Some places to visit for your reading, praying, and internet-surfing pleasure:
Fratelli Tutti -encyclical letter of Pope Francis
Laudato Si – encyclical letter of Pope Francis
Fiducia Supplicans – “On the Pastoral Meaning of Blessings“
Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia — a brief history of Roman Catholic Parishes in Philadelphia. A little thin on recent history, but a good backgrounder for mid-19th through mid-20th century local church history.
Catholic Philly — an online publication of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
America Magazine – The Jesuit Review
Word on Fire – Bp. Robert Barron
Bishop Barron on “Why Being Good Is Not Enough” (YouTube)
Pray As You Go – a daily podcast publication of Jesuit Media Initiatives; daily prayer in the style of Ignatian spirituality, by the Jesuits in Britain. Available for download as an app.
Sacred Space – more daily prayer and meditation; follows the style of the Ignatian Examen; by the Jesuits in Ireland. Also available for download as an app.
Lectio Divina – daily prayer with sacred scripture
National Catholic Reporter – an independent Catholic news source.
Simply Catholic – a collection of short essays on being “simply Catholic”. A wide variety of “Q”-and-“A” style essays, in very readable form. on a broad spectrum of Catholic life issues.
Patheos – blog hosting site for Catholic (and other religious expressions) writers.