In response to the crisis of abuse unfolding in our Church, The CatholicTV Network is embarking on a six-month journey of penance and prayer called Together We Rebuild. Our goal is to provide hope and encouragement for all those who are suffering and to offer prayerful resources focused on healing and restoration. Each month, Together We Rebuild will be guided by a theme and will include corresponding multimedia content. Please join us in penance and prayer. Let’s begin rebuilding together.

Testimonies

How do we rebuild the church?

04/4/2019

Melissa Fitzpatrick | April

As part of The CatholicTV Network's Together We Rebuild Campaign, we asked Catholics across the country to send in video testimonies answering six different questions.

The question for April: How do we rebuild the Church?

Melissa Fitzpatrick from Holy Cross Family Ministries shares her testimony.

04/3/2019

Ansel Augustine | April

As part of The CatholicTV Network's Together We Rebuild Campaign, we asked Catholics across the country to send in video testimonies answering six different questions.

The question for April: How do we rebuild the Church?

Dr. Ansel Augustine shares his testimony.

04/2/2019

Mario Costabile | April

As part of The CatholicTV Network's Together We Rebuild Campaign, we asked Catholics across the country to send in video testimonies answering different questions.

The question for April: How do we rebuild the Church?

Mario Costabile from Array of Hope shares his testimony.

04/1/2019

Tommy Tighe | April

As part of The CatholicTV Network's Together We Rebuild Campaign, we asked Catholics across the country to send in video testimonies answering six different questions.

The question for April: How do we rebuild the Church?

Tommy Tighe, co-host of Repent & Submit shares his testimony.

03/3/2019

Ansel Augustine | March

Dr. Ansel Augustine shares his testimony to the Together We Rebuild question for March:  What is your hope for the future of the church?

03/2/2019

Tommy Tighe | March

As part of The CatholicTV Network's Together We Rebuild campaign, the network asked Catholics  to share video testimonies answering six different questions. 

The question for March:  What is your hope for the future of the church?

Tommy Tighe, co-host of Repent & Submit shares his testimony.

03/1/2019

Mario Costabile | March

As part of The CatholicTV Network's Together We Rebuild campaign, we asked Catholics across the country to send in video testimonies answering six different questions. 

The question for March:  What is my hope for the future of the church?

Mario Costable from The Fatima Gems show shares his testimony.

02/6/2019

Ansel Augustine | February

As part of The CatholicTV Network's Together We Rebuild campaign, we asked Catholics across the country to send in video testimonies answering six different questions. 

The question for February: How do you evangelize?

Dr. Ansel Augustine shares his testimony.

02/5/2019

Tommy Tighe | February

As part of The CatholicTV Network's Together We Rebuild campaign, we asked Catholics across the country to send in video testimonies answering six different questions. 

The question for February: How do you evangelize?

Tommy Tighe, co-host of Repent & Submit shares his testimony.

02/4/2019

Claire Swinarski | February

As part of The CatholicTV Network's Together We Rebuild campaign, we asked Catholics across the country to send in video testimonies answering six different questions. 

The question for February: How do you evangelize?

Claire Swinarski shares her testimony.

Gifts of the Church

Jesus Christ founded this Holy Church to sustain us and guide us on our earthly pilgrimage, and He promised that the gates of hell will never prevail against Her. We remain Catholic not because the members of the Church can save us, but because Jesus can. During this month of December we will be highlighting some of the gifts the Catholic Church offers us. Each day until Christmas, we will showcase a gift of the Church that can help lead us closer to God.

25. Jesus Christ | 25 Gifts of the Church

"Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord." (Luke...
Holy Family Gifts of the Church CatholicTV

24. The Holy Family | 25 Gifts of the Church

The fact that God came into the world through a human family is a beautiful mystery that we could spend a lifetime pondering. The Holy Family lived a seemingly ordinary life in Nazareth where they...

23. Angels | 25 Gifts of the Church

God, in His great goodness, has blessed us with the gift of angels. Yes, they are real. Belief in the angels is an act of faith in God knowing He will always provide His providential care. What...

22. Social Teaching | 25 Gifts of the Church

We can all remember hearing the phrase “Do the right thing” growing up. It was often the mantra of many households. To do the right thing and to do good in this world is innately in us. God made us...

21. Divine Mercy | 25 Gifts of the Church

I sat near the back of the church on Divine Mercy Sunday. I did not want our young children to disturb the people listening intently to the video playing about Saint Faustina. In my effort to keep...
Group of Catholic school children sitting in school

20. Catholic Schools/Hospitals/Charities | 25 Gifts of the Church

Have you had a friend that has cared for you when you were sick? Someone who comforted and assisted you during troubled times? Have you had a friend that imparted knowledge and guidance when you...

19. Divine Office | 25 Gifts of the Church

When you think of your prayer life, it can really be focused to three areas: praising God, thanking God, and asking Him for the graces we need so we can be with Him for all eternity. In our fast-...
Encyclicals and apostolic letters

18. Exhortations & Encyclicals | 25 Gifts of the Church

Encyclicals and apostolic letters are documents written by the pope as a means to inform and teach the faithful. They help us better understand how to bring together Sacred Scripture and Tradition...
Nun operating a television camera

17. Religious Brothers & Sisters

Religious brothers and sisters live out their call to consecrated life in gloriously diverse ways. Regardless of their order, apostolate, or mission, they take vows of poverty, chastity, and...
Saints above Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

16. Fullness of Truth | 25 Gifts of the Church

Today's Gift of the Church is what sets the Catholic faith apart from every other religion. Though there is truth in many other religions, only the Catholic Church founded by Jesus Christ himself...
Priest and Deacon during Consecration at Catholic Mass

15. Priests & Deacons | 25 Gifts of the Church

“The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus. When you see a priest, think of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – St. John Vianney In His great goodness, Jesus left the Church with the holy priesthood. ...
Sad man with his sick wife

14. Redemptive Suffering | 25 Gifts of the Church

Today's Gift of the Church might not sound like a gift. In fact, most of the world views suffering as something to be avoided at all costs. And while we know that God never desires or wills us to...
Man playing piano

13. Sacred Music | 25 Gifts of the Church

Johann Sebastian Bach once said, “I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.” Sacred music can enrich our prayer life by stirring up wonder within us and giving us...
Rosary

12. The Rosary | 25 Gifts of the Church

Today we invite you to simply pause and spend time with Jesus and Mary by praying the Rosary. Here are some places we suggest you try praying the Rosary. If you aren’t convinced that the Rosary is...
Painting of the Last Supper

11. Sacred Art | 25 Gifts of the Church

Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote that "beauty will save the world." This has become a highly quoted phrase, and for good reason. Aesthetic beauty, like the kind we find in sacred art, can...

10. The Catechism | 25 Gifts of the Church

Before the Catechism of the Catholic Church existed in its current form, the U.S. used the Baltimore Catechism, which explained Catholic doctrine using a simple question-and-answer format. But after...

9. The Magisterium | 25 Gifts of the Church

To learn more about the Magisterium, read our blog post. 

8. The Blessed Mother | 25 Gifts of the Church

Today, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we celebrate one of the 4 Marian dogmas, namely, her Immaculate Conception. As the only human born without original...

7. Sacred Tradition | 25 Gifts of the Church

According the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture are closely tied. Both flow from the Holy Spirit and make the mystery of Christ present in the world. Unlike...

6. The Saints | 25 Gifts of the Church

The saints in heaven provide a virtually endless source of support, both through their prayer and by the lessons they taught us during their earthly life. There are some saints that most of us are...

5. Sacred Scripture | 25 Gifts of the Church

The Catholic Church existed before the Bible as we know it was compiled. We are thankful that the Church gathered these sacred books so that future generations could hear the living Word of God. The...
Apostolic Succession | 25 Gifts of the Church

4. Apostolic Succession | 25 Gifts of the Church

The office of Bishop is a sacred one. The Holy Spirit works through our human bishops to guide the faithful on the journey to heaven. In the Acts of the Apostles, St. Paul warned of false shepherds...

3. The Sacraments | 25 Gifts of the Church

Christ comes to meet us in each Sacrament. Whether it's Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist, Confirmation, Marriage, Holy Orders, or Anointing of the Sick, each one draws us more deeply into the...

2. The Mass | 25 Gifts of the Church

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is our greatest prayer. During Mass, the sacrifice Jesus offered to the Father on the cross becomes present and effective for us. We don’t just watch these sacred...

1. The Eucharist | 25 Gifts of the Church

The Holy Eucharist is the Church’s most treasured gift. We believe that the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus truly become present in the Eucharist, and therefore it is the source and summit...
Bishop Robert Reed brings you the 25 Gifts of the Catholic Church

Gifts of the Church | December 2018

Enjoy Advent "presents" from Bishop Robert Reed and The CatholicTV Network. Every day beginning December 1, Bishop Reed will present a new gift. Miss a day, it's ok, visit www.Together-We-Rebuild.com...

Daily Masses

From now until Easter, every Mass celebrated at CatholicTV’s Chapel of the Holy Cross will be offered in reparation for sins of abuse, for the healing of all victims, and for the continued purification and renewal of the Catholic Church.

09/17/2019

Tuesday Mass | Saint Robert Bellarmine

In CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross, Father James DiPerri celebrates daily Catholic Mass for the feast of Saint Robert Bellarmine.

09/16/2019

Monday Mass | Saints Cornelius and Cyprian

Catholic Mass celebrated in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross by Father Joseph Costantino on the feast of Saints Cornelius and Cyprian, martyrs.

09/15/2019

Sunday Mass | 24th Week | Ordinary Time

Catholic Mass celebrated in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross for Sunday, September 15, 2019 by Father Paul Ring.

09/14/2019

Saturday Mass | Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Bishop Robert Reed celebrates Catholic Mass for Saturday, September 14, 2019. Today, the church marks the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

09/13/2019

Friday Mass | Telethon 2019

Catholic Mass celebrated in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross for Friday, September 13, 2019 by Bishop Robert Reed to begin Telethon 2019.

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09/12/2019

Thursday Mass | Most Holy Name of Mary

Catholic Mass celebrated in The CatholicTV Network's Chapel of the Holy Cross.

Thursday, September 12, the day the church honors the Most Holy Name of Mary.

Presider: Father Thomas Rafferty.

09/11/2019

Wednesday Mass | 23rd Week | Ordinary Time

Catholic Mass celebrated by Father Richard Erikson on Patriot Day, September 11, 2019 in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross.

09/10/2019

Tuesday Mass | 23rd Week Ordinary Time

Catholic Mass celebrated by Father Bob Connors in The CatholicTV Network's Chapel of the Holy Cross for Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

09/9/2019

Monday Mass | Saint Peter Claver

Catholic Mass celebrated on the Memorial of Saint Peter Claver by Father Eric Cadin, Assistant Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of Boston. 

09/8/2019

Sunday Mass | 23rd Week | Ordinary Time

Catholic Mass celebrated by Father John Luong for Sunday, September 8, 2019.

 

Resources

Information and resources for Together We Rebuild.

Trees in bloom

Catholics and Creation

“The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.” – Genesis 2:15 Since the very beginning of time, God has intended for humans to be stewards of his majestic...
Cardinal Sean pouring Chrism into vessel

Catholic Classroom: Chrism Mass

During Holy Week, bishops from dioceses around the world celebrate the Chrism Mass. Though the Chrism Mass is usually on the morning of Holy Thursday, it can fall on another day of the week if need...
Pope Pius V

Reformer Saint | Pius V

Pope Pius V was elected to lead the body of Christ and zealously worked to implement the renewal of the Church mandated by the Council of Trent. As a Dominican friar devoted to a life of prayer,...
Woman standing in Cathedral

Becoming Catholic

I never thought I would find a home in the Catholic Church. It just wasn’t for me. From what little I had heard and saw, it was too ritualistic and strict. It wasn’t that I judged anyone in the...
Pope Francis presides over this Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance in Saint Peter’s Basilica.

Celebration of Penance

Pope Francis presides over this Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance in Saint Peter’s Basilica.
"40 Days 40 Chaplets" and Divine Mercy Jesus image

40 Days | 40 Chaplets

 Will you join us in praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet every day this Lent? The Church still bleeds from many wounds and the call to "rebuild my Church" resounds. As part of CatholicTV's Together We...
Refromer Saint Colette of Corbie

Reformer Saint | Colette of Corbie

Saint Colette of Corbie was Franciscan tertiary and was well known for her holiness and spiritual wisdom. Her reform took place during the Western Schism when the Church was utterly divided. She...
Father Robert Reed prays the Divine Mercy Chaplet with Kevin Nelson in Lough Derg along the Shannon River Basin.

Lough Derg | Ireland

Father Robert Reed prays the Divine Mercy Chaplet with Kevin Nelson in Lough Derg, Ireland.
Shannon Muldoon shares this Blink segment on Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras

Shannon Muldoon shares this Blink segment on Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, the day before Catholics begin the season of lent.  
Open hands praying

Let Go...and Offer it Up

In recent years, there have been more and more ways to sell personal items online and make a little spare cash. While we used to have to pay for classified ads in the local newspaper or tack an...

Mass Readings | 8th Sunday | Ordinary Time

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of the Archdiocese of Manila reflects on the Sunday Mass readings for the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Desert

Into the Desert

A Reflection on Ash Wednesday Suddenly it's Lent again, and I find myself standing at the edge of a vast expanse of desert. Jesus has marked me with an ashen cross--to remind me who I am and whose I...
Wendy Grace A Question of Faith | Special

A Question of Faith | Special

In this special episode of Ireland's iCatholic series A Question of Faith, host Wendy Grace interviews guests and showcases a special report from Dublin in preparation for the Vatican Meeting on the...

Abundance of Grace | A Newlywed's Reflection on Marriage

A few weeks ago I met up with a friend to get drinks. During our conversation, she asked me how life has been since getting married to my husband Austin back in November. After telling her how much...
Kevin Nelson reports on Catholic news

Reformer Saint | Peter Damian

The CatholicTV Together We Rebuild Saint Peter Damian emerged as a voice of truth and reform at a time when the Church was struggling with corruption and immorality. Called “the soul of the Gregorian...
Pope Francis | Angelus

Pope Francis | Angelus | February 3

Pope Francis prays the Sunday Angelus with the faithful in Saint Peter's Square.
 Pope Francis World Youth Day | Way of the Cross

World Youth Day | Way of the Cross

Stations of the Cross for World Youth Day with Pope Francis at Panama City's Campo Santa Maria la Antigua.
open Bible

Ways to Pray | Ignatian Contemplation

For this final week in our series on ways to pray, we will take a look at Ignatian contemplation. The idea of contemplation has different meanings and practices depending on the spiritual tradition...
open Bible

Ways to Pray | Lectio Divina

This week in our blog series on prayer, we will look at lectio divina, an ancient form of prayer whose name translates literally to “divine reading.” In lectio divina, we pray with scripture and...
Bishop Reed Praying Divine Office

Catholic Classroom: The Divine Office

The official prayer of the Catholic Church has many names; the Divine Office, the Liturgy of the Hours and the Breviary each refer to this rich prayer that has undergone various modifications...
Praying hands

Ways to Pray | The Examen

“In whatever state the soul may be, it ought to pray.” – St. Faustina Over the next three weeks, we will be bringing you a blog series on different methods of prayer. There are so many different...
Bishop Robert Reed prays  Liturgy of the Hours

Tuesday Evening Prayer

Sanctify your day. Join Bishop Robert Reed as he prays the Liturgy of the Hours morning and evening prayers each day. This half hour daily “series” consists of psalms, hymns, readings, and antiphons...
Bishop Robert Reed prays the Liturgy of the Hours

Tuesday Morning Prayer

Sanctify your day. Join Bishop Robert Reed as he prays the Liturgy of the Hours morning and evening prayers each day. This half hour daily “series” consists of psalms, hymns, readings, and antiphons...
Bishop Robert Reed stations of the cross National Shrine of Divine Mercy Stockbridge, MA

Stations of the Cross | Shrine of Divine Mercy

Bishop Robert Reed prays the 14 stations of the cross at The National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA.
Jesus in a boat with Simon Peter and other fishermen

An Irresistible Invitation

A few weeks back, I was struck by Luke’s fifth chapter. Simon was weary from a failed night’s work on his fishing boat. As Christ approached, I wondered what Simon thought of the strange man....
Reformer Saint | John of the Cross

Reformer Saint | John of the Cross

Saint John of the Cross, born Juan de Yepes Álvarez, (June 24, 1542–Dec. 14, 1591) holds the title of doctor of the Church. He was a Carmelite friar and priest, a mystic and a major figure of the...
Kevin Nelson encounter dynamic Catholic Matthew Kelly

Dynamic Catholics

Encounter, The CatholicTV Network’s original series hosted by Kevin Nelson premieres the first Monday of the month. In December 2018, Nelson encounters dynamic Catholic Matthew Kelly. They discuss...
Cardinal Chito Luis Antonio Tagle

Mass Readings | 1st Sunday | Advent

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of the Archdiocese of Manila reflects on the Sunday Mass readings for the first Sunday of Advent.  
Bishop Robert Reed brings you the 25 Gifts of the Catholic Church

Gifts of the Church | December 2018

Enjoy Advent "presents" from Bishop Robert Reed and The CatholicTV Network. Every day beginning December 1, Bishop Reed will present a new gift. Miss a day, it's ok, visit www.Together-We-Rebuild.com...
Vespers for Today’s Christian Martyrs

Vespers for Today’s Christian Martyrs

Aid to the Church in Need presents A Night of Witness: Vespers for Today’s Christian Martyrs in the Crypt Church at America's Catholic Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate...
Saint Michael's Prayer

Saint Michael Prayer

Saint Michael's Prayer.
Bishop Robert Reed prays the Angelus.

Angelus | Bishop Reed

Bishop Robert Reed prays the Angelus.
Encounter with Kevin Nelson Reformer Saint of the month: Saint Charles Borromeo.

Reformer Saint | Charles Borremeo

CatholicTV's November 2018 Reformer Saint of the month: Saint Charles Borromeo. Watch Encounter with Kevin Nelson every month to meet a new Reforming Saint of the Church.

Novena of Penance and Prayer: Day 9

Fast: Don’t eat sweets or desert Pray: Lord Jesus, we come to you with heavy hearts. You wept at the tomb of your friend Lazarus, and so you must also weep now as sin and corruption infect your...

Novena of Penance and Prayer: Day 8

Fast: Take a cold shower Pray: Lord Jesus, we come to you with heavy hearts. You wept at the tomb of your friend Lazarus, and so you must also weep now as sin and corruption infect your Church and...

Novena of Penance and Prayer: Day 7

Fast: Don’t use Climate Control (AC or heat) in your car today Pray: Lord Jesus, we come to you with heavy hearts. You wept at the tomb of your friend Lazarus, and so you must also weep now as sin...

Novena of Penance and Prayer: Day 6

Fast: Don’t drink anything other than water Pray: Lord Jesus, we come to you with heavy hearts. You wept at the tomb of your friend Lazarus, and so you must also weep now as sin and corruption...

Novena of Penance and Prayer: Day 5

Fast: Sleep without a pillow Pray: Lord Jesus, we come to you with heavy hearts. You wept at the tomb of your friend Lazarus, and so you must also weep now as sin and corruption infect your Church...

Novena of Penance and Prayer: Day 4

Fast: Refrain from using one social media platform Pray: Lord Jesus, we come to you with heavy hearts. You wept at the tomb of your friend Lazarus, and so you must also weep now as sin and...

Novena of Penance and Prayer: Day 3

Fast: Don’t lean on seat backs when sitting down Pray: Lord Jesus, we come to you with heavy hearts. You wept at the tomb of your friend Lazarus, and so you must also weep now as sin and corruption...

Novena of Penance and Prayer: Day 2

Fast: Don’t eat snacks between meals Pray: Lord Jesus, we come to you with heavy hearts. You wept at the tomb of your friend Lazarus, and so you must also weep now as sin and corruption infect your...

Novena of Penance and Prayer: Day 1

Fast: Don’t listen to music Pray: Lord Jesus, we come to you with heavy hearts. You wept at the tomb of your friend Lazarus, and so you must also weep now as sin and corruption infect your Church...
Catholic Classroom: Why do we do penance?

Catholic Classroom: Penance

Question: Why do Catholics perform acts of penance?   Lent is a penitential season in which we enter into our Lord’s passion in preparation for his glorious resurrection. According to the Catechism...
Hands folded in prayer

7 Tips to Improve Your Discipline in Prayer

Lent is a fantastic time to reevaluate your prayer life and look for ways to improve the way you live your faith. While this is a good thing, it can often bring to light some unpleasant realities....
Three crosses on the horizon

Why TGIF Has a Whole Different Meaning for Catholics

If you spend all week looking forward to Friday, you’re not alone. It’s common practice to view Friday as the end of the work week and the gateway to the weekend, which means it is time to let loose...

Catholic Classroom: Ways to Pray

Question: What are the different ways of praying? Prayer forms the foundation of our everyday living as Christians. In prayer, we enter into conversation with God and offer him praise as well as our...

Your Mid-Lent Checkup in 5 Steps

It’s hard to believe that Lent is already more than halfway over—Palm Sunday is only nine days away. At this point, we’ve had the respite of both the Annunciation and Laetare Sunday. Now, we’re in...

Help CatholicTV Spread the Gospel

Help CatholicTV Spread the Gospel Are you looking for ways to spread the Gospel? If CatholicTV has helped you in your faith, we invite you to join us in our mission to evangelize using the media! By...

3 Things Catholics Celebrate on the Feast of the Annunciation

On March 25, nine months before Christmas, we celebrate one of the Church’s most important feast days, the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. Like all solemnities, this feast is one of...
Pope Francis celebrates First Vespers for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God

Vespers | New Year's Eve

Pope Francis celebrates First Vespers for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God in Saint Peter’s Basilica. The ceremony includes the chanting of the hymn Te Deum in thanksgiving for the blessings...

Holy Week

Holy Week 2019 on The CatholicTV Network  Each year at this time, it is an honor for The CatholicTV Network to bring the solemn liturgies of Holy Week and Easter to the parish of the airwaves. See...