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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Although widely dispersed around the world, the immense and diverse Catholic community can all come together online. For Catholic dating, education, discussion, business and more, use the sites below to connect with the Catholic community's global citizens.
- Always be careful when sharing personal information online. For more information on how to protect yourself and your family while taking advantage of what the online community has to offer, read the findingDulcinea Internet Security Web Guide.
For Catholic portal sites ...
is a gateway to the Catholic world online. With feature articles, tools for the faith, reviews, a Catholic dictionary and more, this site tries to encompass all aspects of a Catholic lifestyle.
is a bilingual site (English and Spanish) that tries to cover the full range of Catholic life with articles and resources. Browse the site to find daily prayers, news, Mass times and more.
is a portal site and community tool. Find links to all kinds of Catholic sites and services, such as the "Find A Church" clickable map tool. A membership enables church ministries, organizations and other institutions to access a full suite of online tools, including free Web hosting, e-mail and other Catholic community-enhancing features.
For Catholic community organizations ...
The Pope Benedict XVI Fan Club
is your stop for everything papal. Unofficial and informal, you'll find a biography of the man, links, interviews, resources and a blog.
National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
exists to help foster, develop and shepherd the Catholic youth community. Find information on the organization's programs, and links at the bottom left of the page to other Catholic youth organizations.
For Catholic dating sites...
is a dating site specifically for Catholic singles. This company also runs similar sites for Jewish and other Christian singles.
has a quick sign-up process. Included in your profile are answers to basic questions about your agreement with Catholic teaching, although disagreements don't preclude you from joining. Though primarily a Catholic dating site, it is open to non-Catholics, as well as people simply looking to meet other Catholics for professional or friendly reasons.
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