Former site of Catholic Resources on the Net
Catholic Resources on the Net was one of the first indexes
of Catholic resources on the World Wide Web. I started it in 1993,
and maintained it until 1999, when I left Carnegie Mellon.
local pages in this collection ceased at that time. Because they are
now very much out of date, I have removed the pages in this
collection from the Web. At this point,
you can find more complete and up-to-date
links on other sites.
- If you arrived here via a link at another site, you might want to take a
moment to tell the maintainers that their link here is obsolete.
If you really want to see what used to be here,
you can find old snapshots of the site at the Internet Archive's
For instance, here is
a snapshot of the site circa 1998.
Many of the links were also included in the first edition of a book called "Catholics on the Internet" by John Raymond, published in 1997. (The book has since been updated.)
- If you are inquiring into the Catholic faith, I highly recommend
visiting your local Catholic parish.
- Some commonly online used reference works for Catholics:
- The New American Bible is the official Bible translation used for liturgies in the US.
- The Catechism of the Catholic Church is an official summary of the teachings of the Catholic faith.
- The Code of Canon Law is an official compendium of the primary disciplinary rules and regulations of the Church as a whole. Intended as a legal text, it may sometimes use terms that are unfamiliar to general readers. Interpretations, and local rules adopted by particular bishops and bishops' councils are found elsewhere. If you have questions about rules given here, consult your local priest or canon law expert.
- The Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913 was an unofficial encyclopedia designed for Catholics, and has many articles on Catholic beliefs, practices, saints, and organizations. More recent encyclopedias are available in many libraries, but are not freely readable online due to copyright.
- Official sites include
The Vatican and the
US Bishops site.
- Many other Catholic information sites and pages can be found in search engines such as
Note that I do not have the time to answer email concerning
this site or its subject matter. If you have questions, consult
the resources above, or visit your local parish or library.
Unsolicited email will generally not be acknowledged or retained.
Thanks to everyone who gave suggestions and support for these
pages for 6 years!
John Mark Ockerbloom