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CATHOLIC 
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* Resources for students, parents, teachers & scholars
* Dictionaries & Thesaurus
* Encyclopedias
* English Usage & Quotations
* Home Schooling
* Libraries & Other Resources
 
 
GENERAL RESOURCES
 
 
Assumption College for Sisters - "ACS awards two degrees and a Certificate: the Associate in Arts, the Associate in Religious Arts, and a Certificate in Theological Studies.  We welcome lay persons to earn credits in theology and philosophy courses and to pursue the Certificate in Theological Studies." 
Augustine Institute - "To provide graduate students a coherent and unified instruction in Scripture, Catholic doctrine and history, as well as the pedagogical and leadership skills to impart the same to others. Under the patronage of St. Augustine of Hippo and in imitation of St. Thomas Aquinas, the patron of teachers and common doctors, the instructors and students of the Institute endeavor to place themselves under God's grace for the purpose of being formed in memory, intellect and will, into effective instruments for the renewal of Catholic culture by a union of faith and life in the New Evangelization."
Ave Maria University - "A vibrant university located in beautiful southwest Florida. It is an academic institution that pledges faithfulness to the teachings of the Church and is committed to providing one of the finest classical liberal arts curricula available.  Ave Maria is known for faithfulness to the magisterium of the Catholic Church, a caring faculty and staff, and a unique educational philosophy that strives to develop the whole person."
Black Catholic Resources - "We began searching for multicultural Catholic resources for our children...they were very hard to find...we decided to share the ones we had found with other families..."
Cardinal Newman Society - "The mission of The Cardinal Newman Society is to help renew and strengthen Catholic identity in Catholic higher education."
Catholic Answers - "We explain Catholic truth."  Also contains useful information for non-Catholics.
Catholic Colleges & Universities (Listing) - "You should check the school website, contact the school directly, and visit the school before making any long term decisions."
Catholic Education Resource Center - "Prepare Catholics for engagement in the world by providing them with effective apologetics, derived from a sound Christian anthropology, on the critical social and moral issues of the day."
Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute - "A non-profit, non-partisan research and educational institute focusing on international social policy.  Mission is to monitor the evolving international debate on social policy, and to assist governments at the UN and elsewhere to more deeply understand these difficult issues.  Includes educating the public at large about the pressing issues debated at the UN and at other international institutions."
CatholicResources - "This website contains a variety of materials, mostly related to Biblical and liturgical studies, intended for scholars, teachers, students, pastors, and others."
Catholic Seminaries - World-wide listing.
Catholic Parents Online - "To build a network of faithful, dynamic, and informed parents, students, and alumni, committed to working with Catholic schools and other programs of education to ensure the authentic teaching and protection of our Catholic Faith." 
Catholic Schools Textbook Project - "Producing a ten-volume series of history/social studies textbooks and supporting materials specifically for Catholic schools and students. Textbooks that are urgently needed.  Textbooks that bring history alive in the heart as well as the mind. The need is urgent because the story of human civilization cannot be told unless the essential contribution of Catholics and the Faith that inspired them is included - and it is just this Faith that is left out of every textbook available to Catholic school children today."
Catholic Theological Union - "CTU has grown to be the largest Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry in North America.  Students from all over the world, of every age and vocation, study together.  They learn about the Catholic faith as well as how to dialogue with other Abrahamic faith traditions – Protestant, Jewish and Muslim."
Center for Catholic Studies - Science & Religion (Seton Hall University) - Interesting website.  Colloquium.  Click on "Science and Religion Postings" for additional Links.
Classroom Animals & Pets - "This site is here to give you some positive input and helpful ideas about animals in the classroom."
Compass - "Students evangelizing students.  By uniting Catholic college students from around the country, COMPASS inspires and equips them to take the initiative in evangelizing college life.  Through inter-university conferences, retreats, and fellowships..."
Committee on Science and Human Values from the United States Conference Catholic Bishops (USCCB) -  "Mission: The conflicts which, at times, arose from undue influences of religious authorities on the development of scientific knowledge do not derive from the nature of reason and belief and, moreover, they now belong to the past."
Eagle Forum Collegians - "Eagle Forum Collegians can: Help you develop leadership skills to successfully influence and participate in student government and community organizations.  Help you learn political skills to help elect conservatives to student government positions.  Help you sponsor conservative speakers to counter the multitude of liberal messages in the classroom, the dorms, the students centers, and the special lectures."
Homework Aids -
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Graduate Study & Adult Learning -
Get Involved in My Community -
International Education.
Ethics and Science - Through "Resources for Catholic Educators." Many good reference Links.
Faith & Science - Catholic Perspectives - Highly recommended - Many good Links, and resources.
Focus - "Vision For Life" - Campus outreach program, founded by Curtis Martin, dedicated to raising up leaders on college campuses. The Fellowship of Catholic University Students - "Small Group Bible Studies. Personal Discipleship.  Large Group Leadership Training. Fellowship."
Franciscan University of Steubenville - "Franciscan University follows the example of St. Francis of Assisi in finding its identity at the heart of the Catholic Church. We embrace the teachings of Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the Magisterium with a spirit of Christian humanism that relates all learning to Jesus Christ. At Franciscan University, you’ll grow in mind, body, and spirit through the integration of faith and reason."
Holy Childhood Association - "An international organization whose membership is made up of students in Catholic elementary schools and religious education programs; it is an organization dedicated to fostering children's awareness of the missionary nature of the Church."  
Institute for Humane Studies - "A unique organization that assists undergraduate and graduate students worldwide with an interest in individual liberty."
Latin Patriarchate Schools - "Committed to protecting the national culture and heritage in the present and to preparing the next generation to lead our culture to a higher future."
National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) - "Catholic education at all levels and in a variety of settings: preschools, elementary, and secondary schools, parish catechetical/religious education programs, diocesan offices, colleges, universities and seminaries."
National Catholic Student Coalition - "To embody the Catholic identity for students from campus ministries at institutions of higher education in the United States of America.  By living the Gospel in the modern world, and gathering around our Eucharistic table..."
Office of Catholic Schools - Archdiocese of Chicago Schools - Although this is information for Archdiocese of Chicago schools, it is a valuable reference source for other Catholic school systems - helpful for both teachers and parents. "The Archdiocese of Chicago's Catholic school system is the largest non-public school system in the nation..."
Pontifical Academy of Sciences - These academies have a very important role in the Church: Cultorum Martyrum.  Ecclesiastical.  Life. Sciences.  Social Sciences.
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center - "Do not be afraid to serve the human person.  Do not be afraid to open borders with States, to open economic and political systems, the vast fields of culture, civilization and development to the power of divine grace." -- Pope John Paul II.  "The Center offers a wide variety of experiences that allow visitors to take a journey of faith." 
Resources for Catholic Educators - "An extensive databank of resources for Catholic catechists, teachers, DRE's, parents and all involved in the education of the faith."
Smithsonian Institute - Museums - Libraries - Education - Resources - "In communities across the nation, our programs offer the Smithsonian experience to adults and young people alike.... Smithsonian scientists around the globe contributes to what we know about myriad subjects...."
The National Catholic College Admission Association - "Find the perfect Catholic college for you....A non-profit organization of Catholic colleges and universities committed to serving students, parents, and counselors in the transition process from high school to college."
The Society of Catholic Social Scientists - "Composed of Catholic scholars, professors, teachers, practitioners, and others in political science and political philosophy, sociology, social thought, social work, counseling, history, economics, psychology, psychiatry, law, anthropology, geography, and other disciplines whose work touches social or public concerns (e.g., theology, philosophy, medicine)."
Troy The Locator.com - "Founded by Troy Dunn for the purpose of continuing his mission of “reuniting half the world with the other half.”  In 1990, Troy helped his own mother (who was adopted as a baby) locate her own biological family.  That single event caused Troy and his then-partner to build an organization that did one thing - help people reunite with long lost friends and family members.
US National Archives - "We have more than 10 billion paper records, 30 million photographs and close to three million maps and charts, all stored in more than 30 buildings around the country."
Veil of Innocence - "A coalition of parents, priests, religious, and educators safeguarding the innocence of children and the teachings of the Catholic Faith."
UCEF Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation - "Rebuilding the Church in Ukraine. Established in 1997, the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation informs Americans about the academic and financial needs of the Ukrainian Catholic Church and its educational institutions in Ukraine."
 
DICTIONARIES & THESAURUS 
 
Dictionary of Catholic Terms - Important terms to help you explain your Faith.
Encyclopedia Britannica - "Complete Encyclopedia Britannica, Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, Merriam - Webster's Dictionary & Thesaurus, World Atlas..."
HyperDictionary - "English Dictionary. Computer Dictionary. Thesaurus Dream Dictionary. Medical Dictionary."
OneLook Dictionary Search - "Search engine for words and phrases: If you have a word for which you'd like a definition or translation, we'll quickly shuttle you to the web-based dictionaries that define or translate that word.  If you don't know how to spell the word, we'll help you do that too.  No word is too obscure: More than 5 million words in more than 900 online dictionaries are indexed by the OneLook search engine."
Roget's Thesaurus - "Synonyms...cross-references in an easy-to-use format, this thesaurus features succinct word definitions and an innovative hyper linked category index."
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language - "Audio word pronunciations...full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes."
 
ENCYCLOPEDIAS
 
Catholic Encyclopediafrom New Advant - "1908 Preface...proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine.  What the Church teaches and has taught; what she has done and is still doing for the highest welfare of mankind; her methods, past and present; her struggles, her triumphs, and the achievements of her members, not only for her own immediate benefit, but for the broadening and deepening of all true science, literature and art..."
Columbia Reference Encyclopedia - "A vast range of topics...hypertext cross-references..."
Enciclopedia Catlica - Catholic Encyclopedia in Spanish.
Encyclopedia Britannica - "Complete Encyclopedia Britannica, Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, Merriam - Webster's Dictionary & Thesaurus, World Atlas..."
The Catholic Encyclopedia from New Advant - "1908 Preface... proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine.  What the Church teaches and has taught; what she has done and is still doing for the highest welfare of mankind; her methods, past and present; her struggles, her triumphs, and the achievements of her members, not only for her own immediate benefit, but for the broadening and deepening of all true science, literature and art..."
 
ENGLISH USAGE & QUOTATIONS
 
English Usage, Style & Composition - "Contemporary and classic usage guides..." 
Quotations - "Combines the best of both contemporary and classic quotations collections into a searchable database.."
 
HOME SCHOOLING
 
All Catholic Books - A good place to find book reviews, listing of publishers, Homeschooling education books.  "Our mission is to provide orthodox Roman Catholic books at a prices which are normally 25% lower than suggested retail...updated weekly."
The Baltimore Catechism (from Roman Catholic Catechism) - "When we bring our children home from institutional schools we have the freedom to choose the best books and we usually settle on some version of the Baltimore Catechism when it comes to teaching from home.  The basic Catholic beliefs are well contained in the Baltimore Catechism, yet when we use different versions we are astonished to find that there are different answers to the same questions!"
CatholicSource Homeschooling Resources - "Resources and Book Recommendations....Other Catholic Homeschooling Links....Message Board."
Catholic Scholars Online - Homeschooling resources - Many great Links. "On this page we share ideas on Catholic home schooling gathered from a variety of sources, tips from friends on dealing with bad days, boring subjects and more."
Family Life Center International - Faith & Family - "A non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for Catholic marriage, Catholic family life, Catholic parenting, Help for hurting marriages, Parenting teens, child discipline, Catholic courtship, Catholic singles, Catholic relationships, marriage preparation, Catholic home schooling, Marital communication."
Love2Learn.net - Favorite Resources for Catholic Homeschoolers and others who "love to learn."
 
 
LIBRARIES & OTHER RESOURCES
 
Access Genealogy - Military Records - "Archives, libraries, societies, battles, biographies, casualty lists, cemeteries, databases, diaries, draft records, military history, mailing lists, maps, medal winners, memorials, obtaining military records, organizations, pensions, photographic images, prison camps, query forums, regiments and muster rolls, regimental histories and surnames."
America's Story - The Library of Congress - "The site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages, and we hope children and their families will want to explore this site together."
Army Center of Military History (CMH) - "Responsible for the appropriate use of history throughout the U.S. Army... official history of the Army in both peace and war, while advising the Army Staff on relevant historical matters...the Center traces its lineage back to the work of those historians under the Secretary of War who compiled the Official Records of the Rebellion, a monumental documentary history of the Civil War begun in 1874, and to a similar work on World War I prepared by historians in the Historical Section of the Army War College."
Catholic Library Association - International organization - "Providing its members professional development through educational and networking experiences, publications, scholarships, and other services...coordinates the exchange of ideas..."
Library of Congress - "Resources for...Kids, Families, Librarians, Publishers, Researchers, Teachers, Visitors."
Smithsonian Institute - Museums - Libraries - Education - Resources - "In communities across the nation, our programs offer the Smithsonian experience to adults and young people alike....Smithsonian scientists around the globe contributes to what we know about myriad subjects...."
The Internet Public Library - "Provide library services to Internet users.  Activities include: finding, evaluating, selecting, organizing, describing, and creating information resources; and direct assistance to individuals."
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library - Museum Store - Education - Programs & Events...
U.S. National Library of Medicine - "World's largest medical library.  MEDLINE/PubMed, MEDLINEplus, NLM Gateway Catalog, Databases, Historical Materials, MeSH, Publications, Training, Grants, Network of Libraries Computational Molecular Biology, Medical Informatics...."
 
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