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Do converts have to be 'remarried?'Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. A friend and his wife, along with their daughter, were recently confirmed into the Catholic Church after being Methodists their entire life, including getting married within the Methodist Church. They ...

Forgiveness of 'many' or 'all?'Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. During Mass, at the consecration of the wine, the priest says, "for the forgiveness of many." Why not "for the forgiveness of all?" (Northampton, Pennsylvania) A. I should start by saying that it ...

More than some good news Father Roger Landry

At the end of March, toward the beginning of the pandemic shutdowns, actor and filmmaker John Krasinski established an uplifting and entertaining eight-part YouTube series entitled "Some Good News." The ...

Christ is the center of human historyJaymie Stuart Wolfe

As the coronavirus crisis moves into the background and our attention shifts to ongoing civil unrest, it's a good idea to turn off the constant stream of news and take time to both pray and think. The ...

Thank You, Sisters!Maureen Crowley Heil

A few years ago, the social media world celebrated "Thank a Nun Day". The internet was full of pictures, with the hashtag #ThankaNunDay. I thought, "It's about time!" Quite often in the missions, it ...

To find our livesScott Hahn

The Liturgy this week continues to instruct us in the elements of discipleship. We're told that even the humblest among us have a share in the mission Christ gives to His Church. We're not all called ...

Existence of purgatoryFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I was raised to be a devout Catholic and have a great interest in works of theology, such as those by Thomas Aquinas. But my mother, who is also a Catholic, doesn't believe in purgatory. She thinks ...

Walking with Children in the MissionsMaureen Crowley Heil

We are very grateful to all the Catholic Schools and Parish Faith Formation programs that walked with us this school year in our efforts to help all children in the missions know how much God loves them! ...

Be not afraidScott Hahn

Our commitment to Christ will be put to the test. We will hear whispered warnings and denunciations, as Jeremiah does in today's First Reading. Even so-called friends will try to trap us and trip us ...

Mass obligation, emotional struggleFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. My beloved husband of 35 years passed away two years ago, and I have had great difficulty attending Mass since his death -- it invariably causes me to feel lightheaded and to cry. (I have usually had ...