The answer to it is really revelatory of the difference between how God is and how we are.
We are called each day to think of and act on the word Love.
This is, in fact, a struggle that everyone who regularly goes to confession knows, and I pray that you see that in and of itself as the beginning of a blessing.
What do I do or how do I live so I know I am doing what God wants?
A deeper picture of the man who offers guidance in our faith.
“Dear Father Joe – My husband died this year, and I am so angry with God. How do I move past that/forgive God for taking the love of my life away?”
Your pain right now is a testament to your love. You loved your husband and were loved by him.
There are days I just can’t take it anymore and I struggle with guilt about how I feel.
In this follow-up question about the Mass, Fr. Joe looks at how we can increase our reverence, and reminds us that we "simply have to remember that the desire to be reverent at Mass is holy."
Dear Father Joe, I have friends who don’t seem to be interested in returning to church since the quarantine ended. How do I convince them to come back?
Your question reflects a heart of love, and I am so grateful for it.
I have a friend who says everything was much more reverent before the 1960s and that we should go back to the way things used to be. This is making me question what happens at Mass on Sunday.
A diocese has the same needs as a Parish, without a weekly collection.
Dear Father Joe: Every Year, Lent Comes and Goes and I Always Feel Like I Somehow Miss it or Blow it
How Can I Make Lent be What it is Supposed to be This Year?
My priest said that everyone is racist, and I think that’s nuts. What am I supposed to do about it anyway?
As a person who struggles with anxiety at times, I have some sense of what you are enduring.
Unlike in most parishes, my priest did not appear to minister during the COVID pandemic.
Dear Fr. Joe: I am constantly seeing vitriolic posts about politics on social media from my friends — and even my priest.
Prayer, Mass, homilies, visiting the sick, administrative duties and more.
To love our enemies does not mean we are their friends. It does not mean that we are to continue to put ourselves in a position to get hurt. That’s important to remember.
So many good people I know have suffered horribly in the last month, and I’m really struggling to hold on to my faith.
Dear Father Joe: I got into a pretty heated discussion on a Catholic website the...
Every time I go to confession, I seem to say the same things.
Dear Father Joe: I know we’re supposed to thank God, but some days I don’t feel a lot of gratitude. How do I feel thankful when I’m not?
Dear Father Joe: My dog died and my priest told me that pets don’t go to heaven....
Dear Father Joe: I’ve read a lot of talk online that, according to a recent stud...