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Marriage Outside the Church - FATHER WILLIAM SAUNDERS

My daughter and her fiance are planning to be married in a Protestant Church.  Read more...

Marriage Without Children - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

My friend and I were having a discussion over whether a person who cannot have children can get married in the Catholic Church. What does the Church teach on this?  Read more...

Mary as Mediatrix - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Why is Mary referred to as the "mediatrix?"  Read more...

Mary's Assumption - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Please explain our Catholic belief in the Assumption of the Blessed Mother.  Read more...

Mary's Conception in Sacred Scripture and Tradition - Fr. William Saunders

Many people, especially non-Catholics, think that the term "Immaculate Conception" refers to Mary conceiving Jesus. My Protestant friend was surprised when I told her that it is about Mary being free of original sin. She then said, "Where is that in the Bible?"  Read more...

Mary's Virginity During Jesus' Birth - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

The Pro-Life Memorial which was dedicated on June 26 in Emmitsburg, Md., portraying Our Lady laying on a bed of straw after having delivered baby Jesus is not in line with the teaching of our Roman Catholic faith. Our Lady was a virgin before, during and after the birth of Jesus. Mary's holy body was totally intact during the birth of Jesus. Please respond.  Read more...

Mary, the Mother of God - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

I was visiting an inner-city church one day and in the vestibule some graffiti was written on the wall which said, "Catholics, God has no mother," obviously referring to Mary's title as "Mother of God." How does one respond to such an objections?  Read more...

Mass for the Dead - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

My elderly mother always has Masses offered for deceased relatives on the anniversary of their deaths. Where did this practice come from and is it important?  Read more...

Mass Intentions - Fr. William Saunders

What does it mean to have a Mass "offered" for someone?  Read more...

Mass of the Pre-Sanctified - Fr. William Saunders

What is the Mass of the Pre-sanctified?  Read more...

Masturbation: Mortal Sin? - Grace MacKinnon

Dear Grace: What is the Catholic Church's teaching on masturbation? Is it viewed as a mortal sin or as a venial sin? Could it prevent us from getting into heaven?  Read more...

Meditation Notes on the O Antiphons - Fr. Roger J. Landry

The “O Antiphons” refer to the seven antiphons that are recited (or chanted) preceding the Magnificat during Vespers of the Liturgy of the Hours. They cover the special period of Advent preparation known as the Octave before Christmas, Dec. 17-23, with Dec. 24 being Christmas Eve and Vespers for that evening being for the Christmas Vigil.  Read more...

Memory and Reconciliation - International Theological Commission

The following are extracts from Memory and Reconciliation: The Church and the Faults of the Past, published by the international Theological Commission in December 1999. President of the Commission is Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.  Read more...

Memory and Reconciliation: The Church and the Faults of the Past - INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL COMMISSION

This document, presented on March 7, 2000 was prepared by the International Theological Commission under Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's editorial direction. The document is designed as an explanation of the appeal for pardon which Pope John Paul II will make on March 12.  Read more...

Men of Genius - Father George W. Rutler

In classical Latin culture, a Genius was a guiding spirit given to individuals from birth (gignere), enabling them to have special insights.  Read more...

Mental Prayer - SISTER MARY ANN SULLIVAN, O.P.

If mental prayer, is a gift, freely given, what are we to do? It is simple. We watch and wait and cooperate as best we can. Our task is to be like the wise virgins who kept their lamps ready.  Read more...

Message for Lent 2001 - Pope John Paul II

“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem” (Mk 10:33). With these words, the Lord invites the disciples to journey with him along the road that leads from Galilee to the place where he will complete his redemptive mission. The road towards Jerusalem, which the Evangelists present as the crowning point of Jesus’ earthly journey, is the model for the Christian who is committed to following the Teacher on the Way of the Cross.  Read more...

Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI for Lent 2007 - Pope Benedict XVI

Dear brothers and sisters, let us look at Christ pierced in the Cross! He is the unsurpassing revelation of God’s love, a love in which eros and agape, far from being opposed, enlighten each other.  Read more...

Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI for Lent 2009 - Pope Benedict XVI

For this year's Lenten Message, I wish to focus my reflections especially on the value and meaning of fasting.   Read more...

Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI for Lent 2011 - Pope Benedict XVI

The Lenten period, which leads us to the celebration of Holy Easter, is for the Church a most valuable and important liturgical time, in view of which I am pleased to offer a specific word in order that it may be lived with due diligence.   Read more...

Message of His Holiness John Paul II for Lent 2005 - Pope John Paul II

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Messing with the Mass: The problem of priestly narcissism today - Paul Vitz & Daniel C. Vitz

It has been frequently noted that the mass since Vatican II has fallen victim to various kinds of irregularities.  Read more...

Michelangelo's final murals restored in Vatican City - Pamela Luther

After being hidden under scaffolding for five years, the Vatican has unveiled the restored Cappella Paolina, the Pauline Chapel.   Read more...

Miracles - PETER KREEFT

The modern sceptic typically assumes that everything we experience can be explained by the sciences without any supernatural agency, any God, any miracles? Here are twelve common forms this objection takes in our day along with twelve brilliant responses by Peter Kreeft.  Read more...

Missing Mass for No Reason - Rev. William Saunders

I was visiting relatives over Easter, and sadly they do not attend Mass. I went to Mass, and reminded them that missing Mass was a mortal sin. They said, "Oh, that was in the old days. Missing Mass is no longer a mortal sin." What do you say? Please give me some ammunition.  Read more...


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