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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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Catholic History

Though Catholicism's basic tenets are the same as those of other Christian sects, its 2,000-year ... read more »

Catholic Beliefs and Practices

Thinking of converting to Catholicism or just wanting to learn more about Catholic beliefs ... read more »

Catholic News

A religion, a church, a state? In a sense, the Catholic Church is all of these, stemming from the ... read more »

Catholic Community

Although widely dispersed around the world, the immense and diverse Catholic ... read more »

Find a Catholic Church

They say you can't throw a stone in Rome without hitting a Catholic church. For those of us elsewhere (or less inclined to cast the first stone), there are online tools to help you find a Catholic church.

Insights for Finding a Catholic Church

  • Many "Find a Church" sites are user-generated, meaning a church must enter itself into the database. As a result, not all sites list the same results. If you can't find what you're looking for on one, try your luck on another.
  • The Catholic Church is hierarchical: If you're having trouble finding a local church, contact your local diocese for help.

Top Sites for Finding a Catholic Church

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Volunteer With the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church is not only a religious organization, it is also one of the largest charity and ... read more »

Catholic Blogs

With the large presence of the Vatican and Catholic churches on the Web, it's easy to forget that ... read more »

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