Views on DACA and the beatitudes and large fee for Catholic church wedding
Offering the both forms of the Eucharist, bread and wine and abstaining from meat during Lent for seniors
The church teaching about what happens after people die and a question about whether it is the grandparents responsibility to get grandchildren to Mass on Sunday.
Father Kenneth Doyle answers questions from readers about returning to the church and fasting on St. Patrick’s Day.
Q. A marriage took place in a Catholic church. The groom had not been baptized, and the couple later divorced. Now this same woman is planning to marry a different man and wants the marriage to be celebrated in the Catholic Church. What procedure must she follow to see that this can happen? (I understand […]
Without baptism can a person be buried in a Catholic cemetery and what are deacons sacramentally authorized to do by the laws of the Catholic Church.
What are the rules of fasting before receiving Communion and can a funeral Mass be held in a funeral home.
Q. Togetherness seems to have become such an integral part of Catholicism, and extroverts tend to look disdainfully at those who prefer to sit at the end of the pew, are shy about grasping hands, shudder at the thought of being hugged or have difficulty with extemporaneous small talk. For me, being squashed in the […]
Q. I recently attended a funeral Mass for a friend — not at my own parish. The pastor informed the family of the deceased that there could be no eulogy given in church — before, during or after the funeral Mass. They were quite upset because they had already asked a family member to deliver […]
Q. I had been away from the Catholic Church for a very long time, but I recently returned and I have a question. I was married in the Catholic Church and got a divorce, but I did not get a church annulment. Later, I married a different man (not a Catholic) and divorced him as […]
Q. My mother passed away some time ago, and I wonder whether she is now in “God’s eternal embrace.” How can I be sure? She was a good mother and she dearly loved the church, but we have been taught that everyone has some imperfections and, upon death, must be sent to purgatory before they […]