MARRIAGE, FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIPS
Love and Responsibility FoundationThe Love and Responsibilty web site is dedicated to increasing understanding of Pope John Paul II's teaching on human love and sexuality. The Pope has written with deep beauty on this all-important topic, and we are motivated by thought that it is possible to read what he has written, learn from it, and share what we learn with others!
Courage Apostolate Are you searching for the Love that surpasses all love? Are you being called from loneliness, confusion, or isolation to fellowship, truth, and friendship? Are you seeking the peace the world cannot give or take? In his famous Caravaggio painting, The Calling of Saint Matthew, Jesus Christ is calling Matthew out of the only life he has known to a life he can hardly imagine. Are you being called to new life in Jesus Christ? Aside from offering support to individuals only just beginning to discuss their sexual attractions, EnCourage seeks to provide space for those who have already identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and who wish to explore moving beyond a socio-political mindset to an eternal perspective rooted in their true identity in Christ. If you want to know more about EnCourage or its goals, visit http://couragerc.net/, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 077 9921 6623.
Pope Saint John Paul II Institute A longtime philosopher-friend of Karol Wojtyla once said that Wojtyla had always been occupied with understanding the human person in terms of love. The mission of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute, in a profound sense, begins here, in this abiding conviction of the late Holy Father that love reveals the meaning of the person and, through the person, of all "flesh," the whole of creation (cf. Familiaris consortio, 11; Redemptor hominis, 10; Dominum et vivificantem, 50)
Theology of the Body Institute. Theology of the Body is a complete vision for humanity – a people fully alive! It incorporates the beauty and purpose of the human person made male and female. Theology of the Body proposes that the body makes visible an invisible reality, and through it men and women find joy, hope, freedom, and fulfilment.
LITURGY AND MUSIC
CC Watershed Music For The Liturgy
Sacrosanctum concilium CONSTITUTION ON THE SACRED LITURGY SOLEMNLY PROMULGATED BY HIS HOLINESS POPE PAUL VI ON DECEMBER 4, 1963
The Society for Catholic Liturgy is a multidisciplinary association of Catholic scholars, teachers, pastors, and professionals – including architects and musicians – in the Anglophone world. Founded in 1995, the non-profit Society is committed to promoting scholarly study and practical renewal of the Church’s liturgy.
Musica Sacra Sacred Music is a continuation of Caecilia (archives here), published by the Society of St. Caecilia since 1874, and The Catholic Choirmaster, published by the Society of St. Gregory of America since 1915. It is published quarterly by CMAA.
Sacred Architecture The Institute for Sacred Architecture
The Liturgical Institute University of Saint Mary of the Lakes
THEOLOGY And Spirituality
Word on Fire Bishop Robert Barron is an author, speaker, theologian, and founder of Word on Fire, a global media ministry. Word on Fire reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith.
St Paul Centre for Biblical Theology The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology is a non-profit research and educational institute that promotes life-transforming Scripture study in the Catholic tradition. Dr Scott Hahn
Catholic Spiritual Direction This is an excellent site with a wonderful choice of reading and direction for your spiritual life. Highly Recommended for daily visits and ideas for books to help you grow in your spiritual life and prayer.
CHURCH TEACHING AND PAPAL DOCUMENTS
Familiaris Consortio Pope Saint John Paul II The family in the modern world, as much as and perhaps more than any other institution, has been beset by the many profound and rapid changes that have affected society and culture. Many families are living this situation in fidelity to those values that constitute the foundation of the institution of the family.
Veritatis Splendor Pope Saint John Paul II The splendour of truth shines forth in all the works of the Creator and, in a special way, in man, created in the image and likeness of God (cf. Gen 1:26). Truth enlightens man's intelligence and shapes his freedom, leading him to know and love the Lord. Hence the Psalmist prays: "Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord" (Ps 4:6).
DIOCESE AND PARISH
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