Links

LINKS 

We have gathered a number of links to sites that we think will inform, inspire and, hopefully, enrich your personal spiritual life and help you become a more prayerful member of the community.  Are there other links we should have? Please let us know.

CHURCH     

Diocese of Cleveland                           

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The Vatican

Catholic Conference of Ohio

Mass Times A nationwide ministry to traveling Catholics that provides information on the location of nearby churches and the times of Masses, adoration, confession and devotions on weekends, weekdays and holy days. The languages of the services and information on wheelchair access are also included. 

REFERENCE

The documents of Vatican II

Catechism of the Catholic Church complete, searchable online version

Catholic encyclopedia 1913 edition of the Catholic encyclopedia. Although some of the material is out of date, other articles are still useful.

Living Faith at Work: Father Norm Douglas has this site to help people live their faith at work.   

Active-parishioner.com - a     new Catholic website which provides excellent books and timely resources to     bridge the gap that can occur between everyday life and the Catholic faith.

For Your Marriage: USCCB website for Marriages.

LEARNING TO PRAY

Awaken to prayer;  how to pray as a Catholic links to methods of prayer and texts on prayer from the East Lewis County Catholic Community in Washington State

Lord, Teach Us How to Pray learning to pray; the gift of prayer; daily prayers; sign of the cross; Our Father; the rosary, by Victor Hoagland, CP.
 

PRAYERFUL SITES

Sacred Space-the prayer site run by the Irish Jesuits

Gratefullness.org  - provides resources for living in the gentle power of gratefulness, which restores courage, reconciles relationships, and heals our Earth.

Caritas-the virtual house of prayer: morning and evening prayer for each day from the Sisters of Charity of Halifax

www.holycards.com go into the meditation room for a peaceful place.

SPECIFIC TYPES OF PRAYER

The Stations of the Cross Origins of the stations, how to pray the stations and links to more information

Liturgy of the Hours offers daily printouts of morning, evening and night prayer in booklet format for use in groups or standard format for PDAs. Registration is required to view the prayers.

Virtual Rosary free multimedia program for Windows, Mac and Palm lets you pray the rosary at your computer

The rosary interactive online guide to praying the rosary leads you step by step through the prayers
 

RETREATS

In Northeast Ohio
Ursuline Sophia Center

Jesuit Retreat House

St. Joseph Wellness Center

Loyola of the Lakes Jesuit Retreat house in Clinton, Ohio (just south of Akron)

A little farther away:

Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA.

Abbey of the Genesee Trappist Monastery in Piffard, NY

The Abbey of Gethsemani Trappist Monastery near Bardstown, Kentucky (and home of Thomas Merton)

ONLINE RETREATS

Online Retreat in Everyday Life Creighton University

St. Michael the Archangel Virtual Retreat House An introduction to making a retreat, reflections on prayer, morning and evening prayers for each day and links to online prayer resources

CATHOLIC INTERNET DIRECTORIES

Catholicism at about.com articles and information about all aspects of the Catholic faith.

Theology Library at Spring Hill College links to resources on church, revelation, liturgy, justice, theology, morality, spirituality, evangelization and religion

Alapadre topical index alphabetical index based on keywords

Catholic belief- links and resources from the East Lewis Catholic Community (awaken to prayer is part of this site)

Catholic community

Catholic Internet Yellow Pages

Catholic Web Directory

CatholicNet

New Advent

Theological resources on the web

Web resources from St Thomas library
 

NEWS

Catholic News Service

CATHOLIC PUBLICATIONS

Catholic Universe Bulletin Cleveland's Catholic newspaper

National Catholic Reporter independent, Catholic newsweekly

U.S. Catholic a monthly forum for lay Catholics, covering issues of concern to Catholics in their everyday lives

America magazine the national Catholic weekly magazine for thinking Catholics and those who want to know what Catholics are thinking

Commonweal a review of religion, politics and culture, edited by Catholic lay people since 1924

The Tablet international Catholic weekly newspaper

Salt of the Earth the online resource for social justice

Life After Sunday Catholic culture for families, schools and parishes
 

MISCELLANEOUS SITES:

  1. Website for Kids: http://www.catholic-kids.com

Everyday Catholic: www.everydaycatholic.org

Catholic Men's Fellowship of Northeast Ohio: www.cmfneo.com

The Christophers:  http://www.christophers.org/

Pauline Books: http://www.pauline.org

Our Sunday Visitor: www.osv.com

 Search the Bible for a quote: http://bible.gospelcom.net/cgi-bin/bible

Project Rachel:     Project     Rachel

OTHER SPIRITUAL RESOURCES

Beliefnet articles, discussion groups, inspiration, meditations, prayer circles, quizzes

Online Spirituality Resources (lots of links to check out!) Links page from Creighton Univ. collaborative Ministry

Bread on the Water "web pages to feed the web surfer's spirit" Home to the Virtual Retreat House of St. Michael the Archangel and Lord, Teach us to Pray

Faithlinks articles on marriage, family life, healing and recovery from The Living Church Foundation

OnceCatholic-talks about issues that may have helped people drift from the Church

VOCATIONS

ChurchVocations.com Cleveland Diocesan Vocation office

A Full Life information for men considering the priesthood from Borromeo and St. Mary's seminaries

Diaconate office– Diocese of Cleveland

St. Mary Seminary