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What is a Novena?

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Dear Sister, What is a novena? Where do novenas come from and why do we pray them?

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Year of Faith | One God, Many Religions

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One God, and therefore one religion? It certainly sounds sensible enough – God is One after all. But we are not...

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Faith to Move Mountains

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Dear Sister, In scripture Jesus says that if we have faith of a mustard seed we can move mountains. Why aren't we moving mountains? Does anyone really have that kind of faith?

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Why Do Priests in the Catholic Church Keep Celibacy?

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Dear Sister, Why do priests in the Catholic Church keep celibacy?

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A Catholic Protestant?

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"Dear Sister, I have been to different churches. I really liked their services, but I was brought up Catholic. Can I go to these services instead of Mass and still call myself Catholic? Is it possible to be both?”

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Lose the Faith?

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Dear Sister Benedicta Marie, Sometimes I struggle in understanding God or some of the teachings of the Church. Does this mean I’ve lost my faith? How does one lose faith? Can faith be restored if it has been lost?

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Will We Still Have Faith in Heaven?

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To understand the answer to this question it would first be necessary to understand heaven, purgatory and hell.

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Getting More From Holy Mass

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I don't get much out of Mass. Do you have any suggestions?

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Prayer or good works?

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Growing up, I was taught that we needed to “pray, pray, pray” in order to save our souls. But recently, a friend told me that we need to do good works instead. Which is more important: prayer or good works?

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Isn’t It Enough to Believe in Jesus?

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Do I really have to believe all the other things the Catholic Church teaches?

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Faith & Suffering

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There is so much suffering in the world. Why does God allow people to suffer, especially good people? What is the relationship, if any, to faith and suffering?

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