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Due to the recent attacks on the Holy Father from the mainstream T.V. media and Print media,
I've created a separate page with a list of postings that may help confused Catholics on this and related issues.

I highly recommend you read all postings in this section.


'I got caught in the (PC) <Practicing Catholic> No Spin Zone! Don't you!'Notification of Correction: August 2006
Bill O'Reilly required Notification of Correction: Correcting what the Immaculate Conception is, and is not.

'I got caught in the (PC) <Practicing Catholic> No Spin Zone! Don't you!'Notification of Correction: August 2012
Bill O'Reilly required Notification of Correction. Topic: Distinguishing between dogma, doctrine and discipline

'I got caught in the (PC) <Practicing Catholic> No Spin Zone! Don't you!'Notification of Correction: September 2020
Correcting Sean Hannity: Are Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi really practicing Catholics?
 

— Read this, if you have changed your mind, and wish to go under an alias name for your posting.
Do you openly publish questions that were very personal in nature with the person's name on it?
What are the Catholic and Protestant views of the Rapture?
Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini
of the Holy Father Benedict XVI to Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons and The Lay Faithful On The Word Of God In The Life And Mission Of The Church
 
Web Apps and Programs you may have overlooked:
 
 
A Question that make be on visitor's mind:
If I submit a question to your AskACatholic.com Team will it be totally private?
January 2022 Does Simon of Cyrene in Matthew 27:32 have any level of veneration within the Catholic Church?
January 2022 Can you suggest a prayer to a Saint that helps me cope with my wife's teeth and weight issues?
January 2022 How can we know that Catholic Saints are in Heaven with God?
 
General  
January 2022 So I can better understand her Catholic faith, what does the inscription on my Aunt's Cross mean?
January 2022 Are these blessed sacramental already considerd blessed or should I have a priest bless them?
January 2022 Is my closeness to God measured by the sincerity of my heart or doing these various activities?
Easter and Lent  
January 2022 After Pius XII reset the Easter Vigil to begin no earlier than sunset on Holy Saturday, has Lent ended?
January 2022 How can I overcome the effects of sin after my sins have been forgiven and how long does it take?
January 2022 If one does an indulgence for a soul in Purgatory and not oneself, are both sacraments required?
January 2022 Can you clarify this so I can obtain an indulgence for the Holy Souls in Purgatory during November?
 
 
January 2022 Are Catholics wearing a masks due to the pandemic allowed to take the host back to the pew?
January 2022 After my friend has repented, if he struggles with sexual thoughts can he still receive Communion?
January 2022 Can you help me determine how conscientious or scrupulous I am prior to receiving Communion?
January 2022 Since we can't get ASL, is there any reason why my son can't just go to Sunday Mass and receive?
January 2022 Have I committed a mortal sin by watching Mass online instead of attending Mass in person?
January 2022 Did I commit a sin if I had an impure thought and physically bad feeling after Holy Communion?
January 2022 Why do both Creeds say, "He arose Again" and "He will come again to judge the living and dead"?
January 2022 To please my Deacon, would it be a sin to receive Communion while not in a state of grace?
January 2022 Does a priest have to perform transubstantiation at Mass or is a "sermon-based" Communion OK?
January 2022 If I was unsure if I was in a state of grace, should I have received Communion for these reasons?
January 2022 Are Nuns allowed to distribute Holy Communion during Mass?
January 2022 Why do we pray and have Masses for the "dead" when, until the Second Coming, they are "dead"?
January 2022 Since she doesn't go to Mass with mom, can she go to Communion or should she go to Confession?
January 2022 What does Pope Francis' "Traditionis Custodes" mean for the TLM and how do I evangelize atheists?
 
 
January 2022 Can the Rosaries I have made and blessed, now be sold and, in general, can blessed items be sold?
January 2022 If I'm mentally praying to Mary in my head, can she hear me or do I have to verbally pray?
 
 
January 2022 How do you respond when others feel you have possessions you don't deserve and envy you?
January 2022 Why did God make me weak and how do I handle my envy of those having sex w/no consequences?
January 2022 Is there anything else I can do, apart from praying, that will help me cease masturbating?
January 2022 Can you pray for me and give me advice on handling the blasphemous thoughts I'm receiving?
Janua ry 2022 Can you answer these questions that may appear to be homework questions?
January 2022 Is it a sin if I am having sexual dreams and my body is responding to it?
January 2022 What should I do if, as a younger woman, I had sins regarding purity that were never confessed?
January 2022 Would it be a mortal or venial sin if I viewed this impure image more than once by accident?
January 2022 How can I overcome my lack of sincerity, seeing the more I try, the more I seem to doubt myself?
January 2022 Can you assist me in a Philosophy–Religions course; I need to interview someone of another faith?
January 2022 Do you have advice for my scrupulosity and my fears of being bound to promises I've made to God?
January 2022 Does the use of pain medication contradict my intention to participate in redemptive suffering?
January 2022 After trying some same-sex stuff as a teen, what state am I in and how can I get rid of this guilt?
January 2022 I'm considering converting to the Church but have one question: What is Western Orthodoxy?
January 2022 Where can a Shia Muslim preacher who has converted to Christianity get protection and more?
 
 
January 2022 After trying some same-sex stuff as a teen, what state am I in and how can I get rid of this guilt?  
 
January 2022 Would it be a sin to deny sexual relations to your spouse except for fasting, prayer or illness?
January 2022 Am I wrong in not to let my daughter's boyfriend occasionally spend the night at my home?
January 2022 If I have had a vasectomy, can a husband ejaculate outside the conjugal embrace with my wife?
January 2022 If the husband cannot ejaculate into his wife's vagina, can he still stimulate his wife to climax?
January 2022 Am I a bad person since I'm addicted to sex, porn, and masturbation — it's the only sin in my life?
January 2022 Due to my health issues, is it OK to use sex aids to reach climax, then embrace, after her orgasm?
January 2022 Given we are both seniors, what kind of sex is permitted, and not permitted, in our marriage?
January 2022 When a spouse is deployed for a year, is it a sin to self pleasure yourself or to watch porn?
January 2022 Can you help me find answers that address, "Why Catholic teachings on birth control make sense?"
January 2022 Can CCD be taught 100% at home by the parents if their child has a learning or other disability?
January 2022 Can you provide insight on how we should handle our parent's discouraging our desire to marry?
January 2022 When I'm close to my wife, how do I defeat this mind set which leads to my lack of interest in sex?
 
 
Brother Gregory Conant O.S.B. December 6, 1927 to July 23, 2015; Requiescat In Pace, my friend!

My good conversational friend, Brother Gregory Conant, O.S.B. died peacefully on July 23, 2015 at Saint Benedict Abbey, Still River, Massachusetts, after a lengthy illness.

I personally knew Brother Gregory before, and after, he was a professed monk at St. Benedict Abbey in Still River, Massachusetts. His engaging conversation in various areas of Church history as it related to various teachings of the Church was something no other consecrated religious will ever come close to. If he wasn't talking about history, he was talking about Popes and Catholic Councils and the effect they had on society and the world for a specific period of time.

This was a unique Benedictine monk! . . . no doubt!

His love for the Church and Church history had an important impact on my life for which I am grateful.

Requiescat In Pace, my friend!
December 6, 1927 to July 23, 2015

Mike Humphrey
(Read his obituary here.)

   
January 2022 What do you have to say to the fact that Vatican II documents contradict previous proclamations?
 
 
January 2022 Why do these Gospels add "mind" to the Shema; isn't the "mind" our consciousness, spirt, and soul?
January 2022 Can you explain Revelation 3:14 where Jesus calls Himself, "The beginning of the creation of God"?
January 2022 If it's written, "you are dust, and to dust you shall return", why do we believe in the Resurrection?
January 2022 Is it OK for a Catholic to read the (CSV) Christian Standard Version of the Bible?
January 2022 Where did chapters 13 and 14 come from in Daniel and are there any more chapters I am missing?
January 2022 Is it wrong for me to ask for help with the Word of God from my Protestant brothers and sisters?
January 2022 If only pure souls can be with God, how was lucifer able to be with God until he was sent away?
January 2022 Who wrote the Catholic Bible?
 
   
January 2022 What are these other non-Catholic voices talking about and is my understanding of a soul correct?
January 2022 Being that I am a Catholic, is it really a bad idea to learn about the Supreme Mathematics?
 
 
Permalink:

2020 AskACatholic Three Tab Papal Repository of recent and previous Conciliary and Papal documents by:

  • Vatican II documents and Councils
  • Papal documents by Pope, and
  • Papal documents by Subject.
   
January 2022 What does Pope Francis' "Traditionis Custodes" mean for the TLM and how do I evangelize atheists?
January 2022 Why would a pope invoke a fallen angel, when it would cause ruination to people and the Church?
 
About the Sacraments (13)
 
 
 
January 2022 Did I lie in Confession to the priest about my penance and, if so, is this a mortal or venial sin?
January 2022 If you purposely held something back from a past Confession, do you have to confess your sins again?
January 2022 Since Jesus knows anyway, will I still be forgiven though I didn't tell the priest exactly what I did?
 
On the passing of my father — dialogue and reflections.
   
January 2022 Since we couldn't afford to bury her, will our mother still be accepted by God and the Church?
January 2022 If someone killed themselves for a specific reason, what level of Hell would they go to?
January 2022 What can I do to get my brother's cremains buried right as I can't afford a cemetery plot nor urn?
 
 
January 2022 Would it be a sin to deny sexual relations to your spouse except for fasting, prayer or illness?
January 2022 Should have tamed this weakness before getting engaged and what if he doesn't fully satisfy me?
January 2022 When I'm close to my wife, how do I defeat this mind set which leads to my lack of interest in sex?
January 2022 Are there sources stating Catholics shouldn't attend weddings of Catholics not wed in the Church?
January 2022 Can you provide insight on how we should handle our parent's discouraging our desire to marry?
January 2022 Can a practicing Catholic allow a couple married by a Justice of the Peace to sleep in their house?
 
January 2022 Would it be a sin to deny sexual relations to your spouse except for fasting, prayer or illness?
January 2022 Since she doesn't go to Mass with mom, can she go to Communion or should she go to Confession?
January 2022 If the diocese can't find a baptismal record, how do I prove I'm Catholic for the marriage tribunal?
January 2022 Can you tell me what we need to do in order to have our marriage recognized by the Church?
January 2022 Can a practicing Catholic allow a couple married by a Justice of the Peace to sleep in their house?
 
January 2022 What about Dr. Marshall and can a Catholic be a traditionalist Catholic without denying Vatican II?
January 2022 Should Catholics believe Catholic prophets and seer who prophesy End Time events?
January 2022 Can you help us understand the controversial incident of canonizing a pope who is in Hell?
January 2022 How do I respond to a non-Catholic friend who is telling me that the Catholic Church is pagan?
January 2022 How does the Church justify sending known pedophiles to other parishes to continue to say Mass?
January 2022 What is the difference between Catholics and Christians and is re-Baptism needed for a new start?
January 2022 Is a religious priest (not a diocesan priest) allowed to keep gold jewelry?
January 2022 Being that I am a Catholic, is it really a bad idea to learn about the Supreme Mathematics?
January 2022 Can CCD be taught 100% at home by the parents if their child has a learning or other disability?
January 2022 Where can a Shia Muslim preacher who has converted to Christianity get protection and more?
 
 
Memorial: Clayton Bower Jr. Audio Memorial page.
  The 1942 Catholic Layman's Guide: A brief outline of what he should know and do.
   
January 2022 If God is fair, why do aborted babies go to Heaven but the living can go to Hell for not believing?
January 2022 What do you have to say to the fact that Vatican II documents contradict previous proclamations?
January 2022 What is the point of eternal life or the after life; is it just to have fun and talk to dead people?
January 2022 Can a trivial venial sin become mortal and should I ruin my friend's joy by telling them it's a sin?
January 2022 Did God create the Universe, or is God the Universe itself, and explain why God is real?
January 2022 Can the AskACatholic team give me a better understanding of the significance of the embodiment?
January 2022 How can my prayers for my job problem be effective; how do I get God to answer these prayers?
January 2022 Since the Eucharist is the"Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ" how can Christ have a soul?
January 2022 Can you answer some basic questions from a Catholic that I have always pondered about?
January 2022 If someone is afraid of being raped in prison and commits suicide will they go to Heaven or Hell?
January 2022 Why do we pray and have Masses for the "dead" when, until the Second Coming, they are "dead"?
January 2022 What does Pope Francis' "Traditionis Custodes" mean for the TLM and how do I evangelize atheists?
 
 
January 2022 Would working in a marijuana field harm his soul and does betting on the lottery offend the Lord?
January 2022 Does the use of pain medication contradict my intention to participate in redemptive suffering?
January 2022 Can I pray to St. Luke for my mother's recovery from an illness; he is one of my favorite saints?
January 2022 What is the Church's teaching on body donation?
January 2022 Is breaking a vow a mortal sin and can I receive Holy Communion if I break a vow?
January 2022 Can I replace a vow to daily read a book of the Bible with the prayer of the Apostles' Creed?
January 2022 Is it a sin to hear cursing or blasphemy in a movie; also, how can this be avoided or should it be?
January 2022 Can I use a Tibetan singing bowl to meditate on the Lord?
January 2022 Does the Church support religious freedom and should Luther and other heretics be executed?
January 2022 Why is dueling immoral; the Church's stance makes me doubt all of Christianity?
January 2022 Is it a sin to watch Squid Game or any other action and violent movie?
January 2022 What can I do about my wife's constant swearing which our daughter has picked up as a habit?
January 2022 Is everyone who gets the vaccine shot being condemned to Hell?
January 2022 Is logging (or hacking) into a person's online account a venial or mortal sin?
January 2022 What is the Church's teaching on the use of crystals and would it be acceptable to put these crystal balls on display?
January 2022 Can a person bless bees wax candles and what prayer(s) are used, (or can only a priest do this)?
January 2022 How do you refute a claim by proponents of the Death Penalty based on this passage in Matthew?
January 2022 Is it moral to try Ayurvedic Medicine even if I don't accept the religious teachings?
January 2022 Is a religious priest (not a diocesan priest) allowed to keep gold jewelry?
January 2022 Does Simon of Cyrene in Matthew 27:32 have any level of veneration within the Catholic Church?
 
 
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