We are pleased to offer quick connections to excellent resource materials and websites to deepen and inspire your faith. Featured on this page is the Catechism of the Catholic Church; exciting insights from Fr. Robert Barron at Word on Fire; or connect with in-depth features articles from some of the best Catholic magazines/newspapers: Catholic New World Newspaper, America Magazine, St. Anthony Messenger, Commonweal Magazine, US Catholic Magazine.

  • In reading the "Catechism of the Catholic Church" we can perceive the wonderful unity of the mystery of God... -Pope John Paul II

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    Here it is -- the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholics throughout the world believe in common. This book is the catechism (the word means "instruction") that will serve as the standard for all future catechisms. The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord's Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers and answers for all those learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith. It is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation.

  • Catholic New World proclaims the Good News as it supports the Archbishop of Chicago in his role as leader, teacher and evangelizer. The Catholic New World will tell the stories of faith of the believing people of the Church of Chicago. It will serve the larger Church, providing news, information, reflection and teaching; it will be an agent of evangelization and reflection of ministries of the Cardinal, his bishops, clergy and people.

  • Bishop Robert Barron is an author, speaker, theologian, and founder of Word on Fire, a global media ministry. Word on Fire reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people back to the Catholic Faith.

  • America is a smart, Catholic take on faith and culture, the leading provider of editorial content for thinking Catholics and those who want to know what Catholics are thinking. America leads the conversation about faith and culture by producing excellent, unique, relevant and accessible content across multiple platforms. Our contributors are the principal figures in the American Catholic Church today, the decision-makers and opinion leaders who drive the ecclesial and civic debate about religion, society, politics and the arts. Those with something to say to the American church say it in America: popes and presidents, Nobel laureates, world-renowned scholars, distinguished men and women of letters, and even everyday professionals and students. Our weekly magazine, America, has been published continuously since 1909, making it one of the oldest periodicals in the United States today.

    America’s reputation for excellence extends to every corner of the church. Our work has garnered more than 125 awards from the Catholic Press Association alone, the largest Catholic media trade group in North America. Our flagship print edition has won the CPA’s award for general excellence five times since 2000; and America’s website won first place in its category for six consecutive years from its relaunch in 2008. In 2014, we set a new record: the most CPA award wins in our history.

  • St. Anthony Messenger, a Catholic magazine from Franciscan Media, offers a monthly connection for Catholics for inspiration and family living.

  • Commonweal is independent journal of opinion edited by lay Catholics and funded by the Commonweal Foundation, a not-for-profit organization. No soccer scores, no recipes, no crosswords. But lots of politics: welfare reform, budget-balancing, Israel & Palestine, China & Tibet, Iraq... And plenty of ethics-talk: gay marriage, death penalty, euthanasia, abortion. Plus a miscellany: women’s ordination, science & religion, the high cost of college, Social Security, who exactly was/is Jesus?

    We publish editorials, columns, essays, poetry, reviews of books, movies, plays, TV, a selection of apposite and/or funny cartoons, lots of letters to the editors. Liberal? Conservative? Depends on the issue & the writer. From its founding in 1924, the journal has held that America has much to learn from Catholicism, and vice versa.

  • U.S. Catholic Magazine puts faith into the context of everyday life. Each month's issue is packed with comprehensive reporting, in-depth interviews, colorful essays, cultural commentary, media reviews, and more. For over 80 years, they have been a courageous, forward-thinking forum for discussion among a broad range of voices. U.S. Magazine is published by the Claretians. Following in the footsteps of St. Anthony Claret - a prolific writer and publisher. The Claretian Missionaries are a religious community or priests and brothers dedicated to the mission of living and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Theology on Tap has spread to more than 180 parishes and dioceses and at least six other countries, including Canada, Italy, Taiwan, the Philippines, Ireland, Australia and Hong Kong. In Chicago, the Young Adult Ministry Office is proud to continue the tradition of Theology on Tap for the 35th summer at 25 sites throughout the Archdiocese. With a wonderful group of speakers and presenters covering dozens of topics, we are excited for a busy summer and to celebrate our youth and our faith with young adults across the Chicagoland area. We continue the traditions of drinks, food, fun, and fellowship for both young adults involved and engaged in their faith as well as those searching for answers to important life questions. We hope you can join us for one or more of our wonderful speaker sessions and connect to a community near you.