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“Ask a Priest: How Can Both I Aid Elderly Parents and Keep a Spouse Happy?”

Q: My parents are in desperate need of someone to take care of them. I have been traveling 10 hours to be with them for a week once a month. This is not enough. I wish I could be with them and take care of them. My husband has been understanding, but I think I’m pushing the envelope of his tolerance. I’m so torn... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: What Can I Do About Feelings of Jealousy?”

Q: I have a habit of constantly comparing myself and my life with others. I will feel happy if I feel like I am better than someone else, and I feel sad and sometimes even depressed when I feel other people’s lives are better than mine. I had to delete myself from social media because it would give me anxiety and cause... Get the Answer!

Living Stones: Weekly Message for

Dear Friends in Christ, I’ve lived in Rome off and on since 1999, and after attending the Holy Father’s Christmas Urbi et Orbi message in St. Peter’s Square for the first... Read More

Spiritual Smoothie: Why Is The Sacred Heart of Jesus a Unique Devotion?

How many times is the word ‘heart’ used in the Bible? What does scripture mean when it speaks of the heart of a person?  Read More →

Preface II of the Passion of the Lord

Preface II of the Passion of the Lord For more information on the Preface in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface is used on Monday,... Read More

“Ask a Priest: When Is It OK to Fast?”

Q: Aside from times of the year when fasting is encouraged or required, when is it appropriate to fast? Also, are there any prayers for fasting? I haven’t had much luck finding any. Thank you! – J.R Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: Fasting is prescribed by the Church for the faithful, aged 18 to 59, only twice... Get the Answer!

“Ask a Priest: Is Assisted Suicide OK for Me?”

Q: I suffer from a very rare neurological disorder that is extremely debilitating, and death is almost always inevitable from complications from the disease. I have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. I haven’t lost my faith in God and I have accepted my condition. I don’t necessarily believe... Get the Answer!

A Heart of Humility: Weekly Message for

Dear Digital Pilgrim, There is no more appealing virtue of the heart of Christ than that of his humility. In the Gospel for this coming Feast of the Sacred Heart (June 23) He tells... Read More

Spiritual Smoothie: What Are Devotions, Really?

Catholics have so many devotions. What are they, and do we have to practice them to be faithful to the Church?  Read More →

Preface I of the Passion of the Lord

Preface I of the Passion of the Lord For more information on the Preface in general, see The Eucharistic Prayer (2) and The Eucharistic Prayer (3) This preface is used during the... Read More

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