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COVID-19 & Spiritual Resources | Church Documents & Scholarly Resources: Church History, Papal Issues | Jubilee Year of Mercy | Bioethics & Life Issues, Health Care Reform | Bible Study | Catechism/Canon Law/Encyclopedia & Dictionaries | Catechetics-New Evangelization | Education | Catholic Social Teaching | Faithful Citizenship/Political Responsibility | Saints, Year of St. Joseph, Marian | Franciscan Resources | Seasonal & Holiday (Advent/Christmas) | Sacr. of Reconciliation / Repent & Conversion | Family & Marriage | Prayer, Lectio Divina, Inspiration | Spiritual Direction,  Scrupulosity | Homiletics & Sermon Resources | Sermon Illustrations/Stories | Ministry Resources | Youth, Teens, Young Adults | Men's Ministry, Pornography: Pastoral Response, Internet Accountability & Parental Control | Priests/Clergy, Permanent Diaconate | Liturgy & Music, Liturgical Resources | Vocations, Religious Orders & Lay Apostolates | Pilgrimages & Retreats | Church News| Ecumenism/Interreligious Dialogue | Faith@Work | Catholic Internet Resources & Blogs | Church & Religious Goods & Books | Journals & E-Zines

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COVID-19 & Resources for Spiritual Nourishment:               Index
                      Please note, this list will be updated as more resources become available.

Church Documents & Scholarly Resources:               Index

Church History:               Index

Papal Issues:               Index

Jubilee Year of Mercy:               Index

  • Jubilee Year of MercyMerciful like the Father: Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization. Pope Francis proclaimed, "This Holy Year of Mercy will commence on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2015, and will conclude on Sunday, 20 November 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and living face of the Father's mercy." Check out this official web site for news, information, calendar of events and prayers.
  • Jubilee Year of Mercy resources (USCCB): Explore the different ways that you can live out that mercy every day!
  • The Year of Mercy blog - Franciscan University of Steubenville.
  • Featuring articles, homilies, messages and pastoral resources for celebrating the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.
  • Year of Mercy Resources – The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions: Includes Introduction to Year of Mercy, Holy Door, Liturgy Preparation Aid for the Seasons of Advent and Christmas, Official Rites for the Opening of the Holy Door and the Closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Advent/Christmas Prep Aid.
  • 56 Ways to Be Merciful During the Jubilee Year of Mercy (ALETEIA): Practicing mercy in our lives actually does take practice. "Try randomly selecting one each week and putting it into practice. (We gave you two extra; mix them up!)"
  • "Living the Year of Mercy" by Emily Stimpson, OSV Newsweekly, 12/2/2015. Nine practical suggestions to help you walk more virtuously through the jubilee year.
  • Year of Mercy Calendar: Encounter and Extend Mercy during the Year of Jubilee. Live the Year of Mercy day by day with the Year of Mercy Calendar. Each day of the week provides helpful suggestions to live a more merciful life. The Year of Mercy Calendar is a collaborative effort of the Diocese of Steubenville and the Diocese of Syracuse.
  • "Whether mercy can be attributed to God?", St. Thomas Aquinas, (Summa Theologica, First Part, Question 21, Article 3): I answer that, Mercy is especially to be attributed to God, as seen in its effect, but not as an affection of passion. In proof of which it must be considered that a person is said to be merciful [misericors], as being, so to speak, sorrowful at heart [miserum cor]; being affected with sorrow at the misery of another as though it were his own.

Pontificate of Francis

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Saint John Paul II - October 22:

Papal Interregnum Resources:

Synods of Bishops

Bioethics & Life Issues:               Index

Health Care Reform:               Index

Bible Study:                    Index

Catechism, Canon Law, Encyclopedia & Dictionaries:               Index

Catechetics & New Evangelization:                    Index

Education:                    Index

Catholic Social Teaching:                    Index

Faithful Citizenship - Political Responsibility:               Index

Saints:               Index

Franciscan Resources:                    Index

Franciscan Art & Images:                    Index

Seasonal & Holidays:               Index

  • Liturgical Year (Loyola Press): Resources for celebrating during the liturgical year.
    • Liturgical Cycle Resources for Years A – B – C (Loyola Press): Includes books about each Gospel and activities for each Liturgical Cycle.
    • Sunday Connection (Loyola Press): Useful background and activities to better understand the upcoming Sunday's Scripture readings, helping you to connect the Scripture to daily life in a meaningful way.

Sacrament of Reconciliation & Penance:                    Index

Family & Marriage Resources:                    Index

Prayer Resources:               Index

Inspiration:               Index

Spiritual Direction Resources:                    Index

Homiletics, Sermon Resources, Saint of the Day                   Index

Sermon Illustrations & Stories:                    Index

Ministry Resources:                    Index

Youth, Teens, Young Adults:                    Index

Men's Ministry:                    Index

Pornography, Pastoral Response and Resources:                    Index

Internet Accountability & Parental Control:                    Index

Priests and Clergy:                    Index

Permanent Diaconate:                    Index

Liturgy & Music Resources:                    Index

The Roman Missal - 3rd Edition (resources for implementation):                    Index

Music:                    Index

Liturgical Resources:                    Index

Vocations, Religious Orders & Lay Apostolates:                    Index

Pilgrimages & Retreats:                    Index

Church News:                    Index

Catholic Blogs:                    Index

  • Catholic: Under the Hood. Catholic history & theology from a Franciscan perspective, including podcasts by Fr. Seraphim Beshoner, TOR
  • The SaintCast: to help others learn of the lives of these holy men and women, who have lived lives of heroic virtue.
  • Whispers in the Loggia: Rocco Palmo's outstanding blog covering the Catholic Church

Ecumenism - Interreligious Dialogue:                    Index

Faith-Work:                    Index

Church & Religious Goods & Books:                    Index

Journals & E-Zines:                    Index