Managing Faith And Fear During The Coronavirus Quarantine

In this episode of the Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Fr. Michael Nixon to discuss how you can manage anxiety through prayer and the saints, and practical tips for participating in online streaming Mass.

In this episode, you will learn:
• Who are the patron saints of Anxiety?
• An ancient prayer that you can pray to calm you down
• An amazing Novena to Our Lady
• What should you do when attending Mass online?
• What is a “Spiritual Act of Communion”?
• and much more

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He Leadeth Me by Walter J. Ciszek S.J. – View Here
Pandemic Catholic Prayer Cards – Get The Free Here

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14 comments on Managing Faith And Fear During The Coronavirus Quarantine

  1. where are the prayer cards ? i keep getting the rules for lent

  2. Andrea says:

    Hi guys,
    Thank you for an excellent podcast that made me, one of the many isolated, feel better for the time I watched and listened. I laughed at all the right spots too. It is important to keep a sense of humor through hard times. God bless all of you and Fr. Mike Nixon. You all transcended your own fears to reach out to each of us and we felt your support and concern. It was a spiritual podcast for sure. Thank you RS for the breathing prayer. Fr. Mike, I too am a bibliophile and have been reading escapism in order to soothe my agitations. I have been binge watching HGTV. I have been praying almost all day long.

    I have been watching daily Mass and follow the rosary at Lourdes each day as well and through the auspices of EWTN. Like the rest of my family and friends network we are all trying to say Your Will Be Done through all this. Many are turning to God more often because isolation can become solitude can become meditation. Then it becomes positive. God has a plan for all of us. I am trying hard not to be crippled by despair and anxiety too Fr. Rich as far as the life of the body alone and its concerns. This is a perfect time for all to get closer to their God. He is a personal God. He knows each of us in our hearts and souls.

    I have been blessed in my life with adventures with God or encounters with God and with my Guardian Angel. My Guardian Angel is my BFF. (By the way, my Guardian Angel prefers to be called a Spiritual Director. It makes sense.) There were times in my life when only God could help me and He did. Times when I was in serious physical danger and a despairing time when I was in great spiritual danger.

    Thank you for your prayers and blessings. God bless all of you and your listening audience during this terrible time exempting no-one. I am glad you guys all got dressed and out of your PJ’s to record. You all looked good and that beard makes you look totally ascetic Fr. Rich if that is what you are going for. It gives off an intellectual vibe as if you spend most of your free time reading through weighty tomes like RS does.

  3. Julie says:

    God bless you all and thank you for sharing your true emotions and feelings with us.

  4. Karen says:

    Thank you very much for bringing up St. Dymphna. She is my patron saint and a comfort to me. I pray the rosary each night and will add the St. Dymphna chaplet now. I enjoy your show especially the laughter you share in these troubling times AND in the best of times. Thank you.

  5. Michael Collins says:


    1. Helene Denton says:

      I love being Catholic. We have a patron saint for everything. 😊

    2. Patty says:

      Great podcast! Thank you for this topic and discussion. It was interesting to learn of St. Dymphna as I have been struggling with anxiety even before this covid-19 pandemic. I have read up on her now and find it interesting to see that she is also the patron saint for victims of incest. I will add the St. Dymphna chaplet to my list of prayers. You asked us to mention where we are watching streaming Mass. I am fortunate to have a priest who is being very attentive to his parish of Our Lady of the Valley in Fort Payne, AL. His next streaming Masses will be Wednesday, March 25, the Annunciation, at 9:00 a.m. in English and again at 5:00 p.m. in Spanish. http://www.facebook.com/OLVFortPayne Thank you all and God bless you and keep you well.

  6. Stephanie Pope says:

    Really great show! Unfortunately the download isn’t the prayers, it’s about Lent.

  7. Guilherme Ribeiro Pereira says:

    Hey you guys,

    Today at 6.30pm, 1.30pm your time, the Portuguese and Spanish Bishops will consecrated both the countries to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Imaculate Heart of May in Fátima.
    It will be broadcasted at http://www.agencia.ecclesia.pt live from Fátima.
    Please do share this event.

    A big thank you from a Portuguese fan,
    Guilherme Ribeiro Pereira

  8. Ruben Flores Jr. says:

    Good morning just saw the podcast. Our priest also shared this prayer to say during spiritual communion. Maybe you could share it. The same one shared by you guys.
    At the time of communion, we ask that you pray the prayer of Spiritual Communion: “My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.”

    1. James Smith says:

      Scrolling down for prayers and got this,…why???james

  9. Nicholas Petrillo says:

    Another great episode. Thanks for sharing. Fr. Rich – is there a place where you have your Mass times posted?

  10. Wendy L says:

    Thank you for reminding us that ‘We are the Easter people, and Hallelujah is our song!’ God Bless you for your ministry. The Catholic Talk Show rocks!

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