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Driving is a function of ability, not age.
However, driving ability is affected by natural changes to our bodies
over time. AAA is dedicated to keeping seniors driving as long as safely
The decision to drive or not to drive for a senior will often involve
many people. The earlier you discuss the inevitable consequences of
aging, the better you and your loved one can agree to a plan of action.
This Web site will help you and the senior driver in your life create
such a plan.
Assess a mature driver's skills http://www.aaaseniors.com/
Abortion Changes You
Abortion Changes You is a refuge for
those who wish to tell their story and begin the process of healing.
The Abstinence Clearinghouse serves as an
association for the abstinence community. The Clearinghouse is a
non-profit educational organization that promotes the appreciation for
and practice of sexual abstinence through distribution of
age-appropriate, factual and medically-accurate materials. The
Clearinghouse was founded to provide a central location where character,
relationship and abstinence programs, curricula, speakers, and materials
could be accessed. The Clearinghouse serves agencies and individuals on
national, state and local level, as well as internationally. We are a
clearinghouse for abstinence information and a network of abstinence
advocates. We invite you to join us!
Africa Peace and Justice Networks (AFJN)
The Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN) is a
community of advocates for responsible U.S. relations with Africa. AFJN stresses
issues of peace building, human rights and social justice that tie directly into
Catholic social teaching. AFJN works closely with Catholic missionary
congregations and numerous Africa-focused coalitions of all persuasions to
advocate for U.S. economic and political policies that will benefit Africa's
poor majority, facilitate an end to armed conflict, establish equitable trade
and investment with Africa and promote sustainable development. AFJN works
primarily with the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government to
advance our message of social justice, though we are also registered as a UN-DPI
organization at the United Nations. AFJN's support base is primarily built on
the Catholic missionary community in the USA and in Africa. AFJN is an extension
of missionary witness in the difficult yet important arena of USA political
decisions that affect African people. http://afjn.org/
African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States (ACCCRUS)
Our mission is to provide an environment of spiritual and social support for African priests and Religious working in the United States; organize seminars and workshops to promote and preserve the integrity of their ministry within the cross-cultural and multicultural dynamics of the American Society; liaise with African Bishops and Major Superiors and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops on issues affecting African Clergy and Religious on mission, or studies, in the US; provide logistics for the orientation of incoming African missionaries; and promote the ongoing dialogue on solidarity between the Church in Africa and the Church in the United States.
African Americans/Culture of Life from the Secretariat on Pro-Life Activities
We proclaim that human life is a precious
gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has
responsibilities toward God, self and others; and that society, through
its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at
every stage of its existence.
U.S. Catholic Bishops, Pastoral Plan for
Pro-Life Activities, November 2001
The Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities,
under the guidance and direction of the Committee on Pro-Life
Activities, works to teach respect for all human life from conception to
natural death, and organize for its protection.
Alpha Omega Clinic and Consultation Services
Alpha Omega Clinic and Consultation Services
cosponsored Healthy Minds, Healthy Souls. The program was sponsored by
the Center for Family Development and the Alpha Omega Clinic. The
program broadcasted interviews with noted Catholic speakers and writers,
to help people integrate the Catholic principles of psychology and
morality into their daily lives.
AmericanCatholic.org, home of the online editions of
St. Anthony Messenger, Catholic Update and other Catholic features, is a service
of St. Anthony Messenger Press and Franciscan Communications, Cincinnati, Ohio,
AmericanCatholic.org took its place on the Internet in June 1996. On this
site you will find reliable information on the Catholic and Christian faith.
Much of this comes through the online edition of our family magazine, St.
Anthony Messenger, and through our catalog of books, videos, audiocassettes and
subscription products. Our sister site,
CatholicSAMPler.com, offers free samples
of St. Anthony Messenger Press products. A variety of features, like Saint of
the Day and Minute Meditations, appear exclusively on
CatholicGreetings.org, offers attractive Catholic e-cards for all occasions.
World's largest online family history resource.
6+billion records. We've spent more than a decade building the world's largest
online family history resource - including historical records, photos, stories,
family trees and a collaborative community of millions.
Apostolate for Family Consecration
The Apostolate for Family Consecration is an
international association seeking to simultaneously sanctify family and parish
life in the spirit of Pope John Paul II. Its mission is to nourish families
through the Catholic Faith in the Eucharistic and Marian spirit of Pope John
Paul II. The Family Apostolate provides continuous tri-media evangelization and
catechetical programs to transform neighborhoods into God-centered communities
through Lay Ecclesial Teams open to individuals of diverse Church-approved
The Apostolate's motto is "All for the Sacred
and Eucharistic Heart of Jesus; all through the Sorrowful and Immaculate
Heart of Mary; all in union with St. Joseph."
Arusi Network, Inc
The work of Lyke To Lyke Consultants and our
not-for-profit arm, Arusi Network, Inc., is to awaken us, married
couples and the stakeholding communities in which we live and move and
have our being, to this truth about marriage, that none of us are strong
enough or wise enough to do this alone. We need the wisdom and strength
of the village to sustain marriage. And the village needs marriage to be
the credible witness of God's covenantal love in our midst.
The programs and services we offer lead to a
deeper understanding and appreciation of an African worldview (defining
the "I" in the "we") as it pertains to marriage. Indeed, it takes a
village to sustain a lifelong marriage. The more a married couple
embraces this truth the broader their base becomes. And their marriage
Aurem Cordis is a Christian evangelization
and apologetics organization dedicated to disseminating and promoting
Catholic values, principles, and teaching in complete faithfulness and
total submission to Holy Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the
Magisterium. The goal of this apostolate is to bring as many people as
possible to a deeper love of Christ and the Gospel by sharing the truth
of the Catholic faith in love.
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The historic Baltimore Basilica, built from
1806-1821, was the first great metropolitan cathedral constructed in the United
States after the adoption of the Constitution. America's First Cathedral,
officially known as the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary, quickly became a symbol of the country's newfound religious
The Bethesda Healing Ministry
Bethesda Healing Ministry is a Catholic
Christian ministry of hospitality and healing. Through a community of
love and acceptance all men and women wounded by abortion are invited
and supported. Together they share a rich healing journey through
fellowship, prayer, the Sacraments, a structured scriptural/experiential
manual, retreats and days of recollection. In unity with the Sisters of
Life, N.Y., experienced leadership, trained companions and compassionate
clergy, all who come receive and celebrate the forgiveness, mercy and
hope of Jesus, the Good Shepherd who "left the ninety nine to go after
the one who was lost". Bethesda Healing Ministry is an experience of
hope. It is dedicated to love, welcome and assist all who have been
wounded by abortion, and can be appropriately described by the following
words of our late beloved Pope John Paul II: "With the friendly and
expert help and advice of other people, and as a result of your own
experience" you will find healing.
Biblia.com is your place for Bible study online.
Part of a family of services from Logos Bible Software, it offers free access to
a collection of Bibles and Bible reference works, with an easy user interface
and powerful search engine. http://biblia.com/
Black and Indian Mission Office
Evangelization and 125 years of service
among the Black, Indian, Eskimo and Aleute communities has been the
singular purpose of the Black and Indian Mission Collection.
Established in 1884, the Black and Indian
Mission Office supervises the Collection - the only annual appeal
mandated by the Third Plenary Council - and distributes these funds as
Through the years, the funds from the annual
appeal have been responsible for continuing the Church's faithful in
supporting the evangelization needs of the Black and Native American
communities in the United States. Each year, Ordinaries appeal to the
Black and Indian Mission Office for help in the tasks of parish support
and evangelization. It is only through the constant generosity of Church
members toward the Collection that such efforts are realized.
Black Catholic Theological Symposium
The Black Catholic Theological Symposium is a
national interdisciplinary theological society of the Roman Catholic
Tradition. Full membership is open to Roman Catholics of Black African
descent holding doctoral degrees or their equivalent within the field of
theology or related disciplines (philosophy, religious education,
psychology, literature, history, sociology,etc.).
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Catechism of the Catholic Church
A popular manual of instruction in Christian
doctrine. In the early Church, catechetical instruction was standardized
in preparation for baptism as in the writings of St. Augustine (354-430)
and St. Gregory of Nyssa (330-95). After the invention of printing,
books of catechetical instruction multiplied. The best known catechisms
in the Catholic Church are St. Peter Canisius' Summa of Christian
Doctrine (1555) and the Catechism of the Council of Trent or Roman
Catechism (1566). Numerous catechisms were published in various
countries authorized by their respective hierarchies, e.g., the
so-called Penny Catechism in Great Britain and the series of Baltimore
Catechisms in the United States. Since the Second Vatican council, all
catechisms published by ecclesiastical authority must also be "submitted
to the Apostolic See for review and approval" (General Catechetical
Directory, 119). ["Universal Catechism"]
International, National and Diocesan
Catholic News. www.catholic.org
Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities USA is the national office for
local Catholic Charities agencies and affiliates nationwide. Catholic Charities
USA provides strong leadership and support to enhance the work of local agencies
in their efforts to reduce poverty, support families, and empower communities.
Catholic Charities USA's members provide help and create hope for more than 9
million people of all faiths each year.
Catholic Church Extension
"The Catholic Church Extension Society strengthens
the Church's presence and mission in under-resourced and isolated communities
across the United States." This defines our purpose and gives meaning to what we
do. This mission statement succinctly outlines what we do and who we serve. At
the same time it remains consistent with the intentions of Catholic Extension
and its founders at our origin in 1905. This mission, this purpose, is grounded
in the work of Mission America, in the end the reason for our work.
The CatholicCulture.org website exists to
provide Internet users with reliable Catholic editorial oversight,
commentary, and direction. CatholicCulture.org is one of the first,
largest, and most well-known faithful Catholic websites on the Internet.
Catholic League for Religious and Civil
Catholic News Agency
CNA strives to provide free,
up-to-the-minute news affecting the Universal Church, giving particular
emphasis to the words of the Holy Father and happenings of the Holy See,
to any person with access to the internet. CNA takes particular pride in
offering free access to its news items to Catholic Dioceses, parishes,
and websites in order to increase awareness of the activities of the
universal Church and further create a Catholic culture in the life of
each of the faithful. Though its focus is spread throughout the world,
CNA also keeps a close eye on the Roman Catholic Church in the United
States and on news related to the creation of a culture of life.
Catholic News Service
The mission of Catholic News Service is the
mission of the Church itself -- to spread the Gospel through
contemporary means of communication. Our mission is to perform this task
by reporting the news which affects Catholics in their everyday lives.
Some of that news is good and some is bad, but it is what readers need
to know in order to work for salvation. They need to know that there are
saints in the making in the Church today and they need to know that
there are sinners too. Our mission is to report fully, fairly and freely
about the involvement of the Church in the world today. For more
Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment
of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas.
We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold
the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and
embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to: Promote human
development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty,
and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and, serve Catholics in the United
States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters
around the world.
CATHOLICISM taught us what the Church believes and
why. CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization shows us how to put our Faith into
ACTION in today's increasingly secular world. The Catholic Faith is not about
myths or legends, symbols or literary devices. It's about an encounter so
overwhelming that you want to tell the whole world. It is an encounter with
Church's mission and the challenges of
contemporary culture. With the original CATHOLICISM series, Fr. Barron took
us on a journey around the world deep into the Faith. Now, experience this
Faith in action in CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization. http://www.catholicword.com/CNE/
Catholics Come Home
Catholics Come Home, Inc. is an independent,
non-profit Catholic apostolate that creates effective and compassionate media
messages and broadcasts them nationally and internationally, in order to
inspire, educate and evangelize inactive Catholics and others, and invite them
to live a deeper faith in Jesus Christ, in accord with the Magisterium of the
Roman Catholic Church.
All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary.
Who is CatholicTV®?
CatholicTV® is the first diocesan television station
in the world. Under the auspices of then Archbishop Richard Cushing, the station
was founded in the 1950s. We offer faith-filled, family-friendly programming 24
hours daily. Here at Your Catholic Broadband Network®, you can see all
CatholicTV original programming and so much more. Check it out - it's all for
you! CatholicTV is a 24/7 television network that broadcasts local and national
religious programming and live events for the Catholic Church in America.
Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and
new media to reach Christians, the network features CatholicTV, their Catholic
web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate online mass; pray The Rosary; enjoy
programs on prayer, the saints, the bible, Jesus, who is God and the Catholic
church on America's Catholic Television Network.
Catholics Come Home
Catholics Come Home, Inc. is an independent,
non-profit Catholic apostolate that creates effective and compassionate
media messages and broadcasts them nationally and internationally, in order
to inspire, educate and evangelize inactive Catholics and others, and
invite them to live a deeper faith in Jesus Christ, in accord with the
Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.
Our Mission is to bring the healing love of Jesus Christ
to those seeking psychological help and support. We provide psychological information
and a nationwide list of therapists that are faithful to the teachings of the
Roman Catholic Church. http://www.catholictherapists.com
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
To provide public health leadership to improve
cardiovascular health for all, reduce the burden, and eliminate disparities
associated with heart disease and stroke.Heart disease and stroke are,
respectively, the first and third leading causes of death in the United States.
They are the principal causes of cardiovascular disease death and are also major
causes of disability.
Chastity Force is a Catholic apostolate
dedicated to proclaiming the pleasure of living for Christ in heart, mind
and body. They promote purity as a daily commitment, and encourage people
of all ages and backgrounds to share this mission with everyone they meet.
Code of Canon Law
The authentic compilation of the laws of the
Catholic Church. Two major compilations have been made in the Church's
history, Gratian's Decree, assembled about A.D. 1140 by the Italian
Camaldolese monk Gratian, and the Code of Canon Law, promulgated by Pope
Benedict XV in 1917, and effective on Pentecost, May 19, 1918. Since the
Second Vatican Council, a new compilation has been undertaken of
existing Church laws.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs)
Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), also known
as pregnancy resource centers are non-profit organizations
established by pro-life supporters that work to persuade pregnant women
to give birth rather than have abortions. Most CPCs are in the United
States. CPCs are usually affiliated with pro-life Christian
organizations; two such organizations are Care Net and Heartbeat
International. CPCs are distinct from centers providing pregnancy
options counseling, a non-directive form of counseling where secular,
medically-based information about all available choices, including
abortion, is provided.[3 Find Help in Your Area:
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Disciples Now is a web-based ministry for youth focused on the
traditions, life, and mission of the Catholic faith community. As a
informational resource, Disciples Now provides opportunities to learn,
to discuss, and to celebrate the challenges of discipleship in the
context of daily life.
Eat the Scroll Ministry
Michael P. Howard founded Eat the Scroll Ministry (ETS). He received the
inspiration for ETS Ministry from studying the calling of the prophet
Ezekiel. God told the prophet, "Eat the Scroll" and Ezekiel's response
was, "...I ate it and it was sweet as honey" (Ez. 3:1). ETS Ministry is
a Washington, DC based Christian group. It's mission is, "to educate,
evangelize and to encourage and develop leadership among God's people,
by sharing our history, culture and spirituality as African American
Christians" (From ETS Mission Statement).
The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging,
is a nationwide information and referral service that connects older adults and their caregivers to the array
of home and community-based aging resources in their community. These services help older persons live
independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible, and offer support and respite
to caregivers. Contact the Eldercare Locator Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 8 p.m., EST at 1-800-677-1116,
or 24 hours a day at
Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership
Six national ministerial organizations are
collaborating on sustaining the pastoral excellence of the emerging
models of pastoral leadership in the Catholic Church. We believe that,
at this time, the life of the Catholic Church depends on ongoing and
sustained collaboration at all levels. These organizations have
researched five MARKS OF EXCELLENCE - and identifying two additional
marks -for vibrant parishes and are committed to providing research and
dialogue with pastoral leadership in pursuing this excellence.
Eternal Word Television Network
When Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)
was launched on August 15, 1981, many felt there would be little demand
for a Catholic network. Now, in its 28th year, EWTN has become the
largest religious media network in the world, transmitting programming
24 hours a day to more than 148 million homes in 144 countries and
territories on more than 4,800 cable systems, wireless cable, Direct
Broadcast Satellite (DBS), low power TV and individual satellite users.
EWTN Global Catholic Network airs family and religious programming from
a Catholic point of view in English and Spanish. Providing more than 80%
original programming, EWTN offers inspiring talk shows, entertaining
children's animation, exclusive teaching series, live coverage of Church
events, and thought-provoking documentaries.