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What Is Sin?: Fr Mike Schmitz

Last edited 9th November 2016

Fr Mike Schmitz from Ascension Presents answers a simple but important question 'What Is Sin?'.

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Ask a Priest - If God Is Our Father and Jesus Is His Son... Doesn't That Make Jesus Our Brother?

Last edited 25th October 2016

If God is our Father and Jesus is His son... doesn't that make Jesus, my brother?

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Ask a Priest - Is It Okay If I Pray To Be A Martyr?

Last edited 22nd September 2016

Hi Father. It's a really big desire of mine to be a martyr, and, while they are tragic, the recent news of terrorist attacks and persecuted Christians only strengthens it. Right now, I'm in the habit of begging God to one day (sooner than later) let me die for Him for His glory, my crown, and my executioners' conversion. Is it okay to pray for martyrdom?

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Ask a Priest - When Does Immodesty Become a Mortal Sin?

Last edited 10th November 2016

I know that different cultures have different concepts of modest and immodest attire, and I know that what I wear to the beach is not appropriate at Mass, etc., but I am curious as to when immodesty becomes a grave matter, and therefore, if willingly chosen, a mortal sin?

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Ask a Priest - How Do I Prepare for a General Confession?

Last edited 10th November 2016

I would never put much thought into my examination of conscience before I went to confession because I was anxious about the sins I was commiting all the time. Sometimes I forgot to confess all my sins.

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Ask a Priest - What are 'Eunuchs' Mentioned in Matthew 19?

Last edited 10th November 2016

Matthew 19:3-12, mentions that "some are incapable of marriage because they were born so". Can you please elaborate on that? I read the footnote and it mentioned eunuchs, and castration. Can you also clarify what these mean?

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Ask a Priest - Choosing Good TV & Media for Entertainment

Last edited 17th February 2016

Question:

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Ask a Priest - Why was the 'Sabbath' changed from Saturday to Sunday?

Last edited 10th February 2015

Question: As Christians, we celebrate the 'Sabbath' (i.e. the Lord's day) on Sunday. However our Jewish brothers and sisters celebrate the Sabbath on Saturday, which is what it was during Jesus' time. When and why was the Sabbath changed from Saturday to Sunday?

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Ask a Priest - How To Obtain a "Plenary" or "Partial" Indulgence

Last edited 9th February 2015

Question: What are "plenary" and "partial" indulgences, and how can we obtain them?

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Ask a Priest - If We Confess Our Sins, Do We Still Need to Atone for Them?

Last edited 9th February 2015

Question: Is it true that even though we have confessed our sins in confession and received forgiveness, we still may need to atone for them in Purgatory?

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