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“Ask a Priest: How Far Should a Mom’s Love Go?”

Q: Could you please tell me if there is anything written in the Bible about a mother’s love for her children. Is it ever OK for a mother to give up on her kids — to stop loving them, to stop talking with them? What about treating each child fairly when there are multiple children? Last of all, is there anything... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: What If I Still Disagree With the Church?”

Q: I left the Catholic Church 50 years ago because I did not agree with many of its teachings. I still have the same misgivings but would like to return to the faith and have confession and the sacraments, because I am getting old and I have a terrible fear of dying and going to hell. Is it possible for me to do this, even... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Should We Forgive But Not Forget?”

Q: Can you be friends again with a friend or lover who really hurt you in the past? If that person called or sent me a message, wanting to apologize or to be friends again, should I forgive and forget and be friends again? Or should I just forgive and not be friends like we used to in the past? -N.N. Answered by Fr. Edward... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: In a Big Universe, What Makes Us So Special?”

Q: My faith in Christianity began to waver after my first year of college — I took an astronomy class which changed my way of thinking and made me insatiably curious as to the nature of the universe we live in. I was enthralled with the immense scope of the universe. The Milky Way Galaxy, on which our solar system revolves,... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Should I Fear for Loved Ones Who Left the Church?”

Q: I have family members who have left the Catholic Church. They now belong to the Assemblies of God church. Should I be concerned about their souls? (One cousin states that all Catholics are going to hell!) Thank you for your time. -L.V. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: It can be painful to see loved ones leave the... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Should I Prepare to Care for Elderly Parents or Look for a Husband?”

Q: I am wondering if you could help me in discerning a vocation quandary. I have very elderly parents who I live near, who may need help in the not-so-distant future in terms of caregiving. Currently I am on a Catholic dating site in the quest to find someone, as I sense I have a vocation to marriage. Candidates are normally... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Where Did Those People in Genesis 4 Come From?”

Q: I recently ran into a question and wanted to get the Catholic teaching and answer, please. The Bible says Adam and Eve were the first two humans and bore Cain and Abel, after which Cain slew Abel. It then says Cain went to live among the people in the land of Nod. Where did the people in the land of Nod come from? Thank... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Should I Demand Repayment of a Loan?”

Q: I lent a friend $300 five months ago with the understanding that she would pay me back. Well, my friend hasn’t mentioned the money since she borrowed it, and I haven’t seen a dime. She either forgot, or she is deliberately not mentioning it, hoping I forgot. Either way it’s hurtful to me. If she’s... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: What About the Divisions in Christianity?”

Q: I am trying to understand what happened at the time of the Reformation. I can see that there were excesses and corruption in the Catholic Church, and these had to be addressed. But there was so much violence on both sides. The differences of theology seem to have been used to excuse political actions for both the Protestant... Get the Answer!