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CATHOLIC WORLD NEWS & VATICAN NEWS
 
 
 
 

 
SELECTED RESOURCES


"Popular & controversial news reports with hard-hitting, bold conservative commentaries"

RECOMMENDED

LifeSiteNews.com - "Widely circulated daily news reports on important developments in Canada, the United States and around the world...Its purpose is to provide balance and more accurate coverage on culture, life and family matters than is usually given by other media."

"Established to give the Catholic lay faithful a voice in the matters of the Church. In response to Vatican II's call for the "full and active" participation of the laity, Pewsitter enables and encourages the laity of the Church to submit news articles, events, and even audio/video copies of their favorite homilies to share with other Catholics"

The Catholic World Report - "Provides full coverage of the news and events affecting the Church around the world, asking questions and examining issues the mainstream media avoids.  It features interviews with important Church leaders as well as a comprehensive look at topics ranging from bioethics and life issues to the persecution of Catholics in the Middle East and Asia, from the latest vocation news around the world to the ongoing culture wars in the United States."

THE WANDERER "The Wanderer, a national Catholic weekly journal of news, commentary, and analysis, has been publishing continually since 1867. Owned and operated by Catholic laymen, The Wanderer is independent of ecclesiastical oversight but maintains a fiercely loyal adherence to Catholic doctrine and discipline."

OTHER RESOURCES


Catholic News Agency - "CNA strives to provide free, up-to-the-minute news affecting the Universal Church, giving particular emphasis to the words of the Holy Father and happenings of the Holy See..." 
Catholic News Service - "Almost every English-language Catholic newspaper in the world uses CNS." 
CatholicVoteAction.org - Also has current news items.  "Our goal is to build, organize, and mobilize the largest movement of Catholic laity in American politics. We believe in life, family, and the power of human freedom to renew America.  CVA is proudly Catholic, but welcomes all people of good will. Come join us - it's free - just enter your e-mail and zip to the right."
Chiesa Espresso Repubblica - Sandro Magister's website.  "He studied theology, philosophy, and history at the Theological Faculty of Milan and at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart.  He received a theology degree in 1967.  He is a journalist, and writes for the magazine l'Espresso.  He specializes in religious news, in particular on the Catholic Church and the Vatican."
L'Osservatore Romano - Weekly Vatican newspaper Caution: This once reliable Catholic newspaper can no longer be trusted to always give you accurate news.  
L'Osservatore Romano has gone in a more "liberal" direction concerning Church teachings and at times may take certain writings out-of-context to fit it's editorial views.  (Hopefully, their editorial views have changed for the better since this commentary was written - you be the judge).  vtb
New Oxford Review - Non-profit monthly magazine containing dossiers & articles that reflect the views of laypeople on the state of the Church. 
Commentary: No longer recommended.  Although much content provides useful information, it often contains articles that are written in a self-righteous, prideful manner.  Sarcastic humor is also employed by certain writers.  This type writing does not reveal charity or true wisdom and does more harm to the Church than good.  vtb 
San Carlo al Corso Rome - A wide variety of spiritual questions answered by Mons. Raffaello Martinelli
Spero Catholic News - Also politics, crime, intertainment, history & science, movies & trailers, forum, comments.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - "Mission: To unify, coordinate, encourage, promote and carry on Catholic activities in the United States..."  
Vatican Insider - "A project run by the daily newspaper La Stampa, designed to provide a complete information service on the Vatican, the activities of the Pope and the Holy See, the Catholic Church’s presence on the international scene and on religious issues. It is an independent multimedia tool, produced in three languages: Italian, English and Spanish."

 
Vatican: The Holy See - Official site for the Vatican Library, archives, museums, updates, and latest news.  The layout of their website could be improved upon - can be rather difficult to find things.
 
Zenit - (Small print, can be difficult to read) "Media sources that use Zenit are varied.  They include television and radio stations, newspapers and magazines, Web pages, diocesan and parish bulletins, and newsletters." 
 
 
ADDITIONAL INTERESTING & IMPORTANT RESOURCES
 
agenzia fides - Many resources. Worldwide coverage of Church news and in-depth analysis of a variety of Church related subjects.
AsiaNews.it - "The Chinese government is empowering and promoting atheism.  China’s youth want to know more about Christianity, but Christians have not spread their faith to Chinese culture due to past and recent persecution.  The AsiaNews Chinese web-site serves as a means of information...educational tips and suggestions via news, testimonials, reflections, and the words of the pope and church personalities – all of which all bolster the Church’s mission in China."
Cardinal Kung Foundation (China) - "Did you know that...many Roman Catholics are being severely persecuted?"  Press releases, articles.
Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute - See "Friday Fax Archive" at the bottom of their Home page for more articles.  "A non-profit organization."
Catholic League For Religious and Civil Rights - "Motivated by the letter and the spirit of the First Amendment, the Catholic League works to safeguard both the religious freedom rights and the free speech rights of Catholics whenever and wherever they are threatened.
Church News- "An information service conducted by a group of Catholic journalists that offers a daily selection of news concerning the Catholic Church." Includes daily Mass Readings & Meditations.
Catholic Press Association of the United States & Canada - "Catholic Advertising Network. Diocesan Newspapers.  Other Newspapers. Magazines. General Publishers. Foreign Language Publications. Eastern Rite Publications. Freelance Writers."
Independent Catholic News (ICN) - "The first daily Catholic on-line news service in the UK...Our aim is to provide speedy and accurate news coverage of all subjects of interest to Catholics and the wider Christian community...Saint of the Day, Sunday Reflection, Listings Section, Classified Ads, Archives and Links pages."
Inside The Vatican - Monthly magazine - Some articles posted online.  "It is a window through which one sees the day-to-day activities of the Vatican; it is a door through which one can enter to encounter a variety of people and ideas."
LifeIssues.net- "Clear Thinking about Crucial Issues."  In association with: The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.  Well organized presentation of the Church's teachings and the views of Her members on important topics.
NationalCatholicRegister.com - Weekly newspaper. "National News, Vatican News, World News... In person interviews...History and Saints, Books & Education... Culture of Life."
Commentary: Easy to read weekly newspaper.  However, some articles are not subjective and therefore not beneficial to the Church.
 
National Catholic Reporter - Not recommended - Link not posted.  This so-called "Catholic" newspaper is very liberal & does not fully follow the teachings of the Church.  See: What is the National Catholic Reporter’s Real Agenda?
 
Real Clear Religion -  "A catch-all source for religion stories, opinion and controversy. Everyday the Real Clear Religion team scours the Web to find the best religion news and analysis to help readers of all faiths better understand one another."
The Irish Catholic - "Ireland’s biggest and best-selling religious newspaper...  published weekly, provides a lively mix of news, analysis and informed commentary about the Church and social issues as they affect Ireland and the wider-world... considered to be Ireland’s most-influential independent Catholic newspaper, having always been owned and managed by lay people... An authoritative voice of matters of religious and social importance."
The National Black Catholic Congress- Includes Black Catholic news"We commit ourselves to establishing an agenda for the evangelization of African Americans; and to improve the spiritual, mental, and physical conditions of African Americans, thereby committing ourselves to the freedom and growth of African Americans as full participants in church and society."
UCANews - Union of Catholic Asian News - "News about and of interest to the Church in Asia."
Vatican Information Service - Through the Holy (See Press Office).
 
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- the growing immorality throughout the world is not going unnoticed by the Lord