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: “Morality, Metaphysics, and the Romance of Friendship”, by Dr. Fiona Lynch

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  • “Morality, Metaphysics, and the Romance of Friendship”, by Dr. Fiona Lynch, Communio, Volume 47, No.2 (Summer 2020): pp. 247-275. Available in pdf format through this page of Communio.

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  • Friends Forever: St. Augustine, Friendship, and Catholic Evangelism, by Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. Available in pdf format at Catholicism.org. [N.B., The canonical and doctrinal status of the association behind the website remains uncertain. Please exercise prayerful caution in reading the other texts thereon.]

In belated observance of the Feast of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus of Bethany in the Latin Church, on the secular observance of the International Day of Friendship. 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: “On the Sources of Merit of the Active and Contemplative Lives”, by Sara Majkowski

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On the Feast of Saint Martha 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.

Online text: “The Political Implications of Thomas Aquinas’s Theory of Conscience”, by Dr. Angela Concetta Miceli

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  • Thinking Together about the Common Good: The Political Implications of Thomas Aquinas’s Theory of Conscience, by Dr. Angela Concetta Miceli. LSU Doctoral Dissertations. 252 (2013). Available in pdf format on this page of LSU Digital Commons.

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Online text: “The Church and the Elderly” by Saint John Paul the Great et al.

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  • Dolentium Hominum: Journal of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers, No. 40, Year XIV – No. 1 (1999): The Church and the Elderly: Proceedings of the XIII International Conference Organised by the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers, October 29-30-31, 1998, New Synod Hall. Vatican City. With contributions by Saint John Paul the Great, Dr. Mary Healey-Sedutto, Monsignor [later Cardinal] Angelo Scola, and other authors. Available in pdf format at the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

On the Feast of Saints Anne and Joachim in the Ordinary 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 text: “Humanae Vitae and the Perfection of Love”, by Dr. David S. Crawford

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  • “Humanae Vitae and the Perfection of Love”, by Prof. David S. Crawford, M.T.S., S.T.L., S.T.D., Communio, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Fall 1998): pp. 414-433. Available in pdf format through this page of Communio.

Posted on the anniversary of the issuance of the Encyclical “Humanae Vitae”. See also the texts listed on the page “Marriage and the Family“ and on the 25 July 2019 post “Online text: “Every Marital Act Ought to be Open to New Life: Toward a Clearer Understanding”, by Germain Grisez et al.” 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 God, the Lord of life, has conferred on men the surpassing ministry of safeguarding life in a manner which is worthy of man…. Hence when there is question of harmonizing conjugal love with the responsible transmission of life, the moral aspects of any procedure does not depend solely on sincere intentions or on an evaluation of motives, but must be determined by objective standards. These, based on the nature of the human person and his acts, preserve the full sense of mutual self-giving and human procreation in the context of true love. Such a goal cannot be achieved unless the virtue of conjugal chastity is sincerely practiced. Relying on these principles, sons of the Church may not undertake methods of birth control which are found blameworthy by the teaching authority of the Church in its unfolding of the divine law.” (Second Vatican Council, Pastoral Constitution “Gaudium et Spes”, 51)

Free ebook: “The Christian Directory, Guiding Men to Their Eternal Salvation”, by the Rev. Robert Parsons, S.J.

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  • The Christian Directory, Guiding Men to Their Eternal Salvation. In Two Parts: the First Whereof Appertains to Resolution; the Second Treating of the Obstacles and Impediments Which Hinder It, and How They May Be Removed; to Which is Prefixed, a Better Method for Their Use, by the Rev. Robert Parsons, Priest of the Society of Jesus, carefully revised, corrected, and enlarged, with life of the author (Dublin, London: James Duffy, 1861). Available at Google Play Books, and in pdf format at the Bellarmine Forums (linked by this index of Free Traditional Catholic Books).
    • [Note: While the latter websites contain many valuable materials written before 1958, the more contemporary texts contain opinions on the Second Vatican Council that require correction with the hermeneutic of continuity and reform propounded by the faithful pontiff Benedict XVI. Readers are advised to approach the said texts with prayerful caution.]

On the Feast of Saints John Cassian and Liborius of Le Mans in the Roman Rite. See also the posts under the categories Spirituality and Salvation, and the texts listed on the page Mysticism and Spirituality. 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.

“Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who enter by it. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way, which leadeth to life: and few there are who find it!

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you shall know them… Every tree that yieldeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire.

“Not every one that saith to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth the will of my Father, who is in heaven, he shall enter into the kingdom of heaven.

“Many will say to me in that day: Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name, and cast out devils in thy name, and done many wonderful works in thy name? And then will I profess unto them: I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.

“Every one, therefore, that heareth these my words, and doth them, shall be likened to a wise man, who built his house upon a rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock.

“And every one that heareth these my words, and doth them not, shall be like a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall thereof.”

(Gospel according to St. Matthew vii, 13-27)

Online text: “The Indirect Mission of the Church to Politics”, by Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J.

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  • “The Indirect Mission of the Church to Politics”, by Dr. Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J., Villanova Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 2 (2007): pp. 241-252. Available in pdf format on this page of Villanova University.

See also the texts listed on the page “Society and Social Teaching” and on the posts “Free ebook: Church and State in the Formation of Christendom, by T.W. Allies” and “Online text: “Moral Duties Concerning Voting”, by Colin B. Donovan“, as well as this somewhat related text by the same author above:

  • “The Popes and the Order of Culture: Leo XIII to Benedict XVI”, by Dr. Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J. Delivered as the Archbishop Gerety Lecture, Seton Hall, January 26, 2006. Available in pdf format at Seton Hall University.

On the Feast of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, O.F.M. Cap. in the Roman Rite, and in belated remembrance of the faithful shepherd Pope Leo XIII. 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.

“I desire, therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men: For kings, and for all who are in high station, that we may lead a quiet and a peaceable life, in all piety and chastity. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God, our Saviour, Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” (I Timothy ii, 1-4)

Online text: “’Mystically Espoused to Christ, the Son of God”, by Dr. Judith M. Stegman

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  • “’Mystically Espoused to Christ, the Son of God (c. 604 §1)’: The Basis for Proposing Juridic Principles to Guide the Development of Norms for the Ordo virginum”, by Judith M. Stegman, CPA, JSD. Dissertation, School of Canon Law, Catholic University of America (2019). Available in pdf format on this page of the Catholic University of America.
    • Note: This text is a dissertation best suited for specialists and advanced students of canon law and theology. General or lay readers are invited to read, instead or in preparation, the following text by the same author:

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Online text: “The Thomism of Bartolomé de Las Casas and the Indians of the New World”, by Dr. Thomas Francis Xavier Varacalli

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  • “The Thomism of Bartolomé de Las Casas and the Indians of the New World”, by Thomas Francis Xavier Varacalli, Ph.D. LSU Doctoral Dissertations, 1664 (2016). Available in pdf format in pdf format of the LSU Digital Commons.

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Online text: “Thomas Aquinas: On Law, Tyranny and Resistance”, by Dr. N.P. Swartz

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On the Feast of Pope St. Pius IV and the Holy Martyrs of Compiègne, and the Memorial of Blessed Pavel Peter Gojdič. Continue reading