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Religious & Catechetical Organizations


And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.

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External Link Aid to the Church in Need: An international Catholic charity dependent on the Holy See, providing pastoral relief to needy and oppressed churches.

External Link A Common Word: explores the common ground between Christianity and Islam from a Muslim perspective.

External Link Catholic Celiac Society: the mission is to educate Catholic celiacs about their options for Holy Communion as provided for by Canon Law and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; to inform Catholic clergy and lay ministers about the special needs of Catholic celiacs in their dioceses and parishes; and to reconcile those Catholic celiacs who have left the Church through lack of understanding, exclusion from the Eucharist, and isolation from their church community.

External Link Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA): supports the pastoral mission and institutions of the Eastern Catholic churches through humanitarian assistance, education and promoting Christian unity. Reflective handout for students.

External Link Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities helps solve the problems of New Yorkers in need - non-Catholics and Catholics alike. The neglected child, the homeless family, and the hungry senior are among those for help is provide and hope restored.

External Link Catholic Relief Services: the office international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic community.

External Link Center for Catholic Jewish Studies: Building mutual respect, understanding, and appreciation among Jews, Catholics, and all people of good will by providing opportunities for interfaith education and dialogue.

External Link CRS Education: Going Global with Youth is a gateway to lesson plans, simulation activities, prayer services, stories, web links and opportunities that looks at global issues through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

External Link The Christophers: encourages people of all ages, and from all walks of life, to use their God-given talents to make a positive difference in the world.

External Link The Diocesan Educational/Catechetical Leadership: designed for those leaders who serve the Bishops in Diocesan level roles as Vicar, Secretary of Education, Superintendent of Schools, and Directors/Staffs of Diocesan Office of Religious Education or other office staffs with a catechetical responsibility.

External Link International Catholic Foundation supports and promotes the religious formation and pastoral care of, with and by deaf people within the Catholic Community.

External Link Josephite Pastoral Center: the place for African-American ministry resources.

External Link The National Black Catholic Congress: comprised of member organizations, represent African American Roman Catholics, working in collaboration with National Roman Catholic organizations.

External Link National Catholic Educational Association: "a professional membership organization that provides leadership, direction and service to fulfill the evangelizing, catechizing and teaching mission of the Church."

External Link National Catholic Rural Life Conference: applies the teachings of Jesus Christ for the social, economic, and spiritual development of rural America with responsibility for the care of God's creation.

External Link National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management: an organization of laity, religious, and clergy working together to promote excellence and best practices in the management, finances, and human resource development of the Catholic Church in the U.S. through the greater incorporation of the expertise of the laity.

External LinkConference for Pastoral Planning and Conference Development (CPPCD): promotes and advocates consultative processes that foster effective planning for the pastoral life of the church.

External Link The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: an assembly of the Catholic Church hierarchy who work together to unify, coordinate, promote, and carry on Catholic activities in the United States.

External Link The Vatican Website in English and in Spanish: the official web site of the Holy See.

External Link Vatican Library: the library of the Holy See and one of the preeminent sources of information on the evolution of the Western world.  The television program, 60 Minutes, has a segment on the Vatican Library.

External Link Vatican Information Services: a news service, founded in the Holy See Press Office, that provides information about the Magisterium and the pastoral activities of the Holy Father and the Roman Curia.

External Link The World Council of Churches: is the broadest and most inclusive among the many organized expressions of the modern ecumenical movement, a movement whose goal is Christian unity.