List of websites that live-stream Holy Mass (with 2021 updates)

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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

Online text: “The Proofs for the Existence of God in the Light of Modern Natural Science”, by Pope Pius XII (English, Français, Italiano)

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  • “The Proofs for the Existence of God in the Light of Modern Natural Science”, Address to the Plenary Session and to the Study Week on the Subject ‘The Question of Microseisms’, by the Servant of God Pope Pius XII, 22 November 1951.
    • The text in English may be read online at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and may be read on pages 130-142 of: Papal Addresses to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences 1917-2000 and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences 1994-2001 (Scripta Varia 100), by Popes Benedict XV, Pius XI, Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, and John Paul II (Vatican City: Pontifical Academy of Sciences, 2003), available in pdf format at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
    • The text in French/Français, “ Les preuves de l’existence de Dieu a la lumiere de la science moderne”, may be read from the 17th to the 31st page of the pdf file of: Semaine d’étude sur la problématique des microséismes, Proceedings of Study Week 19-26 November 1951, Scripta Varia 12 (Vatican City: Pontifical Academy of Sciences, 1953) at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
    • The text in Italian/Italiano, “Discorso di Sua Santità Pio XII ai Cardinali, Legati di Nazioni Estere e ai Membri della Pontificia Accademia delle Scienze”, may be read online at the Holy See.

See also the various videos on the Youtube channel of the Society of Catholic Scientists, including:

See also the texts listed on the Project’s page Natural Science, and the texts listed on the Project’s previous posts “Online text: “Faith and Reason: What Relationship?”, by Prof. Vittorio Possenti” and “Online text: “On the Relationship between Faith and Reason”, by St. John Paul II“.

On the Feast of Saint Albertus Magnus (Albert the Great) in 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.

“The heavens shew forth the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the work of his hands.” (Psalm xviii, 1)

“But all men are vain… who by these good things that are seen, could not understand him that is, neither by attending to the works have acknowledged who was the workman… let them know how much the Lord of them is more beautiful than they: for the first author of beauty made all those things. Or if they admired their power, and their effects, let them understand by them, that he that made them, is mightier than they: For by the greatness of the beauty, and of the creature, the creator of them may be seen, so as to be known thereby. (Wisdom xiii, 1, 3-5)

“Sciences are differentiated according to the various means through which knowledge is obtained. For the astronomer and the physicist both may prove the same conclusion: that the earth, for instance, is round: the astronomer by means of mathematics (i.e. abstracting from matter), but the physicist by means of matter itself. Hence there is no reason why those things which may be learned from philosophical science, so far as they can be known by natural reason, may not also be taught us by another science so far as they fall within revelation.” (Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, 1a 1ae, q.1, art. 1, ad2)

“By enduring agreement the Catholic Church has held and holds that there is a twofold order of knowledge… [I]n addition to things to which natural reason can attain, mysteries hidden in God are proposed to us for belief which, had they not been divinely revealed, could not become known… [A]lthough faith is above reason, nevertheless, between faith and reason no true dissension can ever exist, since the same God, who reveals mysteries and infuses faith, has bestowed on the human soul the light of reason; moreover, God cannot deny Himself, nor ever contradict truth with truth…” (First Vatican Ecumenical Council, Dogmatic Constitution “Dei Filius”, iv)

Online text: “Christian Martyrdom Never Expires”, by Prof. Fr. Nowosad Sławomir

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  • “Christian Martyrdom Never Expires: Some Theological and Ethical Aspects of Obedience usque ad sanguinem”, by Prof. Fr. Nowosad Sławomir, Seminare. Poszukiwania naukowe, Vol. 39, No. 4 (2018): pp. 21-30. Available in pdf format at the Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.

See also the texts listed on the post “Online text and video: “Martyrdom for the Faith in Our Times”, by Cardinal Raymond Burke“, as well as these related texts:

  • “The Glow of Truth: Pastoral Letter of the Polish Episcopate announcing the national celebration of the XXII Papal Day”, by the Polish Bishops’ Conference, June 6-7, 2022. The unofficial translation may be read online on the post “Polish bishops vindicate the value of ‘Veritatis splendor’” by Javier Garcia, October 10, 2022, at Omnes.
  • “Martyrdom: A Special Gift of the Spirit”, by Saint John Paul the Great (Pope Saint John Paul II), in L’Osservatore Romano, English Edition, pages 1, 3, October 4, 1995. May be read online on this page of Catholic Culture.
  • “Truth and Martyrdom: The Structure of Discipleship in Veritatis Splendor”, by Prof. John R. Berkman Ph.D., Sacred Heart University Review, Vol. 14, Iss. 1, Article 8 (1994). Available in pdf format on this page of the Sacred Heart University Review.

On the Feast of Pope Saint Martin I in the Latin Church (Roman Rite), of Saint Josaphat Kuntsevych in the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and of Saint Margarito Flores García. 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 text: “The Duties of the Bishop”, by Bishop Robert James Carlson

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  • “The Duties of the Bishop”, by Most Rev. Robert James Carlson [Bishop of Sioux Falls, later Archbishop of Saginaw], Lay Witness, March 1999. May be read online on this page of Catholic Culture.

On the Feast of Saint Charles Borromeo in 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.

Free ebooks: “Miniature Lives of the Saints for Every Day in the Year”, edited by Henry Sebastian Bowden. 2 volumes

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  • Miniature Lives of the Saints for Every Day in the Year, 21st edition, edited by Henry Sebastian Bowden of the Oratory (London, Burns & Oates; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers). In 2 Volumes. Both volumes are available at HathiTrust Digital Library. Volume II (July-December) of the 2nd edition (London, Burns and Oates, 1877) may be read online, and is available in pdf, epub, mobi and other formats, at Internet Archive.

On the Feast of All Saints in the Latin Church, within 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.

Free ebook: History of the Church, Volume 3 (From the Western Schism of Luther), by the Rev. Dr. John Alzog

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  • History of the Church, Volume III, by the Rev. Dr. John Alzog [Johannes Baptist Alzog, 1808-1878], translated, with additions, from the 9th German edition, by Rev. Dr. F. J. (Francis Joseph), Pabisch 1825-1879 and Right Rev. Thomas [Sebastian] Byrne (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1912). With Imprimatur. Available in pdf, epub, mobi and other formats, and may be read online, at Internet Archive.
    • (N.B.: This volume deals with the “Third Period. From the Western Schism of Luther down to Our Times (1517-1878)” according to the Table of Contents—which is itself so thorough as to be a historical summary on its own.)

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  • A Defence of Catholic Principles in a Letter to a Protestant Clergyman; to which is added, an Appeal to the Protestant Public, by the Servant of God Rev. Demetrius A. Gallitzin [born Prince Dimitri Dmitrievich Gallitzin, 1770-1840],
    • The text, together same author’s Letter to a Protestant Friend on the Holy Scriptures , is reprinted in the volume The Writings of Demetrius Augustin Gallitzin (Fitzwilliam, NH: Loreto Publications, 2011). The printed book may be purchased on this page of Loreto Publications, and on this page of Sunrise Marian Distribution.
      • [Note: For the support of faithful Catholic publishers, we encourage all readers to purchase the said book. (The Project earns no commission from any such purchase.) Nonetheless, for those who are unable to do so for just reasons, or would like electronic texts, see the following links below.]
    • The ebook of the fourth edition, corrected and enlarged with ther permission of the author (New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1880) may be read online, and is available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
    • An earlier impression of the same edition (New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1837) is available at Google Books and Google Play Books.
    • Another impression of the same edition (Baltimore: Lucas Brothers, 1837) is available at Internet Archive and Google Play Books.
    • The ebook of the third edition (Dublin: D. Wogan, 1823) is available at Google Play Books . [Note: This is a very poorly scanned copy of the third edition].
    • A still earlier edition (Pittsburgh: S. Engles, 1816) is available at Internet Archive.
  • Disunion and Reunion, by W.J. [ William Joseph] Madden [d. 1905] (London: Burns & Oates; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1897). Available in pdf, epub, mobi and other formats, and may be read online, at Internet Archive with a second copy at Internet Archive.
  • The Path which Led a Protestant Lawyer to the Catholic Church, by Peter H. Burnet (New York, London: D. Appleton and Company, 1860). May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, djvu, txt, and Daisy formats, at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a 2nd (inferior) copy at Open Library and Internet Archive; and at Hathi Trust Digital Library. Another edition (New York, Benziger Brothers, 1871 [c1859]) is available at Hathi Trust Digital Library.
    • [N.B., This work provides a proof of the Catholic Faith using the method of legal investigation. The summary by the New York Times (10 March 1860) states that the author “resolved… to pursue the investigation [of Catholic and Protestant claims] for himself, which he did for about a year and a half, the result being his full conversion to the Roman Catholic faith.”]

On the anniversary of the launching of the Protestant Heresies, remembered as Reformation Day by separated brethren. 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.

O Mary, mother of mercy and refuge of sinners, we beseech thee, be pleased to look with pitiful eyes upon poor heretics and schismatics… miserably enfolded in the darkness of ignorance and sin, that they may clearly know that the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Roman Church is the one true Church of Jesus Christ, outside of which neither holiness nor salvation can be found… (Text excerpt from Catholic News Agency)

Worth-it ebook: “The Christian Structure of Politics” by Dr. William Alvin McCormick II, S.J.

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  • The Christian Structure of Politics: On the De Regno of St. Thomas Aquinas, by Prof. Dr. William Alvin McCormick II, S.J. (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2022). The ebook and printed book may be purchased at the Catholic University of America Press. The printed book may be purchased at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
    • This appears to be an updated version of the following text: On the De Regno of St. Thomas Aquinas, by Prof. Dr. William Alvin McCormick II, S.J., (2013). Dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, May 2013. Available in pdf format at Texas ScholarWorks.

On the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King in the Roman Rite; and in remembrance of Louis-Honoré Mercier (+30 October 1894), defender of French Canadian and Catholic liberty. 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. Vive le Christ roi! Viva Cristo Rey!

Online text: “Mary and the Church: Lumen Gentium, Arts. 60 to 65”, by Dr. Charles W. Neumann

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  • “Mary and the Church: Lumen Gentium, Arts. 60 to 65″, by Rev. Charles W. Neumann, S.M., S.Th.D., Marian Studies, Vol. 37, Article 12. (1986): pp. 96-142. Available in pdf format at Marian Studies, and at CORE.

In belated observance of the Feast of the Protection of the Holy Theotokos in the Eastern Catholic Churches of the Byzantine 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 text: “1492-1992: 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of the Americas”

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See also the ebooks and texts listed on the pages “Online text: “The Law of War in Francisco Suárez”, by Dr. Paulo Borges de Macedo“, “Online text: “The Thomism of Bartolomé de Las Casas and the Indians of the New World”, by Dr. Thomas Francis Xavier Varacalli“, and “Online text: “Human Identity and Otherness – Learning from Francisco De Vitoria”, by Dr. Claus Dierksmeier“; as well as these related texts:

In belated commemoration of the Feast of Our Lady of the Pillar, and of the secular observances of Día de la Hispanidad and Columbus Day. 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 text: “Mother of the Communion of the Incarnation”, by Rev. Marek Jagodziński

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See also the texts listed on the post “Free ebook: ‘Explanation of the Hail Mary, by Rev. Ferreol Girardey”, as well as: Continue reading

Worth-it ebook: “The Evangelizing Parish”, by Cardinal Arinze

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On the Feast of Saint Jean Marie Vianney 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.