Catholic Women’s Forum

WINE: Women in the New Evangelization – Kelly Wahlquist

Women of Grace – Johnnette Benkovic Williams & Susan Brinkmann

Ruth Institute – Jennifer Roback Morse




Papal Letters

Letter to Women, Pope St. John Paul II

Mulieris Dignitatem (The Dignity and Vocation of Women), Pope St. John Paul II

Redemptoris Mater (Mother of the Redeemer), Pope St. John Paul II



The Pope’s New Feminism, Mary Ann Glendon



Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture – Teresa Tomeo

Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement – Sue Ellen Browder

Walk in Her Sandals: Experiencing Christ’s Passion through the Eyes of Women – Kelly Wahlquist

Gaze Upon Jesus: Experiencing Christ’s Childhood through the Eyes of Women – Kelly Wahlquist


Authors to read online:

Patti Maguire Armstrong, Columnist at the National Catholic Register & Our Sunday Visitor

Dr. Pia de Solenni, Moral Theologian and Chancellor of the Diocese of Orange, CA

Dr. Janet E. Smith, Professor of Moral Theology at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan

Helen Alvaré, Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard law professor and former ambassador to the Holy See

Parent Resources

Guidance for parents of Children with Gender Identity Distress, American College of Pediatricians, Patient Information Handout which also includes a list of resources for parents, and advice for choosing a therapist.

Gender Dysphoria, Transsexual Attractions, Sexual Reassignment Surgery and Informed Consent by Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, Child, Uncovering and Addressing Conflicts

Affirming Your Daughter’s and Son’s Sexual Identity, American College of Pediatricians, Patient Information Handout

Gender Confusion and Transgender Identity- Parts I and II by the American College of Pediatricians: Gender Confusion or Gender Dysphoria (GD) of childhood describes a psychological condition in which children experience a marked incongruence between their experienced gender and the gender associated with their biological sex. When this occurs in the pre-pubertal child, GD resolves in the vast majority of patients by late adolescence. Currently, there is a vigorous debate among physicians, therapists, and academics regarding what is fast becoming the new treatment standard for GD in children. This new paradigm is rooted in the assumption that GD is innate, but a review of the current literature suggests that this claim is founded upon an unscientific gender ideology and lacks an evidence base.  The following resources are presented to clarify this matter:

Part I:

Part II:


Catholic Church Teaching

Pastoral Guide Regarding Policy §650 Gender Identity, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois by Bishop Thomas Paprocki

God’s Design: He Made Them Male and Female, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Catholic Times, February 23, 2020

”Male and Female He Created Them” Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education, Vatican Document, Congregation for Catholic Education (For Educational Institutions), 2019



American College of Pediatricians


Scientific Journal Articles

Deficiencies in Scientific Evidence for Medical Management of Gender Dysphoria, Feb. 13, 2020: The Linacre Quarterly, official journal of The Catholic Medical Association, published article which finds ‘serious deficits’ in scientific evidence for medical management of gender dysphoria.



OSV Webcast from 2/19/20 with Teresa Tomeo, Bishop Thomas Paprocki & Dr. Michelle Cretella: Gender Dysphoria, Transgenderism, and the Catholic Church:  Preaching the Truth with Love. 60 minutes

OSV Webcast from 4/26/17 with Teresa Tomeo & Dr. Rick Fitzgibbons: The Transgender Agenda: Speaking the Truth in Love, Part 1 — Fact vs. Fiction in the Transgender Agenda, 60 minutes

OSV Webcast from 6/28/17 with Teresa Tomeo & Dr. Michelle Cretella: The Transgender Agenda Part II: Speaking the Truth With Love, Questions & Answers, and The Response of the Faithful, 60 minutes

Dr. Michelle Cretella being interviewed by Tucker Carlson “Pediatrician: Transgender ideology causing child abuse,” Fox News on July 24, 2017. 4:43 minutes

Dr. Michelle Cretella Video: “I’m a Pediatrician and this is what I did when a little boy patient said he was a girl.” Transcription can be found here.



Gender Dysphoria and Psychological Conflicts, Catholic Connection Interview with Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, MD; February 20, 2020

The Effort to Force a 7-Year Old to Undergo Gender “Transition,” Catholic Connection, Dr. Michelle Cretella, MD, October 28, 2019

Ethics and Transgender Children, Dr. Michelle Cretella, February 2016

Transgender Crisis, Trans-Attraction, Trans-Surgery, Catholic Connection, Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, MD, July 3, 2017

How to Talk About Gender Confusion, Catholic Connection, Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, MD, April 26, 2017.



I’m a Pediatrician. How Transgender Ideology Has Infiltrated My Field and Produced Large-Scale Child Abuse, Dr. Michelle Cretella, American College of Pediatricians

Sex Change isn’t Child’s Play, American College of Pediatricians

Normalizing Gender Dysphoria is Dangerous and Unethical, American College of Pediatricians

American College of Pediatricians Urges Surgeon General to Investigate Medical Transgendering of Children, July 2019

College President Speaks on Transgender Ideology, American College of Pediatricians

Sex-Segregated Bathroom and Locker Room Access is Best for Children, American College of Pediatricians

Sex Change Therapy: Not Best for Children, American College of Pediatricians

In the Media” page of the American College of Pediatricians, NOTE: With the release of official position statements and press releases, the American College of Pediatricians is often cited in the media for its stand.  Listed below are links to recent citations of the College.  Realizing that the College may not always be accurately quoted, these articles offer the reader insight into various debates on issues affecting the child and the family.

Catholic Answers

EWTN (Extensive Audio, Video & Document Libraries and App with Bible)

Unleash the Gospel – Archdiocese of Detroit



Catholic Spiritual Direction

Contemplative Homeschool


Eucharist Information


7 Secrets of the Eucharist, Vinny Flynn

Consuming the Word: The New Testament and The Eucharist in the Early Church, Scott Hahn

God Is Near Us: The Eucharist, The Heart of Life, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)





The True Presence: Eucharistic Miracles Over the Centuries, National Catholic Register

Is the Eucharist Really Jesus? It’s 100% True – Fr. Charles Fox, Sacred Heart Major Seminary

What Does It Mean To ‘Host’ Jesus In The Eucharist? A Practical Guide For Communion – Fr. Charles Fox

Let Us Never Take For Granted The Awesome Gift of the Mass – Fr. Charles Fox


Daily Devotionals

Magnificat (available in multiple languages)

The Word Among Us (Also in Spanish)

One Bread, One Body



iBreviary (Multiple languages)


Ave Maria Radio

Catholic Answers



Faithful Catholic Retreats

Spiritual Exercises – Miles Christi

St. Joseph Retreat House, Oblates of the Virgin Mary, Milton, Massachusetts

Marians of the Immaculate Conception Missions & Events (Marian Fathers & Official Divine Mercy Devotion Info)

Marian Servants of Divine Providence, Clearwater, Florida

Casa Maria Retreat House, Irondale, Alabama

Broom Tree Retreat Center, Irene, South Dakota

Opus Sanctorum Angelorum (Retreats & parish missions nationwide)

Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pennsylvania

Capuchin Retreat House, Macomb County, Michigan

St. Joseph’s Abbey (Trappist monastery), Spencer, Massachusetts

Spiritual Exercises Retreat Online, Fr. Ed Broom, OMV (Free in English & Spanish on YouTube)

Always used discretion when choosing a retreat, and research the facility and speaker to make sure they are teaching the truths of the faith.


Local and Regional Catholic Historical & Spiritual Sites 

A Sampling of Catholic Shrines in the U.S.

Catholic Pilgrimage Sites by State

Ultimate List of Catholic Shrines in the U.S.

Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama (Mother Angelica’s Shrine)

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, New York


A Sampling of Saint Shrines in America

Carmel Mission Basilica & Shrine of St. Junipero Serra, Carmel, California

Mother Cabrini Shrine, Golden, Colorado

St. Kateri Tekakwitha National Shrine & Historic Site, Fonda, New York

Blessed Solanus Casey Center, Detroit, Michigan

National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, New Orleans, Louisiana



Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Museum, Peoria, Illinois

Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, Connecticut

EWTN Prolife Page

EWTN Pro-Life Weekly (Television show)

March For Life

Students for Life

Priests for Life


Silent No More Awareness

Rachel’s Vineyard – Abortion Healing

Citizens for a Pro-Life Society – Dr. Monica Miller

Civil Rights for the Unborn

Pro Life Action League

Charlotte Lozier Institute – Science & Statistics

Susan B. Anthony List

And Then There Were None – Pro-life outreach to abortion workers

Abby Johnson – Former Planned Parenthood clinic director, now pro-life

American Life League

Pregnant on Campus – Federal rights for High School or College students (You don’t have to drop out of school!)

Feminists For Life

Right to Life Michigan

USCCB Adoption Prayers & Resources

Walk for Life – West Coast

One Life LA (March in Los Angeles)

March for Life Chicago

Celebrate Life March Denver

Teresa Tomeo’s March For Life Pinterest Board


Adoption & Abortion Alternatives Info

Good Counsel Homes

1st Way Life Center

Care Net

Option Line

Pregnancy Aid Detroit

Mary’s Mantle Catholic Home for Expectant Mothers, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Abortion Pill Reversal (There may be hope for your baby if you have taken the abortion pill.)


Help After Abortion

Project Rachel – Hope After Abortion

Esperanza PosAborto

Silent No More Awareness

Men & Abortion Network



How To Defend Pro-Life Arguments

When They Say, You Say: Defending the Pro-Life Position and Framing the Issue by the Language We Use

Pro-Life Answers, Campaign Life Coalition

It’s My Body: How to Respond to the Pro-Choice Argument, LifeTeen


Television & Movies

Defending Life, EWTN Global Catholic Network, Thursdays at 10:30pmET.

Gosnell – The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer

Students for Life List of Pro-Life Movies


Books & DVD’s

Unplanned Movie – DVD

Angel In The Waters (Children’s book) – Regina Doman

Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars – Monica Migliorino Miller

Recall Abortion: Ending the Abortion Industry’s Exploitation of Women – Janet Morana

Abolishing Abortion: How You Can Play a Part in Ending the Greatest Evil of Our DayFr Frank Pavone

Humanae Vitae (On The Regulation of Birth, 50th Anniversary, Encyclical on Birth Control) – Pope Paul VI

Healing the Culture: A Commonsense Philosophy of Happiness, Freedom, and the Life Issues, Book & DVD Set – Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J.

Matthew Bunson, Author & EWTN News Senior Contributor

Edward Pentin, Rome Correspondent for the National Catholic Register

Msgr. Charles Pope, Priest in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

Patti Maguire Armstrong, Author, Speaker & Columnist at the National Catholic Register & OSV Newsweekly

Elizabeth Scalia, Author & Editor-at-Large at Word On Fire

Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Author, Speaker & Priest in the Diocese of Charleston, SC.

Al Kresta, Author, Speaker, President & CEO of Ave Maria Radio. Host of Kresta in the Afternoon