The Introductory: The Gloria in Excelsis Deo

After the Penitential Act, in which we receive forgiveness for the minor faults and failings we have committed since the last celebration of the Eucharist, and the Kyrie, in which... Read More

Introductory Rites: The Gloria in Excelsis Deo

After the Penitential Act, in which we receive forgiveness for the minor faults and failings we have committed since the last celebration of the Eucharist, and the Kyrie, in which... Read More

“Ask a Priest: If God Is Testing Me so Much, What Is the Point?”

Q: I think I’m losing my faith. I no longer feel that God is there and can’t tell if he’s abandoned me entirely or if he was merely a figment of my imagination to begin with. I’ve had seven years of stalled luck. When others have had the opportunity to get their lives started, I ended up right back in... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Isn’t It Hard to Be a Catholic and an American?”

Q: As a Catholic and a citizen of the United States, I find it difficult to be patriotic. At least one reason is because I look around and I see a country that condones the murder of unborn children, cohabitation, divorce, contraception, same-sex “marriage,” and many other evils. I see a country that stands for what my... Get the Answer!

Too Busy NOT to Pray – Weekly Message for October 27, 2015

Dear Friends in Christ, Being part of an online ministry, I always look forward to meeting with our digital missionaries in person. This past month I have been ‘happy busy’... Read More

Introductory Rites: The Kyrie Eleison

Immediately after the Penitential Act we acclaim the Lord and implore his mercy in words that are common to the liturgy celebrated in the West and in the East. Even in the Latin... Read More

“Ask a Priest: Are There Untimely Deaths?”

Q: Is there such a thing as an untimely death? I have heard it mentioned many times. But if God knows when we are to die, how can a death be untimely? And if there is such a thing, could you please explain it to me? -N.B. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: The term “untimely death” usually refers to people who die... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: May Someone Sell a House to a Cohabiting Couple?”

Q: My parents just received an offer from an unmarried couple to purchase our house in Ohio. I don’t know if the couple is Catholic, but they don’t intend to marry until after they move into the house. Would it be sinful to accept their offer based on their intentions? -J.M. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: I would... Get the Answer!

[A Trilogy for] Our Christian Adventure – Weekly Message for October 20, 2015

Dear Fellow Digital Pilgrim, pax Christi: Only around this time of year, when here in the Great Lakes area of North America the trees are in their full autumn splendor, do I really... Read More

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