Mary as ‘Mirror of Justice’
I pray the rosary and the Litany of Loreto daily for world peace and the end of abortion. What does the litany’s invocation ‘mirror of justice’ mean?
Finding Satan’s Story in the Bible
Where in the Bible can I find the
story of Lucifer and the fallen
angels? I’ve looked, but without success.
Is there some other book that
contains this story?
‘Dresser of Sycamores’?
In Amos 7:14, at the king’s sanctuary in Bethel, the prophet verbally defends himself against the priest Amaziah by denying that he ever said he belonged to a company of prophets. Amos adds, “I am a herdsman and a dresser of sycamores.” What does that expression mean?
How Old Is the Catholic Church?
A friend recently quoted several
Bible passages, trying to convince
me that the pope is the leader of the
“Christian Church,” that there really
is no entity called the “Catholic
If you have a question for Father Pat
, please submit it here
Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Some answer material must be mailed since it is not available in digital form. You can still send
questions to: Ask a Franciscan, 28 W. Liberty Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.