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The Truth Will Set You Free

Dear Father, I have a neighbor who loves to gossip. She doesn’t hesitate to mention anything bad about other people. She justifies her conduct by saying that the Bible recommends it. She quotes John 8:32: “And you will know the truth and…

Prayer to the Saints

Q: Dear Father, I am a “cradle Catholic” who is dating an evangelical Christian from a “mega church” background (although I believe his extended family includes both Baptists and Methodists). He attends Mass with me often and seems…

Prayer for the Dead

Dear Father, I generally read the obituary column in my daily newspaper. Lately I’ve noticed that in obituaries which are clearly for Catholic families, there is a decrease in the number of funeral Masses that are included as part of the…

But Mass Is So Boring!

Our pastor said in a homily that the Eucharist makes us more like Christ. It transforms us. Well, I go to Mass every Sunday, and I find it a rather boring routine. It’s always the same thing, week after week. I’m just as impatient and…

Is Yoga Sinful?

Some Catholics say yoga is a helpful exercise regimen. Others say it's the portal of hell. What's going on here? She told me her name was Janet and that she was in the office a couple of days a week. She was a trim, petite woman, probably…