Some Great Stuff!
Jubilee Year of Mercy
On April 11, 2015, Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis issued Misericordiae Vultus, Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, to highlight teh Catholic Church's "mission to be a witness of mercy"
The Jubilee Year begain on December 8, 2015, with the opening of the holy door at the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome, and continues until the closing of the Jubilee Year on November 20, 2016.
For information, videos, and how you can participate please go to: http://archstl.org/mercy
Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women)
A Catholic study program that engages the intellect of women and teenage girls to help them understand their God-given dignity and respond to our culture’s desperate need for an authentic feminine presence to transform every aspect of life and society.
We believe that education is one of the fundamental aspects of cultural change. Pope John Paul II’s 1995 World Day of Peace message included this important reminder: “Time dedicated to education is time truly well spent, because it determines a person’s future, and therefore the future of the family and of the whole of society.”
Women and Girls
Endow attracts women from all walks of life who are at various places on their faith journey, as well as pre-teen and teenage girls who are discovering their individual and spiritual identity. We have developed a comprehensive program that is understandable and embraced by women and girls in the pew—because that is who we are too: faithful wives, mothers, daughters, and career women.
Face it. Own it. Heal it.
Women Made New encourages and supports women in need of personal healing, empowering them to become the women God created them to be.
History of U.S. Catholic Scouting
The history of Catholic Scouting in the United States:
May Jesus Christ Be Praised!
Fr. Thomas M. Pastorius's website is a great resource!
Resources for you to grow in your faith and also a place to go for many cool resources!
He has so many suggestions for Ice breaker games, Retreats and Faith Formation programs!
Be sure to check out the Spiritual Ponderings if you are working on the Mary, the First Disciple Program! October 30, 2011 Spiritual Ponderings Blessed Virgin Mary In Art & Theology
Check out his Spiritual Ponderings section and sign up to get them emailed to you!
The mission and purpose of his website is to attempt to answer the call of Pope Benedict XVI to use the internet to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Welcome :: May Jesus Christ Be Praised (St. Louis, MO)
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI FOR THE 45th WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY
Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life in the Digital Age
Read the message from Benedict XVI for the 45th World Communications Day issued by the Vatican on January 24, 2011
Theology of the Body Resources
The following links are provided to further assist youth ministry leaders in their efforts to catechize youth on the topic of Human Sexuality.
- Humanae Vitae (1968 Encyclical)
- Human Sexuality, Wonderful Gift and Awesome Responsibility [Catholic Update]
- True Love Waits
Catechetical Materials for Youth
- Horizons 9-10th grade
- Sexuality: A Gift With Strings Attached [Youth Update]
- Abstinence: Dating but Waiting [Youth Update]
- NFCYM's True Love Waits Revised Abstinence Resource [PDF]
- Other NFCYM True Love Waits Resources
Pastoral Letters from U.S. Bishops
- Of Human Life: A Pastoral Letter to the People of God of Northern Colorado on the Truth and Meaning of Married Love (Archbishop Charles Chaput, 1998)
- Why are same-sex attractions considered "objectively-disordered"? [Catholic-based Chastity.com]
- Chastity Project: Homosexuality
- Women Made New Ministries
The Serra International Clubs hope to:
- Educate and inform our members, collaborators, and the Catholic Community of our commitment to promote the ordained priesthood and religious life.
- Encourage and affirm the ordained priesthood and vowed religious life as a positive lifestyle.
- Inspire and call forth a well-trained and dedicated corps of leaders at all levels of Serra by spiritual and practical formation.
Therefore, that by our works, we will be recognized and sought after as the organization that actively works and promotes vocations to the ordained priesthood and vowed religious life.
Knights of Columbus
Members of St. Louis Council 453 helped the council-sponsored Boy Scout troop collect 1,300 donated food cans and deliver them to the St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry at St. Mary Magdalen Church. The Scouts performed the project to earn the Catholic Ad Altare Dei award.
General Scouting Links
- Greater St. Louis Area Boy Scouts of America Website
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
- National Catholic Committee on Scouting
- National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts
The International Catholic Committee on Scouting (not the International Committee of the NCCS) - Americas Region (North and South America) covers Catholic Scouting committees in North and Scout America. The ICCS - Americas Region secretary is Roberto Linn.
- Sacraments Today: Belief and Practice Among U.S. Catholics [PDF]
- U.S. Religious Landscape Survey
- Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the USCCB [PDF]
- A Look at Pope Benedict's Encyclical, Christ Our Hope [Catholic Update]
- Collegeville National Symposium on Lay Ecclesial Ministry
Other Links of Interest
- Knight for Hire "Sir Kwain" Karl M. Kindt III ~ Business Article ~ News Article
- USA Today: Leaders Need Scouts' Qualities
- Catholic Answers Online
- Great Scouting Stuff: ScoutStuff.org
- Religious Emblems of Other Faiths: