About Catholic Digital Resources

Catholic Digital Resources provides ready-made digital faith-sharing materials for Catholic individuals, groups, and parishes. The company was founded in 2007 by author and speaker Terry Modica, founder and CEO of the non-profit Good News Ministries. Though Terry has handed off Catholic Digital Resources to new owners, she continues to offer her wildly popular writings for parish use through this ministry. Read more about Terry and the founding of Catholic Digital Resources below.

Meet Terry Modica, Founder

I’ve been a published writer since 1982 when I worked as a freelance writer for Christian magazines. At Catholic Digital Resources, I freelance for you. You are the publisher. I offer a large and ever-increasing variety of written materials, and if you ask for something that I haven’t produced yet, I get right on it and tailor it to your parish or situation.

I converted to the Roman Catholic Church in 1977, drawn in by the Eucharist, and I have been studying Catholic teachings ever since. I have a Degree in Theology (B.Th.) and have been certified by the Diocese of Trenton in Pastoral Administration (1992) and by the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute of the Diocese of St. Petersburg (2003).

Active in ministry from the start, I’ve served the Church in a wide variety of parish and diocesan ministries, including as staff writer for a diocesan newspaper. I have worked as RCIA Director, Evangelization Coordinator, Coordinator of Adult Religious Education and developer of Small Christian Communities (in some cases pioneering it as a new program of the parish).

Since 1996, when I took my earliest steps onto the Internet for the sake of Catholic evangelization, I started my first website (Good News Ministries) and began campaigning for the Church to make full use of digital technology. I designed the first website of our local Catholic radio station and then started my diocese’s first website. While promoting the value of parish websites, I was contracted to produce a few of them, including the cathedral of the Premier See of the U.S., the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. And I formed the Good News Web Designers Association to help other Christians do their very best in the use of this technology.

When I visited a church in 2001 and found monitors greeting people as they entered for Mass (in addition to human greeters, of course), I thought: “Here’s a church that gets it!” The monitors displayed a PowerPoint slide show of upcoming events (see photo on right). How innovative! What an excellent idea!

A camera buff since a small child, I became a professional photographer in early adulthood. In early internethood, I began promoting the use of really good photographs on parish websites, not only as eye candy for the website visitor, but more importantly as an evangelization tool. My virtual tours of the churches that hired me were crafted into an experience of faith, taking the tourist not only through the building but also the beliefs of our faith.

As digital technology continues to mature and multiply and become less expensive, I’m always seeking, testing, and finding ways to utilize it for the Church in her faith-building, faith-spreading mission. While working on staff in my parish, as Evangelization Coordinator and RCIA Director, I produced pamphlets, PowerPoint presentations, and slide shows that I’ve dubbed “Multi-Media Meditations”. I soon realized that there were no Catholic publishers offering anything like this. So I gave up my weekly paycheck to start Catholic Digital Resources™.

Here you’ll find faith-enrichment materials in an ever-expanding variety of products, ready for you to download and start using at the click of a link. Paper products are provided as digital files ready for you to print on an as-needed basis. You can even put your church’s (or organization’s) logo, name, Mass schedule, contact information, or other notice into an editable box on the page, before printing.

Explore this website to find out what’s here. I hope it will inspire new ideas and innovations for your ministry.

Your servant in Christ,
Terry Modica

Beth Solis, a group facilitator in Oklahoma, says, "Our members asked us in the beginning if we minded taking things slowly so we could have time to really discuss each paragraph. We always have such great discussion! The PPT has been very helpful and is a nice addition."

study group

Feedback from a study group in Florida

Sylvia says, "This experience deepened my love for the Eucharist in ways I couldn’t imagine when we first started this course."

Karen says, "I never thought that I would read an encyclical. However, using the study guide made this experience so rewarding. It broadened my view about the Eucharist and my Catholic faith that makes me love and appreciate what Jesus did for us ever more deeply."

Tim says, "Being the only convert in the group, I ascertained a better and stronger understanding of the importance of the Eucharist, not only in the Mass but also in my daily life."

Jimmy says, "I learned so much about the Eucharist that was powerful and enlightening. This course helped deepen my faith and my appreciation for the Holy Mass."

Erin says, "It was amazing to get everyone’s perspective on the readings. And it deepened my love in the beautiful gift that the Eucharist is to all humanity for our salvation."

Shirley says, "This course was so enlightening. It was a gift that helped me grow in my faith."

Which PowerPoint Presentations cover what Sacraments?

An overview of all 7 sacraments is in the PPT
"The Nature and Function of the Church".

PLUS: The sacraments are also covered in the following PPTs:

Baptism - The Call to Discipleship
& it's further developed in
1. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
2. The Creed
3. Mission of the Redeemer

Eucharist - Christ's True Presence in the Mass
& it's further developed in
1. Life in Jesus
2. Who's Who in the Catholic Church
3. Confession: Sacrament of Healing
4. The Creed

Confirmation - The Sacrament of Confirmation
& it's further developed in
1. Salvation History
2. The Nicene Creed

Reconciliation - Confession: Sacrament of Healing
& it's further developed in
1. Who's Who in the Catholic Church

Anointing of the Sick is covered primarily in
The Nature and Function of the Church

Holy Orders - Who's Who in the Catholic Church
& it's further developed in
1. Christ's True Presence in the Mass

Marriage is touched on in The Call to Discipleship