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Ask a Franciscan: Anger at the Church

May 20, 2022 Ask a Franciscan
Father Pat McCloskey, OFM, answers questions in his Ask a Franciscan column!

Ask a Franciscan: Marriage, Miracles, and Tattoos

Apr 22, 2022 Ask a Franciscan
Father Pat McCloskey, OFM, answers questions about marriage, the rosary, and whether it's a sin to get a tattoo.

Ask a Franciscan: Tridentine Masses, the Our Father, and Heaven

Mar 24, 2022 Ask a Franciscan
Father Pat McCloskey, OFM, answers questions about the Latin Mass, a line in the Our Father, and heaven.

‘Is Lying Always a Sin?’

Feb 22, 2022 Ask a Franciscan
Is lying always a sin?

No Funeral Mass for a Cremated Person? 

Feb 22, 2022 Ask a Franciscan
What is the Church's official stance on cremation?

Praying Quickly or Slowly? 

Jan 21, 2022 Ask a Franciscan
Does the speed of praying make a difference? 

Giving a Saint’s Name at Baptism 

Jan 21, 2022 Ask a Franciscan
Is this required? Some Christians have first names that are not those of a saint or a variant on a saint’s name. 

Preparing for the 2023 World Synod of Bishops

Jan 21, 2022 Ask a Franciscan
Can you recommend a book describing what Vatican II was all about? Something in plain English without interpretation by the author? 

‘Scripture Alone’ 

Nov 22, 2021 Ask a Franciscan
I know that this term is strongly supported by some Christians and vigorously challenged by others. When did it originate and what does it mean? 

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