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I have heard the priests of my parish encouraging us to go to confession during Lent. I admit I have not been to confession in years because I am not sure I know how to go to confession. With all the changes that occurred in the '60s, would you please review how to go to confession?  Email This Article

Contraceptive References in the Bible - Fr. William Saunders

In explaining the Church's teaching about contraception, many people mistakenly think that this teaching is relatively new, something which occurred with Humanae Vitae in 1968.  Email This Article

Contraceptives Diminish Marital Union (part 3) - Fr. William Saunders

Recall that in two previous issues, we have examined our belief concerning the Sacrament of Marriage and the beautiful expression of marital love, which is both unitive and procreative. Both dimensions are intrinsically good and inherent to the act of marriage. Consequently, in marital love, one cannot separate the unitive from the procreative dimension.   Email This Article

Contraceptives Show Grave Consequences - Fr. William Saunders

In the 1960s, the Church faced increasing pressure regarding the use of contraceptive means with the marketing of the anovulant pill. In response, Vatican Council II stated in Gaudium et Spes, "In questions of birth regulation, the sons and daughters of the Church, faithful to these principles, are forbidden to use methods disapproved of by the teaching authority of the Church in its interpretation of the divine law (No.51).  Email This Article


More and more people I know are having deceased deceased ones cremated. I thought that Catholics were not allowed to be cremated. A friend though said that the Bishops have permitted cremation. Could you please explain the Church’s teaching?  Email This Article

Cruelty Toward Animals - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

My son criticizes me for wearing a fur coat. He says that this is cruelty to animals. I say this is why God made minks or whatever. Does the Church have a teaching on this?  Email This Article

Daily Mass and the Priestly Obligation - Fr. William Saunders

Does a priest have to offer Mass daily?  Email This Article

Dealing with Addictions to Pornography - Fr. William Saunders

My spouse has a problem with pornography, but denies it is a sin. I need to understand better this issue. What religious teachings or argument can I use to help?  Email This Article

Debating Peter's Primacy - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

A Protestant friend of mine and I recently had a debate over whether Jesus actually made St. Peter the first Pope. Although I cited Matthew 16, my friend had some other interpretation of it. What is a good answer to this question?  Email This Article

Demonic Possession and Exorcism - Fr. William Saunders

I was watching the movie "The Exorcist" with some of my friends. Can the devil really possess someone?  Email This Article

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