Catholic Links and Resources

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.
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.
 
What We Believe
 
God

Why do we believe in God?

 

How do we know we are encountering God?

 

What images of God are present in the Old Testament?

 

What images of God are present in the New Testament?

 

So what about God?

 

Why is there so much disorder in the universe?

 

What are the most common views of God?

 

Who God Is and Who God Isn't

 

God and Morality

 
The Trinity
 

What is the Trinity?

 

Is the truth of the Trinity found in Scripture?

 

Can we completely understand the Trinity?

 

How does the Church fit into and save the Trinity?

 

Can God really be both one and many?

 

How can Jesus be both God and human?

 
Jesus
 
Who is Jesus?
 
Why did Jesus die the way he did?
 
Resurrection of Jesus
 
How do we know Jesus rose from the dead?
 
How Can Jesus Be Both God and Human?
 
Holy Spirit
 
The Holy Spirit
 
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.
 
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website offering guidance, resources and an e-newsletter to strengthen marriage.
 
When Two Become One: A Pastoral Teaching on the Definition, Purpose and Sanctity of  Marriage; Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of  Newark
 
Year of Faith

The Church celebrates the “Year of Faith” through November 24, 2013.  Some helpful resources are:

Vatican website for “Year of Faith”

 
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website for “Year of Faith”
 
New Evangelization for the Transmission of Christian Faith
 
Apostles and Disciples
 
Church Fathers
 
Medieval Theologians
 
Women of Faith
 
Prayer
 
More Year of Faith - Articles and websites



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