You can receive a little bit of The Catechism of the Catholic Church on your smartphone or mobile device, or via email every day.

When Lindsay Rigby hears her phone beep in the wee hours of the morning, she knows it isn’t a work e-mail or a friend messaging her about going out for lunch. The little beep indicates that the rich tradition of the 2,000-year-old Catholic Church is being delivered to her iPhone.

Rigby, 30, is participating in an online initiative that invites Catholics to “Read the Catechism in a Year” through e-mails. The initiative was started by Flocknote, a Texas-based web site designed to make communication in Catholic parishes simple and effective.

The web site has divided the catechism up over a year and e-mails a section to participants each day. Signing up is free and so far more than 75,000 people from around the world are participating, including Ottawa’s Rigby.

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Over one hundred free, downloadable, authentically Catholic pamphlets


The following are a series of free apologetics pamphlets available in PDF format for download. You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these pamphlets. A printer capable of duplexing (printing on both sides without having to reinsert the paper) is ideal. Many parishes have automatic folding machines, which will also save time.

Click on link below to find a pamphlet by topic:

Abortion / Anti-Catholicism / Biographies / Catholic Apologetics / Catholic Calendar / Catholic Perspectives / Catholic Social Teaching / Christology / Church Documents / Church Government / Church History / Church Law / Church Teaching / Conversion Stories / Cults /Death and Dying / Denominations / Demonology / Doctors of the Church / Eschatology / Essays on Science / Evangelization / Fathers of the Church / Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) / Heresies and Falsehoods / Liturgy / Mariology / Marriage and Family / Medical Ethics / Miscellaneous / Moral Theology / Natural Family Planning / New Age / Occult / Political Issues / Prayer and Devotion / Pro-Life / RCIA / Sacraments / Scripture / Spirituality / Vocations / World Religions

A parable

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, “I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a “thank you” card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a police officer came in for a haircut and, when he tried to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The officer was happy and left the shop.

The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a “thank you” card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

A Congressman came in for a haircut and, when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I can not accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut. And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.

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Go Wichita! Save the Catholic Schools!

Go Wichita
Save the Catholic schools.
By William J. Bennett

One of the notable events of Pope Benedict’s recent visit to the United States was his address to Catholic educators.

While he focused most of his comments on the role of the Catholic University, he did not forget to remind us of the need to recommit to our Catholic elementary and secondary schools, “especially those in poorer areas.” And as President Bush is set to convene a summit on inner-city children and faith-based schools this week, it is worth reflecting on the decimation of America’s urban Catholic primary and secondary schools and what can be done about it.

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I am new to the Bible. How should I start?

Q: I am new to the Bible. How should I start?

A: Go here and download this free Bible commentary. It’s one of the best ever published.

Commentary, Knecht 

When you’re comfortable with scripture, go here for more.