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Net gains over papal trips’ cost may benefit the poor

Posted on July 31st, 2015

Father Kenneth DoyleFather Ken Doyle answers a question about costly papal trips by pointing out their upside in increased giving, in response to the pope’s emphasis on the poor.

Packing for that trip? Don’t forget those aids to prayer

Posted on July 24th, 2015

Michelle Francl-DonnayMichelle Francl-Donnay’s prayer life gets upended with travel, but it reminds her that prayer is never entirely in her control. We are all pilgrims, waiting, walking and praying as best we can.

If done right, marriage to non-Catholic still a sacrament

Posted on July 24th, 2015

Father Kenneth DoyleFather Ken Doyle explains to a Catholic parent that a daughter’s wedding to a Presbyterian man, officiated by a priest, can constitute the sacrament of marriage.

The trouble with the Angelus

Posted on July 21st, 2015

Gina Christian 120x180What’s a whack on the knee, Eagles hero Vince Papale and the incarnation of Jesus have in common? Writer Gina Christian found the answer in a devotion she’d missed in school.

Banish worry and doubt, and totally trust in God

Posted on July 16th, 2015

Father John CatoirTake responsibility for your holiness, writes Father John Catoir. Train your mind to believe and to trust God. Don’t live in the mental swamp of doubt and guilt.

Is the New Testament silent about homosexual acts?

Posted on July 15th, 2015

Father Kenneth DoyleEven as Father Ken Doyle replies to a reader with clear Scripture references on homosexuality, he points out the Church teaching for respect and sensitivity.

Does Scripture doom an illegitimate child?

Posted on July 10th, 2015

Father Kenneth DoyleA now adult child born out of wedlock cites a passage from the Old Testament leading to despair, but Father Ken Doyle points to the New Testament to show her value, and redemption.

For your summer reading, pick up the Good Book

Posted on July 6th, 2015

Michelle Francl-DonnayWhatever is on your summer reading list, Michelle Francl-Donnay advises you to stir in at least one by the best-selling author, God.

Talking with God, not at him, means listening

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Gina ChristianGina Christian tries to listen, but sometimes to avoid, the random conversations of a fellow parishioner. But the Psalms remind her of the wisdom of listening more than one speaks.

‘Lord they are not worthy;’ but as for me…

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Father Kenneth DoyleFather Ken Doyle advises a reader who thinks certain people should not receive Communion to focus on his or her own soul. He also tackles a question about music at a Catholic funeral.

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