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Useful Links

National and International

The Vatican Homepage
The official website of the Holy See in Rome, with options for Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais, Italiano, and Portugues speakers.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. This purpose is drawn from the universal law of the Church and applies to the episcopal conferences which are established all over the world for the same purpose.


Archdiocese of Chicago
The Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest dioceses in the nation by population, it is headed by Cardinal Francis George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Archives at the Chicago Archdiocese
How to get information, including sacraments (baptisms, weddings, etc.) from the past.

Annual Catholic Appeal
See how they use your contributions, and learn why they need more.

Catholic Charities of Chicago
Describes the wide range of services offered – as well as ways in which you can help!

Vocations Office
The Archdiocese of Chicago Vocations Office helps men discern a call to the priesthood through retreats, visits to the seminary and discernment opportunities. As well, the Vocation Office works with men to determine their eligibility to apply to the seminary for the diocesan priesthood in Chicago. Finally, the Vocations Office actively works to create a culture supportive of vocations through promotion, education, and parish based efforts to raise awareness.

Career Transitions Center
The Career Transition Center of Chicago provides professional, emotional and spiritual support to those seeking a job, looking for meaningful work, or otherwise undergoing a career transition.

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls – Sunday Masses
In 1992 at the request of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, Mercy Home launched its televised Sunday Mass that now allows 60,000 faithful viewers to share in the Eucharist every Sunday morning.

Sunday Mass at Mercy Home, which is filmed on location in the Our Lady of Mercy Chapel at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in and broadcast on WGN in Chicago, is a source of spiritual nourishment for those who are unable to leave their homes because of age or ailment to attend Mass


Spiritual Helps

Daily Scripture Readings
Readings assigned for each day -From the New American Bible including readings in both text and audio and reflection on video. You can also sign up for the daily Mass readings Podcast!

Saint of the Day
American Catholic On Line offers details about Today’s Saint, and also yesterday’s and tomorrow’s.

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.

Word on Fire
Word on Fire reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith.

Catholic News and Information

The Catholic Encyclopedia
Click onto any letter to find extensive information about almost any Catholic topic.

Catholic Internet Directory
– Another Catholic site directory

Catholic News Service
Catholic News Service – using contemporary means of communication to spread the Gospel

Note: Holy Name Cathedral Parish provides these links to other web sites for your convenience on an “as is” basis and cannot vouch for the correctness or appropriateness of their content.