The Catholic Community of the United States Resources

PART I

The Catholic Community of the United States:

Highlights from the Colonial Period through the Early Republic

Lesson 4: Fr. Eusebio Kino

View a variety of resources, including a comic book, about Fr. Kino:

Kino Heritage Society

Lesson 10: Mission Construction

Learn more specifics about mission materials:

Mission Tour

See a mission map, timeline and image gallery:

Missions Resource Center

Lesson 11: Kateri Tekakwitha

Play and prayer related to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha here:

Saint Stories

Lesson 25: Catholic Yearbook

View images of the following:

Ann Teresa Matthews

Mathew Carey

Father Demetrius Gallitzin

Bishop John DuBois

Teresa Lalor

Pierre Toussaint

PART II

PART III

The Catholic Community of the United States:

Highlights from the 20th Century, A Changing Catholic Culture

Lesson 1: Catholic Charities

Utilize the following webpages:

Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Charities USA Efforts

Lesson 2: Catholic Relief Services

Utilize the following webpages:

Catholic Relief Services Mission Statement

Current CRS Projects

Lesson 3: Education – School Data 

See statistics on enrollments and teachers:

National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) Public Policy and Data

See data on ministries in the Catholic Church as well as sacraments, staffing and parishes:

Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA)

Lesson 4: Education – School Law    

Find information on Supreme Court legal cases:

Oyez Website

Lesson 5: Orphanages     

See a PowerPoint on the New York Foundling Asylum:

New York Times

Lessons 8-12:

Visit the The Chaplain Kit webpage to access materials including the role of chaplains, kit items, stories from chaplains and chapels important in each war:

The Chaplain Kit

Lesson 11: World War II – Fr. Walter Ciszek

Find the official website for Fr. Ciszek:

The Father Walter Ciszek Prayer League

Lesson 13: National Catholic War Council     

View this free online Google book, a source document with communications and background information on Catholic history during this time period:

Williams, Michael. American Catholics in the War; National Catholic War Council, 1917-1921. New York: Macmillan, 1921. 

Lesson 15: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops     

Visit the Vatican website which is translated into several languages and shows tweets from Pope Francis as well as historical data on all of the Roman Catholic popes:

The Holy See

View the website for Vatican City State with historical information, government structure outlines and webcams:

Homepage of Vatican City State

Lesson 21: EWTN 

See blog posts, live radio/TV, downloadable materials, and numerous educational resources:

EWTN

Lesson 29: John F. Kennedy

Visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum:

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

John F. Kennedy and Religion

Lesson 33: Great Depression 

Hear radio broadcasts and find information about Fr. Charles Coughlin:

Fr. Charles Coughlin

See the newsreel of Fr. Jams Cox and Cox’s Army marching on Washington, D.C.: