“Ask a Priest: Why Is the Bible Silent on Jesus’ Early Manhood?”

Q: Why were the accounts of Jesus after age 12 not recorded or revealed to the public? Someone told me that it’s not important and was uneventful. I know Christ gave us everything we needed when he began preaching and performing miracles. Even... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Is It OK to Use the Bible to Divine the Future?”

Q: Is praying to God then opening the Bible and reading the first passage you read divination (bibliomancy)? – K. Answered by Fr. Edward McIlmail, LC A: There is nothing wrong with praying to God and opening the Bible and reading the first passage... [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: Could the Old Testament Be Wrong About Homosexuality?”

Q: I’ve recently been struggling with the idea of homosexuality being a sin, and I was wondering if you could enlighten me on the reasons behind the argument of whether or not homosexuality is indeed sinful. I know that the main biblical verses... [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...]

“Ask a Priest: Did Christianity Simply Borrow From Pagan Cults?”

Q: I have quite the theological question for you. In modern Christian dogma, a lot has been taken from older religions (Greek paganism mainly) and modified to fit into Christianity. Examples of this could be found in that Jehovah and Zeus look almost... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Could a Muslim End Up Holier Than a Christian?”

Q: I told my Protestant friend that if a Muslim follows his conscience perfectly, then he can be holier than a Christian. My friend thought this was ridiculous. His argument was as follows. He cites Romans 3:23, “For all have fallen short, there... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Are Mary and Joseph Considered Perfect?”

Q: I have some questions about Jesus in relation to his biological family here on Earth. If Jesus has been the only perfect person to exist in history, then what does the Church say about Mary and Joseph? I mean, Mary was chaste and Joseph helped to... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Can a Mass Get an Unrepentant Sinner Into Heaven?”

Q: In a recent conversation with a friend of mine who is a devout Catholic (I am not), he said a few things that I did not understand. I made the comment that a person who lives a life of habitual unrepentant sin will not go to heaven, whether he is... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What Do Christians Think of the Torah?”

Q: Can you please provide me with an authentic doctrinal answer to the following: 1) What is the official Christian view regarding the Jewish Torah? 2) What is the difference between the Jewish God and the Christian God — I mean, is it the same... [Read more...]

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