Blessed Sacrament Catholic Resources
Catholic Health System
Compilation of WNY Catholic Ministries
Catholic Online - A comprehensive site with news, links, saints, directories and Scripture, it offers an easily searchable database.
Catholic Answers - One of the largest Catholic lay apologetics site, it also offers links to the original Catholic encyclopedia and This Rock magazine archives.
American Catholic - The homepage of the Franciscan magazine, St. Anthony Messenger, this site offers a sampler from e-cards to movie reviews to saint of the day.
The Catholic Encyclopedia - This includes online text of the original 15 volumes of history, teaching and general information from the 1917 Catholic Encyclopedia. It's excellent for historical research, but does not reflect modern thought or teaching.
Catholic Academy of West Buffalo
Buffalo School System
Canisius High School
Holy Angels Academy
Mount Mercy Academy
Mount St. Mary Academy
St. Joesph's Collegiate Institute
Christ The King Seminary
Diocese of Buffalo Vocations Office
Religious Communities of Men in Buffalo
Religious Communities of Women in Buffalo
US Conference of Catholic Bishops Vocations Website
General Vocations Information
Fishers of Men Video
Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities
Catholic Charities - Network of social service organizations in the United States.
Catholic Relief Services - The official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic community.
Catholic Network of Volunteer Service - Listing of more than 200 volunteer opportunities in the United States and overseas.
Catholic Forum - A forum and discussion area for Catholics.
Catholic Culture - Information on Catholic life sponsored by Trinity Communications.
Catechetical Resources - Free resources for Catholic catechists.
Catholic Educator's Resource Center - Resource library of the Church's moral and social teachings.
Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers - Information for Catholic homeschoolers.
Seton Home Study School - Largest Catholic home schooling program in the United States.
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Just for Fun
Greeting Cards - Free online e-cards with Catholic inspiration.
Pope Benedict Fan Club - Just what it says -- a fan club for the pope.
Catholic Doors - Midi music of favorite Catholic hymns.
Fisheaters - Clean Catholic jokes
General Catholic sites
Catholic Way - The only Catholic area on Christianity.com.
Catholic First - Prayers, saints, Scripture, Church teachings.
Catholic Treasury - Catholic beliefs, prayers, spiritual teaching.
The Internet Padre: A Roman Catholic Resource on the World Wide Web - Directory of links to Catholic resources.
Beliefnet - Catholic area of the general religious/spirituality site.
Right to Life/NFP
Americans United for Life - Pro-life information.
National Right to Life - The ultimate goal of the National Right to Life Committee is to restore legal protection to innocent human life.
Human Life International - International pro-life organization.
Couple to Couple League - Information on natural family planning.
Pure Love Club - Abstinence education from Catholic Answers.
Our Sunday Visitor - Home of Our Sunday Visitor, with news, information and archives.
Vatican Radio - Programs in 40 different languages from 61 different countries.
Zenit -- The World Seen from Rome - International news agency focusing on the Vatican and the Church.
Catholic World News - Global news coverage with Catholic emphasis.
Catholic News Service - The oldest and largest news service specializing in reporting on religion.
EWTN Global Catholic Network - Site of the Eternal Word Television Network with TV, radio and library resources.
Catholic Exchange - News, comments, reviews, movies, blogs from well-known authors.
U.S. Catholic - General interest magazine for American Catholics.
Busted Halo - Online magazine for spiritual seekers in their 20s and 30s from the Paulists.
Godspy - Online magazine covering politics, science, economy and the arts.
The Holy See - All major Church documents, papal writings, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, art and even "secret" archives can be found here. The search engine is a bit cumbersome, and not all documents are available in English, but it's still the first place for all things Catholic.
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops - The official site of the U.S. Catholic bishops includes an online Bible, the Catechism, publications, movie reviews and more.
Catholic Hierarchy - Current and historical information about bishops and dioceses.
Knights of Columbus - Home of the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society.
Papal Encyclicals - An extensive collection of papal encyclicals and other papal documents from the current pope back to Pope Honorius (1226).
Biblia Clerus - Sacred Scripture, its interpretation in light of Sacred Tradition and the teachings of the magisterium, with appropriate theological commentary and exegesis.
Catholic Liturgical Library - All things related to the Latin rite of the liturgy.
Code of Canon Law - Entire code of canon law online.
CatholicHistory.net - History of Catholicism in the United States.
Catholic Biblical Association of America - Association for scholarly study in Scripture.
Saints and places
Catholic Shrines - List of all Catholic shrines in the United States.
Divine Mercy - Information about the devotion to Divine Mercy.
Lourdes - Official site of the shrine at Lourdes, with online prayer requests.
Index of Patron Saints - Ideal for confirmation names.
Hagiographies - Biographies of many of the saints of the Catholic Church.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patronness of the Americas - Extensive information on Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
Virtual Holy Land Tour - Visit the Holy Land from your computer.
Online Guide to Saint Benedict of Nursia - The life of St. Benedict and instruction on Benedictine theology and modern monasticism.
Scripture Catholic - Two thousand Scripture citations from the Old and New Testaments defend the Church's teachings.
New American Bible - New American Bible online with search engine.
St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology - Resources for Bible study from Scott Hahn.
Daily Mass Readings
The Catholic Company - Books, gifts and statues that are uniquely Catholic.
Sacred Silks - Art inspired by the sacred places of the world.
Stella Maris Books - Books, gifts, hard-to-find liturgical items, statues.
Restored Traditions - Famous religious art work from great Catholic artists over the centuries.
Your Aging Parent - Spiritual resources and information for Catholic caregivers.
Courage - For men and women who wish to live chaste lives in accordance with the Church's teaching on homosexuality. There is a link to Encourage, a ministry for parents and siblings of people with same-sex attraction.
Mirror of Justice - Blog dedicated to Catholic legal theory.
Canon Law - Dr. Edward Peters' canon law resources.
Catholic Match - Catholic singles and dating site.
Catholics in the Military - Site for Catholics serving in the armed forces, their families and loved ones.
Catholics Come Home - Ministry for fallen-away Catholics who wish to return to the Church.
Dads.org - Site of St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers, a site for husbands and dads.
Family Life Center International - Articles on faith and family life with Catholic emphasis.
Catholic Youth Networking - Networking site for Catholic youth.
Café Theology - Faith-sharing website for young Catholic adults.
Catholic Jobs - Job listings in Catholic organizations.
Cantemusdomino - Resource for sacred liturgical music.
Association of Hebrew Catholics - Designed to preserve the identity and heritage of Catholics of Jewish origin within the Church.
Veritas Financial Ministers - Financial advice from a faithful Catholic perspective.
Adoration Chapel - A 24-hour webcam at St. Martin of Tours Church in Louisville, Ky.
Sacred Space - Online daily prayer and Scripture from the Irish Jesuits.
Mass Times - Times and places of Masses around the world.
Catholic Prayers - Nearly 3,000 Catholic prayers from ancient to modern times.
Novenas - A list of 182 novenas on virtually every topic imaginable.
Ebreviary - Daily Liturgy of the Hours.
Universalis - Office of Readings (British website, so texts and feast days may differ somewhat from U.S. texts).
The Mary Page - Home of the largest collection of materials on Mary, from the University of Dayton in Ohio.
Sodality of Our Lady
Coming to a computer near you
Want to hear Pope John Paul II praying the Luminous Mysteries? Long to attend daily Mass but are house-bound? Wish you could get techno-savvy kids interested in Church history? Then check out Catholic podcasts. A podcast is a digital recording of an audio or video broadcast available on the Internet that can be heard or watched on a computer or downloaded to a personal player like an iPod. You download your favorite program and then watch or listen whenever it's convenient. With audio podcasts, you can listen in your car, on an airplane or while waiting for appointments.
If you don't want to keep checking for new podcasts, you can have them automatically downloaded to your computer as they come out. Go to www.itunes.com, download and install the free iTunes program on your computer. Once you've done that, you can then go to the iTunes music store online, search for the name of the show you want, and subscribe to it. Once you've entered your information, iTunes will download new episodes to your computer as soon as they come out.
The Star Quest Production Network - According to its mission statement, SQPN (Star Quest Production Network) is a multimedia organization specializing in the production of audio and video programs faithful to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The video and audio productions are in various languages to reach an international audience and cover topics ranging from Q and As about the faith to the pope and even to Catholic humor.
Disciples with Microphones - Disciples with Microphones features more than 50 podcasts from well-known Catholics, including Cardinal Francis Arinze, Father Stan Fortuna and Michael Barone.
Catholic Podcasts - This site lists resources and various podcasts from parishes and individuals.
Daily Mass Readings - The American bishops offer a daily podcast of Mass readings as well as other podcasts that are both informative and spiritually uplifting.
Youtube - Caveat: Youtube is the premier video sharing website which allows individuals to upload, view and share their video clips. While you can find Catholic offerings such as lectures, Masses and even hymns, you'll also encounter anti-Catholic diatribes and other offensive materials, so search carefully and view cautiously.
It's in the mail
Another way to obtain your daily Catholic fix is through e-mail. Typically you are asked to subscribe by filling out a form with your e-mail address. Then the information is automatically sent to your e-mail box every morning.
Daily Gospel - The daily readings, Psalm and saint of the day in a free, personalized e-mail.
Vatican Information Service - The daily newsletter from the Holy See Press Office is available through free subscription. You can choose from several languages.
Zenit - Daily news from the international news agency Zenit can be received via e-mail subscription.
Local Catholic Media
Pro Multis Catholic Book & Gift Center
Western New York Catholic Newspaper
WLOF Catholic Radio
Catholic Families Web Site
Catholic Youth/Teen Web Site
Catholic Youth Web Site
EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network)
New York State Catholic Conference
It's Greek, or Latin, or something to me
Blog: A web log or journal that is available online.
Blogcast: A combination blog and podcast.
Cyber: A prefix used to describe something high-tech.
E-mail: Electronic mail.
Favorites: A way in browsers to store links to websites you want to return to. Also known as Favorites.
IM: Short for instant messaging (see above)
Http: Hypertext Transfer Protocol is a communications protocol for the transfer of information on the intranet and the World Wide Web.
Internet or Net: worldwide, publicly accessible series of interconnected computer networks.
Podcast: Digital media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. Podcast can mean either the content itself or to the method by which it is syndicated (which is also called podcasting). The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster.
RSS: Short for "real simple syndication," it is a format for storing online information in a way that makes that information readable by lots of different kinds of software.
RSS newsreader: This gathers news from multiple blogs or websites via RSS, allowing readers to access all their news from a single web site or program.
Social networking: Websites that help people connect with friends or discover new friends or colleagues by illuminating shared interests, related skills or a common geographic location. Examples include Facebook and Linked In.
Streaming Media: multimedia received over a telecommunications network such as a television or computer feed as opposed to non-streaming media, such as books or audio cassettes.
Web: a system of interlinked documents and pages accessed via the Internet.
Web 2.0: Term for advanced Internet technology and applications such as RSS and wikis that encourage greater interaction and collaboration among users.
Wiki: A type of website that allows users to add, remove or edit conent. Wikipedia is the most famous example. "Wiki" means quick in Hawaiian.