“Ask a Priest:What Should We Make of Criticisms of a Border Wall?”

Q: The Pope in the past has criticized our president over building the border wall and the refugees. When the Pope makes these statements, such as building a wall is un-Christian, how should I as a Catholic react to them? I am not sure if he is speaking... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Am I Committing Idolatry?”

Q: I’ve been reading about a lot of things in the world that have become idols of a sort, this making us commit idolatry. At what point does something or someone become an idol? I have favorite singers that I listen to a lot, I go to concerts,... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What to Do About Emotionally Needy Relatives?”

Q: I have two extremely needy family members who only have me to help, in every way but financially. They dump on me and give me a hard time. It is really difficult for me. I have to survive, and they are so draining. Please help me to cope. – C. Answered... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Is It OK to Read Stephen King Novels?”

Q: Just wondering if it is advisable to read any books by author and writer Stephen King! My college-age daughter came home this weekend with a book by him, and I seem to recall that it’s not good to read his books. Thank you for your assistance.... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What If Someone Believes False Rumors About Me?”

Q: A friend at work has believed rumors told by another friend due to jealousy, and now she has stopped talking to me. I have tried to reach out to her and ask her to talk to me and tell the truth as to what happened, but she doesn’t respond. As... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Why Is There Purgatory If Jesus Died for Us?”

Q: I’ve been doing some research about purgatory, but I haven’t found any real answers. I know that it is where a saved soul goes to be purified of its sins so that it may enter heaven. But why does this have to happen if Jesus already died... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Should I Date Someone Who Backs Same-Sex “Marriage”?

Q: I’ve been friends with this guy for almost a year, and we recently decided that we should go on a date. We’re both Catholic, but he doesn’t agree with the Church’s teaching on gay marriage. I’m trying not to overthink,... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Am I Wrong for Speaking Up to a Priest?”

Q: I have a lot of respect for our priests, and my heart breaks for the pressure they are under. But at times I find myself a little angered in some of their behaviors. Am I a bad Catholic for voicing back to them? Maybe I look up to the priest too much... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What Is an Atheist to Think in the Face of Evil?”

Q: I have to say up front that I’m an atheist. I’ve tried having conversations about faith with quite a few Christians who got very emotional and angry with me, and I don’t want that. So I ask that you bear with me, and keep in mind... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: I Have a Fine Family, a Good Job, But Feel Empty. What to Do?”

Q: I’m a lifelong Catholic, have a fine marriage, two great kids, a good job, and I live in relative comfort. I should be happy as a lark, but I’m miserable. It’s not that I want more money or more “things.” I’m not... [Read more...]

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