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“Ask a Priest: Why Did God Create Us, Knowing That We Would Fall?”

Q: My heart sank when I read Genesis 6:6 — “The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.” God knows everything. So, if he knew, before creating us, how we would turn out, why did he still create us? -N.B. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: You touch on one... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Is Hospice the Moral Route to Take?”

Q: My aunt had a bone marrow type cancer, myelofibrosis. Last month I was advised by her doctor and nurses that the transfusions she was getting weren’t working any longer, and that I should think about putting her on hospice. She had other issues such as congestive heart failure and pulmonary disease complications. I... Get the Answer!

The Art of Waiting
A Retreat Guide for Advent

Advent is a liturgical season meant to be lived with deep spiritual anticipation. It is a time of year in which the Church invites us to look forward to spiritual gifts with the... Read More

“Ask a Priest: May I Turn to Reiki Therapy?”

Q: My eldest son wants me to go to a Reiki therapist for healing. After many tests and considerable financial drain, doctors still have been unable to diagnose or help me. I don’t feel comfortable with this. Aren’t Reiki healers dangerous for Catholics? -C. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: I am sorry to hear... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Can We Reconcile God’s Mercy with His Knowledge of Those Who Will Be Lost?”

Q: In today’s Mass homily our pastor talked about our merciful Father, and during his homily a question came to my mind. God, being eternal, is also timeless and because of that he knows everything past, present and future. For example, God knows if a baby conceived in the womb will go to heaven or hell. Can you help me to... Get the Answer!

The Art of Waiting
A Retreat Guide for Advent

Advent is a liturgical season meant to be lived with deep spiritual anticipation. It is a time of year in which the Church invites us to look forward to spiritual gifts with the... Read More

“Ask a Priest: What is the Church’s stance on the Bible?”

Q: I am a Missouri-Synod Lutheran, and my wife is Catholic, yet she told me that she thinks the Bible is subjective. However, being with the LCMS, I strongly believe that the Bible is to be taken literally, and that it is the infallible Word of God and the final word on all moral and ethical issues. My question to you is, What... Get the Answer!

EVANGELII GAUDIUM: THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL

This Study Circle Guide provides an avenue for indepth study of Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium—The Joy of the Gospel. This is the Holy Father’s programmatic... Read More

EVANGELII GAUDIUM: THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL

This Study Circle Guide provides an avenue for indepth study of Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium—The Joy of the Gospel. This is the Holy Father’s programmatic... Read More

“Ask a Priest: Jesus is God, so why does he say ‘the Father is greater than I’?”

Q: In John 14:28, we read: “You heard me say to you, I am going away and I am coming to you. If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.” Are not God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit equal to one another? What does Jesus mean when he says that the... Get the Answer!

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