Catholic Resources

Catholic Resources

Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Link The official site of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Archbishop Chaput
Catechism of the Catholic Church Link The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) “is a statement of the Church’s faith and of Catholic doctrine, attested to or illuminated by Sacred Scripture, the Apostolic Tradition and the Church’s Magisterium.
Catechesi Tradendae Link On 16 October 1979, Pope John Paul II issued his Apostolic Exhortation, ‘Catechesi Tradendae.’ Catechesi Tradendae charted the course for authentic catechetical renewal within the Universal Church. The document is rich in advice for catechists working in every educational setting in the modern Church.
Catholic Answers Link Catholic Answers is an apostolate dedicated to serving Christ by bringing the fullness of Catholic truth to the world. We help good Catholics become better Catholics, bring former Catholics “home,” and lead non-Catholics into the fullness of the faith. We explain Catholic truth, equip the faithful to live fully the sacramental life, and assist them in spreading the Good News.
Catholic Encyclopedia Link The Catholic Encyclopedia, as its name implies, proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine.
Catholics United for the Faith Link Catholics United for the Faith is an international lay apostolate founded in 1968 by H. Lyman Stebbins to support, defend, and advance the efforts of the Teaching Church in accord with the teachings of the Second Vatican Council.
Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy Link

Vatican II’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy reminds us that the Old Testament, as the history of God’s amazing deeds among the people of Israel, was “but a prelude to the work of Christ the Lord in redeeming mankind and giving perfect glory to God”(SC 5 § 2; cf. St. Augustine).

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal Link The GIRM provides the theological perspective and liturgical laws governing how we celebrate the Mass of the Roman Rite throughout the world.
Third Edition of the Roman Missal Link The Roman Missal, Third Edition, the ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass, has been approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. The complete text of the Roman Missal is still undergoing final editing by Vatican officials. It is expected to be forwarded to Conferences of Bishops later this spring, at which time it will be prepared for publication.
The Vatican Link The Holy See, Official Site of the Vatican


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