"The fundamental polarity of human life between what is and what ought to be, between lack and fulfillment, between determination and freedom, is not abnormal; it is the norm. Every person is exposed to it because of the inescapable structure of human formation." (Adrian van Kaam, The Transcendent Self, Dimension Books, 1979, 172.)

Links

NOTE: Aquinas Academy does not necessarily endorse the material on any of the sites whose links are listed below.

Catholic Sites

Australian Catholic Bishops' Conference
Official site of the Australian Catholic Bishops

Australian Catholic Women
The web site for the Australian Catholic Bishops' Commission for Australian Catholic Women.

Catalyst for Renewal Incorporated
A group of Sydney-based Catholics working for renewal within the Catholic Church and beyond by promoting forums for conversation; this site will also lead you to a site which will tell you all about Spirituality in the Pub - a forum for conversation set up by Catalyst.

Catholic Pages
Connection to Catholic news and other sites.

Catholic Clip Art
Spanish Franciscan site with lots of clip art for parish bulletins etc.

Catholic Encyclopaedia
This is the 1917 version.

Catholic Goldmine
More than 3,000 links to other Catholic sites.

Catholic Links
Site organized from Melbourne by Jack Otto SJ

CathTelecom
Australian site connecting to other useful sites.

Chicago Benedictine Monastery
A site for all things Benedictine, with a page to facilitate contemplation.

Cultural Catholic
A site linking to popular Catholic things.

Essays on Catholic Church
An Italian-based web-site that publishes some very thoughtful essays pertinent to Catholic life.

Inside the Vatican
Official guided tour

Marist Sisters
The work and spirit of the Marist Sisters and how to contact them

Palms Australia
Palms Australia has been recruiting, preparing, sending and supporting volunteers fighting global poverty by sustainable development since 1961 (happy 50th birthday, Palms!) Palms' ethos is relationship, symbolised by the hands in the logo. We have a current need to fill requests for volunteers from overseas partners to begin after July this year. Would you please help us in making the work of Palms better known and ultimately able to recruit volunteers? Volunteering of course is not a one-way street. And the end of a placement does not mean the end of a relationship built up with a community. For those who do not work in the field too, there are other ways to assist - Palms' Encounter and Community programs being two of them.

Pope Francis

Keep abreast of Pope Francis' latest messages.

Prayer and Reflection
Australian church resources site for meditation, prayer and reflection.

Salt of the Earth
A site set up by claretian publications for promoting social justice.

SCENE (The Sydney Congress embracing the New Evangelization)
On behalf of the Sydney Archdiocese, SCENE is an event which runs from July 19-26 2009, celebrating the first anniversary of World Youth Day

St Patrick's Church, The Rocks, Sydney
The Marist Fathers have been serving the Catholic Community of Sydney and beyond at St Patrick's since 1867

The Sacred in Literature and the Arts (SLA)
A prject based in Australian Catholic University, Sydney, to promote reflection on the connections between the sacred and literature and the arts

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Marist Sites

Kevin Bates
Kevin Bates is a Marist priest, composer of music, giver of retreats. He also posts some useful pieces on his web site.

Marist Sisters of the Society of Mary
Web site of the Marist Sisters (SMSM) worldwide.

Marist Brothers (FMS)
Web site of the Marist Brothers (FMS) worldwide.

Marist Fathers (Society of Mary) International
Web site of the Marist fathers and brothers worldwide.

Marist Fathers (Society of Mary) Australian Province
Web site of the Marist fathers and brothers in Australia.

Marist Fathers (Society of Mary) New Zealand Province
Web site of the Marist fathers and brothers in New Zealand.

Marist Fathers (Society of Mary) resources for studying Marist history and spirit

Marist Fathers (Society of Mary) Washington Province
Web site of the Marist fathers and brothers based in Washingto DC, USA.

Marist Mission Centre
Fundraising centre for the missions.

Marist Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary
Web site of the Marist Missionary Sisters (SMSM) worldwide.

Marist places of interest

Marist Sisters
About the Marist Sisters, their work and the their spirit.

Marist Youth International
The official site of the Marist Fathers for youth around the world

The Father Colin Year
The website set up especially for the Colin Year under the care of Fr Ron Nissen

Miscellaneous

Abebooks
Second hand book site.

Alibris
Great place for finding second hand books.

Amazon
One of the best places to buy books or just to find out what books are in print.

DrugDangers
Drug Dangers was developed to educate the public and lend a hand to people who have been affected by defective drugs and medical devices.

Eremos
Eremos is a forum and support for individuals and communities to explore, express and deepen their spirituality within an Australian context

Improve your health and well being

Movie Scripts
You will find some but not all the scripts you might be interested in.

Quit Smoking
Faith can help!

Quit Smoking Community

News

ABC (Australia) News Radio
Some useful links to other sites.

Catholic World News

Catholic News Service

Christian Century

Commonweal
Journal of topical essays and brief articles from the us.

National Catholic Reporter- US based Catholic weekly.

New York Times
Receive the NY times on your email free each day.

News Radio
Entrance to Australian broadcasting plus useful links.

The (London) Tablet
The finest Catholic newspaper in the world today has full texts available.

Poetry

Anthology of Irish Verse (1922)

Gerard Manley Hopkins

T S Eliot 

The Oxford Book of Australasian verse (1918)

The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse (1917)

William Butler Yeats

Quotations

Quotations 01

Quotations 02

Quotations 03

World Religions

Research

English Literature and Religion- a resource for searching reference in English literature to religion and religious themes. This link was updated 11/01/2017.

Findarticles
A facility for tracking down articles on particular topics or by particular author.

Medieval Source Book
a helpful research facility from fordham university, giving access to medieval texts of relevance to those interested in reading the spiritual classics the same site also has links to other research facilities, such as the

Origins
Under the auspices of the US bishops' conference, a regular publication of roman documents and other essays on theological and other matters

Questia

Religion and Culture
This site keeps up with what is being published by way of articles of interest to christianity in general and Catholicism in particular. well worth a visit.

SearcheBooks
A facility for tracking down book titles new and old.

Thomas Aquinas- references to writings by and on Aquinas.

Timeline
A useful reference for dates in history.

Translator- facility for translating selected texts from English to other languages and vice versa.

Texts Online

Australian Ejournal of Theology
Published online by Australian Catholic University

Christian Classics Ethereal Library
A variety of patristic texts.

G K Chesterton

Henri Nouwen

InteLex
Full text humanities data base. (note: subscription required but brilliant.)

Online Texts 01

Thomas Aquinas

Bibliography

Biography
By GK Chesterton, the full text online.

Jacques Maritain Center

Niagara University

Stanford Encyclopedia

Summa Theologica
Text online.

Summaries
Major lines of arguments of Aquinas presented in outline.

Thomas Merton

Merton in Words and Images

Merton Studies

The Thomas Merton Foundation

Thomas Merton Bibliography

Thomas Merton Center