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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.


Although the O'Reilly Factor, originally titled the O'Reilly Report, is off the air, because of the popularity of this show and the number of potential viewers who heard Bill's misstatements on Marian and similar Church Teachings, we have carried over his on-air blunders on the web pages below. Anyone is welcome to check our rebuttals for faithfulness.

As a person who appears to strive for the truth, especially in the faith, I'm sure Bill would welcome these corrects as an open-minded journalist.


'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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— Read this, if you have changed your mind, and wish to go under an alias name for your posting.
Do you publish questions of a personal nature with the person's name on it?

Please keep my town of Natick, Massachusetts in your prayers; we really need them.

— 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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About Saints (5)
 
April 2018 Can you clarify what you meant when you told Jolene, Saints have no special powers?
April 2018 If Catholics pray for intercessions of the saints, why don't they pray for the intercession of angels?
April 2018 Who needs the Church if Jesus is our One Mediator and why pray to Mary and the other saints?
April 2018 Do Catholics pray to saints and, if so, does that mean Christ isn't the highest authority?
April 2018 When we pray, is thinking about a specific image of Jesus, image worship?
 
Church disciplines, practices and traditions (small 't') (4)
 
April 2018 What are the different seasons of the Catholic Church?
April 2018 Can you provide me with the daily readings of the Bible for the the 55 days of Lent?
April 2018 Is pork skin considered meat for the purposes of abstinence requirements for a healthy Catholic?
April 2018 Can Catholics eat meat on Holy Thursday?
 
On Purgatory and Indulgences (2)
 
April 2018 Based on this dream, can you tell me if my sister is in Heaven or in Purgatory?
April 2018 Is the book, 'Get Us Out Of Here', written by Nicky Eltz approved for Catholics to read?
 
On The Holy Mass: Ordo and Tridentine liturgies (4)
 
April 2018 Does attendance at a service (i.e. Anglican) fulfill my obligation to attend weekly Mass on Sunday?
April 2018 Should I go to Confession before my next Communion if I am still struggling with profanity?
April 2018 In these cases, must I refrain from daily Communion until I go to Confession on Friday or Saturday?
April 2018 Is it against the rules of the Roman Catholic Church, for Catholics to attend Anglican masses?
 
Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Mother (3)
 
April 2018 How should one understand this prayer from a Catholic saint seems to be wrong?
April 2018 Was it necessary for Jesus to redeem Mary by His Death on the Cross, since she was freed from sin?
April 2018 Who needs the Church if Jesus is our One Mediator and why pray to Mary and the other saints?
 
Questions from seeking and confused Christians (7)
 
April 2018 What does a Muslim do, who loves Christianity, but whose parents will not tolerate another faith?
April 2018 What does it mean when we say we love God when I sense I fear Him more?
April 2018 How does a young English man become an Orthodox by being baptized in the Catholic Church?
April 2018 As an atheist, short of spelling out, 'God exists' in the sky, how can you believe God exists?
April 2018 How do you suggest I handle this sexual affair issue with my parish priest and the bishop?
April 2018 How do I get rid of this guilty, teen feeling from a mistake I made in making out with another girl?
April 2018 Can you suggest some good Catholic material for young adults to help them understanding Jesus?
Questions from those contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming Home. (4)
 
April 2018 Given his views, how do I persuade my husband to accept my decision to become a Catholic?
April 2018 If my partner moves out and we are not having sex before marriage can I continue with  RCIA?
April 2018 How does a scared Catholic wannabe handle all my previous abortions in Confession?
April 2018 As a lapsed Anglican, would my marital history effect the validity of my Baptism and Marriage?
 
Homosexual Issues  (2)
 
April 2018 Can you answer some questions on the interpretation of Leviticus 18:22 and its translation?
April 2018 Does the Church recognize homosexual marriage and can homosexuals get married in the Church?
 
Life and Family Issues  (1)
 
April 2018 What is the official Church position, if any, on the widely discussed issue of obstetric violence?
 
Questions on the Catholic doctrine "Outside the Church there is no Salvation"  (0)
 
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.)

 
On the Sacred Scriptures (5)
 
April 2018 How do we know the events of the Bible are not just tales but actually happened and are history?
April 2018 Can you help me understand these Scripture passages from Daniel and Revelation?
April 2018 How can I enjoy reading the Psalms, in spite of their violent themes and negative language?
April 2018 In an effort to make Baptism null and void in this verse, is this the original Greek in Acts 2:38?
April 2018 Can you answer some questions on the interpretation of Leviticus 18:22 and its translation?
 
On Cults and Sects (0)
 
On Justification and Salvation (0)
 
Recommendation by: John DiMascio
April 2018 How Protestants Still Get Justification Wrong by Stephen Beale recommended by John DiMascio
 
On the Papacy, the Pope and Infallibility (2)
April 2018 Can you clarify what Pope Francis' beliefs are regarding Hell and does he deny its existence?
April 2018 Why should infallibility be granted to the Church when teaching that something is morally bad?
 
About the Sacraments (5)
 

General (0)

 

Baptism (1)

 
April 2018 How would my husband's status: (still officially married in the Church) affect our son's Baptisms?
 

Eucharist (1)

 
April 2018 Why aren't the effects of gluten kept from the consecrated host so the celiac faithful can partake?
 

Confirmation (0)

 

Penance/Confession (1)

April 2018 Do I need to go to Confession after watching a soap opera even though I had no sexual experience?
 

Anointing of the Sick (1) plus A SPECIAL KEEPSAKE

April 2018 Is it a sin to be cremated?
 
November2007 On the passing of my father — dialogue and reflections.
 

Marriage (1)

 
April 2018 If I'm marrying a Catholic, can we get married in a non-denominational church and have it be legit?
April 2018 What is the Church's stand on having sex before marriage but after being engaged?
 
Priesthood (0)
 
On Marriage and relationship situations (5)
 
April 2018 Under these circumstances and, based on what she has told him, is this marriage still valid?
April 2018 If I divorced via a Justice of the Peace, then married again through one, am I still really married?
April 2018 Is a divorced Hindu free to marry in the Catholic Church and, if not, is an annulment possible?
April 2018 If I'm separated from a civil union, can we date and remarry in Church or do I need an annulment?
April 2018 How would my husband's status: (still officially married in the Church) affect our son's Baptisms?
 
Specific people, organizations and events (4)
 
April 2018 What kind of Jew was Jesus: Pharisee, Sadducee, Essene, or Zealot? and is fish mistranslated?
April 2018 Why can't a woman who is divorced become a Consecrated Virgin when she has not dated any man?
April 2018 How does a priest get to be a Monsignor?
April 2018 What is the official stance of the Church concerning the 17th century Loudun Possessions?
 
On Catholic Doctrine and Church teachings (5)
 
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 2018 What is the proper autonomy of science and what is problematic in scientism and religionism?
April 2018 How can one talk with Jesus at their judgment with no body and what is Catholic thought on this?
April 2018 Is it coveting to want to be the first in line for a concert when one is last in line?
April 2018 Since God is all-knowing and omniscient, why did He create us if He knew we would fall to sin?
April 2018 In view of these Muslim remarks, how much of the Vatican II's Lumen Gentium, is binding on us?
 
On Church views toward specific practices (3)
 
April 2018 What is the value of prayer while working, if the correct way to pray is when we do not work?
April 2018 When we pray, is thinking about a specific image of Jesus, image worship?
April 2018 If Catholics pray for intercessions of the saints, why don't they pray for the intercession of angels?
 
Church Internals (2)
 
April 2018 Is there anything the diocese can do to stop this woman from practicing therapy in my parish?
April 2018 How does your belief affect your ethical decisions and what is the social impact of your religion?
Church History (1)
April 2018 Besides the Bible, where can I find historical evidence that Jesus walked and preached on Earth?
 
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