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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.


Because of the popularity of the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News and the number of potential viewers who heard Bill's mis-statement on Marian Teaching, we have carried over his on-air blunders on the web pages below.

As a courtesy, we would welcome an invitation to appear on his show to talk about this issue and our little Catholic support group in the Boston area.


'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

 
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— Read this, if you have changed your mind, and wish to go under an alias name for your posting.
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Please keep my town of Natick, Massachusetts in your prayers; we really need them.

— Mike Humphrey AskACatholic Web Admin.
 
The Vatican Congregation for the Clergy since January 2011 has been sending me Sunday Reflections on the Liturgy. I hope you enjoy them.
 
A Woman in Support of the All-Male Priesthood by Kathleen Laplante
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
 
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NEW 5 Common Mistakes Catholics Make in Defending Catholicism
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NEW Clayton Bower Jr. Audio Memorial page.
NEW Category in the database: Homosexuality Issues
NEW I Have a Say: Fr. John Hollowell - A Pro-Life, Pro-Catholic Message
The Dialogue: Who is really Pro-Choice?
NEW Apostolic Exhortation The Joy Of The Gospel — Evangelii Gaudium from the Holy Father Francis
NEW Historical Christian Heresies

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January 2017 If the Church canonizes those living before Christ, who in the Old Testament would She canonize?
 
Church disciplines, practices and traditions (small 't') (1)
 
January 2017 Do you know the Church view on these questions seeing I'm thinking about joining the Church?
 
On Purgatory and Indulgences (1)
 
January 2017 Couldn't a Protestant rebut our view of Purgatory by using a Catholic defense for Mary's virginity?
 
On The Holy Mass: Ordo and Tridentine liturgies (2)
 
January 2017 Can you help me answer some questions from a Protestant about our Catholic Mass services?
January 2017 Can a Catholic be barred from receiving Communion for attitude issues or insolence to a bishop?
 
Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Mother (0)
 
Questions from seeking and confused Christians (15)
 
January 2017 If my young son was baptized as a Presbyterian, how does he get baptized in the Catholic Church?
January 2017 How can my daughter politely decline joining my sister-in-law's anti-Catholic Pentecostal group?
January 2017 If I join, will these things prevent me from receiving the sacraments and how will we be viewed?
January 2017 Is there any way I can fulfill both my vocation as a nun and my vocation as a lawyer with a family?
January 2017 How do I know the angels are protecting me and what should do about my fears of being bullied?
January 2017 Can you guide a non-Christian who believes in Jesus, in Christian teachings, and its spirituality?
January 2017 With a vacillating husband what can I do to keep both my Wedding vows and Baptismal vows?
January 2017 As a Baptist interested in your faith, could I attend a Catholic service and become a Catholic?
January 2017 Will I go to Hell if my Orthodox parents won't let me become Catholic and receive the sacraments?
January 2017 Can a Pentecostal who has been worshiping in the Catholic Church receive Holy Communion?
January 2017 How do I explain the forces at work in my life and eliminate self-love while keeping self-esteem?
January 2017 If possible, can you please respond to every atheistic point of view I have made?
January 2017 How do you know the universe can't be uncaused and why not go with natural, secular reasoning?
January 2017 When a loved one dies tragically does that mean they weren't being watched over by God?
January 2017 Should my daughter observe Christmas if she is marrying a Jewish man and converting to Judaism?
 
Homosexual Issues  (0)
 
Life and Family Issues (4)
 
January 2017 How do I reconcile the sin of an abortion (one I arranged and paid for) with the Church?
January 2017 How does the Church respond to my views on sexual ethics and Catholic sexual morality?
January 2017 Are Catholics allowed to have surgical or non-surgical procedures for foreskin restoration?
January 2017 As faithful Catholics practicing NFP, are these sexual activities moral and can he help me finish?
 
Questions on the Catholic doctrine "Outside the Church there is no Salvation"  (0)
 
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 that 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.)

   
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On Cults and Sects (2)
 
January 2017 Can someone find your guardian angel's name and talk to them or is this some kind of scam?
January 2017 Is it wrong for a Catholic speak to Mormon missionaries to find out where we agree and disagree?
 
On Justification and Salvation (0)
 
On the Papacy, the Pope and Infallibility (2)
 
January 2017 Can you explain the year of forgiveness and if the Pope forgives, why did Jesus have to die for us?
January 2017 Do you know the Church view on these questions seeing I'm thinking about joining the Church?
 
About the Sacraments (13)
 
 

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Baptism (1)

January 2017 In light of this pressure, am I being reasonable in requiring a Godfather be a faithful Catholic?
 

Eucharist (0)

   

Confirmation (1)

January 2017 Is it a sin not to go to Confession before you receive Confirmation?
 

Penance/Confession (4)

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January 2017 Seeing that I owe restitution, do I have to take any job in order for my Confession to be valid?
January 2017 Can you explain the year of forgiveness and if the Pope forgives, why did Jesus have to die for us?
January 2017 Can a Catholic receive absolution later for marrying a Protestant with a non-annulled marriage?

Anointing of the Sick (1) plus A SPECIAL KEEPSAKE

January 2017 Do you know the Church view on these questions seeing I'm thinking about joining the Church?
November2007 On the passing of my father — dialogue and reflections.
 

Marriage (5)

January 2017 What can we do to have a full Catholic marriage rite, if her fiancé insists on an Anglican wedding?
January 2017 Since I am not Catholic, will I have to go to classes and become Catholic to marry my fiancé?
January 2017 Because I love God issues but am Hindu, can my fiancé and I get properly married in the Church?
January 2017 What would be the best way to marry that would keep them happy and not offend the Church?
January 2017 Should my daughter observe Christmas if she is marrying a Jewish man and converting to Judaism?
 
Priesthood (1)
January 2017 Does the New Rite of Episcopal Consecration by Pope Paul VI meet the criteria for validity?
 
On Marriage and relationship situations (4)
 
January 2017 What's the Church's advice on shared parenting amid two homes while a divorce is being finalized?
January 2017 What is the standing of civilly-divorced Catholics and what can they do in the Church?
January 2017 Am I still married and how do I handle this call to heal while trying to find another mate?
January 2017 Can a Catholic receive absolution later for marrying a Protestant with a non-annulled marriage?
 
Specific people, organizations and events (2)
 
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January 2017 Other than my approach, how else do I explain belief in God to an atheist?
 
On Catholic Doctrine and Church teachings (6)
 
Memorial to: Clayton Bower Jr. Audio Memorial page.
  The 1942 Catholic Layman's Guide: A brief outline of what he should know and do.
January 2017 How do you know for certain that Jesus is the Son of God and not just another good prophet?
January 2017 Is Ransoming the Captives a corporal work of Mercy?
January 2017 When a loved one dies tragically does that mean they weren't being watched over by God?
January 2017 Can you answer some questions related to the cosmological argument for the existence of God?
January 2017 Is it not possible that any man or woman when they get to Heaven will also feel vices?
January 2017 Should I be a creationist or a evolutionist and isn't it inconsistent to marry God with Evolution?
 
On Church views toward specific practices (6)
January 2017 Seeing you bless holy water, what would happen if a priest blessed the ocean with holy water?
January 2017 Seeing that I pray a lot, is lying down on my back with my head propped up a respectable posture?
January 2017 Why doesn't the Church use their obscene amounts of property to build homes for the poor?
January 2017 What else can I do to quicken my detachment from a yoga culture full of new age crap?
January 2017 How can the Church view capital punishment as sometimes acceptable when human life is sacred?
January 2017 Is it wrong for a Catholic speak to Mormon missionaries to find out where we agree and disagree?
 
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Church History (0)
 
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