Catholic Links for Researching Catholic Colleges

The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College:  The Newman Guide recommends Catholic colleges and universities because of their commitment to a faithful Catholic education.   All the institutions recommended in the Guide are unique, each with its own special charism, approach to education, and campus culture.

Best Catholic Colleges:  Find contact information, majors availability, and diploma selection, as well as nationwide, regional, and state rankings, campus safety ratings, and list of local competitors for 253 Catholic colleges.  This site uses what may be regarded as a secular ranking methodology as it does not appear to take into account the college's adherence to the magesterium of the Catholic Church.  Some of the colleges, even some of the more highly ranked, may be criticized for their lack of commitment to a faithful Catholic education.  Nevertheless, this site may be a helpful tool in researching Catholic colleges.  St. Ignatius Loyola Parish urges that prospective college students take into careful account all of their educational goals when choosing a college or university.

Catholic Links of General Interest


The Vatican: Everything from world news and papal announcements to archived Church documents. A treasure house of material for every Catholic. Do not miss this site!

Diocese of Marquette

Baraga Broadcasting: Catholic Radio for Northern Michigan

Spiritual Reading

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops The "window" onto the Catholic Church in our country. A definitive source of up-to-date information on Church teaching and issues facing Catholics in the United States. An on-line Bible. Movie reviews and ratings. Here you'll find the latest in great spiritual reading from St. Anthony Messenger Press. Just click on an item to see the table of contents, a sample chapter, audio or video clip. Ordering is fast, easy and safe using our secure server. You can also subscribe to Friar Jack's "E-spirations" via e-mail, or receive "Saint of the Day" information. This is a great site to explore!

Mass Times throughout the U.S. Find the church(es) and Mass times for any city in the U.S. A great site for travelers!

Presentation Ministries The source of the "One Bread, One Body" booklets that were available in the entrances to our churches. An excellent, long-standing source of daily reflections on the Eucharistic Readings.

American Catholic Presented by St. Anthony Messenger Press. Provides on-line access to "Catholic Update," "Scripture from Scratch," "Youth Update," and information on the sacraments. Checkout articles and answers on current important issues, e.g., morality, medical issues and research (cloning), war, etc.

The Catholic Community Forum A variety of things, including links to scripture readings. Check out the Patron Saint Index.

Catholic City Constructive, conservative Catholic "stuff." Lots of it! Good links to current world news.

Catholic Answers Another conservative Catholic site. Apologetics. Clear presentation and a well-maintained site. For example, check-out "Praying to the Saints" under Library topics. More live Catholic radio, and playback of recorded radio broadcasts. If you have a tough question, you can call them for the answer!

New Advent Find what you need in the Catholic Encyclopedia. Pore over "Summa Theologica" (St. Thomas Aquinas). Study the Church Fathers (early church writings). Links to 50 other Catholic sites. A site with literally hundreds of links, all consistent with the Magestrium of the Church. Visit this site and go exploring. You're bound to find something of interest.

The EWTN Website of Mother Angelica Questions and answers. U.S. bishops' statements. Many other Catholic resources.

The Monastery of Christ in the Desert An intriguing site, giving insight into an actual Benedictine monastery in New Mexico. The abbot's homilies are short and insightful.

Right to Life


National Right to Life

Michigan Right to LIfe

Teen Talk

If you're a teen, you've probably wondered at times how Catholicism can work for you. Maybe you have concerns or questions about specific teachings and practices of the Church but aren't sure who to ask. (Did you try asking your Dad or Mom?!?) Perhaps you are just curious about things and would like to know what other teens are thinking and talking about regarding the Church. They no doubt have issues, concerns, and pressures to deal with that are very similar to yours.

  • Faith Teen. Up-to-date topics for Catholic teens. Sponsored by the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan. Teens, their parents, and all adults in fact can learn from this site.
  • Life Teen. No-kidding Catholic discussions on everything you want to know about, including articles on papacy, vocations, "Bible Geek," drinking, right to life, sex and pornography and how to stay in God's grace.
  • "Realfaith TV" is a Catholic teen TV show created by teens, produced by teens, and performed by teens. The teen hosts, their studio guests, and the "teens-on-the-street" interviews deal openly and frankly with key issues facing teenagers. The objective is to show how faith helps in their daily lives. The TV show is sponsored by the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey. That accounts for the Atlantic coast flavor to some of the scenes in the show. Background information about the show and its origin is available on the website for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB. Click on "Streaming Video," scroll down to "Real Teens Tackle the Issues on Realfaith TV" dated 10/2/2002, and click on RealPlayer or Windows Media depending on which software you have on your computer.

St. Ignatius Loyola Parish
St. Ignace, Michigan
(906) 643-7671
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Immaculate Conception Parish
Moran, Michigan