“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: 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...]

“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... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What’s a Married Man to Do If He Has Same-Sex Attraction?”

Q: What if someone marries and had children, but God never wanted him to marry? What does the person do? What if the person carries the cross of same-sex attraction and ignorantly chose marriage when he was Protestant. He learns later he was probably... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Should I Cut Ties With Toxic Relatives?”

Q: I am newly married and expecting my first child, and I realized today that there are some people in my life who I don’t want influencing my kids or being in their life. They are toxic and have hurt me a lot throughout my life, but they are my... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Am I Wrong to Avoid a Restaurant Where Waitresses Dress Immodestly?”

Q: I have ran into a situation with my boyfriend that has become a concern of mine. We both were raised Catholic, but in different types of families. Just the other day he asked me if it was okay to go watch a football game with some friends at a certain... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Do I Need to Accept My Mom’s Boyfriend?”

Q: I have a question regarding my mom’s current relationship. I am married myself. My mom and dad had been married for 28 years until they separated last November. They had had a very up-and-down relationship for years. I had witnessed accounts... [Read more...]

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

Q: How do you know when a person is full of evil? How do you protect those around you from this evil, especially in your family? For example, I have a family member who is an atheist and is extremely materialistic. What do you do with someone who has... [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... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: No Husband, No Kids, Gave Up Praying … What’s the Point?”

Q: I feel so lost in my life. I am in my late 30s with gynae problems, which means that it is increasing unlikely that I will conceive a child. I am single and so lonely. All I ever wanted was to meet a good man, get married and have children. Since... [Read more...]

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