Questions Answered

Question: I am very confused about the removal of temporal punishment due to sin in the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. Some say no, but the Pocket Catholic Catechism by John Hardon, S.J., 1989, states: “Also the guilt and temporal … [Read more...]

The Catholic Identity of a Retirement Community

Because a retirement community has a more or less captive audience, it has to strike a delicate balance between the duty to witness explicitly and fully to Christ; and the respect for the freedom, autonomy, and self-determination of the … [Read more...]

Revisiting the Anointing of the Sick: Some Problems Today

The Church needs to clarify the administration of the sacrament of the anointing of the sick for a number of reasons. In 1974, when I was a deacon in Texas, a priest from Fort Worth came to Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas to speak to … [Read more...]