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Sunday, November 5, 2006
Bad Websites: Catholics should avoid these

I have been meaning to create this post for quite some time. I wanted to put together a list of websites that claim to be "Catholic" but should never be supported by Catholics. I am using Catholic Culture's website reviews for some of the information. Please realize that these websites are generally opposed to the truth of the Faith. If you have a link to one of these websites on your blog/website, I strongly ask you to remove it in an effort for us all to promote the complete truth not a "watering down" of the Catholic Faith.

All links below are to the Catholic Culture review of the website; you may have to register (I believe it's free) to see the review by Catholic Culture. I do not want to post an actual link to the website since that is to be avoided.
These are some of the many websites that I believe all faithful Catholics should avoid. If you would like to let me know about any others, please comment below in the comment box.
If you have any suggestions on others to add to this listing, please comment in the comment box below.

Update (Sept 2011):

I wanted to alert people that there are some websites that claim to be Catholic, but are in fact Protestant websites devoted to getting Catholics to stop praying Our Blessed Lady. These websites seem familiar with traditional critiques of Medjugorje and use this knowledge to paint all Marian apparitions as essentially part of the New Age movement.  So for example one of the website warns of "new age" rosaries, which are in fact just plain old rosaries (  Another website warns of Saint Louis de Montefort's Total Consecration to Mary as essentially selling your soul to the devil (  Another website seems at first to be offering information on a Novena to Saint Jude, but actually tries to sway the reader from saying novenas at all! (


del_button November 5, 2006 at 3:54 PM
Saint Peter's helpers said...

Thank you Moneybags. We need to be directed to the truly Catholic sites. I always rely on Catholic Culture's reviews of these websites.

del_button November 6, 2006 at 10:32 AM
Kristin said...

Thank you for this post. As someone very new to the Catholic faith, its good to know what to look out for so we don't get pulled down the wrong path.



del_button November 6, 2006 at 10:59 AM
Moneybags said...

I'm glad this has helped you. Welcome to the Church! I'm glad this helped you.

del_button November 6, 2006 at 1:27 PM
andy said...

Good post!

. . .I'm glad I'm not on it! :-)

del_button November 6, 2006 at 3:06 PM
Moneybags said...

Of course not, I enjoy your site :)

del_button November 7, 2006 at 7:47 AM
Herb Ely said...

Before removing links to these websites, please reflect on Luke 6:37

del_button November 7, 2006 at 9:59 AM
Moneybags said...

Herb, I'm not juding their salvation. I'm judging the quality of their websites, which I, and many others think, is poor. Look at some of those websites. Do you really want links to schismatic websites on your site?

del_button November 7, 2006 at 6:37 PM
Herb Ely said...

The first word in your title clearly shows that you are judging. It is up to you to determine whether you are judging others works or their characters.

No, I don't want to link to schismatic (that is your word) websites, unless I happen to be posting about them. However, I have no such links. My interest is far from them. My own view is that most Catholics (and most people for that matter) serve others and influence the world more through their jobs than they do in church activities. Therefore, I tend to blog about workplace spirituality and stay away from all the liturgical and other church controversies.

del_button November 7, 2006 at 10:26 PM
Moneybags said...

I am not judging the people that put those websites together. I don't know them, and I certainly can't judge anyone's eternal salvation like that scripture verse refers to.

I am merely judging the content of the websites, which is very anti-Catholic at times. A faithful Catholic shouldn't link to any of them. Of course, I blog very highly on liturgical affairs.

del_button February 20, 2007 at 11:21 AM
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del_button February 20, 2007 at 11:23 AM
TheGodFearinFiddler said...

moneybags thanks for this post.

Herb, let me get this straight.. You're judging moneybags for judging others?

I suggest you try reading an early Church father or two. The early fathers of the Catholic Church repeatedly and very harshly condemned those who taught heresy and continuously did what you deem as "judging". In fact, if you look at the strong verbage used by saint Jerome (against Helvidius for exmaple) or the words of St. Athanasius against the heretics of his day, or of St. Ignatius etc...Moneybags' will start looking like he's being too soft on these guys! St. Nicholas punched a heretic in the face!!

It would also help to read the early Church fathers and their interpretation of Christ's words in Luke. It is the Church's interpretation not our own which is important.

del_button March 3, 2007 at 4:14 PM
Buddy said...

It's ironic that you would list Catholic sites that you think are bad while listing Protestant sites under you links. I refer particularly to the Christian Classic Ethereal Library which is run by a Protestant Reformed college/university which wouldn't even consider you Christian unless you gave up your Catholic faith.

Is there a criteria for Catholics but none for Protestants?

del_button March 3, 2007 at 4:41 PM
Moneybags said...

I did not know that the Christian Classic Ethereal Library was Protestant. I must have overlooked that fact when adding the site to the sidebar.

Thank you. I have removed the link.

del_button March 12, 2007 at 10:04 PM
lumengentleman said...

Yikes! Don't remove CCEL! That's one of the best online resources for the Church Fathers, and that's worth pointing out to people regardless of who hosts the web server.

Surfing a Protestant-owned web server won't give you cooties, I promise. And CCEL is worlds apart from these other sites mentioned, such as "Just for Catholics" - those sites appear to be purposefully posing as Catholic web sites, with the intent of drawing Catholic readers in deceitfully.

Look, even St. Thomas Aquinas quoted from Aristotle and Rabbi Maimonides in his writings - it didn't mean that he agreed with everything they believed.

del_button July 10, 2007 at 6:51 PM
Dan said...

Thank you, I just wish that list could be seen by everyone, Some of those site, or so well designed to pull you away slowly from God slowly without realizing it , it’s so sad.

del_button August 9, 2007 at 12:45 PM
Philothea53 said...

I think it was a good idea to pull CCEL. I am in no way a theologian or even a Biblical scholar - there is much I don't know. I think it best for those like me to stay away from anywhere there is a chance of getting 'wrong' or incorrect info. Anyone who is researching the Church Fathers probably would be able to find CCEL on their own and discern what is okay and what is not.

del_button September 14, 2007 at 8:15 AM
Jerome said...

Greetings in St. Jerome!

The wonders of the Catholic Treasures of Faith and Wisdom is plentiful even in a godless and sinful world. Today, more than ever, all men must seek ever more deeply to understand that Jesus Christ is Lord and Truth. For if man sincerely seeks what has been handed to him from a principle foundation of hallowed reason and invincible faith, it will necessarily follow that he will find what he is seeking by following that same path of truth.

No wonder in an age of moral decay and even outright indifference for holy things, is there still a ray of hope in the Catholic Catholic. For Jesus Christ who is the True Light made the ultimate sacrifice to His Father to make His promise of perpetual saving graces available to mankind a matter of fact. St. Jerome, a great Doctor of the Catholic Church, made great steps in that path of truth and was chosen by God to help codify the inspired and approved texts of Sacred Scripture into a single book that became known as the Sacred Bible. This book became a source of spiritual growth, theological study, and legal practice in a world really no different from our own. Rightly, did St. Jerome bellow at the world of his own time that "Ignorance of the Scriptures is Ignorance of Christ" (Ignoratio enim Scripturarum ignoratio Christi est), because it is only through the quest of truth will someone attain the true love of truth which will crown them with the gift of wisdom.

The good news from St. Jerome's Cave is that there is good plenty of Rare and Hard to Find Traditional Catholic Books available for those on this quest for truth and who will love these books to show the Pastor their goodness of wheat. Here is sample of a few of the great works of Christ's Church available to obtain:

Pontificale Romanum

Missale Romanum

Epistolae et Evangelia Totius Anni.


Canon Missae ad usum Episcoporum

Mansi's Sacrorum Conciliorum Nova et Amplissima Collectio

Migne's Patrologiae Cursus Completus

Denzinger's Enchiridion symbolorum, definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum

Jerome's Biblia Vulgata Latina

Rare Pre-Vatican II Gregorian Chant and Sacred Polyphony

Rare Video of Popes Saint Pius X , Pius XI, Pius XII

Rare Video of a traditional Latin Solemn High Mass much more!

Please visit St. Jerome's Cave and have a look at the great treasures that he and all true Catholic scholars brought together for the Greater Glory of God, the edification of the Christian People, and the salvation of souls:

In the Holy Lion,

A Catholic Caveman of St. Jerome

del_button May 21, 2008 at 7:51 AM
Anonymous said...

You also have Fish Eaters listed as a good Catholic link. This group claims that the SSPX is not in schism; and that there are absolutely no obstacles to attending SSPX Masses or going to an SSPX priest for confession.

Your zeal for the old form of the Mass has blurred your judgement and disabled your obedience to the magisterium.

del_button May 23, 2008 at 11:01 PM
Seminarian Matthew said...


SSPX is a perfectly legitimate option. Please do read the Canon Law on the issue, and understand the situation from a legal point of view.

Thank you.

Please, in charity and in prayer, read questions 11 & 12:


Remember, "So then, you will know them by their fruits" (Matthew 7:20 ). And what fruits do we see? We see reverence, faith, charity, prayer, etc. Have you ever attended an SSPX chapel before? Please consider it.

del_button June 25, 2008 at 4:40 PM
Anonymous said...

If they are perfectly legitimate, why would this be necessary?

Is the Holy Father in teh habit of trying to bring factions that are already in full communion back into full communion?

del_button June 25, 2008 at 8:38 PM
Seminarian Matthew said...

They may be in an irregular status, but that does not mean that they are in schism/excommunicated. I choose to go to Canon Law rather than news stories, which are not always completely accurate. This issue is a very complex one.

del_button June 28, 2008 at 2:37 AM
Anonymous said...



"Karol Wojtyla kisses the Koran

Karol Wojtyla kisses the Koran, demonstrating his love for blasphemy, his hatred of God, and his apostasy from the true faith, if he ever held it to begin with. Those who maintain that Wojtyla is pope argue that he does things like this in ignorance. A seven-year-old Catholic knows better. But Wojtyla is not a Catholic.

According to this blasphemous book, Our Lord did not die on the Cross, He did not will to die on the Cross, and was not born to die on the Cross. This book of lies asserts that the death of Our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross was a lie made popular by deception, and that on Judgement Day Our Lord Himself will be a witness against Christians.

Koran, 4:156-159 "That they rejected Faith; That they uttered against Mary a grave false charge; That they said (in boast): We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, The Messenger of Allah. But they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjunction to follow, for of a surety they killed him not. ... And on the Day of Judgment He (Jesus) will be a witness against them (Christians)."

St. Paul, 1 Corinthians, Chapter 1, Verses 23, 24: "But we preach Christ crucified: unto the Jews indeed a stumbling block, and unto the Gentiles foolishness. But unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God."

St. Paul, 1 Corinthians, Chapter 2, Verse 2: "For I judged not myself to know anything among you, but Jesus Christ: and Him crucified."

I am not sedevacanist, but I'm just not sure what to make of this.

del_button July 18, 2008 at 4:09 AM
Hidden One said...

Matthew, in regards to the SSPX, I think you shoudl read this post:

del_button July 29, 2008 at 9:44 AM
Joseph Mizzi said...

Contrary to what is stated above, I am not a former Seminarian. I attended minor Seminary (or secondary school) in Gozo, Malta, up to the age of 15. It is roughly equivalent to junior high school in the US.

Joseph Mizzi
Just for Catholics

del_button December 7, 2008 at 5:33 PM
Anonymous said...

You might also want to add the site "We the People'',formerly known as ''The Cafeteria Is Closed'',run and founded by one Gerald Naus, nee' ''Augustinus''.
Due to the fact that myself and other staunch Catholics basically drove him underground because of his ultra-leftist and sodomite support stance,he has made his site a members-only venue.
I'm the poster Dominic,that refused to allow him to weasel out of his open and public statements of heresy.

del_button December 7, 2008 at 8:35 PM
Matthew said...

I have for a few months wondered what occurred to Gerald's blog. How disheartening to read of his collapse from the True Faith.

del_button January 1, 2009 at 1:58 PM
Anonymous said...

Basically what happened is that myself and a few others that blogged there got a whiff of the heresy he was brewing,and we drove him underground with it.

Now he has his ''private'' blog.and he's welcome to it.
however he continues to post on many other blogs with his unique type of heretical viewpoints and snide commentary on sacred topics.

I intend to hound him at every turn.
I will drive him off the net if necessary.



del_button January 2, 2009 at 8:09 PM
Anonymous said...

Thank you for this list. I just typed in 'Catholic Web Sites' in my search and read yours first. Now I will investigate the others. I appreciate the 'heads up'. I am true to my faith and I want to remain so. God Bless Your Work.

del_button January 9, 2009 at 2:30 PM
Anonymous said...

Just a recap here all.
# ore sites that you might want to put on HASMAT gear for before entering.

Vox Nova.

American Papist.

Roman Catholic Blog.

I've been to all 3 lately,and you are now getting a lot of the same spiritual lowlifes popping up to heckle and confront.

I've seen Gerald's signature at Papist and Vox.

Seems like theyre out to corrupt as many blogs as they can.
Start putting a vote out to ban and block them.

Sodomite enablers.....



del_button January 9, 2009 at 2:36 PM
Matthew said...

Dominic, I do not link to any of those mentioned sites. I was unaware that some view them as bad Catholic sites. What have some of these authors specifically said so that I might inform others who are interested.

del_button January 9, 2009 at 11:30 PM
Anonymous said...

Matthew, I cannot vouch for the other two blogs but I have been reading the American Papist blog for quite some time and have not seen him try to do anything but support the pope and lead people towards the Catholic faith. I have not yet run across a post that is against the teachings of the Church. He is also highly recommended by two blogs that are listed on your site, the Curt Jester and the Practicing Catholic. Hope that helps!

del_button January 12, 2009 at 10:15 AM
Anonymous said...

American Papist posts photos of The Holy Father and other clergy with irreverent,disrespectful captions underneath them,supposedly as humor.
I don't see it as in any way funny.
You are to respect these men,their office;not use them to crack wise.
It's known as mockery.

Plus the very fact that they even allow Gerald Augustinus to post there is an indication of their laxity.They allow this heretic a forum to spew his venomous attitudes.
That to me is enough to convict them.
So pardon me if I'm not liberal enough to post an opinion here or anywhere else.
I'm not a liberal,a leftist,or a social engineer.
I'm a CATHOLIC,plain and simple,and I do not cater to or enable heretics apostates or anyone else that goes against Magisterial Teachings,or against Holy Mother Church like some of these individual do every time they decide to vent their spleens.
Especially Gerald the Heretic.



del_button January 12, 2009 at 10:22 AM
Anonymous said...

The mere fact that these sites allow anyone who has a contrary view to Ctholic Teaching to post ,as well as practicing Catholics themselves,belies a liberal attitude that is frankly sickening.Any degenerate that wants to can post,confront a Believer with some kind of spiritual trash,and be allowed to continue posting their liberalism,leftism,and sexual libertinism.
Only people that are in fact Catholics should be allowed to post on what are supposed to be sites for the discusson of the Faith.
Weed out the human trash that want to come in and cause trouble.



del_button May 3, 2009 at 4:24 PM
St. Emily said...

I notice that any website that makes any reference to any form of Catholic Social Teaching gets a yellow or red rating from Catholic Culture. Why should a good Catholic reject Catholic Social Teaching? How do you reconcile this with Matthew 25?

How can anyone reconcile self-reference as a Catholic with suggesting that there are such things as "human trash?"

What is the role of Jesus in such Catholicism?

del_button June 28, 2009 at 7:19 PM
Joe Heschmeyer said...

Great list! I like the idea and the contents.

del_button June 29, 2009 at 6:57 AM
Matthew said...

Thank you!

del_button June 30, 2009 at 3:49 PM
Anonymous said...

Thanks! My mom and I are new catholics, it's good to know what to watch for.

del_button September 13, 2009 at 8:32 PM
Anonymous said...

there are those who are actively opposed to Holy Mother Church and her mission,and also those who are dedicatedly breathlessly, devoted to the service of Evil.
I relegate these and others like them to the category of human trash,because they themselves have lowered themselves to that level by their actions and schemes against God.
they embrace the Darkness,and therefore have abrogated any sense of mercy or consideration from me on their behalf.
If you have allied yourself against God,you are my enemy as well,and deserve nothing less than utter expulsion.

Stop being so soft on the Enemy,and gird for war.


del_button October 1, 2009 at 12:32 PM
Frank said...

Pax Christi? The peace movement of the Catholic Church, officially endorsed by at least 140 US Catholic bishops? Wow. I suppose you are picking and choosing which parts of Church Authority you want to follow?

del_button January 13, 2010 at 10:50 AM
JWU Student said...

Wow, this is a good blog, how could I have missed this for so long? I can't recall how many months I've been reading "A Catholic Life" to strengthen my Faith, but how many times do we Google for a specific article of Faith, to be led to sites where we can't tell if they're for the Church or against Her! I will definitely check out these sites when I get a chance. Thanks again...Holy Mary, Terror of Demons, pray for us and protect us!

del_button March 17, 2010 at 9:26 AM
Anonymous said...

Exodus 20:1-6
1 And God spoke all these words, saying:
2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments

del_button April 9, 2010 at 7:56 PM
Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info! What about the St. Michael's World Apostolate site??? I think that is also the Bayside apparition. How come it is condemned? I did travel there back in 1978 and all we did was pray the Rosary all night!
How come it is condemned? I will obey; just wondering what I did wrong?

del_button April 9, 2010 at 8:17 PM
Matthew said...

Some additional information on bayside:

del_button April 15, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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del_button January 16, 2011 at 6:18 PM
jorge calderon said...

es indudable que hay muchos sitios que no tienen nada de católico,¿ y por casa como andamos? ¿ud cre que Juan Pablo II no cometió herejias como lo de Asís ?, habian puesto un buda arriba del sagrario, ¿a que dios le rezaban? y ahora su Santidad piensa repetir lo de Asís, mire no alcanza el espacio para nombrarle la cantidad de herejiás cometidas por estos últimos papas infectados por el modernismo , y que se dicen católicos , dicen una cosa y hacen todo lo contrario toda la nueva doctrina es modernista y está condenada por la Iglesia Católica, por lo tanto hay mucho para borrar, y mucho para rezar por la conversión de quienes se dicen católicos y no lo son, pue sus actos dicen lo contrario, que NUestro Señor tenga piedad de todos y de mí un saludo en Cristo , por su reinado social

del_button April 28, 2011 at 5:49 AM
Anonymous said...

Ironic that "Anonymous" condemns anyone and everyone less right-wing than he is, and yet he forbids anyone to post "insults". Kind of hypocritical coming from someone who hurls insults in every direction. Ppl like you drive ppl AWAY from the Church with your intolerance and your VERY UNCHRISTIAN name-calling.

del_button July 10, 2011 at 6:46 AM
Khass said...

"Not everybody that says "Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of God"....Thank You for redirecting us to the truth....

Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro

del_button October 6, 2011 at 12:30 AM
Anonymous said...

Thank you for the list it is most helpful.
I have also discovered an insidious blog named 'Angry Jesus' Beware!

del_button February 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Holly said...

I just fell into this website. While I have never heard of most of the website you published about. I have ordered from the, also call the The Last Day Minitries. Which has Connections to Bayside!

I liked the prayer booklet 'Novena for the Relief of the Poor Souls in Purgatory'. It has many prayers that I learned in Catholic Grade school. I love this booklet and pray this Novena every day. I also ordered the 'Home Protection Pack' and had it blessed by my local Priest. I will admit, I have not read everything on the website, it is such a huge website. It doesn't seem anti Catholic to me.

ARE YOU TELLING ME, that this is not a good website? Of course I got the free 'Directives from Heaven' which the prediction dates don't match up, but it is things happening today etc. I would like to know why this site is on your list? I would like to know why I should not say these Prayers. I am not saying you are right or wrong. I want to know the reason? I see nothing wrong with what I have ordered thus far.

del_button March 8, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Anonymous said...

Just found this blog I've been having a real hard time with a couple of anti catholic blogs im new to surfing the internet horrible things said about Catholics our lady and saying that the Marian apparitions not real, im so upset its left me very shaken not to mention how im still in recovery from long term depression please would other Catholics encourage me to keep strong in my faith, in future I will stick with the genuine catholic blogs website anyone out their who can advise me ? All positive feed back greatfully recieved thank you

del_button March 8, 2013 at 11:00 PM
Anonymous said...

I can't believe how some blogs websites etc can be so against other peoples faith. Just to warn other people don't fall into the hands of anti catholic website its very upsetting and distressing as I've found out, ive been crying my heart out all day, please pray for me its very distressing for anyone and im also mention to protect vulnerable adults I.e people with long term mental health needs it really mess up your head live to all in christ

del_button May 2, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Ann said...

Anonymous~please don't lose faith in Mary and her apparitions. Other People's misguided understanding of prayer to Mary and Saints and statements that we are "worshipping" them as we do God, don't make it so.

I would encourage you to read an amazing book called The Boy Who Met Jesus by Immaculee Illibagiza. It first tells of the Blessed Mother appearing to three girls in Kibeho, Rwanda, and warning of the genocide to come if evil people would not turn to God. Then Jesus appeared to Segatashya, a poor illiterate pagan boy (1982) over a period of time, even allowing him to ask questions of his own and other people. Jesus taught him to say the rosary and told him to pray it daily!

Keep in mind, whenever Mary has appeared to people her plea is for them to pray for the conversion of sinners and turning to God--she never asks that she be worshipped. She intercedes to her son Jesus with us on our behalf in prayer. Logically speaking, how can this be wrong? Many thousands (if not tens of thousands) have converted to Catholicism due to the apparitions, and have witnessed miraculous cures, healings, etc. We are not talking about an isolated incident or a couple of people, but many numerous visions over centuries of time.

Another book recently referred to me is Jesus Calling, a daily reflection of a couple short paragraphs written as if Jesus is speaking to you. They focus on daily connection to our Lord, letting go of anxiety and worry, and deeper faith that God will give us the daily grace and peace we need. It reminds that we can use difficulties to draw us closer to God, and scripture references are given for the basis of each entry. I feel feel it is helping me to be more at peace and closer to God, and is encouraging--especially with all the darkness and evil we are fighting today with abortion and attacks on Christianity, especially Catholicism.

May God bless you all.

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