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Website Review: Catholics on Call

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Catholics on Call is a vocational web site through the Bernardin Center at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. It is directed toward young adult men and women who may be considering a life of service in the Church or may be undecided and looking for direction.

Catholics on Call is funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc. which supports religion, education, and community development, giving a great deal of money to such organizations as Planned Parenthood and the Center for Population Options.

This site is contemporary, easily navigable and has definite eye appeal. But although some of the articles are well written and without error, we cannot recommend it.

Review Ratings what do these ratings mean?

First Evaluated: 12/27/2006; Last Updated: 08/25/2013

  1. Fidelity: Danger!
  2. Resources: Fair
  3. Useability: Excellent


  • Online retreat (most of this is good - see weaknesses)  Resources 
  • Reflections on Call  Resources 
  • The Bible on Call  Resources 


  • Fidelity: Online Retreat offers an incomplete explanation of the Eucharist Example(s)
  • Fidelity: Dissident feminism and veiled promotion of women's ordination Example(s)
  • Fidelity: Distorts the Church's teaching on homosexuality Example(s)
  • Fidelity: Questionable speakers scheduled for "Catholics On Call Young Adults Conferences 2007" Example(s)
  • Fidelity: Questionable authors on Recommended Reading list Example(s)


Catholicism > Catholic Life
Culture > Media
Catholicism > Spiritual Life

More Information

Bernardin Center, Catholic Theological Union
5401 South Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615
73.371.5566 (fax)

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