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2.  Saints
3.  Disciplines, practices, tradition
4.  Purgatory and Indulgences
5.  On The Holy Mass: Ordo and Tridentine liturgies
6.  Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Mother
7.  Questions from seeking and confused Christians
7C. Contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming home
7G. Homosexuality Issues
8.  Life and Pro-life issues
9.  The doctrine, "Outside the Church there is no Salvation"
10. Sacred Scripture
11. About Sects or Cults
12. Catholic view of Justification and Salvation
13. the Papacy, the Pope and Infallibility
14. About the Sacraments
15. Relationship and Marriage situations
16. Church views toward specific people, organizations and events
17. Catholic Doctrine and Church teachings
18. Church views toward specific practices
19. Church Internals
20. Church History
Full-time

Eric Ewanco - EE
Bob Kirby - BK
Paul Murano - PM
Mike Humphrey - MIKE

Part-time

John DiMascio - JD
Fr. Jonathan - Fr. J.



 
 
No. Cat. DUP Apologist Grammarian Brief Question Description
 Disciplines, practices, tradition
1. 3GN.   BOB-PM MIKE|STEVE Was this a normal prayer for prayer cards in 1961 and why would this specific prayer be on it?
Purgatory and Indulgences
2. 4.   BOB MIKE|STEVE 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
3. 5.   AA MIKE|STEVE Can you clarify my doubts about the posture in both the Ordo and Extraordinary forms of the Mass?
4. 5.   PM-EE MIKE|STEVE In the Nicene Creed, why does it say, "On the third day He rose 'again' " when He only rose once?
5. 5.   EE-AA MIKE|STEVE Is the Eastern Rite the only one that holds 40-day memorial Masses for the deceased or do others?
6. 5.   BOB-EE MIKE|STEVE Can a Catholic who is married to a non-Christian receive Holy Communion?
7. 5.   BOB MIKE|STEVE If my kids don't go to Heaven for not attending Mass, why would I want to go there without them?
8. 5-14CF 5 14CF MIKE|STEVE Is this scrupulosity on my part or is this the type of sin I should go to Confession for?
Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Mother
9. 6.   MIKE-EE MIKE|STEVE What can I do if I struggle praying the Rosary; (How can I meditate while saying the Hail Mary)?
Questions from seeking and confused Christians
10. 7. pope BOB MIKE|STEVE Can you help me with my recent in-the-news struggles with the faith and the filioque issue?
11. 7.   PM-EE MIKE|STEVE Since I go through psychological changes during puberty, is masturbation without lust a venial sin?
54. 7.   BOB-EE MIKE Is it a mortal sin if I want to relieve stress while on my journey to completely stopping this habit?
EXTR 5-14CF+7 5 14CF MIKE|STEVE In this situation, is this scrupulosity on my part or is it a sin I should go to Confession for?
Contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming home
12. 7C.   EE-BOB MIKE|STEVE How does a Catholic who left the faith and converted to Islam come back to the Catholic Church?
13. 7C+7H 4 BOB MIKE|STEVE Can a convert from Buddhism with a homosexual history be considered for the religious life?
Homosexuality Issues
14. 7H+18. 8. BOB MIKE Is it OK to dance vogue despite of the homosexual origins of this dance style?
  7H+7C 4 BOB MIKE|STEVE Can a convert from Buddhism with a homosexual history be considered for the religious life?
15. 7H+16 2 BOB MIKE|STEVE Why is Father James Martin allowed to perform his priestly duties while promoting homosexuality?
Life and Pro-life issues
16. 8.   BOB MIKE|STEVE Should I date a fallen-away Catholic who is now an Orthodox and is it OK to go to his Masses?
17. 8+18. 6 BOB MIKE|STEVE Is it sinful for women to do pelvic floor exercises (kegels), either manually or electronically?
18. 8+18. 7 PM=BOB MIKE|STEVE At 18-years-old, other than kissing, what type of intimate love can I share with my boyfriend?
Sacred Scripture
19. 10.   MH-AA-EE-PM MIKE|STEVE Can you help me find the Scriptural reference for ' the Church being our Mother ' ?
20. 10.   EE MIKE Why did satan want Moses' body and why is it said in 'Conversations with God', Hitler is in Heaven?
About Sects or Cults
21. 11.   BOB MIKE Was this mystical event that happened with my statue of the Infant of Prague, of God or the devil?
Catholic view of Justification and Salvation
22. 12.   BOB MIKE Is this view of salvation correct, how can Muslims be saved, and do you have to be a Christian?

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12.   BOB MIKE Where are we left salvation-wise, now and later, if we can't stop sinning but still accept Christ?
The Papacy, the Pope and Infallibility
24. 13.   MIKE MIKE Can my kids receive their First Communion next year in Rome; and what documents are needed?
About the Sacraments
25. 14BP.   BOB MIKE Why is the baby being punished for the sins of the parents; (no one cares about the Original Sin)?
26. 14BP   BOB MIKE Can a Christian witness's name be placed on the actual Baptismal certificate?
27. 17+14BP 10. BOB MIKE If a parent is a baptized Catholic and their child is not, if the child dies, where does (he|she) go?
 
28. 14CF.   EE-PP-BOB MIKE Can I confess my sins to a friend instead of to a priest and be forgiven; and are swear words sinful?

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14CF.   BOB MIKE If someone hasn't finished their penance, can they still go to Communion and what if they forget?
30. 14CF.   BOB MIKE After a good Confession, when I fall again, how do I persuade myself not to give in to sin again?
31. 14CF.   BOB MIKE What if I desire a good Confession but can't remember whether I confessed sins from long ago?
32. 14CF   BOB MIKE If you didn't grasp your penance until after leaving Confession, should you bring it up next time?
  5-14CF 5 14CF MIKE|STEVE In this situation, is this scrupulosity on my part or is it a sin I should go to Confession for?
33. 18+14CF 3
memory
of sin
BOB-MIKE MIKE Can I participate outside the Church and why does the memory of sin remain, after Confession?
 
34. 14MG.   PM MIKE Are these hypothetical marriages valid with respect to their performance, ceremony, and papers?
 
35. 14HO.
+18
1 BOB-MIKE MIKE Can I cut my prayers short for a good reason, can I have two callings; and do we heal all the time?
Church views toward specific people, organizations and events
36. 16.   BOB MIKE Should I consider giving to Planned Parenthood for its sex education and other non-abortion care?

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16.   EE-BOB MIKE Who says the (Hebrew religion and God) is the right one and not the (Egyptian religions and gods)?
38. 16.   EE MIKE Is this documentary accurate that Jesus was never crucified and that He married Mary Magdalene?
  16+7H 2 BOB MIKE|STEVE Why is Father James Martin allowed to perform his priestly duties while promoting homosexuality?
39. 16+18 9 MIKE- MIKE Should I reconsider doing repairs to this Buddhist Temple now that I know they may be pagans?
Catholic Doctrine and Church teachings
40. 17.   PM=BOB MIKE Why would a loving God allow a soul to suffer in Hell for all Eternity; what does the sufferer learn?
41. 17.   PM MIKE What is feigned ignorance and what's the difference between knowledge and certain ignorance(s)?
  17+14BP 10. BOB MIKE If a parent is a baptized Catholic and their child is not, if the child dies, where does (he|she) go?
Church views toward specific practices
42. 18.   BOB MIKE Can Catholics who ride for the Knights on Bikes also wear a Christian motorcycle ministry patch?
43. 18.   BOB-MIKE MIKE Can I remain a good Catholic and still wear garments that have an unsavory association?
44. 18.   BOB MIKE Is it sinful for devout Catholics to buy sexually-charged movies even if they skip the sex scenes?

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18.   PM-BOB MIKE What is the Catholic view on making up, painting one's lips or wearing tight clothes and ear rings?
46. 18.   PM-BOB MIKE Is there a required amount of time Catholics must pray each day and is praying the Rosary enough?
47. 18.   BOB MIKE As a Christian should I let the police use my garage to surveil my neighbor since it's a drug house?
48. 18.   BOB MIKE If I know someone is selling cocaine to children, is it morally right or wrong to report them?
  18.+7H 8. BOB MIKE Is it OK to dance vogue despite of the homosexual origins of this dance style?
  18.+8. 6 BOB MIKE|STEVE Is it sinful for women to do pelvic floor exercises (kegels), either manually or electronically?
  18.+8. 7 PM=BOB MIKE|STEVE Other than kissing, at 18 years old, what type of intimate love can I share with my boyfriend?
  18+14CF 3 BOB MIKE Can I participate outside the Church and why does the memory of sin remain, after Confession?
  18+14HO 1 BOB-MIKE MIKE Can I cut my prayers short for a good reason, can I have two callings; and do we heal all the time?
  16+18 9 MIKE- MIKE Should I reconsider doing repairs to this Buddhist Temple now that I know they may be pagans?
Totals: 48+9=57
 
49. 8.   BOB   Is a woman allowed to have sex with her husband when she is menstruating?
50. 14MG.   PM   How can cohabitation be evil if we have only had Matrimony after Jesus made it a Sacrament?
51. 3GN   EE-BOB   Can you tell me where Protestants get this prayer from and why Catholics don't pray it?
52. 7.   BOB-MIKE   What Catholic book(s) can I recommend to a Presbyterian who does not practice their faith?

53.

2.   MIKE   What is the difference between these patron saints of firefighters and which one is more relevant?
55. 13.   EE   If the Pope is infallible: were the bad popes, who were sexually and immorally sinful, infallible?
56. 3GN.   EE   What makes Holy Water, holy; and can you tell the difference between holy and normal tap water?
57. 14BP.   EE   How do I handle this situation and what are the specific requirements to becoming a godparent?
58. 17.   BOB   What happens to the spirit after death; is there an instant judgment or do we wait until the End?
59. 7.   BOB-MIKE   How does a 30-year-old, who use to go to church as a kid, get back to going, despite my attitude?
60. 6.   MIKE-JD-BOB   When we receive the grace of justification in the sacraments is it directly imparted from Mary?
61. 14MG   BOB   Do you have any advice for worried parents, whose son seems to be in a controlling engagement?
62. 10.   JD-BOB   Why did God exclude other nations in the Old Testament; didn't He love everyone back then too?
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