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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The Bible As God’s Self-revelation

What Authority Does the Bible Have?

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Ask a Franciscan: Can Animals Go To Heaven?

In this "Ask a Franciscan" column, Father Pat McCloskey, OFM, addresses issues like novenas, the feminine image of God, and whether or not animals go to heaven.

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questions about Lent

Frequently Asked Questions about Lent and Easter

Father Pat McCloskey, OFM, offers wisdom and insight to this holy season.

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Ask A Franciscan: Dealing With A Father’s Abuse

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

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