General Information - Catholic Web Links

 

Holy See (Vatican)                                                                          http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html

Daily News from Rome                                                                  http://www.zenit.org/         

 

Joy of the Gospel   (Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium)

Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium.html


Joy of Love   (Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia)

Love in the Family

https://w2.vatican.va/content/dam/francesco/pdf/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20160319_amoris-laetitia_en.pdf         

Interpreting Amoris Laetitia within the Catholic Tradition (110116).pdf 

 

On Care for Our Common Home  (Encyclical Letter Laudato Si')

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.pdf

 

                                                                     Pope Francis’ Documents

 

Encyclicals

 

·         Laudato si‘: (Praise be to you – On Care For Our Common Home) – (May 24, 2015)

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html

 

·         Lumen Fidei: (The Light of Faith), June 29, 2013

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20130629_enciclica-lumen-fidei.html

 

Apostolic Letters

 

·         Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus by which the canons of the Code of Canon Law pertaining to cases regarding the nullity of marriage are reformed (15 August 2015)

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/motu_proprio/documents/papa-francesco-motu-proprio_20150815_mitis-iudex-dominus-iesus.html

 

Other Writings

 

·         Vultum Dei quaerere: (On Women’s Contemplative Life) – Apostolic Constitution (29 June 2016)

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_constitutions/documents/papa-francesco_costituzione-ap_20160629_vultum-dei-quaerere.html

 

·         Amoris laetitia: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family, March 19, 2016

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20160319_amoris-laetitia.html

 

·         Evangelii Gaudium: (The Joy of the Gospel):  Proclamation of the Gospel in Today’s World, November 24 2013

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium.html

 

·         Misericordia et Misera: (Mercy and Peace), November 20, 2016

http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_letters/documents/papa-francesco-lettera-ap_20161120_misericordia-et-misera.html

 

·         Placuit Deo: (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) 22 February 2018

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20180222_placuit-deo_en.html

                  

 

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)                          http://www.usccb.org
 

Colorado Catholic Conference                                                     http://www.cocatholicconference.org/

Archdiocese of Denver                                                                    http://www.archden.org

                                                               

Diocese of Colorado Springs                                                          http://www.diocs.org

                                                                   

Diocese of Pueblo                                                                            http://www.dioceseofpueblo.com/

 

Catechetical / Faith Information-Reference links:


Amoris Laetitia  

(Love in the Family)

https://w2.vatican.va/content/dam/francesco/pdf/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20160319_amoris-laetitia_en.pdf

Interpreting Amoris Laetitia within the Catholic Tradition (110116).pdf 

Bible (New American Version)                                                     http://www.usccb.org/bible/books-of-the-bible/index.cfm

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC)                                    http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_INDEX.HTM

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/catechism/catechism-of-the-catholic-church/

Catholic Charities  (Colorado Springs) (Counseling)                 http://www.ccharitiescc.org/what-we-do/life-connections/counseling-services/

Catholic Climate Declaration (We Are Still In (WASI) Campaign)   http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.org/

 

Catholics Come Home (Back to the Church)                             http://www.catholicscomehome.org

Catholic Information Network                                                     http://www.cin.org

Catholicity                                                                                       http://www.catholicity.com

Catholic Marriage Preparation                                                    http://www.catholicmarriagepreponline.com

CatholicNET                                                                                    http://www.catholicnet.com

Catholic Online Daily Mass Readings                                         http://www.usccb.org/nab/

Elements of the Liturgy of the Catholic Mass                          http://www.elementsofthecatholicmass.com/ 

                                                                                                         (new episodes (lessons) every Sunday!)

Evangelii Gaudium       (The Proclamation of the Gospel in Today's World)                                                                                                                                           http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20131124_evangelii-gaudium.html

Evangelization Links                                                                      https://youtu.be/u0qWwTxMKP4

                                                                                                           https://vimeo.com/158257979

EWTN Global Catholic Network                                                   http://www.ewtn.com

FOCCUS (Pre-Marriage Inventory)                                               http://www.foccusinc.com/      

                                                                                                          (Please speak with the parish priest to complete this inventory)

General Instruction to the Roman Missal  (GIRM)                                                                                                                                       http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/general-instruction-of-the-roman-missal/

Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities    

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/catechesis/upload/guidelines-for-sacraments-disabilities.pdf

Laudato Si   

(Encyclical on the Environment)                                                                                                                                                                                              http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html

Lumen Fidei     

(The Light of Faith)                                                                                                                                                                                           http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20130629_enciclica-lumen-fidei.html

Marriage Encounter                                                                       http://marriageencounter.net/community/

Marriage Resources  (Diocese of Colorado Springs)                                                                                                                                                          http://www.diocs.org/DepartmentsMinistries/MarriageandFamilyLife/MarriageResourceLinks.aspx

Marriage Links (Diocese of Colorado Springs)                          Diocese list of marriage links.pdf

National Catholic Reporter                                                           http://ncronline.org/

National Catholic Partnership on Disability                               http://www.ncpd.org/ministries-programs/catechesis

Nationwide Mass Times                                                                http://www.masstimes.org

Natural Family Planning                                                                http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/natural-family-planning/

New Advent   (Catholic Faith Resources)                                   http://www.newadvent.org

On Certain Questions Regarding the Collaboration of the Non-Ordained Faithful in the Sacred Ministry of Priest

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cclergy/documents/rc_con_interdic_doc_15081997_en.html

Redemptionis Sacramentum                                                                                                                                         http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccdds/documents/rc_con_ccdds_doc_20040423_redemptionis-sacramentum_en.html

Relationship between Hierachical and Charismatic Gifts in the Life and the Mission of the Church                                                                                          Relationship between Heirachical and Charismatic Gifts in the life and mission of the Church.pdf

(Caritas in Veritate)  Human Development of Charity and Truth
http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20090629_caritas-in-veritate_en.html

U.S. Catholic                                                                                    http://www.uscatholic.org

Welcome and Justice for Persons with Disabilities                  http://www.usccb.org/_cs_upload/8104_1.pdf

                                   

Whispers in the Loggia                                                                 http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/

                         

OTHERS:

A List of the Jewish 613 Mitzvot (Commandments)                List of 613 Mitzvot.pdf 

 

The Protoevangelium of James 

(a narrative concerning the birth and upbringing Mary)          The Protevangelium of James.pdf

 

What is the difference between Adoration (of God) and Veneration (of Mary and the Saints)                                                                                                   Article, Difference between Adore and Venerate.pdf                                               

 

Anti-Pornography (Counselling and Related Materials):

Pornography and Sex Addictions Letter for website and bulletin.pdf

As for Me and My House List of Counselors (033016).pdf

Catholic Mutual Pornography Online Help Program (022516).pdf   (for parents with children with pornography addiction)

 

COURAGE / ENCOURAGE APOSTOLATE

Universally, the Catholic Church is leading the move beyond the homosexual labelling of the faithful to a more complete identity in Christ.  COURAGE is a Roman Catholic apostolate to same-sex attracted individuals, who want to live chastely in their fellowship, truth, and love as disciples of Jesus Christ.   ENCOURAGE is a Roman Catholic Apostolate for parents, friends, and family members of loved ones with same-sex attraction. 


Both COURAGE and ENCOURAGE are a faithful witness to Catholic teaching on sexual morality, which continues to meets the needs of the faithful with charity and compassion.  It offers a prayerful, confidential environment to share feelings, experiences, information and guidance.  If you, or someone you know, loves and embraces their faith and has same-sex attraction, you do not have to feel confused or isolated any longer.  Be welcomed by a group of committed Catholics, who understand your struggles and who will walk and pray with you on your journey. 

For more information please contact Chaplain Fr. Mark Zacker at (719) 633-1457 and visit:  http://www.couragerc.org/  .

 

Bulletin Insert, Courage EnCourage and Same Sex Attraction (2017).pdf