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General Information

The Archdiocese of Chicago’s website. Archdiocese of Chicago
Catholics Come Home is part of the Strategic Pastoral Plan through the Archdiocese of Chicago. Here you can find information to help lead you on your way back to the Catholic Church. Catholics Come Home
The Loyola Press is a Jesuit Ministry which provides many materials for the Catholic Faith and Faith Formation. Loyola Press
Saint of the Day is part of the American Catholic Website. The link leads you to a calendar which outlines the feast days for most saints and holy people. Saint of the Day
Part of Catholic.org gives Catholics daily bible readings with a reading, psalm, and gospel. The site also provides online versions of both the New and Old Testaments. Daily Bible Reading
The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry is a nonprofit organization that advocates for Catholic Youth Ministry on the national, diocesan, and local levels. National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops purpose is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Chicago Priest has many programs in the Chicagoland area for young men to attend. Chicago Priest

What We Believe

God

Why do we believe in God? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP2rLgrBtTI
How do we know we are encountering God? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-NoRbPEPzs
What images of God are present in the Old Testament? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FTZ4KAmriM
What images of God are present in the New Testament? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxCyTva08TM
So what about God? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_aXZftsyZc
Why is there so much disorder in the universe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvqWTx8ykzg
What are the most common views of God? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMNfBC3E56Y
Who God Is and Who God Isn’t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zMf_8hkCdc
God and Morality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fisH54IFoEw

The Trinity

What is the Trinity? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMI4rA4cuiM
Is the truth of the Trinity found in Scripture? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jGS1hXxIfw
Can we completely understand the Trinity? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBqG2hjTVjY
How does the Church fit into and save the Trinity? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IArnmmwQoDo
Can God really be both one and many? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMuA0kn1GCs
How can Jesus be both God and human? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpegmEtg6ew

Jesus

Who is Jesus? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y4xacvLUXo
Why did Jesus die the way he did? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtcKV65-9uY
Resurrection of Jesus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEp8IPJ-YZE
How do we know Jesus rose from the dead? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ny0T9NoLpQ
How Can Jesus Be Both God and Human? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpegmEtg6ew

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1INut0Gi09Q

Books

Practice Makes Catholic: Moving from a Learned Faith to a Lived Faith http://www.amazon.com/Practice-Makes-Catholic-Moving-Learned/dp/0829433228
Why Do Catholics Do That? http://www.amazon.com/Why-Do-Catholics-That/dp/0345397266
What Catholics Really Believe: Answers to Common Misconceptions About the Faith http://www.amazon.com/What-Catholics-Really-Believe-Misconceptions/dp/0898705533
Youcat (Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church) http://www.amazon.com/Youcat-Cardinal-Christoph-Schonborn-editor/dp/1586175165
United States Catholic Catechism for Adults http://www.amazon.com/United-States-Catholic-Catechism-Adult/dp/1574554506
Catechism of the Catholic Church http://www.amazon.com/Catechism-Catholic-Church-Second/dp/B000M4LJYK

Marriage

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website devoted to the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. www.marriageuniqueforareason.org
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website offering guidance, resources and an e-newsletter to strengthen marriage. www.foryourmarriage.org
When Two Become One: A Pastoral Teaching on the Definition, Purpose and Sanctity of Marriage; Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark http://www.rcan.org/archbish/jjm_letters/wtbo.pdf

Year of Faith

The Church celebrates the “Year of Faith” through November 24, 2013. Some helpful resources are: Vatican website for “Year of Faith” http://www.annusfidei.va/content/novaevangelizatio/en.html
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website for “Year of Faith” http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/year-of-faith/
New Evangelization for the Transmission of Christian Faith http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=9983
Apostles and Disciples http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=10029
Church Fathers http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=10030
Medieval Theologians http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=10031
Women of Faith http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=10032
Prayer http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=10036
More Year of Faith – Articles and websites http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?recnum=10033