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Family Faith Resources

Great Catholic Websites, Apps, Podcasts, Blogs, & More!

 

http://www.catholicicing.com/ This is a great website for parents with little ones.  It has fun crafts that are based on different elements of our Catholic faith!

The Official Strong Catholic Family Page!This curated site is designed to assist parish and school catechetical leaders in supporting and resourcing families in their efforts to offer quality faith formation for children and families. Catechetical leaders can glean ideas from this site to supplement current activities or to suggest specific links to families. Please visit often for fresh ideas and resources to better partner with parents in bringing home the faith.

http://www.loyolapress.com/ Family Movie Night suggestions, ways to make mealtime more meaningful, inspiration for family prayer, and fun family activities!

http://www.usccb.org/ This is the official website for the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops. You can click on the calendar on the right side of the page for daily readings.  There is also an online Bible here – NAB Translation!

http://www.vatican.va/phome_en.htm Recently updated and more user–friendly than ever!  Read encyclicals, read reflections from the Holy Father, and read his Twitter feed along the top of the page.

www.scborromeo.org/ccc.htm  Online catechism!  You can type in a key word and it will give you every section quote about that word or topic. Great way to search for something if you aren’t sure where to start!

 

Lighthouse Catholic Media

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www.wordonfire.org Fr. Barron is the creator of the CATHOLISM Series, a powerful way of looking at Catholicism.  With captivating footage of the faith tradition all over the world, along with poignant and inviting commentary, this project has captured hearts for Christ!  Check out this site to view some of Father Barron’s video commentaries, books, talks, and articles.

 

http://bustedhalo.com/ Entertaining 2-minute videos for grade school children and high-school teens on different liturgical seasons and various topics of the faith.  Plenty of articles to help you stay caught up with the true teachings of the Church and combat misconceptions in our society.  Also, check out the micro challenges throughout the week to help you live out your faith!

 

 

Lifeteen.com  Awesome website for Teens!  Blogs, daily readings and reflections, saint of the day, Q & A, info about camp and much more!

http://chastityproject.com/ This site is filled with tons of powerful videos to help you navigate through conversations about relationships, love, and dating with your teen.

http://americamagazine.org Check out this magazine for some though-provoking insights on the faith!

Child Training bible:

COOL IDEA FOR PARENTS

http://www.childtrainingbible.com/p/tutorial.html– This isn’t specifically Catholic, but it’s a great idea for introducing scripture into your family!  You could make your own with a Catholic translation.

 

Make a family prayer wall! 

Have everyone write things they are praying for on a note card and attach it to a string.  Then every so often, have the family take them down and see how God has been answering your prayers!

This is something you could make for your child’s room or a prayer space in your home!

 

 BLOGS

 

http://www.conversiondiary.com/

http://catholiccuisine.blogspot.com/

http://www.equippingcatholicfamilies.com/

http://www.womenofgrace.com/en-us/default.aspx

http://brandonvogt.com/

 

PODCASTS

 

· Word on Fire, Fr. Robert Barron

· Food for the Journey, Sr. Ann Shields

· Mark Hart,  lifeteen.com

· Reason for our Hope, Fr. Larry Richards

· Fr. John Riccardo

Suggested Apps

 

Laudate The most comprehensive Catholic App.  Daily Mass Readings, Order of Mass, Liturgy of Hours, New American Bible, Rosary and Latin Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy (on Rosary screen), Seven Sorrows Rosary, Chaplet of St. Michael, Stations of the Cross, Saint of the Day, Catechism of Catholic Church, Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), Daily Examination of Conscience, various prayers and prayers in Latin with English translation. Podcast for Rosary and Stations. Daily Meditations. Podcasts of Daily Readings and meditations. Ability to bookmark prayers and create your own categorized prayers.

 

 

Lighthouse Catholic Media/Ignatius Press Bible App

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Catholic Study Bible App Ignatius-Lighthouse Edition FREE Electronic RSV-2CE Bible • Ignatius Catholic Study Bible • Truth and Life Dramatized Audio New Testament • Over 100 Lighthouse Talks • FREE Audio Bible Commentary from Dr. Scott Hahn • And more!

 

 

Word on Fire (Free) iOS. Catholic evangelization. This app is in a class by itself. Spawned from the popular website of the same name, Word on Fire offers daily blogs, articles, commentaries and over ten years of weekly sermon podcasts by the ministry’s founder, Father Robert Barron, from Chicago.  Fr. Barron is also the creator and host of the ground breaking, global ten-part documentary series, CATHOLICISM . Solid teaching in a relaxed, casual style that is easy to understand. His instruction is approachable and engaging.

 

Missio (Free) iOS and Android,  Launched by Pope Francis (on May 17, 2013) and created by the Pontifical Mission Societies, MISSIO is designed as a Catholic news aggregate for for staying up-to-date on the latest Catholic news from the Vatican and around the world with daily news reports and videos. The mission society’s application for mobile devices and smartphones collects news from Rome, stories and photos from the missions and other material, according to developers. Available in English, Spanish, Italian, German, French, Portuguese, Chinese and Arabic.

 

PopeApp (Free) iOS and Android.  For up-to-date (even live!) content connecting you with all things papal, (at times LIVE) in the palm of your hand. NEW POPE’S ENCYCLICAL LUMEN FIDEI is available to read! This app was developed by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, utilizing Vatican News Service as an all-access pass to Pope Francis, with official papal-related content in a variety of formats: news and official speeches, galleries with the latest images and videos, access to his calendar, and links to other services of the Holy See, along with video (live and on demand) of important events. Get timely ALERTS and links to top stories coming out of the Vatican’s many news outlets.

 

CHURCH FINDER Find the nearest church in seconds!

 

BEING CATHOLIC is a app out of the diocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, that links to awesome Catholic pin boards on Pinterest, streams Masses live, can helps you find a parish website or directions to your local parish, and much more!

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