Clean-Shaven Franciscans Wanted
I would like to see Franciscan priests and brothers clean-shaven. In St. Francis’ day, I don’t believe there was any shaving equipment.
Why Does Evil Exist?
If God is all-powerful and all-good, why does evil exist? I have heard the theories of human free will, responsibility, and weakness after Adam and Eve’s fall. We simply don’t know why God allows what God allows.
Some people say that suffering gets people to return to God. Others say that because Jesus suffered, we must also. Why is there so much unbearable injustice in the world? Is God incapable of preventing evil? Is God as good and powerful as we originally thought?
Can Married Couples Engage in Oral Sex?
My wife and I have been happily married for three years. We took the pre-Cana course before we married. At the end of the Mass, the priest smiled and said, “Enjoy each other.”
A friend of my wife told her that oral sex is forbidden for married couples (and everyone else, I guess). When I asked a few priests about this, they seemed uncomfortable and gave vague answers. So what’s the story about this?
Dedication of Months
Some years ago (probably 80), each month of the year was dedicated to a person or intention. For example, May was Mary’s month, October was the month of the rosary, and November was dedicated to the Poor Souls. But that is all that I can remember! My friends here at the retirement village know what I’m talking about (we are all in our 80s or 90s), but no one can remember the list. Can you help us?
Are Anglican Baptisms Valid?
Does the Catholic Church accept Baptisms in the Anglican/Episcopal Church as valid? If a person so baptized later becomes a Roman Catholic, is another Baptism needed? I have gotten different answers from different Catholics.
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