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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? 

Jesus’ Human Soul

Nov 22, 2021 Ask a Franciscan
As fully divine and fully human, Jesus must have had a human soul, right?