Below are videos from the Vatican and the Archdiocese – plus Inspirational Music and more! Enjoy them throughout your day, whether on a quick break or during a quiet time of prayer.
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Pope Francis praying a special prayer to Mary for protection from the coronavirus, March 11, 2020 (3 min. video)
To print or view Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary, click here.
Video of Pope Francis’ Holy Hour for healing from COVID-19 at St. Peter’s Square on March 27th. (65 mins.)
Pope Francis gave the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi Blessing with the opportunity for participants to receive a plenary indulgence. More info here.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Virtual Lenten Retreat: Faith in a Time of Uncertainty, Night One from Monday, March 30th (15 mins.)
To view Night Two, click here.
The Veil Removed (6 mins.)
The Veil Removed is a short six minute film that reveals the coming together of heaven and earth at Mass, as seen by saints and mystics, revealed by scripture and in the catechism of the Catholic Church.
Scott Hahn: The Quarantined Catholic Hub (2 min. introductory video)
Watch the six-part series, The Eucharist in Scripture, FREE for a limited time.
We’re all feeling an absence. What can we do if we’re unable to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist? Remember, Jesus is still present in His Church—in tabernacles, with His priests, and, in a very real and powerful way, in Scripture. Learn more here.
Breaking the Habit with Fr. Casey, OFM: Does Everything “Happen for a Reason”? (9 mins.)
In times of crisis, many people of faith rely on an old adage: everything happens for a reason. While comforting, I’m not sure that this is always helpful. Depending on what we mean, we could actually be perpetuating a very problematic view of God and ourselves.
To see more videos from Fr. Fr. Casey, click here.
Bishop Robert Barron: Hope During the Coronavirus (31 mins.)
The coronavirus outbreak has left countless people all over the world asking themselves: Why is God allowing this to happen? How do we respond? And where can we find hope? In this bonus episode of “The Word on Fire Show,” Bishop Barron discusses these and other questions, exploring the ancient problem of evil, the impact of the virus on Catholic sacramental life, and other spiritual dimensions and effects of this crisis.
I Still Believe (2020 Movie) Official Trailer, Now available through Video on Demand (3 min. trailer)
I Still Believe is still in the theaters but it just became available on Video on Demand as a way for viewers to see the film while we are all staying home.
The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope.
Unplanned Official Trailer (2109 Movie). Now available through Video on Demand. (3 min. trailer)
Unplanned is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation. All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in. Until the day she saw something that changed everything.
Father Mike Schmitz: Offering Up Your Inconveniences during Lent (6 mins.)
A great way to make this Lent even better spiritually is to offer up not only something you chose, but also to offer up your inconveniences. Give God those moments when you’re stuck in traffic, or when someone says something bitter to you, or when you have to run an errand you just don’t want to run. Offer up those inconveniences that you didn’t choose, and God will make you stronger in them.
A Very Inspirational Video – The Nick Vujicic’s Story (4 mins.)
Nick was born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, without arms and legs. According to Nick, the victory over his struggles, as well as his strength and passion for life today, can be credited to his faith in God. His family, friends and the many people he has encountered along the journey have inspired him to carry on, as well.
Jennifer Fulwiler: “How I Found Truth as an Atheist” (46 mins.)
Jennifer Fulwiler was a happy atheist all her life until an unexpected journey led her into the Catholic Church. In this talk, she weaves personal stories with intellectual arguments to explain how God shook up her life.
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