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Pat McCloskey, OFM

Confronting Racism

By Pat McCloskey, OFM July 29, 2020

I have a family member who seems to harbor a racist attitude. How do I respond when I hear this person make thinly veiled racist statements?

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One of Life's Great Losses

By Pat McCloskey, OFM July 29, 2020

How do I understand and find peace in the death of a parent?

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Missing Mass on Sunday

By Pat McCloskey, OFM July 29, 2020

As an 80-year-old Catholic, I was taught that missing Mass through your own fault is a mortal sin that, if unconfessed and unabsolved, could send..

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Quick Questions and Answers

By Pat McCloskey, OFM May 26, 2020

What caused St. Anthony of Padua to go to Italy?

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When Did It Change?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM May 26, 2020

When did Saturday night Mass for Sunday start to be allowed?

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Examining My Conscience

By Pat McCloskey, OFM May 26, 2020

Why aren’t the corporal works of mercy the focus of an examination of conscience before receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation? I have tended..

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Quick Questions and Answers

By Pat McCloskey, OFM April 29, 2020

What is the best way to handle petitions such as prayers for children, family, and others? I have a prayer list, but I don’t feel right reading..

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Mary a Co-Redemptrix?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM April 29, 2020

I’ve heard Mary may soon be officially declared “Co-Redemptrix with Christ.” Why hasn’t that already happened?

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How Are Mass Readings Chosen?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM April 29, 2020

A non-Catholic friend asked me how the Scriptures at Mass are selected. Who started this and when was the present system adopted?

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Quick Questions and Answers

By Pat McCloskey, OFM March 27, 2020

What governs whether we stand or kneel when receiving holy Communion?

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