Our Catholic Faith
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Diocese of Orlando:
Father Lopez falls under the leadership of the Most Reverend Bishop John Noonan and the Diocese of Orlando. Their website has a number of resources for individuals and families. They have everything from news around the Diocese to family resources for the different seasons of the Church.
The United State Conference of Catholic Bishops is the official conference of the Bishops of America. Their website is full of information, resources, and news.
Did you know the Pope has his own website? The Official Vatican homepage presents news, information on the history of the Catholic Church and the departments of the Roman Curia. It also has online resources such as the Pope’s writings and information on the Vatican museums and libraries.
Want to know what’s going on around our local Church? The Florida Catholic is an online and print news paper that offers news and information about the local dioceses in Florida.
The Divine Office (or the Liturgy of the Hours) is a compilation of daily prayers based on the Psalms, scripture of the day, and reflections that has been used by the Church since the Second Century. Today all priests and consecrated religious pray these prayers throughout the day. They are often recognized by their names of Lauds, Vespers, and Compline. The laity are invited to pray this prayer as well and it is a beautiful way to pray the Psalms. DivineOffice.org has not only the readings and prayers but also audio files and smartphone apps.
Daily Mass Readings
The USCCB have a section of their website dedicated to the daily readings at Mass. The Church has a 3 year cycle of readings to be used at Mass. If you were to read the daily Mass readings for each cycle you would read 90 percent of both Old and New Testaments. You can also subscribe to the daily readings via RSS feed or download audio files (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings-audio.cfm).
Learning About the Faith:
EWTN is a global, Catholic Television, Catholic Radio, and Catholic News Network that provides catholic programming and news coverage from around the world.
Catholic Social Teaching:
The US Bishops have an amazing online resource for the Social Teachings of the Church. Catholic social teaching is a central and essential element of our faith. Its roots are in the Hebrew prophets who announced God's special love for the poor and called God's people to a covenant of love and justice.
Saint of the Day:
AmericanCatholic.com has a Saint of the Day feature that offers daily inspiring saints' stories and presents ways to apply their example.
Catholic.org is a center for Catholics and all people of God, to help them deepen their understanding of Our Catholic Faith. This is a great resource for information on scripture, Church traditions, prayers, modern issues, etc.
Catholics Come Home:
Catholics Come Home is a website for individuals who have those who would like to become Catholic or those who have drifted away from the Church and would like to come back. It is also a great resource for those who want to deepen their faith or find a way to bring their friends and family back into a relationship with the Church.