List of websites that live-stream Holy Mass

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This special post of the Catholic eBooks Project provides:

  1. A partial list of websites that live-stream or upload videos of the Holy Mass or Holy Qurbono/Qurbana or Divine Liturgy, alphabetically grouped under the several Rites the one true Church;
  2. Suggestions on other means of accessing Holy Mass online; and
  3. Resources on exceptional means of observing the Sunday obligation.

This index of resources is offered for the benefit of the faithful who live in areas where authorities have suspended public celebration of the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass due to the current pandemic, or who have themselves been quarantined, or who are otherwise unable to hear Holy Mass in person for just and grave reasons. Continue reading

Free ebook: “Helps in Visiting the Blessed Sacrament”, by Matthew Russell, S.J.

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  • He is Calling Me: Helps in Visiting the Blessed Sacrament, by Matthew Russell, S.J. [1834-1912] (London: Burns & Oates, 1912). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive.

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  • The Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, by Rev. A. [Albert] Tesnière [1847-19090, Anne R. Bennett Gladstone (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1902). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
  • Calvary and the Altar; or, Devotions for the Octave of the Blessed Sacrament, the Forty Hours (Quarant’ ore) and the Days of Perpetual Adoration, by Mademoiselle [Léonie] Guillemaut; translated and with a preface by Lady Herbert [Mary Elizabeth Herbert, Baroness] (London, Dublin, Derby: Thomas Richardson and Son; New York: Henry H. Richardson & Co., 1870). Available in pdf, mobi/kindle, epub, and other formats at Internet Archive.
  • The Eucharistic Christ: Reflections and Considerations on the Blessed Sacrament, by Rev. A. [Albert] Tesnière [1847-19090], translated by Anne R. Bennett Gladstone, with a Preface by Rev. D.J. McMahon, D.D. (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1897). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
  • The History of Eucharistic Adoration Development of Doctrine in the Catholic Church, by John A. Hardon, S.J. Available in pdf format (on this page) of the Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association; and may be read online (on this page) of the EWTN Libraries.
  • Jesus is Waiting: Appeals and Reproaches from the Prisoner of Love, by  Matthew Russell, S.J. [1834-1912] (London: Burns & Oates; New York: Benziger Brothers, 1911). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
  • Manual of the Forty Hours’ Adoration for the Catholic Laity (Brooklyn, N.Y.: International Catholic Truth Society). With Ecclesiastical Authority. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive. [N.B., No date, but we surmise it was printed within the lifetime of the International Catholic Truth Society, which according to CatholicSaints.info was 1899–1924, and that it is therefore in the public domain. Advice on the matter would be appreciated.]
  • Moments Before the Tabernacle, by Rev. Matthew Russell, S.J. [1834-1912] (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1893). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
  • Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration [Manual], by the Real Presence Association (Lombard, Illinois: Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association, 2001-2011). Contains various materials on perpetual adoration, which are available as one combined file and as individual files through this page of the Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association. The combined pdf file is also available on this page at Pray and Fast for America.
  • Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament, etc., for Every Day in the Month; Aspirations of Love to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist; Rules for Frequent Communion, with a Defence of the Same; Meditations for Every Day in the Week; and a Novena for All Soul’s Day, by St. Alphonsus M. Liguori, translated by a Catholic clergyman, to which is added A Methods of Devoutly Hearing Mass” by Blessed Leonard a Porto Mauritio (New York: Catholic Publication Society, [1870]). May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive and Open Library; and available in pdf format at Today’s Catholic World.

On the Feast of St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.

Online ebook: “Catholic Reflections on the American Proposition”, by John Courtney Murray, S.J.

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  • We Hold These Truths: Catholic Reflections on the American Proposition, by John Courtney Murray, S.J. (Kansas City, MO: Sheed and Ward, 1960). May be read online at Woodstock Theological Library at Georgetown University. [N.B., We have assumed that this work was lawfully made available online by Georgetown University and that links to it may be lawfully made. Kindly advise us if this is incorrect.]

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Free ebook: “A Short and Simple Exposition of Catholic Doctrine”, by Rev. Joseph Faà di Bruno

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  • Catholic Belief; or, A Short and Simple Exposition of Catholic Doctrine, by the Very Rev. Joseph Faà di Bruno.
    • The 5th edition  (London, Burns and Oates; New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1884), with a letter from the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Manning, may be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, and epub formats, at Internet Archive.
    • The 2nd edition (London, Burns and Oates; New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1878), with Imprimatur, is available at Internet Archive.
    • The author’s American edition, edited by Rev. Louis A. Lambert (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1884), with Imprimatur, is available at HathiTrust Digital Library.

On the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, and of St. Irenaeus of Lyon in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite; and in belated observance of the Memorial or Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles in the Maronite and Byzantine Rites. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.

Free ebook: “All Glory to the Blood of Jesus: Devotion to the Precious Blood”

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  • All Glory to the Blood of Jesus: Devotion to the Precious Blood, Followed by a Choice Selection of Prayers and Exercises in Its Honor (Montreal, 1887). With the approbation of the ordinary and the permission of the superior. Microform. May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, and epub formats, at Internet Archive and Open Library.

On the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.

“For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus, the night in which he was betrayed, took bread, And giving thanks, broke, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body, which shall be delivered for you: do this for the commemoration of me. In like manner also the chalice, after he had supped, saying: This chalice is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as often as you shall drink it for the commemoration of me. For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord until he come. Wherefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord.” (I Corinthians xi, 23-27)

“Take heed to yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” (Acts xx, 28)

 

Online text: “The Witness of the Martyrs in the Early Church”, by Paolo Prosperi

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On the Feast of the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

In those days, men will give you up to persecution, and will put you to death; all the world will be hating you because you bear my name; whereupon many will lose heart, will betray and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise, and many will be deceived by them; and the charity of most men will grow cold, as they see wickedness abound everywhere; but that man will be saved who endures to the last.” (St. Matthew xxiv, 3-4, 9-13. Formatting supplied.)

Online text: Questions of Present Importance in the Life of the Church, by Cardinal Müller

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Posted for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul in the one true and Catholic Church. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.

“Jesus answered him, Blessed art thou, Simon son of Jona; it is not flesh and blood, it is my Father in heaven that has revealed this to thee. And I tell thee this in my turn, that thou art Peter, and it is upon this rock that I will build my church… From that time onwards Jesus began to make it known to his disciples that he… must be put to death, and rise again on the third day. Whereupon Peter… began remonstrating with him; Never, Lord, he said; no such thing shall befall thee. At which he turned round and said to Peter, Back, Satan; thou art a stone in my path; for these thoughts of thine are man’s, not God’s…” (St. Matthew xvi, 16-18, 21-24)

“But some one will ask, How is it then, that certain excellent persons, and of position in the Church, are often permitted by God to preach novel doctrines to Catholics?… Blessed Moses… writes thus in Deuteronomy… ‘For the Lord, your God, trieth you, to know whether you love Him with all your heart and with all your soul.’” (St. Vincent of Lerins, Commonitorium)

“The Roman Pontiff – like all the faithful – is subject to the Word of God, to the Catholic faith, and is the guarantor of the Church’s obedience… He does not make arbitrary decisions, but is spokesman for the will of the Lord, who speaks to man in the Scriptures lived and interpreted by Tradition; in other words, the episkope of the primacy has limits set by divine law and by the Church’s divine, inviolable constitution found in Revelation.” (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “The Primacy of the Successor of Peter in the Mystery of the Church”, quoted by Bishop Athanasius Schneider)

Online text: “The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality”, by the Pontifical Council for the Family

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  • Chastity and Human Sexuality Education Within the Family: Basic Guidelines, from the Diocese of Honolulu, http://www.catholichawaii.org (September 2014). 5 pages. Available in pdf format at the Diocese of Honolulu.
  • Created to Love: Adolescent Catechesis for Human Sexuality and Child Protection Parish Middle School Version, sponsored by the Office of Child and Youth Protection Division of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Archdiocese of Baltimore. Available in pdf format at the Archdiocese of Baltimore. With a Message from the Archbishop dated October 2008.
  • Honored or Ignored? : Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality: Guidelines for Education Within The Family”, by Alice Ann Grayson, M. Ed., and James Likoudis. Reprinted from: Sex Education: The Basic Issues and Related Essays (Catasauqua, PA, The Veil of Innocence, January 31, 2001): pp. 79 – 87. May be read online (here) at Catholic Culture.
  • “On ‘The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality’”, by Father Frederick Edlefsen, Voices Online Edition, vol. XIX, no. 1 (Eastertide 2004). May be read online (on this page) at Women for Faith & Family.
  • A Reader’s Guide to “The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality”, by Msgr. Peter J. Elliott. From the September/October 1996 issue of The Catholic Answer. May be read online (on this page) at the EWTN Libraries.
  • “Sex Education: The Vatican’s Guidelines”, by Kenneth D. Whitehead. Reprinted from: Kenneth D. Whitehead, “Sex Education: Vatican Guidelines,” Crisis, Vol. 14, no. 5 (May 1996) (Copyright © 1996 Crisis). May be read online (on this page) at the Catholic Education Resource Center.
  • “The Vatican Declaration on Sexual Ethics and the Moral Methodology of Vatican Council II,” by William E. May, The Linacre Quarterly, Vol. 52 (1985): pp. 116-129. Available in pdf format at The Linacre Quarterly.

Posted on the Memorial of Blessed Maria Pia Mastena. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

‘”Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Mt 5:8)…

“In the Psalms we hear the heartfelt plea which mankind makes to God: “What can bring us happiness? Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord” (Ps 4:7). The Father, in his infinite goodness, responded to this plea by sending his Son. In Jesus, God has taken on a human face. Through his Incarnation, life, death and resurrection, Jesus frees us from sin and opens new and hitherto unimaginable horizons…

“We are all sinners, needing to be purified by the Lord. But it is enough to take a small step towards Jesus to realize that he awaits us always with open arms, particularly in the sacrament of Reconciliation, a privileged opportunity to encounter that divine mercy which purifies us and renews our hearts.”

(Pope Francis, Message for World Youth Day 2015)

Online text: “Catholic Teaching and the Law Concerning the New Reproductive Technologies”, by Prof. Helen M. Alvare

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On the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Forerunner in the Roman Rite. For other online texts and legally free ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title) and the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject).

Online text: “The Idea of a University”, by Cardinal Newman

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  • The Idea of a University Defined and Illustrated; I. In Nine Discourses Delivered to the Catholics of Dublin; II. In Occasional Lectures and Essays Addressed to the Members of the Catholic University, by St. John Henry Cardinal Newman (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1907). May be read online on this page of Newman Reader (copyright © 2007 by The National Institute for Newman Studies).

On the Feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga in the Roman Rite; and on the secular observance of the summer solstice and World Humanist Day.  For other texts and ebooks on various sobjects, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.

Free ebook & audiobook: “The Innocence of Father Brown”, by G. K. Chesterton

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In remembrance of Gilbert Keith Chesterton (+14 June 1936), apostle of common sense. For other texts and ebooks on various sobjects, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.