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Question:  Can Catholics donate their bodies for scientific research, and, if they do, what care must be taken of the body for Christian burial? Answer: A number of dioceses have published guidelines to be used in just such cases, as … [Read more...]

Questions Answered: On Confession during Mass, and homilies given by non-ordained person

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Confession during Mass Question:  I have heard there is a new document the Holy See has issued on confession, and that that document states that confessions may be heard during Mass.  I thought this was not approved. Answer: On … [Read more...]

Questions Answered: Does Hell Exist? And, Civil Law vs. Moral Law

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Question:  I heard that, recently, some Christian theologians are denying the existence of hell?  Can you tell me if we must believe in hell? Answer:  The existence of hell is de fide from the Athanasian Creed, which teaches: “But … [Read more...]

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Judge Not. Really? Judging our neighbor; and the principle of subsidiarity.   Question:  I have found that penitents often confess judging their neighbor.  Is all judgment of our neighbor condemned by Christ? Answer:  In Matthew … [Read more...]

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Just Wage Question:  Can you explain what a just wage is, and how one would determine it? Answer:   The problem of the just wage is what has been called the “social question.”  In order to address this issue, it is necessary to … [Read more...]

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Priest altering the text of the Mass Question: I am a priest and very troubled by some of the mistranslations in the English edition of the Sacramentary, for example, “When he humbled himself to come among us as a man” in Advent … [Read more...]

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