Catholic Links

The official website of the Vatican allows the visitor to discover Church history, papal documents, theology and tradition and much more; the General Directory for Catechesis and Adult Catechesis in the Christian Community is also available on this site.

Papal Blessing Parchments – Those interested in obtaining a Papal Blessing Parchment must contact the Office of Papal Charities, Vatican City directly.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (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 Pennsylvania Catholic Conference website provides the visitor with news related to the Church in Pennsylvania. The PCC is the public affairs arm of Pennsylvania’s Catholic bishops and the Catholic dioceses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, covering ten dioceses – eight Latin Rite dioceses, fully contained with the Commonwealth and two Byzantine Rite dioceses with Apostolic Sees in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

  • News.VA – A portal for all Vatican news agencies.
  • CNS – Catholic News Service
  • ZENIT – International News Organization
  • EWTN News – Eternal Word Television Network News
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Harrisburg – Serves a 15-county region with programs ranging from maternity homes, adoption services, foster care and counseling to the only homeless shelter in Central Pennsylvania that keeps families intact.
  • Catholic Charities USA – CCUSA represents agencies across the country who serve the nation’s poorest and most vulnerable regardless of faith.
  • CRS – Catholic Relief Services
  • Alpha for Catholics: Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks.
  • Amazing Parish:  Seeks to revitalize the Church by equipping her pastors and leaders with the training, resources and support they need to create vibrant and thriving parishes.
  • Awakening Faith (Invite & Welcome Inactive Catholics): Small group process that helps inactive Catholics return to the Church.
  • Bible Study for Catholics: The Great Adventure Catholic Bible study program is designed in such a way that anyone can make sense of the Bible and experience the life-changing power of God’s Word.
  • Catherine of Siena Institute:  Make apostolic formation and support readily available to all lay Catholics.  Resources include Forming Intentional Disciples and Parish Missions.
  • Catholics Come Home:  Invites fallen away and uncatechised Catholics to rediscover the truth, wonder and mystery of the Catholic faith, and to return to the practice of the sacraments and the fullness of relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church he founded.
  • Christian Hospitality, Communication Center, Evangelization Ministry Archdiocese of Louisville, phone (502) 636-0296
  • Equips Catholics for the essential work of evangelization so others might personally encounter Jesus Christ and be transformed into His missionary disciples.
  • Content for small group faith sharing
  • Formed/Augustine Institute: Features great Catholic content: videos, audio talks, eBooks and movies.
  • Paulist Evangelization Ministries: Helps Catholics with programs to share their faith, to reach out to seekers and those who are disconnected.
  • Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization: In a particular way, the work of this Council is at the service to the Churches of ancient foundations and to those in traditionally Christian areas where secularization has become most apparent.
  • Rebuilt Parish: Draws on the wisdom gleaned from thriving mega-churches and innovative business leaders while anchoring this vision in the Eucharistic center of Catholic faith
  • Renewal Ministries: fosters renewal and evangelization in the Catholic Church by helping people both know the personal love of God in Jesus and grow in holiness.
  • Saint Paul Street Evangelization: St. Paul Street Evangelization provides the tools and resources for Catholics to engage the culture in a simple, non-confrontational method of evangelization which involves making themselves available to the public to answer questions about the faith and to pray with those who request it.
  • The Evangelical Catholic: Partners with parishes to bring the Good News to people in parishioner-led evangelization small groups.
  • Evangelic Nuntiandi
  • Breadbox Media – This podcast network has a  mission of connecting the unconnected Catholics. They offer a variety of podcasts that explore the Catholic faith.
  • Cursillo – The Cursillo can help the person in developing a deeper understanding of what it means to be fully Catholic by being fully Christian in order to exercise their mission as baptized individuals.
  •  FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University  Students) – A Catholic collegiate outreach whose mission is to share the hope and joy of the gospel with college and university students.
  • That Man is You: In communion with other men focuses on becoming a Man after God’s Own Heart and develops the vision of man fully alive. It makes an honest assessment of challenges facing men today and provides a practical path to transformation by focusing on men’s relationship with God.
  • SportsLeader  – This is a Catholic virtue-based formation program for Coaches and Directors of Sports Ministry of all levels: Grade School, High School and College.