“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: After the Music-and-Drug Scene, Is There Hope for Me?”

Q: I’ve been away from the Church for a few years. Until recently I was in a band, which was fun … lots of gigs around the country, etc. But I became involved in the drug scene, which seems to go hand in hand with the music scene here. I... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Is Mercy About Ignoring Sin?”

Q: What is mercy? I have heard so much of the word “mercy” since the Jubilee Year of Mercy began. I do not hear often about repentance and its connection with mercy. Is it about living in a state of sin without repentance and receiving pardon... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: How Can I Forgive, After Years of Harassment?”

Q: I know we are supposed to forgive, no matter what. Sometimes I wish I could, but I do want justice. I also want to forgive without feeling bitter, but I don’t know how. Over the past 10 years I have been slandered, to the point of losing my... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What Should I Do With Lingering Anger?”

Q: Back in March I mildly sprained an index finger. My family doctor was on vacation so I went to of those walk-in medical facilities. Unfortunately I was seen by an incompetent doctor who pulled and pushed on my finger as way of “examining me”... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Is Someone Still Bound If I Don’t Forgive Him?”

Q: It is my understanding that Scripture states we must forgive in order to be forgiven, and more or less limitlessly. Is that correct? Also, I think that I’ve read something along the lines of, if we do not forgive someone of something, then they... [Read more...]

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“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: Could a Convicted Felon Become a Catholic?”

Q: Could you explain the steps I would need to take to become a Catholic? And would the Catholic Church allow me to become a member if I am a convicted felon? -G. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: It is good to hear that you are interested in entering... [Read more...]

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