Resources

See Teresa Tomeo’s Coronavirus Page with more details on her new book Conquering Coronavirus: How Faith Can Put Your Fears To Rest, including information on how to order, the Facebook Group, Book Club, Online Talk Series and media appearances.

 

Expert Medical Resources

Interview: “COVID-19 & the Sacraments: Spiritual Care in a Time of Pandemic” with Deacon Doctor Timothy Flanigan, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Alpert Medical School of Brown University discussing the reopening of the Church and how it will be done, on EWTN Radio’s Catholic Connection (May 15, 2020). The segment begins at 26:20.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Catholic Medical Association Podcast “Doctor, Doctor,” with over 40 shows dedicated specifically to COVID-19. Listen online or with your preferred podcast player.

The single most important thing we can do is wash our hands properly and listen and follow World Health Organization and authority guidelines. Watch this video of proper hand-washing: WHO: How to handwash? With soap and water

When Someone in Your Household Has COVID-19: Many people with the disease can be cared for at home. These tips will help you do so safely., Consumer Reports

Helpful information from the United States government: Coronavirus.gov

Coronavirus Guidelines for America: WhiteHouse.gov

US Department of Health & Human Services

Directory of Local Health Departments, National Association of County & City Health Officials

Inside the Coronavirus: What Scientists Know About the Inner Workings of the Pathogen That Has Infected the World, Mark Fischetti, Scientific American

What To Look For In A Face Mask According To Science, Kaleigh Rogers, FiveThirtyEight.com

Consult your State and County Health Department online for local information, and organizations that deal with your specific medical condition.

 

Prayers

How to Pray the Rosary, RosaryCenter.org

A Prayer for Protection In Time of Pandemic, Knights of Columbus

Novena to St. Joseph, Patron of the Church & Protector of Families

Prayers for the Dying Booklet, Apostolate For the Dying

Fatima & Faustina: Two Powerful Prayers of Reparation, John Nahrgang, Marians of the Immaculate Conception.

Prayers of Reparation to the Holy Face of Jesus, Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Sacramento, CA.

Enrich Your Prayer Life With Prayers of Reparation, Fr. Ed Broom, OMV, Catholic Exchange

St. Corona Holy Cards with prayer against pandemics, Sophia Institute Press

The Novena of Divine Mercy in Time of Pandemic, EWTN

Prayer Resources for the Coronavirus Crisis, USCCB

Prayer for a Pandemic, Cameron Bellm, Sisters Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

Litany of Trust, Sisters of Life

 

Spiritual Resources (Links of Help & Hope)

Re-opening: COVID-19 & the Sacraments: Spiritual Care in a Time of Pandemic, The Thomistic Institute (Written for dioceses in the U.S. to guide their reopening safely)

EWTN Daily Mass: 8am, Noon, 7pm & Midnight ET and on YouTube.

EWTN Daily Spiritual Helps (Check Program Schedule)  including Rosaries, Divine Mercy and St. Michael Chaplets, Pope Francis’ daily Private Mass, teaching videos, movies & much more. EWTN’s extensive online Catholicism Information. EWTN YouTube archive of many programs.

Sign up for Daily Mass Readings to your email, EWTN

Daily Mass Readings at the USCCB

Help for those mourning a loved one, especially during this time of the coronavirus, Good Mourning Ministry

Online Perpetual Adoration

If You Can’t Receive Communion, Make a Spiritual Communion, Patti Maguire Armstrong, National Catholic Register

How and Why to Watch Mass Online During Coronavirus, Catholic World Report

Maybe It’s Time For Reconciliation, Kathryn Jean Lopez, Our Sunday Visitor

Keeping Sunday Holy in a Time Without Mass: Six Tips for the Faithful, Fr. Stephen Pullis, DetroitCatholic.com

May This Time Without the Mass Increase Our Hunger and Love For God, Fr. Charles Fox, DetroitCatholic.com

Why Have Mass With No One There? Christine Rousselle, DetroitCatholic.com

This Liturgy is Perfect for Quarantine, Fr. Patrick Briscoe, OP; Aleteia (The Liturgy of the Hours).

Pray the Liturgy of the Hours the easy way with iBreviary (app or online, in multiple languages)

“My peace I give to you”: Gaining Peace of Heart in a Time of High Anxiety, Fr. Charles Fox, Catholic World Report

The Cleansing of our Fears – Daily Spiritual Counsel Through This Time of Pandemic – Msgr. John Esseff Podcast

Fatima’s Sister Lucia Explains Why The Daily Rosary Is A Must, Joseph Pronechen, National Catholic Register

Lectio Divina, A Guide: What it is & How It Helps Prayer Life (Learn to Pray with the Scriptures). Dan Burke, SpiritualDirection.com

Have You Heard of St. Corona? She’s Patroness of Plagues & Pandemics – Here’s Her Story, ChurchPop

10 Things You Should Do Until Public Masses Return, Patti Maguire Armstrong, National Catholic Register

Catholic Spiritual Growth Moves Online: A look at the COVID-motivated boom in virtual ministry, Kathryn Elliott, National Catholic Register

Watch the Eastern Catholic Re-Evangelization Center (ECRC) COVID-19 “Invitation to Sisterhood” interview with Teresa Tomeo on “Conquering Coronavirus: How Faith Can Put Your Fears To Rest”.

Catholics credit Blessed Solanus’ prayers with healing at Detroit hospital where he died, Joseph Serwach, Detroit Catholic

Priest Who Saved Notre Dame’s Holy Relics Offers Tips for Dealing With Pandemic, Solène Tadié, National Catholic Register

It’s the virus versus God: God will win, Tom Hoopes, Aleteia

Amid Coronavirus, Catholic Psychologists Provide a Frame for Suicide Prevention, Perry West, National Catholic Register

Surviving Coronavirus: It Takes a Catholic Community; While Daniel Burke was on life support, his wife, Stephanie, also stricken with COVID-19 and under house quarantine, gathered the troops, Matthew Bunson, National Catholic Register

Hope: Archbishop Gregory Aymond blesses city of New Orleans from WWII-era open-air biplane, New Advent

China’s first saint was martyred on a cross in Wuhan, Courtney Mares, Catholic News Agency

Advice (and 5 Tips) for Teaching Kids at Home, from a Veteran Homeschool Mom: Fostering a love of learning isn’t hard, but it does take time, Christine Hanus, National Catholic Register

Scott Hahn on Coronavirus and the Hour of Death, Scott Hahn, National Catholic Register

Coronavirus survivor who has lifelong lung condition credits prayer for miraculous recovery, Caleb Parke, Fox News

The Sacrament of the Present Moment, Without Sacraments, Susan Windley-Daoust, Medium.com

10 Spiritual Counsels in a Time of Coronavirus, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, National Catholic Register

Our churches may be closed, but Christ is not quarantined, Archbishop José H. Gomez, AngelusNews.com

4 Virtues Needed to Help Keep Your Eyes on Christ in This Crisis, Fr. Roger Landry, National Catholic Register

Palm Sunday Homily, Pope Francis

Love in the Time of Coronavirus, Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review

How the Pope Put ‘Truth On Display’ In An Empty St. Peter’s Square, Kathryn Jean Lopez, AngelusNews.com

10 guideposts for Christians in the time of the coronavirus pandemic, Archbishop Allen Vigneron, Detroit Catholic

20 Holy Hacks for Health and Holiness in the Pandemic, Patti Maguire Armstrong, National Catholic Register

Here’s How You Can Get the Vatican’s New Coronavirus Indulgences, Joseph Pronechen, National Catholic Register

Video: Bishop Barron on the Coronavirus, (This time allows us a spiritual opportunity to contemplate the deeper questions of life.) WordOnFire.org

No Confession? No Communion? No Grace? Fr. Chris Alar answers the most common question he’s received since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Divine Mercy Channel (Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception)

Now more than ever, healthcare professionals and patients need to hear the message of Divine Mercy. The Marian Fathers is releasing a free digital book “Nursing with the Hands of Jesus: A Guide to Nurses for Divine Mercy.”, Marians of the Immaculate Conception

Priest Calls for Spiritual Adoption of Victims Dying Alone from Coronavirus, Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews.com

The Veil Removed: A Seven Minute Short Film Which Will Change The Way You See The Holy Mass, New Advent

Video: How Should Catholics Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic? Fr. Mike Schmitz, Ascension Presents

With Courage and Conviction, Little Sisters of the Poor Face Coronavirus Threat (Profound advice on trusting God during difficult times), Mary Rose Short, National Catholic Register

Seal Doorposts With Divine Mercy: A Powerful Form of Protection During Coronavirus Pandemic, ChurchPop

How to Create a Sacred Space at Home For Prayer During Coronavirus Quarantine, ChurchPop

Introducing EWTN Radio Essentials: A Spiritual Powerhouse for Listeners in this Difficult Time, EWTN

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Signs of Hope and New Fervor, Patti Maguire Armstrong, National Catholic Register

Now is the Time to Embrace Daily Mass — Even if It’s on TV, Sherry Antonetti, National Catholic Register

While COVID-19 has separated us, Christ draws us together, Fr. Charles Fox, DetroitCatholic.com

Coronavirus Latest From Rome (updated frequently), Edward Pentin, National Catholic Register

Living As Children of Light During Dark Times, Fr. Charles Fox, Catholic World Report

A Faithful Response to Cancelled Masses Amid COVID-19, Taylor Tripodi, AscensionPress.com

Now is Our Time, Now is our Moment: Exercising the Diaconate in a Crisis: Helping Others See the Works of God, Teresa Tomeo, Deacon Digest

A Message Worth Repeating, Teresa Tomeo, Our Sunday Visitor

Vatican Grants Emergency Plenary Indulgence for Divine Mercy Chaplet, DivineMercy.org

Live Eucharistic Adoration at the EWTN Chapel 9am-6pmET

Quarantined Catholic Hub, Free Bible Study on the Eucharist and other studies at a nominal cost from Dr. Scott Hahn’s St. Paul Center.

Pope Francis Grants Special Indulgences to the Faithful in the Current Pandemic

How to Gain the Plenary Indulgence During the Coronavirus Pandemic, ChurchPop

Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement in a Time of Pandemic, Podcast, Fr. Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V.

Prayer v. Pandemic: Unite Your Prayers to Pray for an End to the Pandemic, Relevant Radio

What To Do When There’s No Eucharist: Thirsting for Jesus during COVID-19, Sarah Christmyer

Coronavirus Update: What Every Catholic Needs to Know, National Catholic Register

The Last Anointing (Photo Essay), New York Times

My Coronavirus, and the Psalms That Got Me Through, Tom Hoopes, Aleteia

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

FemCatholic

Endow

 

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

 

Articles

The Pope’s New Feminism, Mary Ann Glendon

 

Books

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 Healing.com, 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:  https://www.acpeds.org/gender-confusion-and-transgender-identity

Part II: https://www.acpeds.org/gender-confusion-and-transgender-identity-part-2

 

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

 

Websites

American College of Pediatricians

ChildHealing.com

 

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.

 

Videos

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.

 

Audio

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.

 

Commentary

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

 

Prayer

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Contemplative Homeschool

Prayers for the Dying Booklet, Apostolate For the Dying

 

Eucharist Information

Books:

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)

 

Websites

 

Articles

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

 

Apps

iBreviary (Multiple languages)

EWTN

Ave Maria Radio

Catholic Answers

Laudate

 

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

 

Museums

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

EndAbortion.TV

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

LifeNews.com

LiveAction.org

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

Prayers for the Dying Booklet, Apostolate For the Dying

 

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

 

Television & Movies

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

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