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“Ask a Priest: If God Has a Plan, How Do We Have Free Will?”

Q: I don’t understand how people can talk about “God’s plan” for us when we all have free will. God doesn’t control what we do, so how can we maintain his “plan”? When bad things or disappointments happen, people say not to worry because it just must not have been part of God’s... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Is There a Place for Single People in God’s Plan?”

Q: Is there any of God’s grace left for those who are unable to marry or even enter the priesthood or religious life or marriage because of certain limitations or choice? It always sounds as though the Church does not recognize the sacredness of the single life. Thank you. -D.L. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A:... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Should I Help Out at CCD If I Am Living With My Boyfriend?”

Q: I am 22 years old and I have been very involved in my parish community since second grade. I have been volunteering in the CCD office for the past 10 years. I’ve been having issues at home and so has my boyfriend of two years (he has a very bad living situation). So we recently decided to get a place together. Yesterday... Get the Answer!

Proof of God’s Love and Mercy – Weekly Message 3-24-15

Dear Friends in Christ, Earlier this month Pope Francis encouraged us to embrace what remains of this Lenten period by discovering the proof of God’s love and mercy in the Cross... Read More

“Ask a Priest: Should an Asperger’s Sufferer Forgo Having Children?”

Q: I have a rather complex question. I have Asperger syndrome, a mild form of autism which manifests itself in social anxiety. Luckily, this is the only side effect of my condition as I have a job, drive a car and enjoy a relatively normal and balanced life. Recently I have met a girl and after much prayer I feel I am being... Get the Answer!

Our Lenten March, Plus Our New App The Better Part! – Weekly Message 3-17-15

Dear Fellow Digital Missionary, pax Christi: I am looking forward to sharing a bit of news in this message – but first, a small confession. This year, the middle of March is... Read More

“Ask a Priest: Is it OK to Enter a Civil Marriage First?”

Q: My fiancé and I are planning on getting married and I would like it to be in the Church. My fiancé is in the military and is Christian. He is going to contact the Catholic priest on his Army base to ask about the RCIA process because he wants to become Catholic. Since this process will take a certain amount of time and... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: A Soft Spot for Catholicism … But Where Do I Go From Here?”

Q: I feel like a man who is thirsty for the truth but doesn’t know how to find it. So many people within Christendom claim to have the fullness of the truth. I have gone from mainstream Protestantism to dabbling in Catholicism to Christian Universalism to liberal Christianity to Messianic Judaism/Hebrew Roots Movement.... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: How Can I Take Baby Steps in Overcoming My Sins?”

Q: I started praying both the rosary and the Divine Mercy chaplet. I have come to see how self-absorbed and sinful I am and can be. I feel regret for things I have said and done, but it is too late for me to take them back. What should I do? How can I take baby steps in eliminating my sins? How can I remain humble when being... Get the Answer!

Growing in Courage and Tenderness – Weekly Message 3-10-2015

Dear Friends in Christ, Many of us need a little encouragement as we enter the third week of Lent. We often start with great enthusiasm and good intentions for drawing closer... Read More

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