We hope this curated list of links to websites and online publications is helpful to you as you continue on your journey of lifelong learning.
Websites and Online Publications
Boston College Links
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry Continuing Education (STMCE)
- Encore—video of presentations made at the STM since 2008. Searched by category, speaker, or date
- Encore Access—modules that contain video clips, content overview, and discussion questions based on STMCE presentations
- Encore Podcast—subscribe to our podcast service
- Formación Continua—a portal to resources in Spanish
- Mini-Courses—self guided resources on scripture and preaching (available in English and en Español)
- STMCE Facebook
- Twitter @bcstmce
- STMCE YouTube
Boston College Church in the 21st Century
- C21 Video video archive of presentations since 2002
- C21 Engage a digital platform for faith stories
- C21 Publications includes the magazine C21 Resources and other publications
- Agape Latte videos on faith and college life
- Episcopal Visitors
Boston College's Center for Christian-Jewish Learning
Use the left hand navigation menu to find articles, papers, and event videos.
The Boston College Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life
A portal on print and multimedia resources generated by Center events.
The University Mission and Ministry
Use the left hand navigation menu for numerous links to web sites and articles that explore the Catholic and Jesuit dimension of the University.
Evaluating Internet Resources
Boston College librarian Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensah has assembled a 7 step tool to evaluate an Internet site.
Official Roman Catholic Sites
The Holy See (Vatican) site
Available in six languages, it is a great source for many Church documents including the documents of the Second Vatican Council, latest Vatican news, and the activities of Pope Francis.
- Facebook (Vatican News)
- YouTube (Vatican News)
- Twitter (Vatican News) @VaticanNews
- Instagram (Vatican News)
- Facebook (Pope Francis)
- Twitter (Pope Francis) @Pontifex
- Instagram (Pope Francis)
The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops
The USCCB’s web site has numerous resources such as the New American Bible, daily lectionary selections, key documents including the Catechism of the Catholic Church available online. It also has listing and links to every U.S. diocese.
Articles about the Old Testament from the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops
Bible Gateway contains online translations of the Bible
Translations of the Bible approved by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops
José Enrique Aguilar Chiu, et al (eds). The Paulist Biblical Commentary. Paulist Press (2018). Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., and Richard J. Clifford, S.J., are co-editors and contributors, and Andrew R. Davis, Angela Kim Harkins, and Michael Simone, S.J. have contributed essays to this commentary. Consult the article that relates to the book of the Bible in which you are interested.
Resources for Religious Educators and Parish Ministers
Ave Maria Press webinar videos on topics of interest to educators and parish ministers
The Catechist is a leading national magazine for Catholic school religion teachers and parish catechists.
Catholic Directors of Faith Formation
A Facebook discussion board
Jared Dees’ “The Religion Teacher” web site
There are many free resources, lesson plans and activities on this site.
Digital Disciple Network
Focus on using technology in ministry
For Your Consideration a blog for and by Catholic high school religion teachers and campus ministers
General Directory for Catechesis
A Roman Catholic document on the work of religious education
Projects, Workshops, and Resources developed by John Roberto and LifelongFaith Associates. Provides downloads for all issues and collections of the Lifelong Faith Journal.
Joe Poprocki’s Catechist’s Journey: Sharing the Journey of teaching the Catholic Faith
A rich resource for practical ideas and reflections on being a catechist/religion teacher sponsored by Loyola Press.
- See especially “Joe Poprocki Catechist Webinars” and “Growing as a Catechist Webinars”
An ecumenical think-tank for transformative faith formation
General Ecumenical and Interfaith Resources
On Being with Krista Tippet is an “independent, non-profit, media and public life initiative” with interviews that have been curated and archived according to theme. Podcasts available.
Interfaith Voices is an award winning religious news magazine on public radio hosted by Maureen Fiedler. Programs are archived on the web site. Podcasts available.
Sojourners provides resources on social justice topics. It is produced by the editors and writers of Sojourners/Call to Renewal, an ecumenical social justice network begun in the 1970s.
The World Council of Churches offers a global view of the work of many Christians. It provides information and the supporting documents from its own initiatives and links to all its member churches and denominations.
Keeping Current on Catholic Matters
America: a weekly Jesuit magazine described as “the national Catholic review.”
Podcasts a number of podcasts from which to choose
- Facebook(James Martin S.J, America staff)
- Twitter @americamag
- Twitter @JamesMartinSJ
Commonweal: a lay-run magazine on the intersection of faith, politics, and culture.
First Things: a journal published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life.
National Catholic Reporter: a U.S. based, lay-owned news source about Catholic matters.
The Tablet: an international Catholic news weekly.
U.S. Catholic: general interest Catholic monthly.
Busted Halo: “an online magazine for spiritual seekers" (young adults).
Crux an independent media site covering all things Catholic, edited by John L. Allen, Jr.
The Jesuit Post: an opinion blog associated with America Media.
Millennial an online journal and blog by young Catholics.
Patheos an online destination for conversation about religion and spirituality.
Whispers in the Loggia: a blog about Catholic news by journalist Rocco Palma.