Food for the Journey
A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of the Eucharist

God’s plan for the human family was disrupted by eating. When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, they betrayed their friendship with God, losing the only source of lasting... Read More

“Ask a Priest: Can my choice of clothing be an occasion of sin for others?”

Q: Hello! I would like some advice concerning a conflict I face. I am a teenage Catholic girl and I enjoy participating in sports (running and swimming specifically). To me, sports are a way to make new friends, become more confident in my body, and reduce the amount of stress I have from school and other things. Being able... Get the Answer!

Food for the Journey
A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of the Eucharist

God’s plan for the human family was disrupted by eating. When Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, they betrayed their friendship with God, losing the only source of lasting... Read More

“Ask a Priest: Why do humans feel the way they do even when it is sinful?”

Q: I know people say sins are a choice, which I agree with to an extent. Sometimes I honestly believe people cannot help who they are. For example, I am more predisposed to anxiety, vanity, etc. Yes, I should stop. It is not always that easy. I understand how to stop doing sins in action, but feelings are difficult to control.... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Do I have to practice Catholicism even if it is not what I believe in?”

Q: I was baptized and raised Catholic. My family was not very involved in the Church and I never felt any connection to God while attending Mass, Sunday school, etc. As an adult, I found a non-denominational church and for the first time ever felt the presence of God. I attend every Sunday, serve with the childrens ministry,... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: How can I defend the Church’s teaching on mortal sin?”

Q: I am having trouble defending the Church’s teaching on mortal sin — specifically the idea that one can fall from grace through one act of disobedience. I am not having trouble defending this logically, but it just seems to many people to be a little rigid and mechanical, as well as a bit harsh in some cases.... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Why does God allow same-sex attraction?”

Q: I know my question might have been asked by others many thousand times before, but I fear that I am a homosexual and I am 90% attracted to guys more than to girls. If God wanted people to abstain from sexual immorality or “unnatural desires,” then why did such kind of orientation even exist and allow a number... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: What does the Church say about how a body should be treated after death?”

Q: My husband participated in a memorial for a fellow Knight of Columbus who recently died. The service took place at the nursing home; the Knights prayed the usual rosary. My husband said the member’s body was not present, since it was donated to a university medical school. To us, there seemed to be something improper... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: How can a person grow in humility?”

Q: How does one become humble? -P. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: Your question touches on one of the key virtues. Becoming humble — practicing humility — is an antidote to the mother of all sins, pride. Let’s define a few terms first. A virtue is an operative habit, “a quality, difficult to... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Was St. Joseph much older than Mary when they married?”

Q: Some friends and I are having a discussion about this. It would appear that St. Joseph was much older than Mary when they married. Was he widowed with children? -J.M. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: There is not much definitive teaching about the life of St. Joseph. The notions that he was much older than Mary and... Get the Answer!

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