Religious & Catechetical Organizations
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Aid to the Church in Need: An international Catholic charity dependent on the Holy See, providing pastoral relief to needy and oppressed churches.
A Common Word: explores the common ground between Christianity and Islam from a Muslim perspective.
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.
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.
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.
Catholic Relief Services: the office international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
International Catholic Foundation supports and promotes the religious formation and pastoral care of, with and by deaf people within the Catholic Community.
Josephite Pastoral Center: the place for African-American ministry resources.
The National Black Catholic Congress: comprised of member organizations, represent African American Roman Catholics, working in collaboration with National Roman Catholic organizations.
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."
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.
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.
Conference for Pastoral Planning and Conference Development (CPPCD): promotes and advocates consultative processes that foster effective planning for the pastoral life of the church.
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.
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.
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.
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.