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The Liturgy of the Word – Responsorial Psalm

After the First Reading the Liturgy of the Word continues with the Responsorial Psalm. We go from the simple “the Word of the Lord…Thanks be to God” to a more specific invocation... Read More

“Ask a Priest: Is Running Over a Small Animal a Mortal Sin?”

Q: I read in the Catechism that serious cruelty to animals is a mortal sin, which on one level is understandable for me. However, I’m troubled by scrupulosity at times, and I’ve started becoming very concerned when I see small items in the road that appear as if they could be a small rodent, a turtle or a snake.... Get the Answer!

The Hidden Treasures of Christmas: A Retreat Guide for Advent

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“Ask a Priest: How Much Can an Attorney Be Involved in Questionable Practices?”

Q: I am a recent convert to the Catholic faith as well as a licensed attorney. Before my conversion, I practiced as an estate planning lawyer at a fairly large firm, but I have been at home with my children for the past four years. I am now considering returning to the practice of law, possibly again in the trusts and estates... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Is Predicting God’s Plan a Kind of Superstition?”

Q: What are your thoughts on superstitions, such as humans predicting God’s plan for them? -N.C. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: First, it is good to mention that superstitions, by definition, are faulty. “In some sense,” says the Catechism in No. 2110, superstition “represents a perverse excess... Get the Answer!

The Liturgy of the Word

Through Sacred Scripture God speaks to us and enables us to more fully fathom the mysteries of salvation that come to fruition in the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The Liturgy of the... Read More

“Ask a Priest: Creation and the Incarnation – Miracles or Contradictions?”

Q: So I’ve been thinking a lot about God making square circles. And I’ve heard people say, well, it’s a nonsensical term. Or that it’s asking if he can make a contradiction. But what about creating the universe? Getting something from nothing, how is that not a contradiction? How does that make sense?... Get the Answer!

The Hidden Treasures of Christmas:
A Retreat Guide for Advent

Advent and Christmas time are always busy, busy, busy. They come and go so quickly, and when the New Year arrives, we always feel like we should have lived them better; we should... Read More

Introductory Rites – The Collect

The Introductory Rites conclude with an opening prayer known as the Collect. It’s an appropriate name for various reasons. A moment of recollection The celebrant invites the... Read More

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