COVID-19 Pandemic: Catholic Resources

The following resources have been compiled to help Catholics and all people of goodwill to endure in prayer, repentance, and the works of mercy throughout the coronavirus pandemic. This page will be updated with other resources and links. If you would like to submit an idea, please contact us on Twitter, Facebook, or our contact page.

Mutual Aid Door Drop

During the coronavirus pandemic, it is necessary to practice social distancing. However, this will only increase the intense isolation and loneliness of modern life. Many social and religious gatherings have already been canceled indefinitely. In the spirit of mutual aid and the works of mercy, this survey is created to connect those who can help and those who need help in your communities: Mutual Aid Door Drop Survey

We encourage friends of Tradistae to:

  1. Make a copy of the digital survey linked above.
  2. Edit the form to fit your community.
  3. Wash your hands thoroughly.
  4. Print or write a shortlink or QR code on small pieces of paper.
  5. Slip these notes under your neighbors’ doors or into their mail slots.
  6. Coordinate mutual aid between your neighbors using email, texting, or other digital communication.

Catholic Streaming Resources

The following Google Sheet contains a collection of links and scheduled times for the Holy Mass (in both forms), Liturgy of the Hours, Stations of the Cross, and the Rosary: Catholic Streaming Spreadsheet.

We encourage friends of Tradistae to:

  • Create a holy space in your dwelling to reverently stream the Mass using cloth, candles, statues, holy cards, and/or a crucifix.
  • Watch and pray the Holy Mass daily for the duration of the plague.
  • Pray and receive spiritual communion for healthcare workers, the elderly, and the poor.

Blessings and Prayers in Times of Plague

The Pope’s Prayer to Mary during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Prayers in Time of Epidemic (Latin/English PDF) (extract from the Roman Ritual, Titulus IX, Caput X)
Reflection and Prayer of ++José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles (USCCB President)
“A Word of Hope”: Message from the CELAM Bishops in face of the spread of COVID-19

The Protective Cross of St. Zacharias

The Cross of Saint Zacharias of Jerusalem, approved by the Council of Trent, can be worn, affixed to your door, or drawn with blessed chalk for protection. The letters of the cross are an acrostic for a prayer against the plague, which is translated here and provided in several printer-friendly PDFs formats.


Free Printable Pamphlets Available Now

What’s the reason behind the 47-year failure of the pro-life movement to end the legalized massacre of the unborn? Based on the teaching of St. John Paul II, we believe that it’s because of an attempt to serve both God and Mammon. By allying with the free-market capitalism of the mainstream GOP, pro-lifers have been supporting the same forces that turn a profit through destroying the family, exploiting the Third World, and commodifying sexuality.

This is a part of capitalism that secular leftists don’t talk about. Unfortunately, you probably won’t hear about it from the pulpit at your local parish either. That’s why we need your help to spread the word. We encourage friends of Tradistae to help share links to Easy Essays and distribute pamphlets to friends, family, local political organizations, and throughout your parish. Starting a conversation about the social encyclicals with your local priest is an important first step. As Peter Maurin reminded us nearly a century ago: “Rome will have to do more than to play a waiting game; she will have to use some of the dynamite inherent in her message.” This is even truer today.

If the Popes are right about the relationship between liberal capitalism and abortion, then there’s only one way to destroy the “culture of death” and build a “civilization of love.” We need to reject capitalism and choose life.

Each pamphlet contains citations for all facts and statistics along with important quotations from St. John Paul II (primarily from Evangelium Vitae). By printing two-sided on a sheet of paper (flip on the short edge), they can be easily folded into a tri-fold pamphlet.

  1. From Margaret Sanger to Bill and Melinda Gates, Abortion is Racist Eugenics: Easy Essay / Pamphlet PDF
  2. For Capitalists, Pregnancy is a Disease, Abortion is the Cure: Easy Essay / Pamphlet PDF
  3. Sex Sells: Abortion, Capitalism, and the Sexual Revolution: Easy Essay / Pamphlet PDF
  4. The Billionaires are Pro-Choice. You Shouldn’t Be: Easy EssayPamphlet PDF

If you’d like to support our work, you can volunteer your time to format pamphlets by contacting us or donate to Tradistae on Patreon.

Thank you. And Godspeed.