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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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— 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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About Saints (3)
 
January 2018 Does the Church endorse St Gertrude's prayer which results in the release of 1,000 Holy Souls?
January 2018 How does someone thank Padre Pio for these healing intercessions?
January 2018 Are Queen Mary I of England and Queen Isabella of Spain saints of the Church?
 
Church disciplines, practices and traditions (small 't') (2)
 
January 2018 Can you eat meat on Fridays if you are over age 65?
January 2018 Should I sing while fasting and what should I do if fasting for a beautiful voice doesn't work?
 
On Purgatory and Indulgences (3)
 
January 2018 Does the Church endorse St Gertrude's prayer which results in the release of 1,000 Holy Souls?
January 2018 Can you confirm my views of the after life and answer some related questions on Purgatory?
January 2018 What is Purgatory, is it a basic teaching, and what's the significance of Mary within the Church?
 
On The Holy Mass: Ordo and Tridentine liturgies (14)
 
January 2018 Are you allowed to distribute the Eucharist to someone who is not Catholic but comes to Mass?
January 2018 What is the definition of liturgy and is this term only used by Catholics?
January 2018 What is the Church's official policy regarding Word and Communion services?
January 2018 Why wouldn't the keyboard be acceptable as a musical instrument for the Mass?
January 2018 Can you recommend a Sunday Missal for me to use?
January 2018 Why don't Masses on Saturday before 4:00 pm count for Sunday?
January 2018 Do you have to be confirmed to receive Holy Communion?
January 2018 Why is Latin a dead language and why do you talk in a dead language while you are in Church?
January 2018 As a 74-year-old, can I receive Communion if I'm single but sexually intimate with my boyfriend?
January 2018 What should I do if I know of unrepentant Catholics having sex and receiving Communion?
January 2018 If I go to Mass, would it be OK for me to work on Sunday, since our family really needs the money?
January 2018 Does a Sacristan bow or knee in front of a closed tabernacle and what if I have things in my hands?
January 2018 What is the proper manner for carrying the Cross in the procession and recession of the Mass?
January 2018 What should I say to my non-Catholic friend when she receives Communion with me at Mass?
 
Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Mother (5)
 
January 2018 How many days do I say the Emergency 921 Chaplet novena to the Mother of Mercy?
January 2018 Where did Jesus say biblically, 'In order to get into Heaven you must know Me through my Mother?'
January 2018 Is this help from the Holy Spirit or my Guardian Angel and where does Mary sit?
January 2018 Shouldn't the prayer, the Hail Mary, be changed from the Mother of God to the Mother of Jesus?
January 2018 What is Purgatory, is it a basic teaching, and what's the significance of Mary within the Church?
 
Questions from seeking and confused Christians (24)
 
January 2018 In order to be forgiven, can he go to Confession or does he have to turn himself into the police?
January 2018 Was this a miracle after praying to Jesus and the Holy Spirit and why would this healing stop?
January 2018 What should I do if I have wanted to convert for a while but have no Catholic parishes in my area?
January 2018 We don't baptize until age 13 but because I was baptized a Catholic, can I remove my membership?
January 2018 Are Catholics returning after an absence or returning under special cases treated differently?
January 2018 Is my faith strong enough to live in this type of environment with these type of people?
January 2018 What if I sin after Confirmation, does it make it worse, and how does one deal with porn issues?
January 2018 Should I turn myself in for these crimes or should I just compensate for these sins|shortcomings?
January 2018 At 16, am I still able to receive all the sacraments and how do I accomplish this?
January 2018 Do you have advice for one who's been away from the Church but has been thinking about death?
January 2018 How can an Anglican receive Communion in such a way that Christ is really present?
January 2018 What exactly are the Church's teachings on child raising, caring for children, and child abuse?
January 2018 What is entailed and how long does it take to receive First Communion and be confirmed?
January 2018 Is this help is from the Holy Spirit or my Guardian Angel and where does Mary sit?
January 2018 Do I need to be validly baptized to join the Catholic Church and what's the Petrine Privilege?
January 2018 What should I do if my parents are Muslim and Kurdish but I want to join the Christian faith?
January 2018 Is God asking me to go in a different path or am I incorrectly interpreting these Bible passages?
January 2018 What does a married Hindu have to do to join the Catholic faith and have his marriage blessed?
January 2018 Can I still join the faith if my wife and I are separated and a resolution seems like a faint hope?
January 2018 Due to the gravity of my sins, should I go to Confession before becoming a Catholic?
January 2018 Since I don't wish to be included, if I ask my bishop to excommunicated me, can he tell my family?
January 2018 Are non-believers who are open-minded to other religions allowed to go to Confession?
January 2018 Do you have advice for someone who's seriously been searching for a way to return to the Church?
January 2018 Can you tell a young Unitarian Universalist who wants to be Catholic what's need for Baptism?
 
Homosexual Issues  (1)
 
January 2018 Is an addiction to a mortal sin, a mortal or venial sin?
 
Life and Family Issues  (8)
 
January 2018 If we slept in different guest rooms at each others house while visiting, would it be sinful?
January 2018 Is it OK for a widowed Catholic man to date a divorced Catholic woman working on her annulment?
January 2018 As a 17-year-old teenager, am I able to have sex or should I wait until Marriage?
January 2018 Is it OK to date my mother's first cousin's daughter?
January 2018 Should I give this guy that I like a second chance?
January 2018 What should I do and say if my wife says, she will leave me if I can't get her pregnant?
January 2018 Is this OK to enjoy my climax without my husband seeing it takes so long when he's embracing me?
January 2018 Is having an argument with my wife Sandra about the furnace a sin?
 
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 (10)
 
January 2018 Can you answer these questions from the three parables found in St. Luke's Gospel, Chapter 15?
January 2018 What is the New Testament about?
January 2018 Referring to Matthew 2:23, where in the prophets is it written that Jesus shall be called a Nazarene?
January 2018 Where are we biblically told to have priests, where are the qualifications, and who are overseers?
January 2018 Is it okay for a Catholic to use or read a Protestant Bible?
January 2018 Since Paul Bible says this, shouldn't we go back to the order of Paul and do all of what Paul did?
January 2018 Where did Jesus say biblically, In order to get into Heaven you must know Me through my Mother?
January 2018 Is there any credence to these prophecies and could there be another second, risen king?
January 2018 Can you tell me what version of the Bible I should use for my own personal at home reading?
January 2018 Why does the Church teach, from Colossians, the "traditions of men" on many Marian teachings?
 
On Cults and Sects (0)
 
On Justification and Salvation (0)
 
Recommendation by: John DiMascio
January 2018 How Protestants Still Get Justification Wrong by Stephen Beale recommended by John DiMascio
 
On the Papacy, the Pope and Infallibility (0)
 
About the Sacraments (8)
 

General (0)

 

Baptism (1)

 
January 2018 Since my sister is having twins, does she need separate Godparents for each child?
 

Eucharist (0)

 

Confirmation (2)

 
January 2018 Do you have to be confirmed to receive Holy Communion?
January 2018 In writing down my chosen Confirmation saint, did I choose a different one by accident?
 

Penance/Confession (1)

January 2018 If a person sexually assaults someone, will God forgive them, and must the priest tell the police?
 

Anointing of the Sick (0) plus A SPECIAL KEEPSAKE

 
November2007 On the passing of my father — dialogue and reflections.
 

Marriage (2)

 
January 2018 What is the purpose of an engagement, what rituals are important, and who should be included?
January 2018 What countries can I have a Catholic wedding without a civil wedding?
 
Priesthood (2)
 
January 2018 Can a person with Asperger's syndrome become a priest?
January 2018 Where are we biblically told to have priests, where are the qualifications, and who are overseers?
 
On Marriage and relationship situations (12)
 
January 2018 With this marital past, can I become Catholic and, if so, will the Church recognize a late marriage?
January 2018 With this marital history, is it possible to get back in good standing with the Catholic Church?
January 2018 If I convert, would my marriage be annulled, and would I have to raise my children in the faith?
January 2018 Can I still join the faith if my wife and I are separated and a resolution seems like a faint hope?
January 2018 What should I do and say if my wife says, she will leave me if I can't get her pregnant?
January 2018 As a 74-year-old, can I receive Communion if I'm single but sexually intimate with my boyfriend?
January 2018 What should I do if I know of unrepentant Catholics having sex and receiving Communion?
January 2018 Are Catholics returning after an absence or returning under special cases treated differently?
January 2018 Is my marriage recognized by the Church as a valid marriage and can I remarry as a Catholic?
January 2018 Will the Church still marry us in the Catholic faith if I repent before re-entering the Church?
January 2018 If I saved my virginity but my husband didn't, since I'm not his first, am I committing adultery?
January 2018 If my first wife was not baptized was my marriage recognized in the Catholic Church?
 
Specific people, organizations and events (4)
 
January 2018 What do you think about Germany assessing an annual tax on members of the Catholic Church?
January 2018 A FAVORITE   As a Catholic, where is the Church failing and is the Church reaching out to the passive Catholic?
January 2018 Do you believe different religious perspectives affect the way an individual views Secularism?
January 2018 What is the prophecy of Malachy?
 
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.
January 2018 Can you answer these theological questions so I can solve an ongoing life issue?
January 2018 Why is catholic not capitalized in the Nicene Creed?
January 2018 How close is God with the Great Spirit from the Cherokee religion and are they comparable?
January 2018 How can a Catholic defend God choosing to create the human populace, knowing many would sin?
January 2018 Could the Son also unite Himself to aliens and what saves us: the death or the blood of Christ?
January 2018 If God the Father and the Son have always existed, how can Jesus be born a man and eternal?
January 2018 What is your view on how I reply to this social media post: What is your religion?
January 2018 Do you have thoughts on this Evangelical pastor's view on praying to the saints and Heaven?
January 2018 Is an addiction to a mortal sin, a mortal or venial sin?
January 2018 Can you tell me where this phrase is in the Catechism of the Catholic Church?
January 2018 Does God allow bad things to happen so that He can be glorified when a solution is found?
January 2018 Was Man's sin against God inevitable seeing their descendants would have sinned anyway?
 
On Church views toward specific practices (6)
 
January 2018 Can Catholics smoke cigarettes?
January 2018 Why is Latin a dead language and why do you talk in a dead language while you are in Church?
January 2018 If I go to Mass, would it be OK for me to work on Sunday, since our family really needs the money?
January 2018 Since it's the same thing as suicide, is it a sin to put a animal to sleep and what's St. Francis' view?
January 2018 What are your thoughts on switching Christian denominations and why do people switch?
January 2018 May I sprinkle holy water for my adult children, though they are not physically in my presence?
 
Church Internals (2)
 
January 2018 Who runs the parish offices when a Pastor, in charge of two parishes, is only at one of them?
January 2018 As a Catholic, where is the Church failing and is the Church reaching out to the passive Catholic?
Church History (0)
 
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