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General Reference and Information on the Catholic faith.

Catechism of the Catholic Church star[offsite link]
Read the Catechism online.

Catholic Christianity FAQs star
Answers to frequently asked questions about Catholicism, as well as resources to learn more about the faith.

Catholic Corner star[offsite link]
An interactive community for growing and sharing in the Roman Catholicism faith complete with such features as chat rooms, message boards, email discussion lists, book of prayers and polls.

Catholic Genealogical Resources star
Family history can be a very rewarding experience, tracing ones ancestors and finding out where you come from. Sometimes when you are looking for resources, especially early ones before some vital records such as birth, marriage and death certificates were issued, church records might be available.

Catholic Information Network star[offsite link]
Offers a variety of information on Catholicism with daily reflections, a search feature and much more.

Catholic Online star[offsite link]
Very comprehensive site, offering a wealth of information on the Catholic faith and a variety of services including today’s Catholic news, Church Traditions, daily readings, forums, free webmail, website hosting and a Catholic search engine. Also contains links to Archdioceses, Dioceses and Parishes on the web. star[offsite link]
This is another comprehensive site with lots of information that includes a Catholic Web Directory, a Catholic Humor section, e-postcards and, coming soon, a Church Factbook. star[offsite link]
The new successor site to the Catholic Information Center on the Internet is a comprehensive site offering access to variety of information on the Catholic faith.

Defenders of the Catholic Faith star[offsite link]
Hosted by Steve Ray, best selling author of “Crossing the Tiber” and “Upon this Rock.” Read his conversion story as well as other converts stories, browse through his writings and Bible study sheets or listen to audio clips.

Facebook and Our Catholic Faith star
While Facebook is great for keeping up with old and new friends, promoting a business, or playing the various games the site offers, it can also be a valuable tool for your Catholic faith.

In Remembrance - A Year Later star
My reflections and thoughts as we remember September 11, 2001.

Mass Times star[offsite link]
Traveling in the US? Need help locating a Catholic Church and mass times? This is a free ministry devoted to just that.

Remembering Pope John Paul II star
This month marks the anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s death. Here are some important dates in the life of our late Holy Father, a prayer of thanksgiving for his life, and resources to enrich our knowledge and remembrance of him.

Subscribe to the Catholicism Newsletter star
Catholicism @ BellaOnline Newsletter - find out how to subscribe.

The Catholic Encyclopedia star[offsite link]
With articles indexed alphabetically, this site is a great educational and reference tool.

The Catholic Treasure Chest star[offsite link]
This is an excellent resource on Catholicism, created by Bob Stanley.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops star[offsite link]
This site is the online home to the USCCB. Find out what their purpose is, as well as link to daily readings, movie reviews, the Catechism, the New American Bible, and Dioceses and Bishops nationwide.

Vatican: The Holy See star[offsite link]
The Pope’s official website available in six different languages. Contains biographies, encyclicals, homilies and etc., on Pope John Paul II as well as information on eight of our previous holy fathers. Also includes an online version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, news services and everything Vatican.

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