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What’s the matter with gossip?

What’s the matter with gossip?

| Father Michael Schmitz | July 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. What is the problem with gossip? I mean, sometimes I just need to vent

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Explaining internal forum; religious mailings

Explaining internal forum; religious mailings

| Father Kenneth Doyle | June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

– What does the “internal forum” mean?
– What do I do with unsolicited holy items received in the mail?

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To prepare for something big, start with small things

To prepare for something big, start with small things

| Father Michael Schmitz | June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. I feel like God is going to call me to do something big, but I don’t know what. How can I make sure that I don’t miss what he will call me to do? And what can I do in the meantime?

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How can we keep our faith in the face of death?

How can we keep our faith in the face of death?

| Father Michael Schmitz | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. There is a teacher at my Catholic school who just died. He was so young, and all of us students loved him so much. We all miss him so much. I am beginning to doubt my faith in all of this.

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When did Holy Spirit come; wearing veil in church

When did Holy Spirit come; wearing veil in church

| Father Kenneth Doyle | April 13, 2016 | 2 Comments

– When did the Holy Spirit come?
– Is it prideful to wear a mantilla?

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Learning to be alone well is  part of Christian discipleship

Learning to be alone well is part of Christian discipleship

| Father Michael Schmitz | March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. I try to follow God in the way that it seems like he is calling me to, but I find that I am often walking alone. I am not surrounded by people who are pursuing God like I believe I am called to. Am I doing something wrong?

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Fasting during Lent; status of last rites

Fasting during Lent; status of last rites

| Father Kenneth Doyle | March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the two obligatory days of fasting, I do fast, but I sometimes wait until just after midnight and then satisfy my hunger with an amount of food not in keeping with the notion of fasting.

When we asked about the last rites, he told us that they don’t do the last rites anymore. Did I miss something, or am I misinformed?

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Dealing with ‘twin sins’ of despair and presumption

Dealing with ‘twin sins’ of despair and presumption

| Father Michael Schmitz | February 29, 2016 | 3 Comments

Q. You’ve spoken about God’s love before and how it is important to know that God will never stop loving us. But my issue is that I teach young people who seem to think that, since God loves them, it doesn’t matter how they live.

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What should I do for Lent?

What should I do for Lent?

| Father Michael Schmitz | February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. Lent is right around the corner, and I never seem to know what to do for the season. I’ve tried giving things up, but it always seems a bit hollow. What should I do?

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Support for miscarriage; lamp for Blessed Sacrament

Support for miscarriage; lamp for Blessed Sacrament

| Father Kenneth Doyle | January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. Until my own personal experience in losing a child, I had no realization as to how deeply a miscarried baby can touch one’s heart. I am still puzzled that the Catholic Church does not have something more formal for grieving parents after a miscarriage occurs. Are there any resources, prayers or rituals available for the numerous parents who sit with empty arms?

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Should I apologize when I feel like a burden to people?

Should I apologize when I feel like a burden to people?

| Father Michael Schmitz | January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q. I sometimes get overwhelmed by the burden I place on the people around me. Even when people help me, I feel so guilty that I can’t stop apologizing. Lately, my friends and family have told me that I apologize too much. But isn’t that a good thing?

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Selling items in church; Maria Goretti’s remains

Selling items in church; Maria Goretti’s remains

| Father Kenneth Doyle | December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. I am wondering about Church law (and your own feelings) on people coming to Mass and being confronted every week with different parish clubs and organizations trying to sell something. I’ve always thought that we go to Mass to show our reverence for the Lord and not to walk into a flea market.

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