Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Catholic Media Favs

Today is Catholic Media Promotion Day! These are my favs!

Favorite Blogs or Websites: 
Ok, I have a gazillion blogs and websites that I already brag on simply by placing them in my sidebar here at the Among Women blog, so do check them out. But here are a few more that I like:
  1.  The Catholic Portal at Patheos - Fresh! Filling! Fascinating! I'm always learning here!
  2. New Advent - love the roundup on the landing page, and of course the Catholic Encyclopedia is very useful study tool.
  3. Catholic Lane - new up-and-coming general interest & news site.
Favorite Podcasts:
  1. Word on Fire: The Sunday Sermon by Fr Robert Barron - Indispensable - Even my teenage son likes it.
  2. Catholic Weekend from SQPN - I can't always listen to all the SQPN podcasts that I would like to in a given week, but this one features a panel with many of the SQPN personalities that I enjoy.  
  3. Catholic Information Service from the Knights of Columbus -- multiple downloaded podcasts for your Catholic growth.
I am listing 2 new books that I am excited about and one that I continue to use these last 3 years since it came out:
  1. A Garden of Visible Prayer: Creating a Personal Sacred Space One Step at a Time by Margaret Rose Realy (2011).
  2. The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming our Passion, Purpose, and Sanity by Meg Meeker, MD (2011).
  3.  Jesus, Present Before Me: Meditations for Eucharistic Adoration, by Fr. Peter John Cameron, OP
Catholic Media: 
It's hard to not give a shout out to well-established Catholic Media players like diocesan newspapers, Catholic TV, EWTN, and all the Catholic radio stations and shows that are out there.  Instead I'd like to focus on some web-based outreaches that underscore the new evangelization on the digital continent very well:

  1. For news affecting the global church: Rome Reports
  2. For the best Catholic video advancing the new evangelization: Grassroots Films, Brooklyn NY... like this video about World Youth Day, and this video they produced on vocations within the Archdiocese of New York.
  3. For shows on faith-related issues: NETNY... I like Currents and In the Arena,

Smart Phone App:
  1. Rosary Miracle Prayer App from Daughters of St. Paul - I love praying the rosary with the Daughters, especially when I take a walk outdoors!
  2. VerseWise's Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition - I've used others, this one in now my favorite. It's my favorite.
  3. Magnificat App - My favorite daily devotional in print, now comes to my iPhone. I always have it with me!
Hidden Gems:
  1. St Charles Borromeo's searchable database for the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Now with a mobile application.
  2. Divine Mercy - This is my favorite apostolate-oriented website. Others could learn from them. Oh, and the hidden gem within the gem is this series of articles by Dr Stackpole.
  3. The Angelus sung in Latin. (I'm still trying to learn this! But the Daughters of Mary sing it beautifully!)

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  1. I love your picks! And the Angelus is breath-taking!


  2. I was very pleased to find your blog. I searched for Fr Michael Scanlon and found a post from 2007 on your previous blog. I like your media picks and wanted to suggest a website and a book. Www.Siena.Org has a great blog called the intentional disciples blog- great stuff, especially about evangelization for our Church. Also, Ralph martin's book "The Fulfillment of All Desire" is an amazing compilation of teaching from the Doctors of the Church. A great, challenging read!! (I also just got Meg Meeker's book for my wife- she really likes it thus far.)
    God bless you and keep up the good work!


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