“Ask a Priest: What If My Husband Has Soured on Religion?”

Q:  I am having some issues in my marriage regarding my Catholic faith. I married someone who was brought up Methodist, but has been non-practicing for many years. Before we married, we discussed how important my faith is to me and that we would raise... [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 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 Euthanasia OK?”

Q: What is the religious view of the “right to die” argument? Which means a person can make a decision to end their life when they want to, usually motivated by terminal illness and/or living with suffering and pain. I’ve viewed a couple... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What Does “Giving It to God” Mean?”

  Q: I was born/raised Catholic. I left the Church for a long time and went to other churches for a while. I came back to the Catholic Church because I signed my daughters up with the Catholic school in the area, and it was required to go to church... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: What’s a Worried Mom to Do?”

Q: My son was born with health issues. He is now 19 years old, and these health issues can be life-threatening. I pray to God all the time to help my son but also to help me to worry less. I’m so worried about my son dying and leaving me here in... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Is God Mad at Me?”

Q: I’m not super religious, never have been, but every now and again I do seek guidance from God. I had a bad childhood. My mom dated a man who was horrible and extremely abusive. He even sent my brother to the hospital once. I asked God every... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: Would Forgoing Treatment for Cancer Be Suicide?”

Q: Without going into great detail, I have, at this point, most likely a treatable, or manageable, cancer. However, I am so tired of dealing with it, and seeing no hope for my future, with or without the cancer, that I just want to let it take its course.... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: How Do I Know I Really Trust God?”

Q: I am currently following Father Bartunek’s daily meditation “The Better Part.” A lot of times, I share a portion of the day’s meditation online … sort of evangelize in my small way. This morning, it is I who needs evangelization.... [Read more...]

“Ask a Priest: If God Is Testing Me so Much, What Is the Point?”

Q: I think I’m losing my faith. I no longer feel that God is there and can’t tell if he’s abandoned me entirely or if he was merely a figment of my imagination to begin with. I’ve had seven years of stalled luck. When others have... [Read more...]

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