast head. This source alone is valuable for its in-depth articles.
Our Sunday Visitor’s official page. OSV owes its existence to the iron will and vision of a young Indiana parish priest. At the turn of the 20th century, Father John Francis Noll was alarmed at the immense amount of anti-Catholic literature flooding America. Fr. Noll set out to develop a weekly Catholic parish bulletin (which is one of the primary reason almost every American parish publishes one) with defenses of our Catholic faith. Today, OSV is one the largest American publishers of Catholic books, pamphlets, and Sunday bulletins and collection envelopes.
The official website of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, the Archdiocese of Detroit’s seminary. Have a glance to look at faculty rosters, and even register for classes…did you know anyone can take classes there, or even get a terminal degree in philosophy or theology?
The official website of The Michigan Catholic, which is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Detroit and all other dioceses in Michigan.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This is the website for the Body of Catholic Bishops in America. There is a vast amount of information contained in the site, including an e-version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, as well as the New American Bible, which is the official translation of Sacred Scripture for Catholics in America.
The official Vatican website. Information about the Pope and Papal and Curial happenings are reported. The Vatican Player also provides audio and video of public Papal events. The “Supreme Pontiffs” tab contains the writings of every modern Pope in every major language.
Vatican Insider is a project run by the daily newspaper La Stampa, designed to provide a complete information service on the Vatican, the activities of the Pope and the Holy See, the Catholic Church’s presence on the international scene, and on religious issues. It is an independent multimedia tool, produced in three languages: Italian, English and Spanish.
CatholicVote.org is a lay-led movement of committed Catholics who are passionate about living out the truths proclaimed by Christ and His Church in the modern world. They are joined in this mission by many individuals of other faith traditions (and no faith tradition) because the common good they seek is universal to all men and women of good will.
A cornucopia of liturgical history, praxis, and information. Sacred Music is also prominent.
OSV Daily Take gives you news and views with a Catholic perspective from the OSV Newsweekly team. News items are brief, readable, and current.
A blog run by a Metro Detroit Catholic on Catholic issues in general, as well as stories in the Archdiocese of Detroit and Michigan.
One of global Catholicism’s most prominent chroniclers, Rocco Palmo has held court as the “Church Whisperer” since 2004, when this website was launched with an audience of three, grown since by nothing but word of mouth, and kept alive throughout solely by means of reader support.
This blog is written by Marc Barnes, currently a student of literature at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. Many reflections are given on pop culture and current events, usually in a rather candid and thought provoking manner.
Baronius Press is a Catholic book publisher based in London, England. It was founded in 2002 and takes its name from the Venerable Cardinal Caesar Baronius, a Neapolitan ecclesiastical historian from the late 1500’s. Its logo is a biretta, which together with a cassock forms the traditional image of a Catholic priest. The hallmark of this publisher is to publish books that both have solid construction and binding with quality papers, as well as printing the spiritual patrimony of the Catholic faith.
Ignatius Press is one of America’s most oldest and trusted publishers of Catholic media. There are myriads of categories, from Scripture, lives of the saints, and a practical book on spirituality, Ignatius is certain to please any palate.
Tan Books was founded in 1967 in response to the rapid changes going on in the Church and world. Many books that have been out of print are published by Tan, ensuring that that the Catholic intellectual tradition remains alive and influential in America.
This document/resource hub is run by the Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association based at the MaryTown Shrine in Libertyville, Illinois. The dictionary tab at the bottom of the page contains the entire Modern Catholic Dictionary (which is the most modern and accessible Catholic Dictionary currently in print), which was written by Fr. John Hardon SJ.
Catechetics Online is an open project that anyone can contribute to in order to build up a knowledge base of projects, scripture studies, retreats, ideas, and more for catechists throughout the world. This website contains a massive library of Scriptural, Catechetical, and spiritual works.
This page, administered by the University of Michigan, provides the entire text of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, which is a very common English translation used in America. There are many search options available, which makes finding Scripture passages easy.
This website grew out of an early collaboration from the Biblos Online Parallel Bible Project. Many different Scripture translations are provided, with myriads of Scripture commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, as well as atlases and measurement guides.
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