One Faith, Many Faithful: Short Takes on Contemporary Catholic Concerns
William Byron, a Jesuit, is a university professor of business and society at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, a syndicated columnist and the author of many books on issues of concern to today's Catholic. Here he covers health care, finance reform, the future of catholic schools, caring for the elderly, abortion, abuse scandals in the church, business management, the economy, and the very welfare of our society.
When the Sisters Said Farewell: The Transition of Leadership in Catholic Elementary Schools
From 1960 to 1980, women religious (nuns) left Catholic schools as educators and were replaced by lay persons. Caruso describes how and why the sisters left.
BX1795.S48 C37 2011
Part of the Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints Series, this volume discusses the celibacy of priests, gays and women in the priesthood, gay marriage, homosexuality, birth control and embryonic stem-cell research.
Why Catholicism Matters: Celebrating the Importance of the Faith
Donohue, the president of the Catholic League, reminds readers of the great wealth of charity and wisdom that exists in the Catholic tradition and explores the four Cardinal Virtues--prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.
The Church Visible: The Ceremonial Life and Protocol of the Roman Catholic Church
BX1969 .N66 2012
Filled with detailed information (What is a zucchetto and who wears one? Why do cardinals have their title in the middle of their names? How do the Knights of Malta serve in the modern Church?), it's also a reference for scholars, journalists, and anyone in business or government who has practical dealings with the Church.
Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2002-2012 is a thoughtful, multidisciplinary commentary. Beginning when the scandal first broke in Boston in 2002, this work offers a wide range of opinion, both positive and negative, on what has been done in the ensuing ten years to stop and prevent such abuse.
Seek First the Kingdom: Challenging the Culture by Living Our Catholic Faith
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, born in Pittsburgh, makes the case that Catholics do not have the option of absenting themselves from the world, taking refuge in a completely private spirituality. As citizens of two worlds, it is precisely within the context of our faith that we can play a decisive role in transforming American society while furthering the goals of the kingdom of God.
Women in Ministry: Emerging Questions about the Diaconate
When Pope Paul VI implemented the decision of the Second Vatican Council to renew the diaconate as a permanent order of ministry, he asked the logical question: "What about women deacons?" That question continues to be asked throughout the Church as the possibility of restoring women to the diaconate emerges more and more as a pressing answer to the ministerial needs of the Church
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Vatican: The Holy See
The Vatican offers an online Bible in English, Italian, Latin, and Spanish; the Catechism of the Catholic Church in English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Latvian, Portuguese, Spanish; news and many informational resources.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
On their website, you can search the New American Bible, the Catechism, their Movie Reviews, and Publications.
Find Roman Catholic Saints, Catholic Church Questions and Catholic News. From the Franciscans and St.Anthony Messenger Press.
Written for the general audience and published 9 times per year, each issue contains ways to connect faith with everyday life.
Catholic Education Resource Center (CERC)
The online resource center for Catholic faith and culture. It offers articles on controversial topics like abortion, euthanasia, feminism and sexuality.
Catholic News Agency
A nonprofit news agency that provides free, up-to-the-minute news affecting the Universal Church, giving particular emphasis to the words of the Holy Father and happenings of the Holy See. Affiliated with the Spanish language new agency ACI Prensa.
EWTN Global Catholic Network
Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), broadcasting from Alabama, is the largest religious media network in the world. Their website contains a huge collection of Catholic documents online (look under "library".
An order of brothers and priests inspired by the 13th-century example of St. Francis of Assisi.
Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is an association of the leaders of congregations of Catholic women religious (nuns) in the United States. The conference has more than 1500 members, who represent more than 80 percent of the 57,000 women religious in the United States.
Little Sisters of the Poor
A community of Women Religious dedicated exclusively to the service of the elderly poor.
National Catholic Reporter
"The National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company provides an independent voice within the church. Its publications value an open and honest expression of faith and are guided by commitments of justice, peace, and a sustainable world." It is a nonprofit corporation.
Roman Catholic Womenpriests
A controversial movement by a group of Roman Catholic women whose goal is to bring about the full equality of women in the Roman Catholic Church, including ordination of women into the priesthood.
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Sisters of Mercy are an international community of Roman Catholic women religious vowed to serve people who suffer from poverty, sickness and lack of education with a special concern for women and children.
Sisters of the Humility of Mary
A community of Roman Catholic women religious dedicated to works of peacemaking, justice, and care for Earth through education, health care, social service, and pastoral ministry.
Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh
The official page includes information on Catholic schools and universities in the area.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pittsburgh
focuses primarily on the family with a wide range of programs; serving families of all types and their members, from day-old infants to the frail elderly.
Benedictine Nuns, St. Emma Monastery
A monastic ministry in Greesburg, PA.
Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh
The Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh is a monastic community of 80 women that live the Rule of St. Benedict. As Benedictines, the Sisters balance their day with prayer, monastic community, and ministry.
Capuchin Franciscan Friars
The Capuchin Franciscan Friars spread the word of God and serve the poor. Each year 210 Friars minister to the spiritual and physical needs of over one million people regardless of race or religion. The Seraphic Mass Association is located in Pittsburgh.
Catholic Diocese of Greensburg PA
The diocese includes Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland Counties.
Catholic Alumni Club of Pittsburgh
brings together single professional Catholics, in a Christian environment of friendship, through social, recreational, athletic, cultural, charitable, and spiritual activities
Little Sisters of the Poor, Pittsburgh
The Little Sisters of the Poor serve the elderly poor at James P. Wall Home for the Aged, located in the North Side neighborhood of Brighton Heights.
National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education
A program at Seton Hill College in Greensburg that sponsors a three and one-half week Catholic Institute for Holocaust Studies every summer at Yad Vashem World Center for Holocaust Education in Israel.
Saint Paul Cathedral of Pittsburgh Catholic Parish
Fifth Avenue (Oakland) at Craig Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232
St. Paul of the Cross Passionist Retreat Center
Passionist's Order Roman Catholic Church located at the top of the South Side slopes offers weekend retreats for men and women throughout the year and can accomodate non-profit organizations for midweek programs and a limited number of weekends.
Saint Vincent, Latrobe
The oldest Benedictine monastery in the United States. Saint Vincent Seminary is the fourth oldest Catholic seminary in the United States. Saint Vincent Parish was founded in 1790 in Latrobe and was the first Catholic parish in Pennsylvania west of the Allegheny Mountains.
Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God
A congregation of active women religious who have chosen to live the Gospel simply and plainly in the footsteps of Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi.
Sisters of St. Joseph in Baden
Ever mindful of the most poor and vulnerable, this community of Women Religious serve in schools and universities, hospitals and hospices, prisons and parishes, and social service agencies.
Women Religious of Western Pennsylvania
The Women Religious of Western Pennsylvania (www.sistersofwpa.org) consists of 16 congregations within the dioceses of Pittsburgh, Greensburg and Altona-Johnstown. These include The Sisters of Divine Providence and Sisters of St. Francis of Millvale.
Pennsylvania Catholic Conference
The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) is the public affairs arm of Pennsylvania's Catholic bishops and the 10 Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania.
Whispers in the Loggia
Rocco Palmo of Philadelphia has taken the role of "Church Whisperer" since 2004 with this blog. In 2012, he was named an at-large member of the Pastoral Council of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.