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Problem with song leaderFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I live in a large parish and find my affiliation with my church meaningful and positive -- except for one thing. (I've struggled with this, as I don't want to be unkind, so I would appreciate your ...

Adoption by same-sex couple Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. I read recently in the Catholic press that representatives of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) had written a letter in support of the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act. That ...

Marriage to non-ChristianFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. As a baptized and confirmed Catholic and member of a parish, if I marry a non-Christian who does not want to convert to Christianity, can I be married in a Catholic church? And if we don't get married ...

Reaction of Jews and Romans to resurrection of Christ Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. I have always been puzzled by the lack of reaction to Christ's resurrection from Jewish citizens and Roman officials. It is well-documented that Jesus suffered and died, and his execution was authorized ...

Which knee for genuflection?Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. Growing up, I was always taught to genuflect with the right knee. But now I see more and more people using their left knee. Has there been a change that I am not aware of? Is it permissible to alternate ...

Difference between priest and monsignor Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. Could you explain for me the difference (if any) between "priest" and "monsignor"? Under what circumstances is a priest given the title of "monsignor"? (Burke, Virginia) A. "Monsignor" is a title ...

Gender change and moralityFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. There has been a lot in the news lately about people who identify with the gender opposite the one listed on their birth certificate. Some take hormones of the opposite sex; some even have surgery ...

Prayer against tornadoes? Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. Would you please print a prayer of protection against tornadoes? Tornado warnings get my full attention. Recently, six tornadoes touched down here in Middle Tennessee on the same day. The television ...