Saturday, October 14, 2006

Resources for Catholic Information

Here are a few resources which I've stumbled across over the past couple of months. These are directed at educators on all levels -- parochial, home or school. These are true to magisterial teachings and synthesize the information to make the topics easy to grasp and use.

Catholic Educator's Resource Center (CERC) has been going since 1998; but I've just come across it. Editorials and news from valid and reliable Catholic authors abound on this site. Backed by my Archbishop Chaput, as well as other "biggies" in the Church, this site disseminates the truth and the Truth!

Everyone knows how straight-shooting Father Fessio (Provost of Ave Maria University, Naples FL) is about all things Catholic. His Ignatius Press usually sells excellent volumes of fiction and non-fiction books which explain and illustrate the Catholic Faith. The assistant editor over some IP publications runs an awesome blog with editorials by some fairly opinionated Cathoic writers. Insight Scope is well worth repeat visits.

Creatd by long-time Catholic school educator Gilles Cote, Catholic Faith Education is a clearing house of all things necessary for teaching students about the Catholic Faith. Mr. Cote taught in Catholic schools (7th through 12th grades) for 23 years and was also involved in his parish fiath formation programs. Links to clip art, downloadables and unit studies abound on this site.

Finally, I would be quite remiss if I omitted mention of two great sites done by fellow 4realers:

O Night Divine, the brain-child of homeschooling mom MaryEllen Barrett, is devoted to bringing Christ back into the celebration of Advent and Christmas. This is a lovely site with great articles about how others celebrate the Season and bring Christ and His works into the family circle.

JennGM never ceases to amaze and educate! She is reprinting online the beautiful (but long OOP) Around the Year with the VonTrapp Family. Jenn has subtitled her blog, "blogging the liturgical year with Maria VonTrapp" and she is certainly fulfilling this "mission". Recent posts highlight Marian traditions and also saints and their active place in Catholic homes.

If any of my readers have other sites I should see, please don't hesitate to post them in the comments .....

1 comment:

JennGM said...

Oh, I can't total credit. Lissa had the idea and set up the blog. I'm just carrying out the plan. ;-)

I was just going to post that lovely French Liturgical Calendar from the second site you listed. Not all the links are GREAT, but it's such a great resource.