Confession Helps in Many Ways

Friar Pat McCloskey, OFM, answers the tough questions in Ask a Franciscan.

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One God, Many Worshipers

Yes, Jesus Christ is the complete revelation of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our Catholic faith, however, does not say that only baptized Catholics can be saved.

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Lent Promotes Discipleship

Friar Pat McCloskey, OFM, answers the tough questions in Ask a Franciscan.

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Face Religious Differences Now

Friar Pat McCloskey, OFM, answers the tough questions in Ask a Franciscan.

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Ask a Franciscan: Spiritual Role of Fathers

In "Ask a Franciscan," Father Pat McCloskey, OFM, addresses reader's questions about the Catholic faith, such as "Is Marriage Really a Sacrament?"

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Learning the Bible’s Terminology

God cannot do anything that contradicts what being God means.

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Purgatory and Praying for the Dead

St. Anthony Messenger answers the tough questions: Why Pray for the Dead? How are Sunday Gospels Selected? What Did God Mean?

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Ask a Franciscan: Incense in Church Ceremonies

In "Ask a Franciscan," readers can find answers to questions related to the Catholic faith, such as "What does reparation mean?"

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Ask a Franciscan: Why So Few Lay Saints?

In "Ask a Franciscan," Father Pat McCloskey, OFM, addresses questions readers have regarding their Catholic faith, such as "What is the process for canonizing someone?"

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Ask a Franciscan: How Old Is the Earth?

In "Ask a Franciscan," Father Pat McCloskey, OFM, answers questions like "What happens when a bishop resigns?"

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