I received ashes on Ash Wednesday, but my two-year-old son did not. Instead he was given a blessing. Is this a new practice?
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March 15, 2019

I received ashes on Ash Wednesday, but my two-year-old son did not. Instead he was given a blessing. Is this a new practice?

Full Question I received ashes on Ash Wednesday, but my two-year-old son did not. Instead he was given a blessing. Is this a new practice? Answer Some think that blessed…
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Meat on a Lenten Friday
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March 14, 2019

Meat on a Lenten Friday

Full Question If my local bishop hasn't given a dispensation for corned beef on a Lenten Friday, may I eat it if I am in another diocese on that day?…
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Why Do Catholics Celebrate Communion At Every Mass, If Christ's Death Atoned For Sin Once And For All?
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March 14, 2019

Why do Catholics celebrate Communion at every Mass, if Christ’s death atoned for sin once and for all?

Full Question Many Protestants celebrate communion on occasion; Catholics celebrate it at every Mass as an integral part of their worship. If Christ's death atoned for all sins, why is…
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What is Ash Wednesday
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March 14, 2019

What is Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday. — The Wednesday after Quinquagesima Sunday, which is the first day of the Lenten fast. The name dies cinerum (day of ashes) which it bears in the Roman…
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February 11, 2019

Can a psychotic person go to hell?

Answer: The simple answer is : NO. Here’s why: A psychotic person is not in control of their reason and therefore cannot make morally bad choices. The reason for this…
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February 11, 2019

Is it really a sin to receive the Eucharist in mortal sin?

Answer: No, it isn’t simply a mortal sin but a form of sacrilege; it is worse than a mortal sin to receive Jesus in mortal sin. The once life-giving body…
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Is the Obelisk in St. Peter’s Square Pagan?
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February 11, 2019

What is the new Church teaching regarding masturbation?

Full Question What is the new Church teaching regarding masturbation? Answer There is actually no new teaching on masturbation. The Church has always definitively taught that masturbation is “an intrinsically…
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Ashamed Of Confessing Your Sins?
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February 11, 2019

Someone said addiction to a sin lessens culpability. Is this true?

Full Question I had an argument with someone about this. He said addiction to a sin lessens culpability, that a person addicted isn't freely choosing the sin. How true is…
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February 11, 2019

Does the Church allow interfaith marriage?

Question: Can I marry someone from the Jewish faith? How does the Church view this kind of union? Answer: While the Church is open to this and gives her blessings…
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February 11, 2019

May a lay person administer the last rites to a dying man?

Question: If a layman gives communion to a dying man, is this the same as the Last Rites given by a priest? Answer: A lay person is able to take…
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