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Euthanasia and Extraordinary Care - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Would you please give an explanation of what the Church says about all forms of ordinary and extraordinary care which are required to be given in the case of patients in persistent vegetative states. Also, how the circumstances of the family come into play, that is financial resources, medical, age etc.  Email This Article

Evolution Theory and Faith - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Recently, the Holy Father made a statement concerning evolution, and seemed to accept the theory. Please comment on that and how should we understand the creation account of Genesis and evolution?  Email This Article

Excommunication: A Call to Grace - Fr. William Saunders

In January, I read in a Catholic magazine that seven women were excommunicated for trying to be ordained as priests. When is a person excommunicated and can he/she be forgiven?  Email This Article

Explaining an Annulment - FATHER WILLIAM SAUNDERS

A Protestant friend of mine had a question about annulments, and after my explanation, said, “Sounds like Catholic divorce.”  Email This Article

First Communion and First Penance - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Recently, I attended my grandson's First Holy Communion in another diocese. I was surprised to find that he did not make his First Penance yet. I thought that a child had to make First Penance before First Communion. Is it optional?  Email This Article

General Absolution - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

Recently, I visited some relatives in New Jersey. At their parish, they do not have regular private confessions, but a service where everyone prays and then the priests gives absolution. I thought this was strange, but they said "general absolution" was allowed. I am not really sure what general absolution m. Is this right?  Email This Article

Gestures at Mass - FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS

I have always wondered about some of the gestures I see at Mass — the making of the sign of the cross at the Gospel, bowing at the Creed and shaking hands for the sign of peace. Where do these come from? Are they required or options, since some people do not do them?  Email This Article

Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Fr. William Saunders

I recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation as an adult. Although I know that I received the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and know their names, I do not really know what they are. Could you please explain them in one of your columns?  Email This Article

Gospel Authorship - Rev. William Saunders

With so much talk lately about the Gospels, I wonder, who wrote the Gospels and how do we know?  Email This Article

History of Lent - Fr. William Saunders

What are the origins of Lent? Did the Church always have this time before Easter?  Email This Article

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