“Ask a Priest: What If I Sincerely Disagree With Key Church Teachings?”

Q: I’ve been drawn to the Catholic faith for as long as I can remember, but have never taken any steps to convert because of some of the things I’d heard about the Church. Now, many of these things I’ve been able to address through... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Would the Theft of a Penny Be a Mortal Sin?

Q: Regarding the subject of mortal sin versus venial sin, my daughter and I disagree on stealing. I told her as an example: If a man has £1 million and I decide to take one penny away from him without asking and with free consent of my will, then it... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: I use birth control because I am fearful to bring children into this world…”

Q: I am a married Catholic. My faith is so very important to me and a very important part of my life. I am having a struggle. I have felt since high school that I did not want children. I love kids, but this world makes me very fearful to have children.... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: If I live a great distance from a Catholic church, can I be released from attending Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation?”

Q: If I move to a remote part of Arkansas and am 80 to 100 miles from the closest parish, would I be released from the “holy day of obligation” as far as having to go to Mass? To travel such a distance would practically ruin the aspect of... [Read more...]