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

What would you say to someone who is considering leaving the Church?

01/5/2019

Father Dan O'Connell

During the month of January as part of CatholicTV's #TogetherWeRebuild campaign we're focusing on the question, "What would you say to someone considering leaving the church?"

We reached out to Catholics across the country and we'll be sharing their responses. This is Father Dan O'Connell's testimony.

01/4/2019

Melissa Fitzpatrick

During the month of January as part of CatholicTV's #TogetherWeRebuild campaign, we are focusing on the question, "What would you say to someone considering leaving the church?"

We reached out to Catholics across the country and we'll be sharing their responses. Thanks to Melissa Fitzpatrick of Holy Cross Family Ministries for her testimony.

01/3/2019

Ansel Augustine

During the month of January as part of CatholicTV's #TogetherWeRebuild campaign we're focusing on the question, "What would you say to someone considering leaving the church?"

We reached out to Catholics across the country and we'll be sharing their responses. This is Ansel Agustine's testimony.

01/2/2019

Tommy Tighe

During the month of January as part of CatholicTV's #TogetherWeRebuild campaign we're focusing on the question, "What would you say to someone considering leaving the church?"

We reached out to Catholics across the country and we'll be sharing their responses. This is co-host of Repent & Submit Tommy Tighe's testimony.

01/1/2019

Basil Dannebohm

During the month of January as part of CatholicTV's #TogetherWeRebuild campaign we're focusing on the question, "What would you say to someone considering leaving the church?"

We reached out to Catholics across the country and we'll be sharing their responses. This is clergy-sex-abuse survivor Basil Dannebohm's testimony.

12/5/2018

Mario Costabile | Question 2

Mario Costabile explains why he remains in the Catholic church.

12/4/2018

Father Dan O'Connell | Question 2

Father Dan O'Connell, host of We've Got to Talk explains why he is still Catholic.

12/3/2018

Basil Dannebohm | Question 2

Basil Dannebohm, a clergy sex-abuse survivor, shares why he remains in the Catholic church.

12/2/2018

Tommy Tighe | Question 2

Tommy Tighe explains why he is still Catholic.

12/1/2018

Dr. Ansel Augustine | Question 2

Dr. Ansel Augustine explains why he is still Catholic.

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.

01/22/2019

Tuesday Mass | Protection of Unborn Children

Catholic daily Mass celebrated by Father Adrian Milik (Saint Jude Parish, Waltham) on the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.

01/21/2019

Monday Mass | Saint Agnes

Daily Mass celebrated by Fr. Matt Conley from Sacred Heart/Saint Patrick Parishes in Watertown, MA on the Memorial of St. Agnes Virgin and Martyr.

01/20/2019

Sunday Mass | 2nd Week | Ordinary Time

Catholic daily Mass online celebrated in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross for Sunday, January 20, 2019.

Presider: Father Ed Riley from Saint John's Seminary

01/19/2019

Saturday Mass | January 19

Catholic daily Mass online celebrated for Saturday, January 19, 2019

Presider: Father John Bertao from Toronto's Loretto Abbey

01/18/2019

Friday Mass | 1st Week | Ordinary Time

Catholic daily Mass online celebrated in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross for Friday, January 18, 2019.

Presider: Father David O'Leary from Good Shepherd Parish

01/17/2019

Thursday Mass | Saint Andrew of Egypt

Catholic daily Mass online celebrated for Thursday, January 17, 2019.

Presider: Father Thomas Carzon

01/16/2019

Wednesday Mass | 1st Week | Ordinary Time

Catholic daily Mass online celebrated in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross for Monday, January 14, 2019.

Presider: Father Dan O'Connell, host of We've Got to Talk right here on The CatholicTV Network.

01/15/2019

Tuesday Mass | 1st Week | Ordinary Time

Catholic daily Mass online celebrated in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross for Monday, January 14, 2019.

Presider: Father Paul Ring

01/14/2019

Monday Mass | 1st Week | Ordinary Time

Catholic daily Mass online celebrated in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross for Monday, January 14, 2019.

Presider: Father Eric Cadin

01/13/2019

Sunday Mass | Baptism of the Lord

Daily Catholic Mass celebrated in CatholicTV's Chapel of the Holy Cross by Father Romanus Cessario for January 13, 2019, Baptism of the Lord.

 

 

Resources

Information and resources for Together We Rebuild.

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 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.
Jay Fadden and Bishop Robert Reed host from the CatholicTV living room.

Together We Rebuild

Bishop Robert Reed, Jay Fadden and Kevin Nelson announce Together We Rebuild, The CatholicTV Network's initiative in response to the sexual abuse crisis in the Church.   Testimonials from Dr. Ansel...

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...
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...