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Books for Adults
- Catholic Spirituality for Adults series: Search this series at orbisbooks.com for complete list of titles and authors.
- With Open Hands by Henri Nouwen: Reflections on prayer
- The How-To Book of the Mass: Everything You Need to Know but No One Ever Taught You by Michael Dubriel
- Rediscovering Catholicism by Matthew Kelly
- Give Us This Day series from Liturgical Press: Published monthly, a lectionary based daily prayer including reflections and stories on the saints.
- Catholic Customs & Traditions: A Popular Guide by Greg Dues
- United States Catholic Catechism for Adults: A very accessible presentation of our Catholic beliefs; written by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- Catholic Study Bible from Oxford Univ. Press: New American Bible translation with extensive fascinating commentary
- Prayer by Joyce Rupp
- Introduction to the Bible: A Catholic Guide to Studying Scripture by Stephen J. Binz
- My Life with the Saints by James Martin
Children, Teens, and Family
Word on Fire: An outreach of Fr. Bob Barron to draw people deeper in faith
Learn@CTU: Educational resources from Catholic Theological Union, including Scripture reflections, podcasts, and lectures
Creighton University’s Online Ministry
Busted Halo: An online magazine for Young Adult spiritual seekers.
Word among us: Daily meditation based on readings; Sundays come with questions.
Jesuit Post: Jesuits thinking and writing at the intersection of faith and culture.
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Keep up with daily Scripture readings, news, and resources from the church.
Laudate: A comprehensive app including Daily Mass Readings, Liturgy of Hours, New American Bible, the Rosary, and more!
My Year of Faith: Providing an online community of daily catechesis and challenges for spiritual growth.
Catholic Mass Times Church Directory: Helps you locate the nearest churches and Mass times.
Saint of the Day: From AmericanCatholic.org.
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Cardinal Cupich shared the following statement with all parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago on February 2, 2019. If you prefer, click here for the audio file. You may know that . . .
Parish Ministries and Organizations are divided into 4 Commissions: The Spirituality/Worship Commission encourages the work of sanctification/growth in holiness, through worship, renewal . . .