Internet Theology Resources:
Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry
- Catechism of the Catholic Church. Officially dated 1992,
copyrighted 1993. French appeared first. Afterwards back-translated into Latin
for the editio typica, and translated into various languages.
The English version in particular was problematic. Corrections to the editio typica were promulgated in 1997.
Scholars Online. Resources for Catholic home schooling.
- Congregation for Clergy
- Gerald Darring, Theology Library: Education. Directory of
Internet resources for Catholic educators. Official documents first, selected
other directories last. Darring teaches high school religion.
- Scott Fabian
- Josh Hunt, Good
Question! [54K text, 15K graphics, 12K Flash]. Sunday School lessons. For
adults. Would also be helpful in leading Bible study groups. Hunt has an
M.Div., and was minister of education for eleven years at Calvary Baptist
Church, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
- John Paul II, Catechesi Tradendae (1979)
Chronicle. Bible stories aimed at children ages 6-12. From the Rochester
diocesan newspaper. With lots of bright graphics. Updated weekly. Too wide
for smaller monitors, older Macs, and MSN TV. Byte size varies; on 1 August
2005, it was 100K text, 47K graphics.
- National Catholic Educational
Association. [26K text, 62K graphics]. Membership organization for
teachers and administrators in parochial and diocesan K-12 schools, and seminary
- RelEd.org. Tips on using the RCIA with
children. [10K text, 98K graphics].
- Aaron Rittmaster, Hebrew Prophets
Web. Jewish perspective, for middle school students.
- 911 for Women. U.S. crisis lines
for victims of rape, domestic violence, and sexual harassment.
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- The Alphabet: American
Sign Language. [3K text, 61K graphics].
- Bridges Across the Divide. An
outgrowth of a PFLAG (see below) mailing list, Bridges Across the Divide seeks
reconciliation between the Church and gays and lesbians, and between Christians
who disagree about homosexuality. Painful reading.
- Pbro. Dr. Alejandro W. Bunge. In Spanish.
Lecture outlines about canon law (PDF and PowerPoint), selected articles and
conference papers (PDF, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint). Also an archive of
Universidad Santa María de los Buenos Aires. [5K text, 67K
- Walter J. Burghardt, Preaching
the Just Word: Problem, Preacher, Project (March 1991).
- Canon Law Society of America.
- Catholic Prayers. Big
collection of popular traditional prayers. [28K text, 45K graphic].
- Central Minnesota Task Force on
Battered Women. The parent organization of Anna Marie's, the local shelter
for battered women. [19K text, 44K graphics].
- Christian Recovery
International. A safe place for Christians recovering from abuse or
addiction. Membership organization. All denominations welcome. CRI's web site
features tips on finding help, resources for pastors and counselors, and a
"library" of articles, Bible studies, and devotionals. Newly added:
- Codex Iuris Canonici (1983). The canon law currently
in effect for the Latin (or "Roman") Rite of the Catholic Church. The
Eastern rites have their own canon law.
- Congregation for Clergy
- Alban J. Dachauer, The Rural Life
Prayerbook (1956). 394K plain text file. Prayers and blessings, especially
for farmers, put out by the Rural Life office.
- Dealing with Grief.
Kubler-Ross's stages applied to survivors. Includes some prayers from
Pastoral Care of the Sick.
- Digital Liturgy.
Practical, aimed at parish ministers. Note to Netscape users: Do
not try to go to the index page. Doing so causes a general
protection fault, a core dump, and then shuts down your browser.
- Dignity/USA. Catholic organization
for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and their friends.
- Diocese of Saint Cloud,
Minnesota. Information on the local Catholic diocese and its ministries.
Somewhat hostile to text browsers, and too wide for smaller monitors.
- Carolyn Dudas, Small Christian
Communities. Conference notices, bibliographies, links.
- Arnold Erickson, The Other Side of the
Wall (Prison Law Page). [20K text, 90K graphics]. Lots of links for issues
surrounding criminal justice, prisons, and the death penalty. Erickson is a
staff attorney at Prison Law Office, a nonprofit offering legal aid to
- Richard J. Fairchild, Sermons and Sermon-Lectionary
Resources. The best site I've seen for preachers and homilists.
Ecumenical, wide range of approaches. Some full-text sermons (classics or new),
clipart, music suggestions, e-mail discussion list, other reference materials.
The Rev. Fairchild is a minister in the United Church of Canada.
- Guide to
Domestic Violence Resources. Features an 11-part series (over 60 articles)
"Shattered Love, Broken Lives," originally published in 1995 by the
New Bedford Standard-Times. Also information on a domestic
violence e-mail list.
- Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises (1522-1548)
- Michael Kissane
- Krysallis. Free homiletic service
in English and Spanish. Sermons are rooted in liberation theology.
- Lao Family Community of Minnesota.
Many Hmong refugees have settled in Minnesota, with the greatest concentration
in the St. Paul area. If your ministry includes Hmong people, you may find this
nonprofit mutual assistance association's site useful.
- Please see the Liturgical
- Roger Mahony, "Gather
Faithfully Together": A Guide for Sunday Mass (1997). [167K]. Cardinal
Mahony of Los Angeles shares his vision of Sunday Eucharist in the parish.
Long. Must reading for parish ministers.
- Marriage Encounter
- Raúl Matienzo, Sistema
Integral de Nueva Evangelización. [4K text, 199K graphics]. A
vision of Catholic parishes as evangelizing communities. Available in Spanish,
and in English translation.
- Carl McColman, Spiritual
Formation Online. Brief original essays dealing with spiritual formation,
contemplative prayer, and spiritual direction.
- The Paradise of
the Desert Fathers (4th C.). Also known as Lives of the Desert
Fathers. Excerpts from Norman Russell's translation.
- Parish Registry System. Free
Windows-based software for parish recordkeeping.
- PFLAG. Parents, Families and Friends of
Lesbians and Gays. [17K text, 40K graphics]. Too wide for smaller monitors or
- Ormonde Plater, Prayers
of the People. Model general intercessions, based on the Episcopal Church
calendar and the Revised Common Lectionary. With musical settings.
Posted one week in advance. Dr. Plater is an archdeacon in the Episcopal
- Articles from the ELCIC's Pneuma. On spiritual
direction. [26K text, 25K graphics].
- Retreat movements
- Mouvement des Cursillos Francophones. [11K text, 62K graphics, 9K MIDI].
FAQ, links, and a worldwide directory. Aimed at French-speaking people, but I
also spotted links to Cursillos conducted in English,
Spanish, Hungarian, and Korean, and to related movements in several Christian
- National Cursillo Center. FAQ, as well as upcoming events in the
United States and contact information. In English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Site uses a Java applet, but you're not missing anything if you don't have Java
enabled--other than bandwidth and crashing browsers.
- TEC Ring. Web ring for
Teens Encounter Christ retreat sites.
- Aaron Rittmaster, Tzedakah
Web. Social justice, Jewish perspective. This page concentrates especially
on homelessness, but see also his links page for other issues.
- Juanita R. Ryan, Seeing God in New
Ways: Recovery from Distorted Images of God.
- From the Sayings of the
Desert Fathers (4th C.). Excerpts.
- Tom Scharbach, Catholic RCIA Graphics.
[8K text, 58K graphics]. Small collection of clipart. Free for non-commercial
- Teresa of Avila, Interior Castle (1577)
- John Veltri
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