Catholic Links

Catholic Links

Official Sites

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.

Rediscovering the Faith – Resources to help you rediscover the faith and answer questions about the Church and Church teachings.

Catholic Answers

Catholics Come Home – Information and resources to help you discover the history, beauty, spirituality of the Catholic Faith.

Catechism of Catholic Church – Fundamental Christian truths presented in an accessible on-line version that helps in their understanding.

Catecismo Catolico de los Estados Unidos para los Adultos

Compendium of the Catechism

United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

Youth Catechism – YOUCAT

New American Bible

Catechesi Tradendae

Catechetical Content Tips and Teaching Points

The 15 Promises of Mary to Christians Who Recite the Rosary

Vacation Bible School

News.VA – A portal for all Vatican news agencies.

CNS – Catholic News Service

ZENIT – International News Organization

EWTN News – Eternal Word Television Network News

USCCB Publishing – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Our Sunday Visitor – The largest manufacturer of church offering envelopes in the world. Plus 1800 textbooks, parish resources and trade books in print.

Pauline Books and Media – Active in all forms of media, from traditional publications to e-books, from TV to social media, from the internet to mobile apps—working in the areas of writing, publishing, recording and broadcasting, screen-writing, media literacy, religious education, adult faith formation and spiritual development.

Ignatius Press – Catholic publications – books, magazines, films, music, audio & art.

Ascension Press – A leading publisher of popular Catholic books in the area of apologetics, catechesis, inspiration, and evangelization.

Paulist Press – A leading publisher of hardcover and paperback books, audio and video tapes, educational programs and materials for parish renewal.

Catholic Exchange – Offers accessible articles and helpful tools for spiritual growth to grow in friendship with Christ.

Catholic Educators Resource

Catholic Answers- The worlds largest database of answers about the Catholic Faith.

Ave Maria Press

Catholic Book Publishing

Emmaus Journey

Liguori Publications

New City Press

St. Anthony Messenger/Franciscan Media

The Liturgical Press

Twenty-Third Publications

PA Adoption  – Catholic adoption and foster care services in Pennsylvania

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

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

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.

Catholic Apologetics – Plethora of Catholic Apologetics sites

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.

LifeTeen: Dynamic youth ministry resource

NET Ministries: Outstanding youth ministry/youth evangelization apostolate

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

Word on Fire – Bishop Robert Barron’s evangelization website

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.

Faith and – A guide to Digital Safety that provides parents and children with valuable tools they need stay safe online while building faith.  Funded by the Catholic Communication Campaign.

Harrisburg Catholic Medical Guild

Catholic Health Association – The mission of CHA is to advance the Catholic health ministry of the United States in caring for people and communities.

National Association of Catholic Chaplains – Advocates for the profession of spiritual care and educates, certifies, and supports chaplains, clinical pastoral educators, and all members who continue the healing ministry of Jesus in the name of the Church.

Stations of the Cross: A Grief Journey – English and Spanish

Grieving with Great Hope – a 5-sessions grief support program available to all parishes with FORMED

A Check List When Entering the Hospital or Undergoing Outpatient Procedures and Surgery – parishes may request copies of the brochure by contacting Jaclyn Curran at or (717) 657-4804 ext. 313

National Association of Pro Life Nurses

Nurses for Divine Mercy

Spiritual Resources for Those Who Have An Addiction: Novena, Rosary Meditations, Stations of the Cross and more

Daily Mass Readings

Daily Reflections

Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary – A beautiful exercise to increase your spirituality and ability to truly serve our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Divine Mercy

The World Apostolate of Fatima, USA

New American Bible     –  The NABRE includes a newly revised translation of the entire Old Testament (including the Book of Psalms) along with the 1986 edition of the New Testament.
The Word Among Us: a monthly scriptura devotional.
Word on Fire
St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology promotes Scripture study in the Catholic tradition.

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