Although the gospel readings used in Catholic masses and services date from the earliest ages of Christianity, it is the role of the Catholic priest or catechist to show the relevancy of the Gospel's message in today's w... More » World View Religion Christianity

The Catholic homily is a speech given by the priest after the scripture readings that helps the congregation relate to the message of the Bible more readily. Sometimes a lay person or a deacon may give the homily instead... More » World View Religion Christianity

Find a Catholic priest by consulting either or the current edition of "The Official Catholic Directory." enables website visitors to search a specified area for parishes. Entries provide paris... More » World View Religion Christianity

A Catholic priest directory lists the names and locations of current Catholic priests and the branches of Catholicism to which they belong. Some Catholic priest directories also list the place and year of ordination, alo... More »

The Official Catholic Directory published by P.J. Kenedy & Sons is the most up-to-date Catholic priest directory in the United States. Different dioceses and archdioceses also publish local directories of priests. The we... More »

People can find Catholic readings for daily Mass at, and The websites feature unique scripture readings for each day. also includes streaming video and calendar access fo... More » World View Religion Christianity

Christianity is important because it has a prominent role in history, and is one of the world's leading religions. Christianity has the largest numbers of adherents of any religion, with more than two billion people foll... More »