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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

 
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— Read this, if you have changed your mind, and wish to go under an alias name for your posting.
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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') (0)
 
On Purgatory and Indulgences (1)
 
August 2018 Can you answer a few questions on life after death with respect to Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell?
 
On The Holy Mass: Ordo and Tridentine liturgies (7)
 
August 2018 Can a religious Catholic woman who gets civilly married to a Muslim receive Holy Communion?
August 2018 If I married outside the Church, according to Hindu rituals, is there a way to receive Communion?
August 2018 What should I do if, I know I shouldn't move my hands during the Gloria, but seem compelled to?
August 2018 What can we do to get our marriage blessed so my Catholic wife can receive Holy Communion?
August 2018 Should I become a Catholic if I can't go to Mass every Sunday due to family commitments?
August 2018 Can funeral Masses be conducted during the 50-day period following Easter?
August 2018 When visiting non-Catholics, what do I say when they ask, why I didn't receive their communion?
 
Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Mother (1)
 
August 2018 Are 'venerate', 'worship', and 'deify' synonyms according to the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus?
 
Questions from seeking and confused Christians (6)
 
August 2018 How do I respond to my friend when he shares with me his bad memories of being a Catholic?
August 2018 Is assisted death a big sin in this religion and would I go to your Hell by making this choice?
August 2018 How do I find out if I am a member of the Catholic Church?
August 2018 Can you provide some advice for a wife, longing to have a baby, with a husband who refuses to?
August 2018 If a profession of faith wasn't required for a non-Catholic entering the Church, am I still Catholic?
August 2018 If she moved, can she receive forgiveness for an abortion from the bishop in her current diocese?
 
Questions from those contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming Home. (7)
 
August 2018 Am I being punished because I didn't go to an RCIA program and do you have any newbie advice?
August 2018 Though our families disapproves, will God approve if I marry a non-Catholic and have a family?
August 2018 As a Pentecost believer who is interesting in joining the Catholic Church, how do I proceed?
August 2018 Can you answer a few questions from someone considering converting to the Catholic faith?
August 2018 Can I become a Catholic if I am 15-years-old but have not been raised in a religious environment?
August 2018 If a profession of faith wasn't required for a non-Catholic entering the Church, am I still Catholic?
August 2018 Should I become a Catholic if I can't go to Mass every Sunday due to family commitments?
 
Homosexual Issues  (3)
 
August 2018 Am I trapped in the wrong-gendered body because I'm being punished for something in a past life?
August 2018 As Catholics, how can we argue against the LGBT community without mentioning religion?
August 2018 If I want to follow God, should I just force myself to be straight?
 
Life and Family Issues  (7)
 
August 2018 Is using a condom a sin when my menstrual cycle isn't normal and I'm unsure when my safe day is?
August 2018 Why would God bring this man into my life and answer my prayers, only to have him say, no?
August 2018 What sexual play and pleasure is allowed between a husband and wife in Marriage?
August 2018 Do you have any words of wisdom on a time sharing disagreement between my husband and I?
August 2018 What can and cannot be done by two married Catholics within marriage with regards to sex?
August 2018 When checking my social media account for information about a series, did I sin when I saw this?
August 2018 If she moved, can she receive forgiveness for an abortion from the bishop in her current diocese?
 
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 (7)
 
August 2018 Can you provide me with some insight on which of these two Bibles is the best?
August 2018 How does the Book of Matthew apply in my case as far as receiving a reward from man versus God?
August 2018 Why do you omit: 'For thine is the kingdom the power and the glory forever. Amen' from the Bible?
August 2018 Can you explain these chapters from Genesis 4 and Genesis 6?
August 2018 How do I reply to a Facebook posting that implies the only thing we need for salvation is the Bible?
August 2018 In lieu of what the Bible says, what happens to the millions that never received God's Word?
August 2018 What do Catholics believe about the five Solas (Scriptura, Fide, Gratia, Christus, and Deo Gloria)?
 
On Cults and Sects (0)
 
On Justification and Salvation (2)
 
Recommendation by: John DiMascio
August 2018 How Protestants Still Get Justification Wrong by Stephen Beale recommended by John DiMascio
 
August 2018 What do Catholics believe about the five Solas (Scriptura, Fide, Gratia, Christus, and Deo Gloria)?
August 2018 How do I reply to a Facebook posting that implies the only thing we need for salvation is the Bible?
 
On the Papacy, the Pope and Infallibility (1)
August 2018 Is it right for the Pope (the leader of the Catholic Church) to pray at a Mosque?
 
About the Sacraments (9)
 

General (0)

 

Baptism (1)

August 2018 If he was deployed, can he still be her Godfather and can his name be added to the certificate?
 

Eucharist (0)

 

Confirmation (0)

 

Penance/Confession (2)

August 2018 Do two Catholics who are having sex with different people have a correct notion of forgiveness?
August 2018 If I haven't gone through any program, can I just go to a Church and confess my sins to a priest?
 

Anointing of the Sick (3) plus A SPECIAL KEEPSAKE

November2007 On the passing of my father — dialogue and reflections.
August 2018 Can funeral Masses be conducted during the 50-day period following Easter?
August 2018 Was there ever a time the Catholic Church was against cremation?
August 2018 How do I handle this constant behavior on my husband from a parish widow and what should I do?
 

Marriage (2)

August 2018 Can you answer some questions about the permissibility of a dowry and some related questions?
August 2018 Seeing I wasn't his first, am I committing adultery if I marry someone who is not a virgin?
 
Priesthood (1)
August 2018 Why don't priests marry?
 
On Marriage and relationship situations (5)
 
August 2018 Does Jesus also love those who have separated from their spouse and have not remarried?
August 2018 If I confess my affair will I be forgiven or will I have to share what I've done with my husband?
August 2018 Can a baptized Christian, who loves a Hindu girl, agree to a marriage in line with Hindu traditions?
August 2018 If my son's wife's been seeing another man, and wants a divorce, it is a sin for him to divorce her?
August 2018 Can you provide some advice for a wife, longing to have a baby, with a husband who refuses to?
 
Specific people, organizations and events (4)
 
August 2018 What's the Church's view of people with mental illness: Schizophrenia with Intellectual Disability?
August 2018 What is the Catholic Church's opinion on Terry A. Davis and TempleOS?
August 2018 As a bookworm and devotee of Christ, is it OK to read contentious, fictional books by Dan Brown?
August 2018 Is there anything bad with enjoying classic horror flicks, related games, and some Halloween fun?
 
On Catholic Doctrine and Church teachings (12)
 
Memorial to: Clayton Bower Jr. Audio Memorial page.
  The 1942 Catholic Layman's Guide: A brief outline of what he should know and do.
August 2018 What is the official teaching of the Church on forgiveness by us and by the priest in Confession?
August 2018 Do other sources address unbaptized infants and does Baptism play a bigger role than faith?
August 2018 Am I far enough removed from this material cooperation with evil or do I need to find another job?
August 2018 Why does a loving God permit suffering and what should I do when my mind and faith disagree?
August 2018 At the end, will everyone be forgiven and end up in Heaven and will our questions be answered?
August 2018 If you never knew Christianity and never knew the Ten Commandments, how will you be treated?
August 2018 What do Catholics believe about the five Solas (Scriptura, Fide, Gratia, Christus, and Deo Gloria)?
August 2018 Since I can't find Biblical answers and think my priest doesn't know, can you answer my questions?
August 2018 If existence is good, then how can it also, at the same time, be deprived of all good?
August 2018 Why provide a 'service' (religion) that is unreliable or cannot coexist with science?
August 2018 Can you answer some questions on the history and use of the Church calling priests, Father?
August 2018 In lieu of what the Bible says, what happens to the millions that never received God's Word?
 
On Church views toward specific practices (7)
 
August 2018 Is it a sin to listen to body subliminals if it makes my mind more clear about losing weight?
August 2018 Do you think Our Lord would forgive a person who commits suicide and allow them into Heaven?
August 2018 What are the commonly-accepted views of domestic violence by the believers of Catholicism?
August 2018 Due to an unexpected pincer movement, have I sinned by letting Protestants pray over me?
August 2018 Is it sinful to read or watch horror?
August 2018 Is assisted death a big sin in this religion and would I go to your Hell by making this choice?
August 2018 When visiting non-Catholics, what do I say when they ask, why I didn't receive communion'?
 
Church Internals (0)
 
Church History (1)
August 2018 Seeing John was called 'John the Baptist', were the first Christians actually Baptists?
 
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