The Gospel of Christ and the teachings of his Church guide the work of the USCCB. The work of the Conference is rooted in three general mission goals. The first mission goal is to act collaboratively and consistently on vital issues confronting the Church and society. The second is to foster communion with the Church in other nations, within the Church universal, under the leadership of its supreme pastor, the Roman Pontiff. The third goal is to offer appropriate assistance to each bishop in fulfilling his particular ministry in the local Church.
Sophia Institute for Teachers was founded in 2013 to renew and rebuild Catholic culture through service to Catholic education. Founded by Catholic teachers who wanted something different, to engage professional development, and more effective materials that require less prep time. With the goal of nurturing the spiritual, moral, and cultural life of souls, and an abiding respect for the role and work of teachers, Sophia Institute for Teachers provides materials and programs that are at once enlightening to the mind and ennobling to the heart; faithful and complete, as well as useful and practical.
Our community is on a journey of faith together, growing closer to God and closer to one another as we explore, experience and share the mystery of Christ and the love of our Lord. With 1.6 million Catholics, we are the 7th largest diocese in the nation. Faith in the Diocese of Orange is vibrant and flourishing through our 62 parishes and centers across Orange County.
The Caster Group is a family owned development company specializing in the acquisition, development, construction, and management of premier A-1 Self Storage locations throughout California and Texas. For nearly 60 years the Caster family has worked in all aspects of the real estate industry including industrial, residential, retail, and beginning in 1983, self storage development.
The Spitzer Center shapes culture in a positive new way — to deeper trust, to become more effective and to communicate better, ultimately making your home, work, parish, or diocese a better place.
The Magis Center for Catholic Spirituality (MCCS) publishes the Ignatian Daily Reflection series which is available free of charge. If you wish to receive it, please click here and fill in your email address. You will not be solicited and you may cancel at any time. The authors of these inspirational daily reflections are members of the Jesuit Order—both priests and scholastics.
The Institute of Catholic Culture is an adult catechetical organization, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church, and dedicated to the Church’s call for a new evangelization. The Institute seeks to fulfill its mission by offering educational programs structured upon the classical liberal arts and by offering opportunities in which authentic Catholic culture is experienced and lived.
Inspired by the encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth), and by the great need to combine the message of the Gospel with works of charity, Caritas in Veritate is a confederation of catholic institutions, dedicated to recruit, mobilize and engage volunteers, with particular focus on young people.
Answering the Church’s call for a new evangelization, FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, is a national outreach that meets college students where they are and invites them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith.
The Napa Institute exists to promote excellence in Catholic thought and apologetics. It also seeks to instill a new zeal for Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith in all its participants. To accomplish this, one of the Institute’s key tools is an annual conference designed to help attendees respond to the moral and spiritual challenges posed by America’s emerging “post-Christian” culture.
Apologetics Based Catholic Bible Study by Fr. James P. O’Bryan, S.T.
This Catholic Bible study has the thread of discipleship woven into every lesson. This New Testament study (with references to pertinent Old Testament writings) is designed to be led by the laity in homes or parishes. Student Workbooks (Meditations – with questions for sharing), Leaders Manuals and recorded presentations (mostly recorded live by Fr. O’Bryan) are entertaining, educational and habit forming. Free samples of the recordings and PDF chapters are available here. This study is also excellent for home study. Included are studies for: Introduction to the Bible, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians/Thessalonians, Hebrews and Revelation. There is also an excellent book for RCIA titled Rock Foundation Revisited.
Healing the Culture has a unique mission: to build a pro-life culture by teaching people the deeper meaning of happiness, quality of life, love, and freedom; and by helping them choose to live by fundamental principles of reason, ethics, and justice.
Life Perspectives brings hope and healing to men and women impacted by reproductive loss including miscarriage and abortion. We provide safe, anonymous tools to begin healing as well as training to equip leaders and health care professionals to effectively provide support.
Magis Women (previously – Women’s Christian Fellowship Arizona) began meeting in Gilbert, Arizona in 2002. What first started as a small bible study meeting in Kay’s home has blossomed into a diverse group of dynamic Catholic women who practice living out their faith through prayer and praise, study of the Word, and loving fellowship.
In addition to facilitating many bible studies throughout the years, we’ve written and facilitated women’s retreats, leadership retreats, healing days, facilitator training sessions, team building workshops, seder meals and ladies luncheons. Our targeted events have featured national speakers from both Catholic and secular arenas.
The purpose of The Orange Catholic Foundation is to serve the diocese of Orange, California — its schools, parishes, and mission. The OCF plans and conducts major diocesan fundraising programs including the Proud to be Catholic Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA) and the Conference on Business & Ethics, as well as manages endowments and various charitable funds.
Catholic Distance University is a nonprofit institution of higher learning that offers an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Catholic Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Theology (BA degree completion), Master of Arts (Theology), Master of Arts in Theology and Educational Ministry, the Catechetical Diploma, Continuing Education, graduate, undergraduate and noncredit certificates.
Catholic Answers is an apostolate dedicated to serving Christ by bringing the fullness of Catholic truth to the world. We help good Catholics become better Catholics, bring former Catholics “home,” and lead non-Catholics into the fullness of the faith.
Ignatius Press’s mission is to collaborate in the evangelizing, catechetical, liturgical, and educational work of the Catholic Church, through the publication and distribution of Catholic print, video, and audio materials, especially books and films, as well as through the internet and social media.