“Ask a Priest: I’m Scared … Would the Church Welcome Me Back?”

Q: For my earlier life I was brought up in the Catholic Church. But eventually my parents moved away from religion, and I just stopped attending. This happened before confirmation. Now as an adult, for the past few years especially, I have felt something... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What Should We Make of Ancient Faiths?”

Q: We now have a decent understanding of ancient civilizations, and with that understanding comes knowledge of their religious practices. I would like to know how these ancient faiths are viewed in Catholicism. These religions were generated before... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: I Feel Drawn Back to the Church, But … “

Q: I was “raised” Catholic, but in an (abusive) apostate household that did not allow me to become a proper Catholic. In 2006 I became a born-again Christian of the Assemblies of God denomination. I am mostly content as such. I am also married... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: How Can I Help a Non-believing Sibling?”

Q: I come from a family of deeply committed Anglican Christians. My great aunts never missed church and at my request began taking me to Sunday services from time to time as a child. Unfortunately, my mother and father who lead good lives influenced... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What About Mariology, Prayers to Saints and Absolution of Sins?”

Q: I have been raised Protestant and have held Protestant views for nearly my entire life. Recently, I have felt as though something is missing from it all. I have felt a pull from Catholicism, but there are parts of it that I still am unsure of, particularly... [Read more...]

Who You Are: A Retreat Guide On The Sacrament Of Baptism Audio

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Who You Are
A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of Baptism

A deep crisis in our post-Christian culture is the loss of a sense of our identity, a kind of cultural and religious amnesia. To overcome that crisis, we need to rediscover the truth about who we are; we need to map our spiritual genome, so to speak.... [Read more...]

Who You Are
A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of Baptism

We have all enjoyed stories about people who experience amnesia, who don’t remember who they are. The amnesia-plot creates tense, exciting drama: Will the heroes find out their true identity? Will they ever remember where they come from? We always hope... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Is there salvation for non-Catholic Christians?”

Q: Okay, so I’m a Catholic but my parents are devout Baptists, and I recently discovered the “extra ecclesiam nulla salus” doctrine. Does this say that they will not be saved since they aren’t Catholics? I’m really worried... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Do I have to practice Catholicism even if it is not what I believe in?”

Q: I was baptized and raised Catholic. My family was not very involved in the Church and I never felt any connection to God while attending Mass, Sunday school, etc. As an adult, I found a non-denominational church and for the first time ever felt the... [Read more...]

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