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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 openly publish questions that were very personal in 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 (0)
 
Church disciplines, practices and traditions (small 't') (2)
 
For General disciplines, practices, etc.
August 2020 What do Catholics do when entering the homes of other Catholics: do they respect an altar?
For Lent
August 2020 Due to the virus, can we still get the Divine Mercy indulgence by saying the Good Friday novena?
 
On Purgatory and Indulgences (0)
 
On The Holy Mass: Ordo and Tridentine liturgies (4)
 
August 2020 Are churches closed due the Coronavirus and at what age are seniors exempt from attending Mass?
August 2020 Can a Catholic honor the Sabbath day (and abstain from work) on another day, other than Sunday?
August 2020 In the history of Catholicism, has anyone ever fasted or sacrificed by not receiving the Eucharist?
August 2020 In Church history, when has the Church canceled Mass or offered a dispensation from attendance?
 
Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Mother (2)
 
August 2020 Why is Mary called "our life" and "our hope" in the Hail Mary when Jesus is the Way and the Truth?
August 2020 If Mary had original sin and therefore a fallen humanity, would Jesus have had a fallen humanity?
 
Questions from seeking and confused Christians (9)
 
August 2020 How does a Catholic interact with the spiritual realm and discern the type of problem my son has?
August 2020 How does a Catholic handle the stresses of the Coronavirus, having a job, and this living situation?
August 2020 Can someone help me with some questions for a college documentary on religion?
August 2020 If I am a Catholic teen who watches porn and masturbates, what should I do to fix this?
August 2020 Why does the Lord let people who are hopeless, and who really want to die, live?
August 2020 How do I reply to non-believers who dispute the morality of God's (killing or ruination of property)?
August 2020 Although my mom wants me to convert my boyfriend, why should I force him when he's not ready?
August 2020 Why has my life been so aggravating and why am I so unfortunate; am I too bad to be forgiven?
August 2020 Is scab eating perilious to my salvation and is someone still a virgin if they've been masturbating?
 
Questions from those contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming Home. (0)
 
Homosexual Issues  (2)
 
August 2020 Can you provide advice on how a gay man addicted to watching gay porn can break this habit?
August 2020 Is hugging and kissing one of the same sex a sin and if they have relations will they be forgiven?
 
Life and Family Issues  (1)
 
August 2020 Does God help us in our very personal relationships and does God talk to us through our feelings?  
 
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 (6)
 
August 2020 What Catholic Study Bible would you recommend other then these two?
August 2020 Why is a reference to a Psalm off by one in an answer Eric provided on Catholics and Passover?
August 2020 What happened to Philip in Acts Chapter 8, verse 9 (Acts 8:39); how do we interpret this verse?
August 2020 Were there any traditions in the Old Testament of asking saints for their intercession?
August 2020 Why did God want to destroy the world if the Father's Plan was to send His Son to save humanity?
August 2020 Can you reconcile these Scripture passages in John with the Catholic teaching on the Eucharist?
 
On Cults and Sects (2)
 
August 2020 Can you explain 'the little horn' in SDA eschatology and did the Church cause the fall of these guys?
August 2020 Is my Baptism valid, is there any harm in getting baptized again, and is my resurrection at stake?
 
On Justification and Salvation (0)
 
Recommendation by: John DiMascio
August 2018 How Protestants Still Get Justification Wrong by Stephen Beale recommended by John DiMascio
 
On the Papacy, the Pope and Infallibility (2)
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.
   
August 2020 What is the Vatican view of Malachy's prophecy of the 112 popes and can you decode this message?
August 2020 Can the Church change moral and divine law on Capital Punishment and, if so, what's next?
 
About the Sacraments (6)
 

General (1)

 
August 2020 What does authority mean if some aren't always healed and what's the exception in Matthew 19:9?  
 

Baptism (1)

 
August 2020 Is my Baptism valid, is there any harm in getting baptized again, and is my resurrection at stake?
 

Eucharist (2)

 
August 2020 Can you reply to questions on the Incarnation linked to the Eucharist and the (Body/Soul) of Jesus?
August 2020 Can you reconcile these Scripture passages in John with the Catholic teaching on the Eucharist?
 

Confirmation (0)

 

Penance/Confession (2)

 
August 2020 Since Jesus is the only One who can forgive sins, why go to the pope or priests for forgiveness?
August 2020 What is sodomy and what if I want to go to Confession (for mortal sins) but my parents disallow it?
 

Anointing of the Sick and various end of life issues. (0) plus A SPECIAL KEEPSAKE

November2007 On the passing of my father — dialogue and reflections.
 

Marriage (0)

 
Priesthood (0)
 
On Marriage and relationship situations (1)
 
August 2020 In order for God to bless our future union, do we need a divorce and is our relationship still sinful?
 
Specific people, organizations and events (7)
 
August 2020 If Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married, why would it be upsetting to Christians worldwide?
August 2020 Why did God give us Covid 19 (the Coronavirus)?
August 2020 How can the Vatican, lead by the pope, accompany us through the anxiety and fear of COVID 19?
August 2020 Is it easier to get to Heaven as a married Catholic with children or as a religious monk or nun?
August 2020 Can one be a layman monk and is it OK to follow aspects of a Buddhist monk's practice and life?
August 2020 What's your opinion of these three people: Bishop Baron, Dr. Taylor Marshall, and Michael Voris?
August 2020 What if I have feelings for Sister Mary from our Convent and I want her to run away with me?
 
On Catholic Doctrine and Church teachings (12)
 
Memorial: Clayton Bower Jr. Audio Memorial page.
  The 1942 Catholic Layman's Guide: A brief outline of what he should know and do.
August 2020 Are Catholics obliged to report anyone who breaks the law or just serious crimes like murder, etc.?
August 2020 Did Jesus rescue the unrighteous souls in Sheol after His Death or were they already doomed?
August 2020 Why can't lay people bless bread and wine and forgive sins like priests and what's Sacred Tradition?
August 2020 What does it mean to give pleasure to God; does following God's Will please Jesus and the saints?
August 2020 Why did the Catechism use this wording to explain our union with Christ, the Word of God?
August 2020 Can you explain the sources of morality, especially these two; and explain this definition?
August 2020 If the Church says something that is clearly immoral, is it morally OK to disobey Church teaching?
August 2020 Can you clarify how Thomas explains the difference between mortal and venial sin in his Summa?
August 2020 Can you answer an array of questions on God's faithfulness: can He be manipulated or be trusted?
August 2020 Since Jesus is the only One who can forgive sins, why go to the pope or priests for forgiveness?
August 2020 Can you reply to questions on the Incarnation linked to the Eucharist and the (Body/Soul) of Jesus?
August 2020 What is sodomy and what if I want to go to Confession (for mortal sins) but my parents disallow it?
 
On Church views toward specific practices (11)
 
August 2020 Is it a blasphemy or a sin to have traditional Sak Yant (also called Sak Yan, or Yantra) tattoos?
August 2020 How do I properly dispose of a statue of Jesus that, unfortunately, did not have a head?
August 2020 What is the Church's stance on making up, painting one's lips and wearing tight clothes or earrings?
August 2020 Why isn't gambling a sin and how do I know the voice of the Magisterium with only the internet?
August 2020 Is it a sin to listen to subliminal messages so I can have more confidence in how my nose looks?
August 2020 Is it a sin to masturbate and, if not, why did God design us this way and why no talk on this topic?
August 2020 What are dreams; are they past, present or future events and can God communicate via dreams?
August 2020 What do Catholics do when entering the homes of other Catholics: pay their respects at the altar?
August 2020 Due to the virus, can we still get the Divine Mercy indulgence by saying the Good Friday novena?
August 2020 Is scab eating perilious to my salvation and is someone still a virgin if they've been masturbating?
August 2020 Can the Church change moral and divine law on Capital Punishment and, if so, what's next?
 
Church Internals (0)
 
Church History (2)
 
August 2020 In Church history, when has the Church canceled Mass or offered a dispensation from attendance?
August 2020 In the history of Catholicism, has anyone ever fasted or sacrificed by not receiving the Eucharist?
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