As Catholics, we have an obligation to ourselves and to our faith community to remain informed and educated about our ever-changing Church. We do this through a variety of sources
1. Active membership in the parish and regular worship
2. Involvement in Adult Education opportunities offered at the parish and diocesan level
3. Good periodicals that keep us up-to-date and well-educated.
Here is a list of some resources:
Notable Catholic Periodicals and Websites
The Catholic Herald is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Madison. It includes news from around the diocese, feature articles, bi-weekly children’s page, articles for families, reflections on Sunday readings, and more. $22.00/year www.madisoncatholicherald.org
St. Anthony Messenger is always current, beautifully illustrated, and right on target with the topics Catholics want and need to know more about. Each issue provides a blend of contemporary spirituality, news, and practical articles on church life and teaching.
St. Anthony Messenger
PO BOX 189 • Congers NY 10920 $10.00/year (13) issues
U. S. Catholic is a very popular magazine that offers refreshing, thought provoking
America is a published by the Jesuits; a lively journal of opinion including crisp editorials and incisive articles on contemporary theology and current events.
$60.00/year (28 issues)
Catholic Digest presents a generous selection of appealing reading: Human interest stories, stimulating topical articles, humorous anecdotes, quips, and quotes.
PO Box 291826, Kettering, OH 45429 $19.95/year (9 issues)
National Catholic Reporter is an independent Catholic newsweekly connecting local, national, global issues and social concerns with the faith of our church.
The National Catholic Reporter Publishing Co.
Other daily reflection or on-line sources:
Word on Fire Catholic Resources www.wordonfire.org (One of the overall best and informative sites - and it’s free!)
The Word Among Us www.wau.org
Give Us This Day www.giveusthisday.org
United States Council of Catholic Bishops www.usccb.org
Diocese of Madison www.diocesofmadsion.org
Ronald Rolheiser OMI www.ronrolheiser.com
Madison Catholic Herald - This is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Madison. It includes news from around the diocese, feature articles, bi-weekly children's page, articles for families, reflections on Sunday readings and more.
America - This is published by the Jesuits; a lively journal of opinion including crisp editorials and incisive articles on contemporary theology and current events.
Devotionals and Reflections
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (Flipbook)
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (Searchable)
Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Catholic Dictionary - Wondering what a Catholic word means? This site gives you definitions of Catholic words.
Catholic Encyclopedia - This excellent for historical research but does not reflect modern thought or teaching.
Catholic Online - A comprehensive site with news, links, saints, directories and Scripture, it offers easily searchable database.
Catholic Answers - One of the largest Catholic lay apologetics site, it also offers links to the original Catholic encyclopedia and This Rock magazine archives.
American Catholic - This Franciscan magazine site (St. Anthony Messenger) offers a sampler from ecard to movie reviews to saint of the day.
Catholic Social Teaching on Immigration (from the USCCB)
USCCB Migration Policy Page (including links to a great deal of information)