Do you believe everything that the Catholic Church teaches?
The church teaches that I have a duty to raise my children in the faith. But shouldn't it be their choice? Is it fair to indoctrinate them?
Abounding love is focused love.
Homily from the Second Sunday of Advent. Too often, we do not love well because we do not discern what is worth loving; we don’t pay attention to the value of things. Because of this, our [...]
Have you ever felt so sure you’re going in the right direction and really seeking God and then all of a sudden it’s like the rug is pulled out from under you?
In a previous column, you wrote that God doesn’t “send” people to Hell, but that we choose to live without God. I think that, when we die, God reveals Himself so fully and truly that we are so [...]
I sometimes get frustrated with the Church and all the rules about “do this” and “don’t do that.” I believe that God just wants us to be happy.
If God knows everything, then He would have known what Hitler would do. In that case, why didn’t God just not make him?
Last month, you talked about contraception always being wrong. In fact, you called it “evil.” Isn’t that a little much?
I was once riding in a shuttle-bus with a number of older folks on the way from an airport. They noticed that I was a priest and started asking questions about it. “Do you do all of the priest [...]
I worry a lot. I know that the Bible teaches that we are to “have no anxiety,” but I can’t just pretend like everything is fine when it isn’t.
I know that I am supposed to forgive those who have hurt me, but it is so hard. Every time I see this person, I get so mad! What do I do?
In your last column, you said you believe everything the Church teaches. What if I struggle with believing? Where does that put me?
It seems like every time I try to explain the Church’s teaching regarding same-sex “marriage” I am accused of being a “bigot” or a “homophobe.” I am told that I “hate” and that it is a violation [...]
I’ve been trying to help a family member come back to the church. They seemed so “on fire” when they were younger, but have since lost their faith.
How can I pray to God when I am so disappointed in him? I am often angry at God because it feels like nothing I do ever works out. It feels hypocritical to then just go and tell God that [...]
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