Daily video news clip from
the Vatican and Pope Benedict XVI
Another new Vatican website:
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Be proactive! Protect our children!
The USCCB is an assembly of the Catholic Church hierarchy who work together to unify,
coordinate, promote, and carry on Catholic activities in the United States; to organize
and conduct religious, charitable, and social welfare work at home and abroad; to aid in
education; and to care for immigrants. The bishops themselves constitute the membership of
the Conference and are served by a staff of over 350 lay people, priests, deacons, and
Be proactive! Protect our children!
"Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People"
Designed to provide a comprehensive approach to preventing and managing
child sexual abuse: reporting allegation; response and care for victims,
their families and affected communities; establishment of ethical and
behavioral standards for ministry and to provide a safe environment for
children and young people.
VIRTUS training programs
All VIRTUS training programs, including the PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN
programs, seek to create a child-safe environment by raising the awareness
and educating adults (clergy, religious, teachers, volunteers & parents) to
the dangers of sexual abuse,
the warning signs of abuse and the ways to prevent abuse. The site also
includes "Practical Advise for Parents on how to Prevent Sexual Abuse" and
other child safety articles.
The Tidings (online)
Official Newspaper of the Los Angeles Archdiocese -
Southern California's Catholic Weekly
New American Bible
Your Catholic Bible online!
M4 is a group of four Montecito churches
committed to serving Christ on a global level: All Saints Episcopal,
El Montecito Presbyterian, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic, and
Sisters of St. Joseph
Sisters of St.
Joseph of Carondelet
Sr. Kathleen Patrice's order of nuns.
Daily Scripture Meditations
This site, hosted by Campus
Ministry at Creighton University,
provides reflections on each day's
readings written by faculty and staff.
Catholic Saints Online
Find a real role model.
Sacred Space (Irish Jesuits/Daily Meditations)
We invite you to make a 'Sacred Space' in your day,
and spend ten minutes, praying here and now, as you sit at your computer,
with the help of on-screen guidance and scripture chosen specially every day.
A Franciscan website
National Catholic Reporter
The Independent Newsweekly
National Catholic Register
A newspaper for active Catholics, at the service of families.
Catholic News Service
The mission of Catholic News Service is the mission of the Church itself --
to spread the Gospel through contemporary means of communication. Our
mission is to perform this task by reporting the news which affects Catholics in
their everyday lives. Our mission is to report fully, fairly and freely
about the involvement of the Church in the world today.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that
was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and
assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families.
Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families
through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and
public relief works.
The Knights of Columbus has more than 12,000 councils and 1.7 million
Want to learn more about your local council? Email
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