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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.


Although the O'Reilly Factor, originally titled the O'Reilly Report, is off the air, because of the popularity of this show and the number of potential viewers who heard Bill's misstatements on Marian and similar Church Teachings, we have carried over his on-air blunders on the web pages below. Anyone is welcome to check our rebuttals for faithfulness.

As a person who appears to strive for the truth, especially in the faith, I'm sure Bill would welcome these corrects as an open-minded journalist.


'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

 
Where do I go to financially donate to the work you and your team does on behalf of the Church?

— Read this, if you have changed your mind, and wish to go under an alias name for your posting.
Do you publish questions of a personal nature with the person's name on it?

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
 
Web Apps and Programs you may have overlooked:
 
 
About Saints (2)
 
January 2020 What is the difference between these patron saints of firefighters and which one is more relevant?
January 2020 Why was St. Patrick never canonized, and since he wasn't, why is he the patron Saint of Ireland?
 
Church disciplines, practices and traditions (small 't') (6)
 
General
January 2020 Was this a normal prayer for prayer cards in 1961 and why would this specific prayer be on it?
January 2020 Can you tell me where Protestants get this prayer from and why don't Catholics say this prayer?
January 2020 What makes Holy Water, holy; and can you tell the difference between holy and normal tap water?
January 2020 Is it bad to wear a Saint Benedict's medal around you since you are attracting bad things to you?
For Christmas
January 2020 How can I discuss the inadvisability of family members to receive Holy Communion at Christmas?
January 2020 May I receive the Eucharist at the Christmas Vigil, Christmas Eve Mass, and Christmas Day Mass?
 
On Purgatory and Indulgences (1)
 
January 2020 Why are the Holy Souls in Purgatory judged again if they were already judged when they died?
 
On The Holy Mass: Ordo and Tridentine liturgies (8)
 
January 2020 Can you clarify my doubts about the posture in both the Ordo and Extraordinary forms of the Mass?
January 2020 In the Nicene Creed, why does it say, "On the third day He rose 'again' " when He only rose once?
January 2020 Is the Eastern Rite the only one that holds 40-day memorial Masses for the deceased or do others?
January 2020 Can a Catholic who is married to a non-Christian receive Holy Communion?
January 2020 If my kids don't go to Heaven for not attending Mass, why would I want to go there without them?
January 2020 Is this scrupulosity on my part or is this the type of sin I should go to Confession for?
January 2020 How can I discuss the inadvisability of family members to receive Holy Communion at Christmas?
January 2020 In this situation, is this scrupulosity on my part or is it a sin I should go to Confession for?
January 2020 May I receive the Eucharist at the Christmas Vigil, Christmas Eve Mass, and Christmas Day Mass?
 
Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Mother (2)
 
January 2020 What can I do if I struggle praying the Rosary; (How can I meditate while saying the Hail Mary)?
January 2020 When we receive the grace of justification in the sacraments is it directly imparted from Mary?
 
Questions from seeking and confused Christians (9)
 
January 2020 Can you help me with my recent in-the-news struggles with the faith and the filioque issue?
January 2020 Since I go through psychological changes during puberty, is masturbation without lust a venial sin?
January 2020 Is it a mortal sin if I want to relieve stress while on my journey to completely stopping this habit?
January 2020 What Catholic book(s) can I recommend to a Presbyterian who does not practice their faith?
January 2020 How does a 30-year-old, who use to go to church as a kid, get back to going, despite my attitude?
January 2020 How do I handle the side effects of giving up masturbation via prayer, mediation, and counsel?
January 2020 Does the Church consider it suicide if I choose to stop dialysis?
January 2020 Which is worse: straight porn or gay porn and how do I stop browsing this on-line stuff?
January 2020 In this situation, is this scrupulosity on my part or is it a sin I should go to Confession for?
 
Questions from those contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming Home. (3)
 
January 2020 How does a Catholic who left the faith and converted to Islam come back to the Catholic Church?
January 2020 As an Armenian Christian, is she doing enough to to be Catholic or is something else needed?
January 2020 Can a convert from Buddhism with a homosexual history be considered for the religious life?
 
Homosexual Issues  (3)
 
January 2020 Is it OK to dance vogue despite of the homosexual origins of this dance style?
January 2020 Can a convert from Buddhism with a homosexual history be considered for the religious life?
January 2020 Why is Father James Martin allowed to perform his priestly duties while promoting homosexuality?
 
Life and Family Issues  (4)
 
January 2020 Should I date a fallen-away Catholic who is now an Orthodox and is it OK to go to his Masses?
January 2020 Is a woman allowed to have sex with her husband when she is menstruating?
January 2020 Is it sinful for women to do pelvic floor exercises (kegels), either manually or electronically?
January 2020 At 18-years-old, other than kissing, what type of intimate love can I share with my boyfriend?
 
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 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.)

 
On the Sacred Scriptures (3)
 
January 2020 Can you help me find the Scriptural reference for ' the Church being our Mother ' ?
January 2020 Why did satan want Moses' body and why is it said in 'Conversations with God', Hitler is in Heaven?
January 2020 Why did God exclude other nations in the Old Testament; didn't He love everyone back then too?
 
On Cults and Sects (1)
 
January 2020 Was this mystical event that happened with my statue of the Infant of Prague, of God or the devil?
 
On Justification and Salvation (2)
 
Recommendation by: John DiMascio
August 2018 How Protestants Still Get Justification Wrong by Stephen Beale recommended by John DiMascio
 
January 2020 Is this view of salvation correct, how can Muslims be saved, and do you have to be a Christian?
January 2020 Where are we left salvation-wise, now and later, if we can't stop sinning but still accept Christ?
 
On the Papacy, the Pope and Infallibility (3)
 
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 2020 Can my kids receive their First Communion next year in Rome; and what documents are needed?
January 2020 If the Pope is infallible: were the bad popes, who were sexually and immorally sinful, infallible?
January 2020 Does the bishop have to obey the pope, when the pope supports something contrary to the faith?
 
About the Sacraments (17)
 

General (0)

 

Baptism (4)

 
January 2020 Why is the baby being punished for the sins of the parents; (no one cares about the Original Sin)?
January 2020 Can a Christian witness's name be placed on the actual Baptismal certificate?
January 2020 How do I handle this situation and what are the specific requirements to becoming a godparent?
January 2020 If a parent is a baptized Catholic and their child is not, if the child dies, where does (he|she) go?
 

Eucharist (0)

 

Confirmation (0)

 

Penance/Confession (8)

 
January 2020 Can I confess my sins to a friend instead of to a priest and be forgiven; and are swear words sinful?
January 2020 If someone hasn't finished their penance, can they still go to Communion and what if they forget?
January 2020 After a good Confession, when I fall again, how do I persuade myself not to give in to sin again?
January 2020 What if I desire a good Confession but can't remember whether I confessed sins from long ago?
January 2020 If you didn't grasp your penance until after leaving Confession, should you bring it up next time?
January 2020 In this situation, is this scrupulosity on my part or is it a sin I should go to Confession for?
January 2020 Can I participate outside the Church and why does the memory of sin remain, after Confession?
January 2020 What is Communal Reconciliation or does this go under a different Church definition?
 

Anointing of the Sick and various end of life issues. (1) plus A SPECIAL KEEPSAKE

November2007 On the passing of my father — dialogue and reflections.
January 2020 Can dying as an infant or dying after receiving one of the sacraments be the best way to go?
 

Marriage (2)

 
January 2020 Are these hypothetical marriages valid with respect to their performance, ceremony, and papers?
January 2020 How can cohabitation be evil if we have only had Matrimony since since New Testament times?
 
Priesthood (2)
 
January 2020 Can I cut my prayers short for a good reason, can I have two callings; and do we heal all the time?
January 2020 Can a convert from Buddhism with a homosexual history be considered for the religious life?
 
On Marriage and relationship situations (2)
 
January 2020 Do you have any advice for worried parents, whose son seems to be in a controlling engagement?
January 2020 Should I purse a mixed marriage in the Catholic Church only to appease my family members?
 
Specific people, organizations and events (6)
 
January 2020 Should I consider giving to Planned Parenthood for its sex education and other non-abortion care?
January 2020 Who says the (Hebrew religion and God) is the right one and not the (Egyptian religions and gods)?
January 2020 Is this documentary accurate that Jesus was never crucified and that He married Mary Magdalene?
January 2020 What's the Church's view of soldiers killing people to defend our country in order to keep it safe?
January 2020 Why is Father James Martin allowed to perform his priestly duties while promoting homosexuality?
January 2020 Should I reconsider doing repairs to this Buddhist Temple now that I know they may be pagans?
 
On Catholic Doctrine and Church teachings (7)
 
Memorial: Clayton Bower Jr. Audio Memorial page.
  The 1942 Catholic Layman's Guide: A brief outline of what he should know and do.
January 2020 Why would a loving God allow a soul to suffer in Hell for all Eternity; what does the sufferer learn?
January 2020 What is feigned ignorance and what's the difference between knowledge and certain ignorance(s)?
January 2020 What happens to the spirit after death; is there an instant judgment or do we wait until the End?
January 2020 Does the Church or any theologian have any theories on what happens when an animal dies?
January 2020 Can you help me with my recent in-the-news struggles with the faith and the filioque issue?
January 2020 If a parent is a baptized Catholic and their child is not, if the child dies, where does (he|she) go?
January 2020 Can dying as an infant or dying after receiving one of the sacraments be the best way to go?
 
On Church views toward specific practices (13)
 
January 2020 Can Catholics who ride for the Knights on Bikes also wear a Christian motorcycle ministry patch?
January 2020 Can I remain a good Catholic and still wear garments that have an unsavory association?
January 2020 Is it sinful for devout Catholics to buy sexually-charged movies even if they skip the sex scenes?
January 2020 What is the Catholic view on making up, painting one's lips or wearing tight clothes and ear rings?
January 2020 Is there a required amount of time Catholics must pray each day and is praying the Rosary enough?
January 2020 As a Christian should I let the police use my garage to surveil my neighbor since it's a drug house?
January 2020 If I know someone is selling cocaine to children, is it morally right or wrong to report them?
January 2020 Is it OK to dance vogue despite of the homosexual origins of this dance style?
January 2020 Is it sinful for women to do pelvic floor exercises (kegels), either manually or electronically?
January 2020 Other than kissing, at 18 years old, what type of intimate love can I share with my boyfriend?
January 2020 Can I participate outside the Church and why does the memory of sin remain, after Confession?
January 2020 Can I cut my prayers short for a good reason, can I have two callings; and do we heal all the time?
January 2020 Should I reconsider doing repairs to this Buddhist Temple now that I know they may be pagans?
 
Church Internals (0)
 
Church History (0)
 
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