Other Resources

The Web has many resources for those who wish to learn more about their faith, official documents, Catholic teachings, or prayer.  There are also blogs and sources for reference and current events, and much more. Here are some links that you might find helpful.

Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to USA, 2015
Wednesday, Sept. 23
Comments at White House Welcoming Ceremony
Address to Bishops of USA (St. Matthew's Cathedral, Washington)
Homily at J. Serra Canonization Mass (St. Matthew's Cathedral) 
Thursday, Sept. 24
Address to Joint Session of Congress (Washington)
Address at Meeting with Homeless Persons (St. Patrick's Parish, Washington)
Homily at Vespers Service (St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York)
Friday, Sept. 25
Greeting to Personnel of United Nations (New York)
Address to General Assembly of United Nations (New York)
Address at Ground Zero (New York)
Address to Children and Immigrants (O.L. Queen of Angels Parish, Harlem)
Homily at Mass (Madison Square Garden, New York)
Saturday, Sept. 26
Homily at Mass (Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul, Philadelphia)
Address at Meeting for Religious Liberty (Philadelphia)
Address at Prayer Vigil, Festival of Families (Philadelphia)
Sunday, Sept. 27
Address at Meeting with Victims of Abuse (Philadelphia)
Address to Bishops at World Meeting of Families (Philadelphia)
Address to Detainees at Correctional Facility (Philadelphia)
Homily at Closing Mass, World Meeting of Families (Philadelphia)
Address to Organizers, Volunteers, & Benefactors (Philadelphia)
Transcript of Discussion with Press (En Route from USA to Rome)

Documents and Other Resources of Pope Francis
Interview with Pope Francis
(9/2013)
Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel (11/2013 - See Helpful Resources)
Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si' (6/2015)
Bull of Indiction, Misericordiae Vultus, on the Year of Mercy (4/2015)
Address to Popular Movements (Bolivia, 7/2015)
Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of Love (3/2016)
TED talk by Pope Francis (4/2017)

The extraordinary Aparecida Concluding Document (5/2007), is reflected in much of Pope Francis's ministry.

Readings and Homilies
26th Sunday Ord Time (A), Oct. 1, 2017, Readings, homily  
27th Sunday Ord Time (A), Oct. 8, 2017, Readings, homily  
29th Sunday Ord Time (A), Oct. 22, 2017, Readings, homily  
30th Sunday Ord Time (A), Oct. 29, 2017, Readings, homily   
31st Sunday Ord Time (A), Nov. 5, 2017, Readings, homily   
Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2017, Readings, homily  
Holy Family (B), Dec. 31, 2017, Readings, homily  
Epiphany (B), Jan. 7, 2018, Readings, homily   

Toward mission-based parishes: 
Recommended reading
Presentation: the mission of our parishes (9/14/2016),
Town Meeting of 9/11/2017. 
Collaborative Pastoral Plan

Other Documents and Resources
The Archdiocese of Boston
Archdiocesan Pastoral Planning Consultation 2012
The Archdiocesan Pastoral Planning Web Site
Disciples in Mission pastoral plan, Approved 11/15/2012
Pastoral Plan Committee Report, 5/2007
The Boston Pilot 

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 

Catholic News Service

American Catholic.org
Church and Mass Locator

The Documents of Vatican II
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Holy See 
The Roman Missal, 3rd Ed. 

Scripture Readings of the Day
Reflections on the Sunday Readings
A Searchable Bible 
Understanding the Bible

Sacred Space: Daily Prayer
Daily Reflections 

For Spiritual Seekers
For Young Adults
Since You Asked
Children learn to pray

Cardinal Sean's Blog
Fr. Austin Fleming's Blog
Rocco Palmo's Whispers in the Loggia

 

 

 

 

 

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