“Ask a Priest: Did the Devil Know Who Jesus Was?”

Q: Ever since I have started reading the Bible again there are plenty of questions that keep popping up. For example, did Satan know who Jesus was when he was tempting him? What exactly did Jesus mean in Matthew 7:6? John the Baptist came to prepare... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Should We Pray to the Spirit Rather Than to Jesus?”

Q: Before Jesus ascended to heaven he assured us that he would not leave us comfortless, but would send the Holy Spirit as Comforter. This being the case, why is it that we still pray predominantly to Jesus, and not to the Holy Spirit? Has the Holy Spirit... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Isn’t It Hard to Be a Catholic and an American?”

Q: As a Catholic and a citizen of the United States, I find it difficult to be patriotic. At least one reason is because I look around and I see a country that condones the murder of unborn children, cohabitation, divorce, contraception, same-sex “marriage,”... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What If My Daughter Supports Same-Sex Marriage?”

Q: I had a huge fight with my daughter. She posted on Facebook how anyone not accepting of the Supreme Court’s ruling [on same-sex marriage] is full of hatred. I was trying to explain that Christians’ belief, through God’s word, is that... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Why Should We Care About Bodies of the Dead?”

Q: As a Christian I have had a question concerning the connection between the body and soul after death. I am very intrigued by material I have either read about or have seen on TV. It seems that there is a notion of not disturbing the dead. For example,... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Did Jesus Only Release the Just Souls After His Death?”

Q: When Jesus died, he went to “the place of the dead to release the just.” Were there “unjust” in the place of the dead at the time of the Crucifixion? Did Jesus only release the just? And if so, what happened to them? Did they then go to purgatory?... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Did Noah Really Live 900 Years?”

Q: I was going through RCIA class, but I stopped going because I’m experiencing a period of doubt. What should I do when I happen across difficult Bible passages? I’m experiencing doubt of the Bible’s accuracy over the fact that Scripture... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Is God the Father Supreme in the Trinity?”

Q: I was praying from my Liturgy of the Hours, and in Philippians 2:6-12 it is written that “though he was in the form of God,” Jesus “did deem equality with God something to be grasped.” We are taught, regarding the Trinity,... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: How Much Beer Is OK to Drink?”

Q: Being a new Catholic, I’m still learning many things. I just recently found out that getting drunk is a mortal sin. Every time I have a few drinks now, and even slightly feel the effects if the alcohol, I’m terrified that I just committed... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: How Can I Be a Conscientious Consumer?”

Q: I have been wondering and trying to research about the role that Catholics play in consumerism. Is it wrong to purchase morally good or neutral items from companies and stores that sell morally egregious items? Is it OK to buy morally good or neutral... [Read more...]

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