Articles
April 16, 2016

"Nothing Is Ever Anybody's Fault"

"Nothing happened to me, Officer Starling, I happened. You can't reduce me to a set of influences. You've given up good and evil for behaviorism...nothing is ever anybody's fault. Look…
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Q&A
March 15, 2016

If I show up for confession but the priest isn't there, will my sins be forgiven if I am immediately killed?

Full Question I arrived a few minutes early for confession, but the priest never showed. If I had I been hit by a bus and died, would my sins have…
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Q&A
March 15, 2016

What should we do about those who receive the Eucharist without believing in it?

Full Question If it is a sacrilege to receive Communion without believing, what are we to do about friends and relatives who receive as a ritual without regard for the…
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NewsVatican
January 30, 2016

Pope Francis outlines difference between Sin and Corruption

Pope Francis delivered the homily at his daily Mass on Friday at the Santa Marta residence chapel, where he provided a catechesis on sin and corruption so that God’s mercy…
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Q&A
January 22, 2016

Is it a sin to put oneself intentionally into situations where one is more likely to sin, or is it just bad practice?

Full Question Is it a sin to put oneself intentionally into situations where one is more likely to sin, or is it just bad practice? Answer A near occasion of…
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Q&A
January 22, 2016

Why doesn't God give me the grace to overcome my quick temper?

Full Question I'm a practicing Catholic but can't seem to knock a quick temperament. I can be praying one second and yelling the next. I beg God for grace to…
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Exhortations
January 20, 2016

“No Saint is without Sin, no Sinner without a Future” – Pope Francis

Pope Francis on 19th January during a Mass at Casa Santa Marta told the faithful that God looks beyond appearances and into the heart. Focusing on the First Reading of that…
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Q&A
December 21, 2015

What happened to those who committed a mortal sin before the sacrament of confession was instituted?

Full Question What happened to those who committed a mortal sin before the sacrament of confession was instituted? Answer They would have needed perfect contrition for their souls to be…
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Q&A
October 30, 2015

Yes, God can forgive a soul in Hell when they ask for pardon. But..

Question: Can God forgive a soul in Hell when they ask for pardon? Answer: Emm, Yes However, there is a “But”. Let’s get something straight first, NO SOUL IN HELL…
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Q&A
October 30, 2015

Does God forgive you every time you go to confession?

Answer: Yes, But ... Confession like every other sacrament has certain conditions for valid reception attached to them. For instance, before one can receive the Sacrament of Matrimony validly, it…
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