Catholicism: Delving into the Holy See
Mover of nations, maker of kings, director of souls—the Catholic Church looms large on the world stage, as well as in the religious world. The sheer enormity of the Church's presence, the length of its history and the depth of its theology can intimidate the scholarly and the religious neophyte alike. But this ancient faith has entered the 21st century with gusto, maintaining an impressive presence online to help you research, explore and interact with Catholicism.
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A religion, a church, a state? In a sense, the Catholic Church is all of these, stemming from the unusual nature of the Vatican as a political, diplomatic and religious body. As such, there is a wealth of activity and events to report on, discuss and analyze in the Catholic world. Find Catholic news, including Catholic TV and radio sources, with the sites below.
- The Vatican publishes its own weekly newspaper, which is available online.
- Some of these sites are secular looks at Catholic news. Most, however, have Catholic perspectives, each incorporating the Catholic faith in a different way. Read enough of any site you visit to understand its message and point of view before you bookmark it.
provides well-written news. Designed as a clone of The New York Times site, this newspaper has many of the same features and sections you'd find on a newspaper of that style, but with a Catholic perspective.
Roman Catholic Church section, part of a larger Christianity page, gathers Catholicism-related articles from its impressive news archives and daily articles. Read up on the developments within the Catholic Church that the mainstream media is following.
Catholic News Agency
focuses on news of the Holy See. Besides its quality news reports, you'll find a number of podcasts, as well as documents and resource sections with more information from the Church, such as encyclicals.
brings you reporting (with a Catholic perspective) of news across greater Asia. Available in Italian, English and Chinese (choose the respective flags on the top right), this site is both a news agency and a mission, spreading a Catholic view of the modern world.
is a vibrant collection of articles, commentary and features on Catholic issues today. Based on the teachings and philosophy of Pope John Paul II and Vatican II, this is a forward-looking approach to the Catholic Church and faith.
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is a Catholic newswire service that posts some of its content online. The site has straightforward articles on the day's news. For a quick dose of Catholic news in seven different languages, this is the place to visit.
For Catholic TV and radio ...
is the official broadcasting station of the Holy See. Available in 34 languages, its radio programs are presented in multiple formats. There are also print articles that focus on religious programs and news of the Vatican and the Pope. These articles also cover greater world affairs in a Catholic context.
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