Spiritual Links

Partners in Faith – Helping children and their families grow in the Catholic faith.

Question of the Week – A focus question each week based on Sunday’s readings.

The Our Sunday Visitor site with many faith resources.

Catholic Mom – Faith based parenting resources.

Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Relief Services KIDS – A site about our efforts as Church to reach out to those in need around the world!

Daughters of St. Paul – Packed with faith resources! Saint-A-Day, multimedia prayer reflections, mission information, kids section and more!

Fall River Diocese Vocations – A website about vocations in the Church and specific opportunities in the New England area.  Great resource!

Massachusetts Catholic Conference – The Public Policy Voice of the Catholic Church in Massachusetts

MaryMediatrixBringing the Immaculate to the World – The website of the Franciscans of the Immaculate (known locally in New Bedford as Our Lady’s Chapel).  Many Marian resources, mission information, bookstore, audio and document library, forums and e-cards!

Air Maria – A companion site to Mary Mediatrix – streaming video and audio.  Homilies, music, Church events – worldwide and local.  Great way to learn more about Our Lady and our Faith!

Radio CorMariae – a new Catholic radio station based out of the New Bedford area, sponsored by the Franciscans of the Immaculate.

Blest Are We – A companion site supporting the religion texts used in grade 6, 7 & 8. Lot’s of resources for parents and students!

Growing Up Catholic – Parent resources for First Eucharist, Reconciliation, Confirmation

Cardinal O’Malley’s – Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s Blog!

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Mother of All Peoples – A Weekly Marian Ezine ( on-line magazine which can be accessed directly or e-mailed to you each week via free subscription)  Contributing authors are many of the top Mariologists in the Church!  This is an awesome resource for anyone who wants to know more about Mary!

Children Pray a Scriptural Rosary – This site, by Fr. Victor Hoagland, is a great resource for praying the Rosary with children.

The Holy Rosary – This site you will find the Rosary and the message of Our Lady of Fatima and other Marian devotions in English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

Spiritual Treasure of the Rosary – This site has information about the way the Rosary is prayed in the US and in Mexico, as well as a variety of other traditional prayers prayed along with the Rosary.

Mary Gardens – Are you interested in creating a Mary garden?  This Site is a collection of links on the history, and just about every other aspect of this topic!

Holy Cross Family Ministries – This site has a wealth of information and aides for prayer.  Originally founded by Father Patrick Peyton, CSC, this organization has done much to encourage family prayer, especially the Rosary.  They are also a great source for wholesome family films.

The Vatican – This is the official site of the Vatican.  These are many resources to explore here, in a variety of languages, about Mary and of course, about the Catholicism!  Among these are the Vatican Archives, the Vatican Secret Archives, Vatican Museums, World Youth Day 2005, Canon Law, The Bible, Saints and more!

105 Live – Vatican Radio – An awesome site to access LIVE Vatican Radio as well as Vatican Radio Archives and more…The English version has text introductions which feed into MP3 files.

National Bioethics Website

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – A vast site including daily readings, the entire Bible, a listing of all US dioceses and all of the recent writings of the US Bishops on a whole host of topics.  A great place to start when you are looking for what our bishops are teaching!

Catholic Forum – An extensive site which features an excellent Patron Saints Index, Reflections on the Word of God, and E-Pistle, (available also by free e-mail subscription).  E-Pistle is a great way to focus on faith for a few moments each day.  It includes ( in a brief and simple format): The Day’s Scriptural Readings, Liturgy of the Hours ( info), The Saint of the Day, Today in Church History, Quotes from Saints, Prayer Requests, Fact of the day.  The Catholic Forum site also links out to ZENIT.

ZENIT See ticker above! An International News Agency, whose mission is to provide objective coverage of events, documents and issues emanating from or concerning the Catholic Church.   ZENIT’s articles are reproduced in hundreds of publications worldwide and are used by numerous radio and TV stations. Coverage includes: Activities of John Paul II, The Vatican, including diplomatic activity, humanitarian efforts, and profiles of Church leaders, and interviews with and features about leading lay Catholics, including researchers, politicians, writers and entertainers.  This is a great way to stay “on top of” happenings in the Church – and the World – from an international perspective!

Catholic Jukebox – Contemporary Catholic Music Radio, available on-line!  A great site to run “in the background” while you work!

Internet Padre – A Catholic resource service which indexes the Catechism of the Catholic Church and The New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia, lists breaking news from across the US and provides a variety of resources and essential links, student resources and an excellent high school catechesis program ( complete with more student resources)…all available online!

EWTN – Mother Angelica’s site, from Ironsdale, Alabama.  Here you will find a great Q&A section, Church teachings, devotions, access to live and archived programs aired on EWTN , access to live radio, audio morning and evening prayer, a vast audio and document library, and more!  There is a great series of mini-sites under “Faith” on a variety of topics.

EWTN Kids – This is an awesome site for kids which can be explored as a member, or as a guest.  Kids explore a town where each building contains fun and educational activities about our faith.

Cyberfaith – This is a site presented by Sadlier, a textbook company which produces most of the the religion textbooks used at HFHN.  There are a variety of resources :  Weblinks, reflections on Sunday and Holy Day  readings, weekly prayer activities for the current saints or season, an interactive liturgical calendar, information on Catholic Social Teaching, a Q&A section and more!  See also the We Believe site, complementing the texts we use in grades K – 5.

Life Athletes – This is a site presented by Professional and Olympic athletes who are committed to living lives of virtue, abstinence, and respect for life. A great resource for adolescents, teens and adults, use in the Junior High FIA Program at HFHN!  Check out the “Weight Room” for some important virtues to be lived!