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Pat McCloskey, OFM

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By Pat McCloskey, OFM March 27, 2020

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

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Forgive an Adulterous Husband?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM March 27, 2020

Is it wrong to divorce a husband who commits adultery? My husband and I were married in the Catholic Church almost 30 years ago. Several years ago..

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Who Was the 'Beloved Disciple'?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM March 27, 2020

In the Gospel of John, “the disciple whom Jesus loved” is at the foot of the cross (19:26) and is entrusted with caring for the mother of Jesus..

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Quick Questions and Answers

By Pat McCloskey, OFM February 26, 2020

 

Before my sister died of lung cancer, she quit going to church. I tried daily to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for her. Is it possible that..

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Why Bother with Confession?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM February 26, 2020

When I became a Catholic at the age of 20, I loved the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Now, more than 40 years later, my behavior is morally..

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A Deep Wound

By Pat McCloskey, OFM February 26, 2020

How could God take my precious son at age 43 and yet allow rotten people who have stopped believing in God to keep on living? My son was a great..

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Quick Questions and Answers

By Pat McCloskey, OFM January 29, 2020

 

Why did God permit Jacob to trick Isaac into giving him Esau’s birthright?

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Why Israel?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM January 29, 2020

 

Our Bible study group is reading the prophet Hosea. Someone asked, “Why did God choose Israel to be the chosen people?”

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'Franciscan' or 'Roman Catholic'?

By Pat McCloskey, OFM January 29, 2020

I like what I read in St. Anthony Messenger and enjoy other products from Franciscan Media. One question keeps coming back to me: Are you..

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'Readings and Homilies Hinder My Faith'

By Pat McCloskey, OFM December 27, 2019

How can I attend Sunday Mass when the readings and homilies make me question my faith? I love the Catholic Church, the faith in which I was..

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