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“Ask a Priest: Is Divorce and Remarriage Considered Worse Than Murder?”

Q: I am 76 years old and have been “remarried” for the past 15 years after having divorced. It’s my understanding after having researched this subject on Catholic websites, that absolution after confession appears to be granted and available to all Catholics, including murderers, but not for divorced Catholics.... Get the Answer!

Solemnity of St. Peter & St. Paul: Weekly Message for 06-28-16

Dear Fellow Digital Pilgrim, pax Christi: Flanking the grand stairway that leads from St. Peter’s Plaza in Rome up to St. Peter’s Basilica are two gigantic and monumental statues. Sculpted... Read More

Spiritual Smoothie:
Does Every Pope Have to Be a Saint?

Does God make every pope a saint? How does the office of the pope differ from the man himself?  Read More →

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST:
The Communion Rite – The Lord’s Prayer (3)

The Communion Rite The Lord’s Prayer “Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil…” The priest or bishop celebrating Mass continues the celebration reciting a type of prayer... Read More

“Ask a Priest: How About a Mom Who Kicked Her Son Out of Her Life?”

Q: I met a family through church many years ago. Our sons grew up in the church together and were friends for many years. We have very different parenting styles, but we have always loved each other regardless of our differences. My friend’s oldest son, whom I have known for 12 years and whom I love, has recently become... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Could a Convicted Felon Become a Catholic?”

Q: Could you explain the steps I would need to take to become a Catholic? And would the Catholic Church allow me to become a member if I am a convicted felon? -G. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: It is good to hear that you are interested in entering the Church. Being a convicted felon is no bar to your becoming Catholic.... Get the Answer!

Spiritual Smoothie: A Holy Lawyer Stays Calm

When the storm of your day comes, can you maintain inner peace? Learn from the example of a holy lawyer; imagine that.  Read More →

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST:
The Communion Rite – The Lord’s Prayer (2)

The Communion Rite The Lord’s Prayer “…forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us…” After hallowing the Father’s name and asking for... Read More

“Ask a Priest: Is It OK to Work for Weapons Firms?”

Q: Taking into account Pope Francis’ comments regarding weapons manufacturers, calling them “merchants of death,” and his saying that “Weapons manufacturers can’t call themselves Christians,” would it be a mortal sin to work for companies such as Lockheed Martin, Boeing, or Northrop Grumman?... Get the Answer!

Witness to True Freedom: Weekly Message for 06-21-16

Dear Fellow Digital Pilgrim in Christ, Today, June 21st, is the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, as well as the start of the “Fortnight for Freedom,”... Read More

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