Complementary Resource for Catechesis
Chastity Project is a ministry of Jason and Crystalina Evert that promotes the virtue of chastity through seminars, resources, clubs, and social media.
The modern world has sought – with rapid success – to redefine human sexuality. The result has been not only a new sexual ethic, but a new definition of our humanity and a new social order. Founded by Christopher West and inspired by John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, The Cor Project aims to reframe questions of human existence in such a way that the divine plan for man and woman can be perceived and embraced in all its beauty and splendor. This is a project of the heart (“cor” is Latin for heart), attracting men and women who are yearning for more than what our culture’s approach to happiness and fulfillment has to offer. You can also check out his website at www.christopherwest.com for free articles pertaining to theology of the body.
The Monastery of Christ in the Desert is a visually appealing and great site to experience monasticism online! Visitors can request a prayer, listen to audio clips of the monks chanting their prayers, and read histories of the Benedictines and Saint Benedict. This is a wonderful and prayerful site.
After 20 years in youth ministry, Ken Sapp has quite a few ideas and he's sharing them for free with youth workers on his web site. A little bit of everything: icebreakers, evangelism ideas, drama ideas, over 40 object lessons, more than 100 creative teaching ideas, and 50 teaching illustrations. Take your pick!
This site claims to be the Internet's largest collection of FREE youth group games online.? They also have tons of other fundraisers, sermons, illustrations, activities, resources and ideas for those who work with today's youth. Each one has been tried and tested by those currently working in student ministry so you can be assured that you will only find quality, timeless, free ideas that you and your students will enjoy.
Uses music that young people listen to everyday as a tool to spark dialogue about values and relationships. The website showcases their products and professional services and offers some great ideas and activities under "free resources." Check out the listings of positive dance songs and the ideas for using popular music in prayer. Easy to adapt and a great resource for the classroom, retreats, and youth ministry!
Sadlier Religion Blog
Sadlier Publishing offers some features that can be useful to teachers, campus ministers, and students. Under the Virtual Events & Blogs. By clicking on the liturgical year link, you will go to a graphic that gives explanations for each season and highlights feasts for any week of the year. There are also links in the blog that give useful resources for families.
Invaluable repository of academic articles on informal education, as well as biographies of renowned educators, and their ideas.
Online Catholic encyclopedia.
This entertaining and informative site attempts to examine pop culture from a spiritual point of view. It includes articles that review current movies and television shows, as well as an interesting perspective on the current state of culture. The basic premise is that our search for meaning and God is reflected in the media and our culture.
If you are interested in the history of publishing or the history of Bibles, check out this great site with the entire Gutenberg Bible online--all 1,282 pages! The "model book" gives handwritten directions (with English translation) for painting each of the illuminations in the Bible. Appropriate for any age group, this is truly a fascinating Web site.
This site from Catholic Online claims to be the "largest collection of facts and information" on saints and angels on the Internet. The site contains an exhaustive alphabetized list of information on saints and angels, as well as other lists such as saints of the month, patron saints, ethnic saints.
From PBS Frontline, this site looks at Jesus from a historical perspective and from the spiritual dimension of Christ. The site gives the latest research surrounding Jesus and his world. The four Gospels are explored along with questions, the Gnostics, and the "Gospel" of Thomas. The first Christians and how the sect spread and became successful are discussed in detail. The home page offers five major categories to choose from, and each of those takes you to sub-categories containing a wealth of information. Maps, charts, pictures, and audio excerpts from the program are also included.
The Discovery Channel sponsors this site where you can make personalized puzzles and games for your classes.
An incredible resource for anyone interested in using movies in their ministry! The user can easily find a list of themes that correspond to biblical and theological topics with the scripture index, the movie concordance, and the art concordance. A search function also makes this a user-friendly site.
JonathanMcKee, known in the late 90's for starting the youth ministry resource website jonathansresources.com, started a non-profit organization called "The Source for Youth Ministry." The Source for Youth Ministry is dedicated to bringing cutting edge resources to youth workers today.
Social Justice and Morality
Link to the United Nations Web site contains the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Provided by the U.S. Catholic Bishops, offers a variety of prayers for life.
Since 1971, the Center of Concern has offered moral vision and provided effective leadership in the struggle to end hunger, poverty, environmental decline, and injustice around the world. This Web site provides reliable information and analysis on development issues, practical alternatives to current development policies and practices, suggestions for personal action, and faith reflections on this work for justice.
This site is filled with resources and support for persons "working tounderstand and alleviate poverty." Reports, studies, and access to current statistics can easily be found on this site. This is a great resource for justice teachers and students.
Church World Service is a ministry of the National Council of the Churches of Christ. CWS offers many resources for teaching social justice, including this superb Web site! Essays, links, a free lending library, teaching activities, study guides, and current news from all areas of the world are just a few of the features you will find on this site.
This is a good article regarding Catholic morality.