Catholic Church Internet Links

The following table links listed are sponsored by organizations within the Catholic Church. Because these links are Catholic Church web sites, the content posted is consistent with the goal of adhering to orthodoxy throughout our web site.

Vatican - The Holy See The Vatican — The Holy See is the resource for all things Catholic. Access to official Church documents, such as the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Documents of the II Vatican Council, etc. and explanation of various Church teachings are available at this web site.

Diocese of Scranton The Diocese of Scranton is organized with four (4) Pastoral Regions covering eleven (11) counties of Pennsylvania. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Freeland is in the Eastern Pastoral Region (Reverend John C. Lambert, V.E., Episcopal Vicar), Southern Luzerne Deanery (Reverend Michael J. Piccola,, Dean).

Bishop Most Rev. Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L. Bishop of Scranton urges everyone to support Diocesan Annual Appeal "As I have done, so you must do." (John 13:15). The official journal of the Diocese of Scranton is The Catholic Light.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops The mission of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is to support the ministry of bishops with an emphasis on evangelization, by which the bishops exercise in a communal and collegial manner certain pastoral functions entrusted to them by the Lord Jesus of sanctifying, teaching, and governing.

New American Bible Sacred Scripture can be read via this on line version of the New American Bible which has a Table of Contents listing easy to use links directly to book, chapter and verse. Daily Readings and Psalms for the Month can also be found on this site. This site posts only the reading listed in the official Liturgical Calendar for the United States (document in PDF format). The Vatican web site New American Bible is also available.

Douay-Rheims Bible You can read Sacred Scripture via this on line version of the Douay-Rheims Bible, which has a Table of Contents listing easy to use links directly to book, chapter and verse. This English translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible precedes the New American Bible and is the preference of many traditional scholars.

The Latin Vulgate Bible is the "official" Bible of the Catholic Church. The Douay-Rheims Bible is the classic, time-honored and only faithful English translation of the Latin Vulgate.

New Jerusalem Bible The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) is a Catholic translation of the Bible published in 1985. The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) has become the most widely used Roman Catholic Bible outside of the United States. It has the imprimatur of Bishop George Basil Cardinal Hume, O.S.B.

Like its predecessor, the Jerusalem Bible, the New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) version is translated "directly from the Hebrew, Greek or Aramaic." The 1973 French translation, the Bible de Jerusalem, is followed only "where the text admits to more than one interpretation." Introductions and notes, with some modifications, are taken from the Bible de Jerusalem.

Marians of the Immaculate Conception The Marians of the Immaculate Conception are a Congregation of more than 500 priests and brothers in 17 countries around the world.

We support the Holy Father and embrace the official teachings of the Catholic Church in our special calling to:

  • Spread devotion to Mary as the Immaculate Conception.
  • Offer our lives for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, especially the victims of war and disease.
  • Operate publishing apostolates and assist where the need is greatest in parishes, shrines, schools and missions.
  • Promote The Divine Mercy message and devotion.

Catholic WWW Internet Links

The following links are sponsored by organizations outside the Catholic Church. The content posted is found to be consistent with the goal of adhering to Church orthodoxy. Because we have no influence over the publishing on these sites, the following disclaimer applies.

This disclaimer applies to all links posted that are NOT directly sponsored by Church organizations. By providing these links, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Freeland, PA, assumes no responsibility for, nor does it necessarily endorse, these websites, their content, or their sponsoring organizations.

 EWTN, Global Catholic Network

When Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) was launched on August 15, 1981, many felt there would be little demand for a Catholic network. Now, in its 27th year, EWTN has become the largest religious media network in the world, transmitting programming 24 hours a day to more than 148 million homes in 140 countries and territories on more than 4,800 cable systems, wireless cable, Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), low power TV and individual satellite users.

The brown EWTN icon image above provides access to the EWTN web site where you will find a wealth of information about the Catholic faith and a world wide community of people like yourself.

Headline Bistro Catholic News

Headline Bistro is a service of the Knights of Columbus dedicated to bringing readers the top, daily headlines that Catholics need to know.

We seek to present the news from the perspective of Catholics who want to know what's happening in the Church, nation and world around them.

From election coverage and breakthroughs in science, to breaking news and opinions around the globe, Headline Bistro is the one-stop site that serves up those headlines quickly while providing further resources on social issues that are important to Catholics, such as the sanctity of life and marriage.

Fathers for Good

A web site devoted to fatherhood themes is the newest venture of the Knights of Columbus. The site, Fathers for Good, offers resources, tools and encouragement for men. It includes practical advice on a range of topics including faith, finances, spirituality, health and parenting. The interactive site also includes short video clips, podcasts and a forum where fathers can gather to discuss parenting concerns. In conjunction with Fathers for Good, the Order is publishing a series of booklets on fatherhood and family life. The St. Joseph Series includes several titles that can be downloaded from the web site or ordered from the Knights.