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Good Catholic Web Sites

Official Sites:

www.usccb.org  - the United States Catholic Bishops’ web site

www.vatican.va - The official Vatican site

www.catholicnews.com - Catholic News Service – the latest current news and events

Catholic Publisher Sites that Do More than Just Sell Books

(does not include text-user only password-protected sites)

http://www.faithfirst.com - RCL (Resources for Christian Living) – site accompanies Faith First texts: stories, games and activities for K-8, resources for DRE’s, parents, and catechists

http://www.osv.com - Our Sunday Visitor – online magazine with many resources for adult catechesis

http://www.osvcurriculum.com/ -  activities for K-8, resources for DRE’s, parents (English & Spanish), and catechists

http://www.pflaum.com - click on Family Pages links for PS-8, and Entire Family for resources. Signup for free password is necessary.

http://www.spiritandsong.com  - OCP (Oregon Catholic Press) - site offers latest releases by favorite Catholic artists, plus online radio, prayers, event listings and more. Great resource for youth music.

http://www.webelieveweb.com - Sadlier – site accompanies We Believe text: text-related online student activities & games for K-6, resources and background reflections for catechists, family reflection: “This Week’s Liturgy”

http://www.cyberfaith.com -  Sadlier’s faith formation site – great resources and links for spirituality, liturgy& evangelization

http://www.blestarewe.com - Silver Burdett Ginn Religion – site accompanies Blest Are We text: activities and faith formation for Grades 1-8; resources, formation for catechists, parents and all pastoral leaders.

 Other Good Catholic Resources on the Internet

http://www.21stcenturycatholicevangelization.org/  - an evangelization resource site from National Conference for Catechetical Leaders

http://www.americancatholic.org - American Catholic.org - from St. Anthony Messenger Press: resources, articles, seasonal activities, and more 

http://www.intratext.com/X/ENG0015.HTM - Catechism of the Catholic Church – searchable

http://www.catechistsonline.com - Catechists On Line – site by master catechist and author Dr. Joseph White (with Anna White) – resources, current issues, idea exchange, and more great stuff for catechists

http://www.catholiccatechist.org - free printable resources, message board for sharing – members only area available with more

http://www.faithformation2020.net/ - Best practices for future sustainability of Faith Formation - including how to use technology

http://www.faithformationlearningexchange.net/ - Faith Formation Learning Exchange - articles and best practices for lifelong learning

http://www.intratext.com/X/ENG0159.htm - General Directory for Catechesis – searchable

http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tips.htm - Illinois Early Learning Project Tip Sheets – for preschool, K – those on social-emotional development and family are good for catechetical sessions

http://www.ipj-ppj.org/index.html - Institute for Peace and Justice – formation and resources for Catholic social justice teaching

http://theliturgicalcatechist.weebly.com/ - the Liturgical Catechist  - resources for liturgy, sacraments, symbols, liturgical year and more

http://www.homefaith.com  - At Home with Your Faith - family spirituality site with practical hints, articles and activities.

http://www.rtjscreativecatechist.com/ - RTJ's Creative Catechist – site to support the magazine: contains articles, lectionary resource, prayers, a sharing area etc.

http://www.vibrantfaithathome.org/ - Vibrant Faith @Home - intergenerational resources for home activities and reflections

http://www.wordonfire.org/ - Fr. Robert Barron's site - homilies, topical videos, blog and more

http://www.zenit.org/en - Zenit - a news service from Switzerland specializing in news about Rome and the Church around the world – subscribe to newsletter for daily updates