“Ask a Priest: Single at 44 – Have I Missed the Boat?”

Q:  I am a single, Catholic, 44-year-old female. I have never been married and do not have children. I spent the better part of my life being overweight and as a result was seldom asked out. During the past two years with the help of a dietician I... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Twice Divorced … Why the Need for Annulments?”

Q: I’m in my 50s and consider myself a Christian but yet not a Catholic. An old-school, conservative Catholic priest once told me that I cannot become a Catholic until the following matter is resolved: In my 20s, I married (in a Protestant church)... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What If My Daughter Insists She Is Male?”

Q: My heart is shredded. My beautiful daughter is insisting that she is really a boy. I know this is biologically impossible. I also know that there are solid psychosocial reasons for her ideas, based on severe issues with her father (my ex-husband)... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What If My Girlfriend Is Pro-“Gay Marriage” and I’m Not?”

Q: I have been giving a lot of thought to marrying my girlfriend of five years. But recently we have been arguing about a very personal topic: gay marriage and homosexual attractions (LGBT attractions to be more precise, but I am just saying homosexual... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What If I Am Attracted to Someone Who Is Not My Spouse?”

Q: I have been married for 40 years. I am very attracted to another man. I have no intention of ever sleeping with this man. But I like him very much. He feels the same way about me. We see each other. He is also married. We do not see each other very... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What If My Boyfriend Is Pressuring Me for Sex?”

Q: I am in a very complicated situation. My boyfriend has previously been sexually active. He is not Catholic, but seriously wants to convert. I have been taught since I was very little to wait until marriage for sex, so just accepting the fact he is... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What If I Pine for an Ex-boyfriend?”

Q: I was in a one-year-and-nine-month relationship. We broke up, and I went straight into another relationship. This relationship has been going on for three months. In the first relationship I felt love, but we had our differences. In this new relationship... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What Signs of Affection Are OK When Dating?”

Q: I am from a country where we have our parents arrange marriage for us. But some families do allow a girl and boy who fell in love to get married before a marriage was fixed for them. In my country falling in love with more than one person is considered... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: How Far Should a Mom’s Love Go?”

Q: Could you please tell me if there is anything written in the Bible about a mother’s love for her children. Is it ever OK for a mother to give up on her kids — to stop loving them, to stop talking with them? What about treating each child... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: I am in love with a married man, what do I do?”

Q: I am 20 years old and Catholic. I’m writing because I’m stuck and don’t know what to do. I fell in love with a married man in his 30s. He has been married for three years, but the wedding was not done in the Catholic Church, so his... [Read more...]