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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
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No. Cat. DUP Apologist Grammarian Brief Question Description
 
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Saints (1)

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2.   MIKE MIKE|STEVE What is the difference between these patron saints of firefighters and which one is more relevant?
2. 2.   EE-BOB MIKE Why was St. Patrick never canonized, and since he wasn't, why is he the patron Saint of Ireland?
Disciplines, practices, tradition (4 General, 2 Christmas) (6)
3. 3GN.   BOB-PM MIKE|STEVE Was this a normal prayer for prayer cards in 1961 and why would this specific prayer be on it?
4. 3GN   EE-BOB MIKE|STEVE Can you tell me where Protestants get this prayer from and why don't Catholics say this prayer?
5. 3GN.   EE MIKE|STEVE What makes Holy Water, holy; and can you tell the difference between holy and normal tap water?
6 3GN   MIKE-BOB MIKE Is it bad to wear a Saint Benedict's medal around you since you are attracting bad things to you?
  5.+3CH. DUP MIKE-JD MIKE|STEVE How can I discuss the inadvisability of family members to receive Holy Communion at Christmas?
77. 5+3CH   EE-BOB MIKE May I receive the Eucharist at the Christmas Vigil, Christmas Eve Mass, and Christmas Day Mass?
Purgatory and Indulgences (1)
7. 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 (9)
8. 5.   AA MIKE|STEVE Can you clarify my doubts about the posture in both the Ordo and Extraordinary forms of the Mass?
9. 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?
10. 5.   EE-AA MIKE|STEVE Is the Eastern Rite the only one that holds 40-day memorial Masses for the deceased or do others?
11. 5.   BOB-EE MIKE|STEVE Can a Catholic who is married to a non-Christian receive Holy Communion?
12. 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?
13. 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?
14. 5.+3CH. DUP MIKE-JD MIKE|STEVE How can I discuss the inadvisability of family members to receive Holy Communion at Christmas?
15. 5-14CF+7 5 BOB MIKE|STEVE In this situation, is this scrupulosity on my part or is it a sin I should go to Confession for?
  5+3CH   EE-BOB MIKE May I receive the Eucharist at the Christmas Vigil, Christmas Eve Mass, and Christmas Day Mass?
Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Mother (2)
16. 6.   MIKE-EE MIKE|STEVE What can I do if I struggle praying the Rosary; (How can I meditate while saying the Hail Mary)?
17. 6.   MIKE-JD-BOB MIKE|STEVE When we receive the grace of justification in the sacraments is it directly imparted from Mary?
Questions from seeking and confused Christians (9)
18. 7.+17. pope BOB MIKE|STEVE Can you help me with my recent in-the-news struggles with the faith and the filioque issue?
19. 7.   PM-EE MIKE|STEVE Since I go through psychological changes during puberty, is masturbation without lust a venial sin?
20. 7.   BOB-EE MIKE|STEVE Is it a mortal sin if I want to relieve stress while on my journey to completely stopping this habit?
21. 7.   BOB-MIKE MIKE|STEVE What Catholic book(s) can I recommend to a Presbyterian who does not practice their faith?
22. 7.   BOB-MIKE MIKE|STEVE How does a 30-year-old, who used to go to church as a kid, get back to going, despite my attitude?
23. 7.   MIKE-BOB MIKE|STEVE How do I handle the side effects of giving up masturbation via prayer, mediation, and counsel?
24. 7.   BOB MIKE|STEVE Does the Church consider it suicide if I choose to stop dialysis?
25. 7.   BOB MIKE Which is worse: straight porn or gay porn and how do I stop browsing this on-line stuff?
  5-14CF+7 5 BOB 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 (3)
26. 7C.   EE-BOB MIKE|STEVE How does a Catholic who left the faith and converted to Islam come back to the Catholic Church?
27. 7C.   BOB MIKE|STEVE As an Armenian Christian, is she doing enough to be Catholic or is something else needed?
28. 7C+7H 4 BOB MIKE|STEVE Can a convert from Buddhism with a homosexual history be considered for the religious life?
Homosexuality Issues (3)
29. 7H+18. 8. BOB MIKE|STEVE 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?
30. 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 (4)
31. 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?
32. 8.   BOB MIKE|STEVE Is a woman allowed to have sex with her husband when she is menstruating?
33. 8+18. 6 BOB MIKE|STEVE Is it sinful for women to do pelvic floor exercises (kegels), either manually or electronically?
34. 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 (3)
35. 10.   MH-AA-EE-PM MIKE|STEVE Can you help me find the Scriptural reference for ' the Church being our Mother ' ?
36. 10.   EE MIKE|STEVE Why did satan want Moses' body and why is it said in 'Conversations with God', Hitler is in Heaven?
37. 10.   JD-BOB MIKE|STEVE Why did God exclude other nations in the Old Testament; didn't He love everyone back then too?
About Sects or Cults (1)
38. 11.   BOB MIKE|STEVE 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 (2)
39. 12.   BOB MIKE|STEVE Is this view of salvation correct, how can Muslims be saved, and do you have to be a Christian?

40.

12.   BOB MIKE|STEVE 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 (3)
41. 13.   MIKE MIKE|STEVE Can my kids receive their First Communion next year in Rome; and what documents are needed?
42. 13.   EE MIKE|STEVE If the Pope is infallible: were the bad popes, who were sexually and immorally sinful, infallible?
43. 13.   MIKE-JD MIKE|STEVE Does the bishop have to obey the pope, when the pope supports something contrary to the faith?
About the Sacraments (17)
(4 Baptism, 8 Confession, 2 Marriage, 2 Holy Orders, 1 Anointing of the Sick)
Baptism (1)
44. 14BP.   BOB MIKE|STEVE Why is the baby being punished for the sins of the parents; (no one cares about the Original Sin)?
45. 14BP   BOB MIKE|STEVE Can a Christian witness's name be placed on the actual Baptismal certificate?
46. 14BP.   EE MIKE|STEVE How do I handle this situation and what are the specific requirements to becoming a godparent?
47. 17+14BP 10. BOB MIKE|STEVE If a parent is a baptized Catholic and their child is not, if the child dies, where does (he|she) go?
Confession (8)
48. 14CF.   EE-PP-BOB MIKE|STEVE Can I confess my sins to a friend instead of to a priest and be forgiven; and are swear words sinful?

49.

14CF.   BOB MIKE|STEVE If someone hasn't finished their penance, can they still go to Communion and what if they forget?
50. 14CF.   BOB MIKE|STEVE After a good Confession, when I fall again, how do I persuade myself not to give in to sin again?
51. 14CF.   BOB MIKE|STEVE What if I desire a good Confession but can't remember whether I confessed sins from long ago?
52. 14CF   BOB MIKE|STEVE If you didn't grasp your penance until after leaving Confession, should you bring it up next time?
  5-14CF+7 5 BOB MIKE|STEVE In this situation, is this scrupulosity on my part or is it a sin I should go to Confession for?
53. 18+14CF 3
memory
of sin
BOB-MIKE MIKE|STEVE Can I participate outside the Church and why does the memory of sin remain, after Confession?
54. 14CF.   BOB MIKE|STEVE What is Communal Reconciliation or does this go under a different Church definition?
Marriage (2)
55. 14MG.   PM MIKE|STEVE Are these hypothetical marriages valid with respect to their performance, ceremony, and papers?
56. 14MG.   PM MIKE|STEVE How can cohabitation be evil considering we have only had Matrimony since New Testament times?
Holy Orders (2)
57. 14HO.
+18
1 BOB-MIKE MIKE|STEVE Can I cut my prayers short for a good reason, can I have two callings; and do we heal all the time?
  7H+7C
+14HO
4 BOB MIKE|STEVE Can a convert from Buddhism with a homosexual history be considered for the religious life?
Anointing of the Sick (1)
58. 14AN.   BOB MIKE|STEVE Can dying as an infant or dying after receiving one of the sacraments be the best way to go?
 
Relationship and Marriage situations (2)
59. 15.   BOB MIKE|STEVE Do you have any advice for worried parents, whose son seems to be in a controlling engagement?
60. 15.   BOB MIKE|STEVE Should I pursue a mixed marriage in the Catholic Church only to appease my family members?
Church views toward specific people, organizations and events (6)
61. 16.   BOB MIKE|STEVE Should I consider giving to Planned Parenthood for its sex education and other non-abortion care?

62.

16.   EE-BOB MIKE|STEVE Who says the (Hebrew religion and God) is the right one and not the (Egyptian religions and gods)?
63. 16.   EE MIKE|STEVE Is this documentary accurate that Jesus was never crucified and that He married Mary Magdalene?
64. 16.   BOB MIKE|STEVE What's the Church's view of soldiers killing people to defend our country in order to keep it safe?
  16+7H 2 BOB MIKE|STEVE Why is Father James Martin allowed to perform his priestly duties while promoting homosexuality?
65. 16+18 9 MIKE- MIKE|STEVE Should I reconsider doing repairs to this Buddhist Temple now that I know they may be pagans?
Catholic Doctrine and Church teachings (6)
66. 17.   PM+BOB MIKE|STEVE Why would a loving God allow a soul to suffer in Hell for all Eternity; what does the sufferer learn?
67. 17.   PM MIKE|STEVE What is feigned ignorance and what's the difference between knowledge and certain ignorance(s)?
68. 17.   BOB MIKE|STEVE What happens to the spirit after death; is there an instant judgment or do we wait until the End?
69. 17.   BOB-MIKE MIKE|STEVE Does the Church or any theologian have any theories on what happens when an animal dies?
  7.+17. pope BOB MIKE|STEVE Can you help me with my recent in-the-news struggles with the faith and the filioque issue?
  14BP+17 10. BOB MIKE|STEVE 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 (13)
70. 18.   BOB MIKE|STEVE Can Catholics who ride for the Knights on Bikes also wear a Christian motorcycle ministry patch?
71. 18.   BOB-MIKE MIKE|STEVE Can I remain a good Catholic and still wear garments that have an unsavory association?
72. 18.   BOB MIKE|STEVE Is it sinful for devout Catholics to buy sexually-charged movies even if they skip the sex scenes?

73.

18.   PM-BOB MIKE|STEVE What is the Catholic view on making up, painting one's lips or wearing tight clothes and ear rings?
74. 18.   PM-BOB MIKE|STEVE Is there a required amount of time Catholics must pray each day and is praying the Rosary enough?
75. 18.   BOB MIKE|STEVE As a Christian should I let the police use my garage to surveil my neighbor since it's a drug house?
76. 18.   BOB MIKE|STEVE If I know someone is selling cocaine to children, is it morally right or wrong to report them?
  18.+7H 8. BOB MIKE|STEVE 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|STEVE Can I participate outside the Church and why does the memory of sin remain, after Confession?
  18+14HO 1 BOB-MIKE MIKE|STEVE 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|STEVE Should I reconsider doing repairs to this Buddhist Temple now that I know they may be pagans?
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