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“Ask a Priest: Should I live with my boyfriend if I sleep on the couch?”

Q: I live with my boyfriend. I know having sex before marriage is wrong, and I definitely have done my fair share of sinning. The guilt is eating at me, and I just feel as though God wants more from me. I want to be a better follower of Christ. My question is, if I sleep on the couch, and my boyfriend and I make sure to do... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: How can I find my Bible ‘life verse’?”

Q: Any tips on finding my life verse? You know, the Bible verse that seems like it was just written for me and only me. -D.R. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: It is good that you understand the Bible as something God uses to speak directly to you. The Bible is a means of God’s revelation which, after all, is meant... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: What if my mom wouldn’t want me to go to confession?”

Q: I am disabled, have high-functioning autism, and I am unable to drive. I have been wanting to go to confession for some mortal sins I have committed. My mother, whom I live with, is an ex-Catholic and reacts negatively whenever I talk about Catholicism with her. I remember the commandment to honor my mother and father. I... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: What about Gospel ‘exceptions’ allowing for divorce?”

Q: Why does the New American Bible not make the exception for sexual immoral acts or fornication like most all the other Bibles do? -R.L. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: The verse you refer to says, “But I say to you, whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) causes her to commit adultery, and... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Should a parish bulletin carry video store ads?”

Q: I read your excellent answer on viewing R-rated movies. My question deals with providing those movies as an occasion of sin. A Catholic parishioner independently owns a movie- and game-rental business with no restrictions (R to G are available). This business is promoted in the church bulletin and other community publications... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Do Matthew and Luke contradict each other on Jesus’ early life?”

Q: In Matthew 2, it says Mary, Joseph and Jesus were in Bethlehem, and (verse 13) after the wise men left, the angel told them to flee to Egypt. So they went to Egypt and stayed there till Herod died. But in Luke 2, Mary, Joseph and Jesus go to Jerusalem for their purification when Jesus is a baby, and verse 39 says then they... Get the Answer!

SEARCHING FOR AND MAINTAINING PEACE
Translating age-old Catholic wisdom about spiritual growth into language and concepts applicable to our contemporary lives.

This Study Circle Guide is designed to accompany the small book by Fr. Jacques Philippe, Searching for and Maintaining Peace. This book has become a kind of modern classic, translating... Read More

SEARCHING FOR AND MAINTAINING PEACE
Translating age-old Catholic wisdom about spiritual growth into language and concepts applicable to our contemporary lives.

This Study Circle Guide is designed to accompany the small book by Fr. Jacques Philippe, Searching for and Maintaining Peace. This book has become a kind of modern classic, translating... Read More

ECCLESIAL MOVEMENTS AND COMMUNITIES
The history and nature of new movements in the Church, and their mission in the New Evangelization.

This Study Circle Guide provides summaries and discussion questions for each chapter of Brendan Leahy’s landmark book, Ecclesial Movements and Communities. The book explains... Read More

ECCLESIAL MOVEMENTS AND COMMUNITIES
The history and nature of new movements in the Church, and their mission in the New Evangelization.

This Study Circle Guide provides summaries and discussion questions for each chapter of Brendan Leahy’s landmark book, Ecclesial Movements and Communities. The book explains... Read More

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