Helpful Links

The following links are provided to help our parishioners develop a deep, meaningful Catholic faith:

www.archsa.org:  The Archiocese of San Antonio gives us information and contacts for helpful information locally.

www.catholic.com: Catholic Answers not only has great information to quickly give information on our faith, it allows anyone to ask specific questions and know the answer is in accordance with our Catholic faith.

www.usccb.org:  The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops website.  The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place.

www.ewtn.com:  The Eternal Word Television Network. A global Catholic network, who's site offers information in online multimedia libraries, a religious gifts catalog, as well as current general information.

www.priestsforlife.org:  As a Private Association of the Faithful, recognized and approved under the Canon Law of the Catholic Church, and working in harmony with the goals of the Bishops' Pro-Life Committee and the local diocesan respect life offices.

www.focolare.org:  The Focolare Movement is an international organization that promotes the ideals of unity and universal brotherhood.  Founded in 1943, it is Marian character and is also called the "Opera di Maria", or "Work of Mary".  The Focolare Movement is present today in 182 nations and reaches millions of people.

www.livingcitymagazine.com:  The Focolare magazine of religion, dialogue, and culture, which promotes the ideals of unity and communion of The Focolare Movement.  It is an excellent source of hard-to-find positive news.

www.foryourvocation.org:  This website is an initative of the Bishops of the United States, and is meant to be a resource for men and women in discernment, as an aide for promoting a vocation culture within an home, and a range of tools for educators, youth leaders and vocation directors.

http://srsclare.com/practice-of-prayer/lectio-divina/: Lectio Divina is a very ancient art, practiced at one time by all Christians.  This technique is a slow, contemplative praying of the Scriptures which enables the Bible, the Word of God, to become a means of union with God. This ancient practice has been kept alive in the Christian monastic tradition. Together with the Liturgy and daily manual labor, time set aside in a special way for lectio divina enables us to discover in our daily life an underlying spiritual rhythm. Within this rhythm we discover an increasing ability to offer more of ourselves and our relationships to God, and to accept the embrace that God is continuously extending to us in the person of Jesus Christ.

http://www.bustedhalo.com: An online magazine for spiritual seekers.  We live in an age filled with seekers who are desperately trying to find deeper meaning in their lives but whose journey has little to do with traditional religious institutions. BustedHalo.com believes that the experiences of these pilgrims and the questions they ask are inherently spiritual. Based in wisdom from the Catholic tradition, we believe that the joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the people of this age are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of all God’s people. Nothing genuinely human fails to raise an echo in their hearts. BustedHalo.com strives to reveal this spiritual dimension of our lives through feature stories, reviews, interviews, faith guides, commentaries, audio clips, discussions and connections to retreat, worship and service opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else. We are committed to creating a forum that is: open, informed, unexpected, unpredictable, balanced, and thought-provoking. Every time we ask questions about what our lives mean and what keeps us alive, we are talking about something that’s relevant to BustedHalo.com.

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/homilies/2013/index_en.htm:  Read a copy of Pope Francis' weekly homilies.