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Thanksgiving - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Recently, I had an argument with a friend over whether Thanksgiving was a civil holiday or a religious holiday. What do you think?  Email This Article

The Anglican Church - Fr. William Saunders

A friend of mine is Episcopalian and thinking of joining the Catholic Church, primarily because of the ordination of Gene Robinson as a bishop. My friend also said that her pastor is considering the same. Would the pastor be allowed to be a Catholic priest?  Email This Article

The Ashen Cross - Fr. William Saunders

A Protestant friend asked me why Catholics use ashes on Ash Wednesday. What are the origins of Ash Wednesday and the use of ashes?   Email This Article

The Bishop's Regalia - Fr. William Saunders

A friend of mine who is not a Catholic accompanied me to the ordination ceremony. She asked me why the bishop was wearing what he did ó the special hat and his staff. I really did not know the meaning of these things. Can you help me?  Email This Article

The Catechism: A Gift for Everyone - Fr. William Saunders

I recently attended a conference on religious education, and the presenter said that the Catechism is a good reference work but was not meant for regular people, regular religion classes, or regular reading. I found this strange. What do you think?  Email This Article

The Church Seeks Pardon - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

What do you think of this pardon that our Holy Father made, asking forgiveness for the sins of the Church? So many people have asked me questions about it, or have made comments like, "Itís about time the Catholic Church apologized." Whatís our take on this?  Email This Article

The Church's Just War Theory - Part 1 - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

With recent conflict between Iraq sod the United States. the the of war, the use of chemical weapons, and the debate over the morality of the embargo imposed since Desert Storm, what moral teaching guides our thinking as Catholics concerning these issues?  Email This Article

The Church's Just War Theory - Part 2 - Fr. William Saunders

While the criteria for waging a just war are reasonable, our modern methods of warfare complicate their application, especially in the areas of proportionality, discrimination, and due proportion.   Email This Article

The Church's Teaching on Priestly Celibacy - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Given the history of how mandatory clerical celibacy arose in the Roman Catholic Church (except in several of the Eastern Rites), we can examine the spirituality which undergirds the regulation.  Email This Article

The Color of Liturgical Vestments - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Would you please explain the different colors used at Mass and the vestments? In my travels, I have even seen blue and black vestments which I have never seen before.  Email This Article


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