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“Ask a Priest: Is it bad to wear a cross sideways?”

Q: Is it bad to wear a cross sideways as part of the new jewelry trend? A teacher at a parochial school told a student that it was bad but didn’t say why. -P. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: It is good for Catholics to witness to their faith publicly. The ways of witness can span a wide gamut. Acts of charity,... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: How can I fulfill my vocation while being homebound?”

Q: I am an older member of [the ecclesial movement] Regnum Christi, and due to physical limitations I am unable to participate in an apostolate or attend monthly and yearly retreats that are suggested for Regnum Christi members. RCSpirituality.org is a helpful resource, although I miss the interaction with other members as... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: The lost sheep…”

Q: Many of us suffer greatly when our loved ones have strayed away from the faith and taken a less-than-attractive path. In addition to our prayers and sacrifices, how can we avoid going “overboard” in our efforts to encourage a conversion of heart? What is the best way to discern when to speak and when to be silent? -E.D.,... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Why does God allow so much pain and suffering?”

Q: As a devout Catholic and Regnum Christi member, I am often asked why God allows so much pain and suffering in the world, especially when it involves innocent children. What is the most beneficial way to respond to this question, particularly to those without a firm faith foundation, to promote hope and healing and avoid... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Did Jesus descend into hell as stated in the Apostles’ Creed?”

Q: In the Apostles’ Creed it states that Jesus descended to hell, but in the Baltimore Catechism it states the souls were in Limbo. Can you clarify? My CCD class is very smart and interested and wants to know, “Which is it?” -D.W. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: It is important to note that limbo is... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Having dreams about sinning against the Ten Commandments…”

Q: If a person is having dreams about sinning against the Ten Commandments like mortal sins but he does not wish them, what does it mean? I ask this because I have been experiencing this off and on, and I wake up feeling shame and guilt. I have felt many times to not receive the Eucharist because of the severity of the dream... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Looking for Catholic programs for young boys…”

Q: As the father of young boys, I am trying to find Catholic programs and activities that would be beneficial to them. However, there are no Regnum Christi activities in my area, and my parish does not have any youth ministry. I don’t feel comfortable or called to lead, but I would be happy to get involved and support an... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: How often can I go to confession?”

Q: Can a person go to confession every week even if they have no mortal sins? Can a person still go and confess venial sins? Or do you need to include one mortal sin from the past? Is it an abuse of the sacrament if you go to confession more than once a week or every week? Is it good to confess temptations, especially the ones... Get the Answer!

Starlight
A Retreat Guide for Advent on the Three Wise Men

Advent is a journey within a journey. The journey of the Three Wise Men who followed a star to Bethlehem, a journey which the entire Church celebrates on the Solemnity of Epiphany... Read More

Starlight: A Retreat Guide for Advent on The Three Wise Men – Audio

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