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Due to the recent attacks on the Holy Father from the mainstream T.V. media and Print media,
I've created a separate page with a list of postings that may help confused Catholics on this and related issues.

I highly recommend you read all postings in this section.


Because of the popularity of the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News and the number of potential viewers who heard Bill's mis-statement on Marian Teaching, we have carried over his on-air blunders on the web pages below.

As a courtesy, we would welcome an invitation to appear on his show to talk about this issue and our little Catholic support group in the Boston area.


'I got caught in the (PC) <Practicing Catholic> No Spin Zone! Don't you!'Notification of Correction: August 2006
Bill O'Reilly required Notification of Correction: Correcting what the Immaculate Conception is, and is not.

'I got caught in the (PC) <Practicing Catholic> No Spin Zone! Don't you!'Notification of Correction: August 2012
Bill O'Reilly required Notification of Correction. Topic: Distinguishing between dogma, doctrine and discipline

 
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— Mike Humphrey AskACatholic Web Admin.
 
The Vatican Congregation for the Clergy since January 2011 has been sending me Sunday Reflections on the Liturgy. I hope you enjoy them.
 
A Woman in Support of the All-Male Priesthood by Kathleen Laplante
What are the Catholic and Protestant views of the Rapture?
Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini
of the Holy Father Benedict XVI to Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons and The Lay Faithful On The Word Of God In The Life And Mission Of The Church
 
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NEW Apostolic Exhortation The Joy Of The Gospel — Evangelii Gaudium from the Holy Father Francis
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Learning more . . .

 
About Saints (0)
 
Church disciplines, practices and traditions (small 't') (2)
 
April 2017 Is it OK for a lay Catholic to wear a hair shirt as a form of mortification?
April 2017 Despite the spiritual attacks, should I press on with my fasting disciplines?
 
On Purgatory and Indulgences (0)
 
On The Holy Mass: Ordo and Tridentine liturgies (1)
 
April 2017 Are openly gay people allowed to attend Mass and receive Communion in the Catholic Church?
 
Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Mother (0)
 
Questions from seeking and confused Christians (4)
 
April 2017 If I get baptized, will my parents be saved too, seeing they have no interest in switching religions?
April 2017

Do you have tips for a non-practicing Southern Baptist drawn to being an active, faithful Catholic?

April 2017 Since I'm am considering converting, what's needed, and how does the Church see my marriages?
April 2017 What should I do if my whole social circle and family prefer talking as if there is no God?
 
Homosexual Issues  (1)
 
April 2017 Are openly gay people allowed to attend Mass and receive Communion in the Catholic Church?
 
Life and Family Issues (3)
 
April 2017 Am I condemned to Hell forever for not pro-creating according to the teachings of the Church?
April 2017 Other than praying the Rosary, can you provide a Baptist with advice on dealing with sexual sins?
April 2017 Do you have an advice or suggestions for taming my masturbation habits?
 
Questions on the Catholic doctrine "Outside the Church there is no Salvation"  (1)
 
Brother Gregory Conant O.S.B. December 6, 1927 to July 23, 2015; Requiescat In Pace, my friend!

My good conversational friend, Brother Gregory Conant, O.S.B. died peacefully on July 23, 2015 at Saint Benedict Abbey, Still River, Massachusetts, after a lengthy illness.

I personally knew Brother Gregory before, and after, he was a professed monk at St. Benedict Abbey in Still River, Massachusetts. His engaging conversation in various areas of Church history as it related to various teachings of the Church was something no other consecrated religious will ever come close to. If he wasn't talking about history, he was talking about Popes and Catholic Councils and the effect they had on society and the world for a specific period of time.

This was a unique Benedictine monk! . . . no doubt!

His love for the Church and Church history had an important impact on my life for which I am grateful.

Requiescat In Pace, my friend!
December 6, 1927 to July 23, 2015

Mike Humphrey
(Read his obituary here.)

   
April 2017 Can you clarify a point on 'Outside the Church there is no Salvation', based on this hypothetical?
 
On the Sacred Scriptures (3)
 
April 2017 Seeing the beast of Daniel and Revelation could be nothing but the Church, what's your opinion?
April 2017 Can you explain this confusion in [2 Samuel 6] and [2 Samuel 21] about Michal, Merob, and Merab?
April 2017 What does it mean in Luke 16:16 that every one enters the Kingdom of God violently?
 
On Cults and Sects (1)
 
April 2017 What's the Church's view on Mindful Meditation and why are Buddhist techniques in our schools?
 
On Justification and Salvation (0)
 
On the Papacy, the Pope and Infallibility (0)
 
About the Sacraments (7)
 

General (0)

 

Baptism (1)

April 2017 If I get baptized, will my parents be saved too, seeing they have no interest in switching religions?
 

Eucharist (0)

   

Confirmation (1)

April 2017 Is there a problem with my son being confirmed in both the Lutheran (first) and Catholic Church?
 

Penance/Confession (0)

 

Anointing of the Sick (1) plus A SPECIAL KEEPSAKE

April 2017 Is it proper to offer our pastor a stipend for a home visit?
November2007 On the passing of my father — dialogue and reflections.
 

Marriage (3)

April 2017 Can we have 2 distinct weddings, one by the Justice of the Peace followed by a Catholic wedding?
April 2017 Who is the Ordinary Minister of the sacrament of Holy Matrimony?
April 2017 Because it would be too much for my fiancé and his family, can we get married without a Mass?
 
Priesthood (1)
April 2017 What is a canon priest?
 
On Marriage and relationship situations (2)
 
April 2017 Is an annulment still required to make my 2nd marriage blessed and how do I handle this Catch 22?
April 2017 Is there any chance of annulment or am I going to have to go it alone unloved?
 
Specific people, organizations and events (0)
 
On Catholic Doctrine and Church teachings (2)
 
Memorial to: Clayton Bower Jr. Audio Memorial page.
  The 1942 Catholic Layman's Guide: A brief outline of what he should know and do.
April 2017 If Christianity is all about forgiveness, why couldn't God forgive Satan instead of trashing him?
April 2017 If you sin using God's name in vain, (a mortal sin), how can there be two types of sins?
 
On Church views toward specific practices (5)
 
April 2017 Despite the spiritual attacks, should I press on with my fasting disciplines?
April 2017 What's the Church's view on Mindful Meditation and why are Buddhist techniques in our schools?
April 2017 Is it proper to offer our pastor a stipend for a home visit?
April 2017 Is it OK for a lay Catholic to wear a hair shirt as a form of mortification?
April 2017 Is working in the film field against the Catholic faith?
 
Church Internals (2)
 
April 2017 What is a canon priest?
April 2017 How can I directly call the Vatican Secretariat of State?
 
Church History (1)
April 2017 Can you suggest reading: on Heavenly visions and their connection to world events and; on angels?
   
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