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Stevin Habba wrote:

Hi, guys —

I just recently received a message from someone telling me not to trust the web site:

  • Can you please provide me with links to Catholics web sites I can trust?

I should probably just stick to reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church but sometimes it's nice to read from apologists who are practicing Catholics.

Anyway, please let me know.

I use the following web sites and I need your help on whether or not they are truly Catholic sites:

I don't want to be influenced by false teachings that claim to be Catholic when they are really not.

I also heard there is a site that tells you how faithful a site is to the Catholic Church; if you can provide me with that, it would be greatly appreciated.

I am actually entering the seminary this August and am going to become a Catholic Priest,
God willing; I want to ensure I teach the true doctrines of the Church, rather then false ones. has convinced me that there is salvation for people who don't believe in Jesus Christ. Read this article:

I really enjoyed this pamphlet as well; it's the one that lead me to their web site.

I also enjoyed this one:

Thank you,


  { Can you provide me with a list of Catholic web sites I can trust and which one does reviews? }

Mike replied:

Hi, Stevin —

Great to hear from you again.

Your friend is wrong. Catholic Answers has a fine site. We use their material occasionally.
The following links:

are fine.

You said:
I also heard there is a site that tells you how faithful a site is to the Catholic Church; if you can provide me with that, it would be greatly appreciated.

Another very good web site Catholic Culture, use to do web site reviews but no longer does them. If anyone knows of a solidly Catholic web site that does web site reviews please make me aware of that site.

Below is a list of personal criteria I use, with corresponding Catholic answers in parentheses:

  • Does the web site believe in the validity of both the Novus Ordo and Extraordinary Form of the Mass, when said correctly by a validly ordained priest?
  • Does the web site believe in all the Catholic Councils from Nicea to Vatican II?
  • Does the web site have any content that is against the teachings of the Magisterium of the Church?
  • Does the web site have any content that implies the current (and|or) previous popes in the last ## number of years were not really Popes? for short, are they Sedevacantists?
  • Does the web site believe all versions the Catechism of the Catholic Church published in the 1990's have any non-editorial errors on issues of faith and morals?

If there are any issues with any of the above criteria, I would not recommend using or recommending the site to anyone. I'm sure our team will pray for your discernment and calling to the priesthood.

If the calling discerns a Yes, Praise the Lord;
If the calling discerns a No, consider starting a Catholic apologetics group in your area.

Check out my:

Hope this helps,


Stevin replied:

Mike —

Thank you so much; I really would appreciate the prayers. I need as much spiritual help as possible to be strong enough to join the Priesthood and live a life of celibacy and sacrifice.

You really covered my question in depth and I love that you actually took the time to review the web sites.

When the person told me that was not a reliable source I didn't believe him. I needed to make sure, and that's why I came to you.

Your site has truly helped me so thank you so much for everything you do.


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