In the meanwhile, if you want Catholic news, I recommend the following:
- CWNews.com (Note: some things which are only for subscribers may be found at the EWTN Headline News site).
- Catholic News Service
- Catholic Online (I do not spend as much time here because of the mix of content which includes material from sources like Commonweal and National Catholic Reporter, but there are other good articles if you know how to sift through the material.)
- I recommend visting the Catholic Culture home page, especially to read up on the saint of the day - one I will leave you with below for St. Martin of Tours, as a sample below.
- Zenit.org is always a good bet to read up on news from the Vatican as it is released.
- Vatican Information Service is another place to read up on what is happening.
- Sandro Magister - a good Vatican watcher
A few great audio recommendations, some of which are great to put on just while working around the house if you can get them on your computer, if you don't have an iPOD or similar:
- Vatican Radio - RSS and Podcast
- Semper Fi Catholic Radio (sermons of Fr. Paul Weinberger)
- Ave Maria Radio
- EWTN Radio
- Relevant Radio
- Exhortation on Vocations, or No Time for Fear
- Battling Heretics in the Seminary, or Protest at your Own Risk
As promised, I leave you with the sensational story of St. Marin of Tours from Catholic Culture:
St. Martin of Tours
St. Martin was born (c. 316) at Sabaria, a town in Pannonia near the famous Benedictine monastery dedicated to his name. Against the wishes of his parents he associated with Christians and became a catechumen at the age of ten. At fifteen he entered the army and served under the Emperors Constantius and Julian. While in the service he met a poor, naked beggar at the gates of Amiens who asked alms in Christ's Name. Martin had nothing with him except his weapons and soldier's mantle; but he took his sword, cut the latter in two, and gave half to the poor man. During the following night Christ appeared to him clothed with half a mantle and said, "Martin, the catechumen, has clothed Me with this mantle!"
Te Deum Laudamus!