A forum of Catholic Thought

How to obtain relics?Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. Please forgive my awful handwriting. I have multiple sclerosis and also Parkinson's disease and can no longer do very well on a typewriter or computer. My question is: Why is it so hard to obtain first-class ...

Doomed by Scripture? Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. In the Book of Wisdom (3:17-18 and 4:3) it indicates that children born of a forbidden union will suffer a miserable fate and not amount to anything. They are illegitimate and can never lay a firm ...

Missing Mass on cruise shipFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. Every summer, my husband and I go on a cruise. Only one cruise line (Holland America) continues to have a priest on board to say Mass. When we travel on other cruise lines, frequently we have missed ...

Protestants, Catholics and tithing Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. I grew up in a Protestant church but converted to Catholicism. Sometimes it seems to me that Catholics give a lot less money to their churches than Protestants do. (The Sunday collections reported ...

When to leave Mass?Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. When is it proper to leave church at the end of Mass? Do you have to stay for the recessional hymn to end, or can we leave after the blessing, while the recessional is still being sung? (city and state ...

Wearing a veil in church Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. Recently, I have been "convicted" to wear a veil in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament -- both when I am at Mass and during my adoration hours in our parish's Chapel of Perpetual Adoration. Several ...

Jesus after resurrectionFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. Did the resurrected Jesus have a human body? (Carrollton, Georgia) A. It is a fundamental truth of Christianity that Jesus rose from the dead in his physical body. (This differs from the doctrine ...

Jesus in the tomb, but for how long? Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. Recently, I read in the Gospel of Matthew (12:40) where Jesus said, "Just as Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights, so will the son of Man be in the heart of the earth three ...