Pat McCloskey, OFM, asks the tough questions in St. Anthony Messenger's "Ask a Franciscan."
The Church invites us to celebrate the Eucharist and to receive Holy Communion “often” and “worthily.” But what does that mean?
If the Sacrament of Confirmation isn't a “coming of age” celebration, than what is it?
Three things are required for a sin to be mortal: serious matter, full consent, and full knowledge. What's the difference?
A calling to religious life is a gift from God. But what if I feel unworthy?
Jesus raised the human institution of marriage to the dignity of a sacrament. But why?
Having a baby baptized is both an act of faith and a cultural affair. What does that mean?
This sacrament is not the "kiss of death." But what is it exactly?
Was St. Peter Bishop of Rome?
The sacraments are drawn from the love that Jesus had for all of us by becoming human. Each is designed to draw us closer to God.