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“Ask a Priest: What If I Don’t Get Accepted Into Notre Dame?”

Q: It has been my dream to attend the University of Notre Dame for a long time, and application season is coming closer and closer. I have tried my hardest and have very good grades and test scores, but I fear it is inadequate for this prestigious of a school. I pray every night, but I constantly stress about being denied.... Get the Answer!

Blessings of This Past Year – Weekly Message for 12-29-15

Dear Fellow Digital Pilgrim, pax Christi: Christmas is over, right? Wrong! In our Catholic liturgical tradition, which reaches back to the very origins of Christianity, Christmas... Read More

The Liturgy of the Word – The Profession of Faith

After listening to God’s Word in the readings, and, during special liturgies, an explanation through the homily an opportunity is presented to respond to God’s Word, and the... Read More

“Ask a Priest: What If I’m Starting to Question Jesus’ Divinity?”

Q: I am having problems with myself concluding that Jesus Christ is truly God. In today’s world, many of the atheists are very outspoken and let their opinion be known. I’m not quite sure if their point of view is starting to leak over onto me (as a lot of my good friends are atheist) or it is because my faith has... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Am I Wrong to Boycott Starbucks for Its Support of Planned Parenthood?”

Q: My girlfriend and I do not agree on supporting companies that support Planned Parenthood. She loves Starbucks, but they support Planned Parenthood. I myself said, “No more coffee from there,” but she got upset with me and said it’s not fair. How can I explain that supporting a company that is doing evil... Get the Answer!

The Liturgy of the Word — Silence

In the Liturgy of the Word we are speaking, or being spoken to, but the General Instruction of the Roman Missal mentions the importance of something else: “The Liturgy of the... Read More

“Ask a Priest: How Can I Become a Saint?”

Q: I really want to be a saint. I want to serve Jesus and inspire others too. I want to love and adore Jesus like crazy, and live my life in a way that glorifies him. I want it so much! I read books about people who become saints, and it really inspires me. What can I do to become a holier person? -S.G. Answered by Fr. Edward... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: It Is OK to Want to Kill the Bad Guys?”

Q: I want to be a soldier when I grow up. I want to defend my country, but I want to kill the bad guys — like, I’m angry and I want to kill them. But will I still go to heaven even though I want to kill the bad guys? -R.P. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: Jesus tells us, “Love your enemies, and pray for... Get the Answer!

All Laity on Deck – Weekly Message for 12-15-15

Dear Friends in Christ, One of the myths that the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) tried to dispel was that laypeople had a limited role in the Church. That the laity were only... Read More

The Liturgy of the Word — The Homily

St. Paul teaches us that we would not have been able to believe if someone had not preached the faith to us: “But how are men to call upon him in whom they have not believed?... Read More

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