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. A family member was admitted recently to a hospital in central New Jersey. A local priest was called, and he came and administered the last rites of the Catholic Church. Two weeks later, the patient took a turn for the worse and was in imminent danger of death. We asked the nurse to call […]
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 […]
Catholics have access to abundant graces through the seven sacraments that help us to live as God wants; and we have, from Christ, the guarantee of fundamental truth and of continual guidance in theological teaching.
Q: I have been a Catholic since birth (over 50 years), but I am still learning things about my religion. Recently we were at a wedding in another city, and the priest who performed the ceremony told us that he has been a priest for 10 years but has been married for 30 years. Did […]
There are multiple letters refer to the inappropriateness regarding usage of cellphones during Mass and the validity of sacraments administered by troubled priest.
Fr. Doyle offers advice on Communion and persons with disabilities as well as the preaching frequency of deacons.
Christ’s resurrection being “unnoticed” by civil and religious would not have happened due to guards that reported back to the chief priests.
Q. Is it true that men born out of wedlock cannot enter the priesthood? (Philadelphia) A. No, that is not true. But your question does reflect a lengthy period in the church’s history when illegitimacy was ruled a barrier. The Council of Poitiers, under Pope Paschal II, determined in the late 11th century that being […]