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Due to the recent attacks on the Holy Father from the mainstream T.V. media and Print media,
I've created a separate page with a list of postings that may help confused Catholics on this and related issues.

I highly recommend you read all postings in this section.


Although the O'Reilly Factor, originally titled the O'Reilly Report, is off the air, because of the popularity of this show and the number of potential viewers who heard Bill's misstatements on Marian and similar Church Teachings, we have carried over his on-air blunders on the web pages below. Anyone is welcome to check our rebuttals for faithfulness.

As a person who appears to strive for the truth, especially in the faith, I'm sure Bill would welcome these corrects as an open-minded journalist.


'I got caught in the (PC) <Practicing Catholic> No Spin Zone! Don't you!'Notification of Correction: August 2006
Bill O'Reilly required Notification of Correction: Correcting what the Immaculate Conception is, and is not.

'I got caught in the (PC) <Practicing Catholic> No Spin Zone! Don't you!'Notification of Correction: August 2012
Bill O'Reilly required Notification of Correction. Topic: Distinguishing between dogma, doctrine and discipline

 
Where do I go to financially donate to the work you and your team does on behalf of the Church?

— Read this, if you have changed your mind, and wish to go under an alias name for your posting.
Do you publish questions of a personal nature with the person's name on it?

Please keep my town of Natick, Massachusetts in your prayers; we really need them.

— Mike Humphrey AskACatholic Web Admin.
 
The Vatican Congregation for the Clergy since January 2011 has been sending me Sunday Reflections on the Liturgy. I hope you enjoy them.
 
A Woman in Support of the All-Male Priesthood by Kathleen Laplante
What are the Catholic and Protestant views of the Rapture?
Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini
of the Holy Father Benedict XVI to Bishops, Clergy, Consecrated Persons and The Lay Faithful On The Word Of God In The Life And Mission Of The Church
 
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Learning more . . .

 
About Saints (0)
 
Church disciplines, practices and traditions (small 't') (1)
 
January 2019 Can you answer some questions about the Green Scapular and how I can receive the promises?
 
On Purgatory and Indulgences (1)
 
January 2019 How many type s of indulgence are there, what steps can one do to gain one, and are they biblical?
 
On The Holy Mass: Ordo and Tridentine liturgies (10)
 
January 2019 Given my specific personal and marital background, am I eligible to receive the Holy Eucharist?
January 2019 Since few consider Sunday Mass an obligation, why does the Church recognize it as a grave sin?
January 2019 If a priest is in mortal sin, will the bread and wine still become the Body and Blood of Christ?
January 2019 Can you provide feedback on my views about Communion and how we should receive Communion?
January 2019 At age 70, is attending Saturday or Sunday Mass still required?
January 2019 As a Eucharistic Minister, what should you do if you want to distribute the wine but not receive it?
January 2019 Since Saturday is a holy day, if I go to Sat. Mass does it count for both the Holy Day and Sun. Mass?
January 2019 Can I receive Holy Communion at Mass if we were divorced, but only my ex— wife remarried?
January 2019 If someone will no longer attend a Novus Ordo Mass are they subject to these schismatic penalties?
January 2019 Are elderly Catholics, (i.e. age 75 and over), obliged to attend Mass every Sunday?
 
Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Mother (6)
 
January 2019 Upon what facts or info. did the Holy Father rely to declare the Assumption of Mary into Heaven?
January 2019 As Catholics, what do we believe about the Perpetual Virginity of our Blessed Mother?
January 2019 Like the Rosary, what prayer or prayers are meant to be prayed with the Brown Scapular?
January 2019 Can non-Christians, especially Moslems, touch blessed Catholic devotionals, like a Brown Scapular?
January 2019 Did Jesus have four brothers and did He have sisters?
January 2019 If it is adequate to call Mary, Mother of Jesus, why then call her, Mother of God?
 
Questions from seeking and confused Christians (11)
 
January 2019 Now that I know my dad is having an affair, should I confront him or should I talk to a priest first?
January 2019 As a proud Muslim, why have I recently been seeing Jesus in my dreams?
January 2019 Am I responsible for helping everyone on a website who is thinking of harming themselves?
January 2019 Can you suggest some ways to stop masturbating and watching pornography?
January 2019 Can you answer some sex questions from a 23-year-old who has just started to have faith in Jesus?
January 2019 Do you have any other recommendations if I'm ever in a situation where I am battling demons?
January 2019 Seeing I feel down and distant for God, how can I strengthen my relationship with Him?
January 2019 How do I discern whether it is God's will for me to talk with someone important to me?
January 2019 Does a drug user have to wait to successfully complete their rehab before going to Confession?
January 2019 How do I survive this marriage seeing I have always dreamed of having a good Catholic family?
January 2019 What do the faithful Pittsburgh laity do at this time and why are priests repeating history?
 
Questions from those contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming Home. (10)
 
January 2019 Will you be able to run the Free Catechism of the Catholic Church and Rosary programs again?
January 2019 Since I want return, can you assist me in where I belong when I have no history as a Catholic?
January 2019 Can you please tell me how a Hindu woman in India can become a Catholic Christian?
January 2019 Can you give a Mormon, thinking about joining the Church, the rundown on crucial Church beliefs?
January 2019 If I become a Christian, can I keep my faith secretly from my really strict Muslim family members?
January 2019 As a non-Catholic, do I need to officially become Catholic to get married in the Catholic Church?
January 2019 Can you advise my daughter who wants to come back to Church but has had an abortion?
January 2019 Can I receive Holy Communion at Mass if we were divorced, but only my ex— wife remarried?
January 2019 As an Orthodox Christian, how can I become a Catholic Christian and do I have to take RCIA?
January 2019 As I'm considering joining the faith, how do I handle my problem with a pathological level of lying?
 
Homosexual Issues  (1)
 
January 2019 What should I think about transgender people?
 
Life and Family Issues  (4)
 
January 2019 Do I go to a priest or to a bishop if I want to confess that I have had an abortion?
January 2019 Is engaging in coitus interruptus with your spouse a sin if we can't support another child?
January 2019 If sex was designed by God for procreation is having sex with my 65-year-old wife masturbation?
January 2019 Can you advise my daughter who wants to come back to Church but has had an abortion?
 
Questions on the Catholic doctrine "Outside the Church there is no Salvation"  (0)
 
Brother Gregory Conant O.S.B. December 6, 1927 to July 23, 2015; Requiescat In Pace, my friend!

My good conversational friend, Brother Gregory Conant, O.S.B. died peacefully on July 23, 2015 at Saint Benedict Abbey, Still River, Massachusetts, after a lengthy illness.

I personally knew Brother Gregory before, and after, he was a professed monk at St. Benedict Abbey in Still River, Massachusetts. His engaging conversation in various areas of Church history as it related to various teachings of the Church was something no other consecrated religious will ever come close to. If he wasn't talking about history, he was talking about Popes and Catholic Councils and the effect they had on society and the world for a specific period of time.

This was a unique Benedictine monk! . . . no doubt!

His love for the Church and Church history had an important impact on my life for which I am grateful.

Requiescat In Pace, my friend!
December 6, 1927 to July 23, 2015

Mike Humphrey
(Read his obituary here.)

 
On the Sacred Scriptures (6)
 
January 2019 Where does the Bible say only 144,000 souls shall enter Heaven and what about the other souls?
January 2019 If I wasn't misinformed in Catholic school, why did this view of the Bible change from the 60s era?
January 2019 Are there some historical traditions that are acceptable for Catholics to consider in the Talmud?
January 2019 Can you answer some questions on pilgrimages, Isaiah 17:1, and what happens when Jesus returns?
January 2019 How many types of indulgence are there, what steps can one do to gain one, and are they biblical?
January 2019 Based my my interpretation of James 2:10, how bad is this sin and is it equal to murder?
 
On Cults and Sects (1)
January 2019 If I have wizardry in my family will I still be saved by Christ and is this a good Catholic community?
 
On Justification and Salvation (0)
 
Recommendation by: John DiMascio
August 2018 How Protestants Still Get Justification Wrong by Stephen Beale recommended by John DiMascio
 
On the Papacy, the Pope and Infallibility (1)
January 2019 If someone will no longer attend a Novus Ordo Mass are they subject to these schismatic penalties?
 
About the Sacraments (9)
 

General (1)

 
January 2019 Can my wife go to Confession and receive Holy Communion if she is going to a Protestant church?
 

Baptism (1)

January 2019 If I only have a private faith but want to be a Godparent for my friend, do I have to be a Catholic?
 

Eucharist (0)

 

Confirmation (0)

 

Penance/Confession (2)

January 2019 As a young Catholic, besides going to Reconciliation, what else can I do to make God forgive me?
January 2019 What should I do if the priest cannot grant absolution to the sinner?
 

Anointing of the Sick (3) plus A SPECIAL KEEPSAKE

November2007 On the passing of my father — dialogue and reflections.
January 2019 Is cremation allowable, and If ashes are OK, can they be spread out or do they need to be buried?
January 2019 Where do my actions stand with the Catholic Church and is it a mortal sin to scatter the ashes?
January 2019 Once a person's body has been cremated, do their spirits remain attached, in part, to their ashes?
 

Marriage (2)

January 2019 If a male and female exchange vows in private with no witnesses are they considered married?
January 2019 Although both my fiancé and I are Catholic, are we allowed to choose how we get married?
 
Priesthood (0)
 
On Marriage and relationship situations (7)
 
January 2019 Being divorced via the courts, if I meet someone and want to remarry, can I marry in the Church?
January 2019 Since she wasn't a Catholic Christian at the time she was having sex, did she commit adultery?
January 2019 Do you have advice for a friend, who plans to marry, but may be marrying with an extra burden?
January 2019 If I married, without the intention of raising my kids Catholics, is this a cause for an annulment?
January 2019 Can I be married in the Catholic Church though originally I was married in a civil ceremony?
January 2019 How do I survive this marriage seeing I have always dreamed of having a good Catholic family?
January 2019 As a non-Catholic, do I need to officially become Catholic to get married in the Catholic Church?
 
Specific people, organizations and events (8)
 
January 2019 If a child is attending Catholic Grade School, does he have to attend CCD classes at our church?
January 2019 Did the Catholic Church persecute the Hugenots?
January 2019 What is the Catholic view of the age of the Earth and how could there be animals before Adam?
January 2019 Why is there no evidence of prophets (or other prophets) and their religious in these places?
January 2019 Can a Catholic officiate at a wedding between two people that are not Catholic?
January 2019 Do we have an obligation to keep hostile relationships within the family and at the work place?
January 2019 Are the Jews still God's chosen people?
January 2019 What do the faithful Pittsburgh laity do at this time and why are priests repeating history?
 
On Catholic Doctrine and Church teachings (8)
 
Memorial to: Clayton Bower Jr. Audio Memorial page.
  The 1942 Catholic Layman's Guide: A brief outline of what he should know and do.
January 2019 Do we believe Jesus left His Human Nature after ascending to Heaven or does He still have it?
January 2019 How does Catholic theology view giving a pass to kids who haven't reached psychological maturity?
January 2019 Seeing that I don't understand what the unpardonable sin is, can you explain this to me?
January 2019 Are we obliged to report all crimes and law-breaking like violated copyright laws, fake IDs, etc.?
January 2019 Can you really sell your soul to the devil and, if so, would the Lord forgive you for such a thing?
January 2019 What is the basis of the Trinity and what is the basis for going to a priest for Confession?
January 2019 Can you answer some questions on pilgrimages, Isaiah 17:1, and what happens when Jesus returns?
January 2019 In light of this, can the devil create life or even create?
 
On Church views toward specific practices (10)
 
January 2019 From a Catholic view, is it proper for me to ask for the money my friends always borrow from me?
January 2019 Is online betting for sports regarded as an inappropriate way of acquiring wealth, and if so, why?
January 2019 Can a priest have conversations (including chatting by social media) with a minor past midnight?
January 2019 Is it wrong to role play with your friends with character-based anime involving no evil?
January 2019 Is it acceptable for churches to be named after archangels and are there naming conventions?
January 2019 Is it a sin to buy meat and dairy from stores whose factory farms treat animals with cruelty?
January 2019 From the Church's view is Acupuncture an acceptable practice?
January 2019 If smoking is really a sin, how can we have had saints and even popes who have smoked?
January 2019 Can a lay person write a consecration prayer for the world and offer it to Mary?
January 2019 Would I be putting myself on the same level as God if I wrote about people who do magic?
 
Church Internals (0)
 
Church History (0)
 
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