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The Chaplain Is In

Fr. Vincent Serpa answers:

What is the best response to the idea that Catholics crucify Jesus over and over again with each Mass?

If you have a particular devotion to the Divine Mercy, how necessary is it to have a sacramental confession?

How do the people in purgatory participate in Mass? Do they have some connection with Jesus?

Why give money to the Catholic Church if it is going to be used for legal settlements?

I know that you are supposed to vote for the lesser of two evils, but what if you suspect the candidate is dishonest about his position?

Loyola University in New Orleans (a Jesuit school) has a gay rights club that is recognized by the campus — why would this be allowed, and what can I do about it?

Why do people do evil things to each other?

My daughter has a history of becoming overly attached to boyfriends — how do we determine if it’s real love this time or just another attachment?

Given the fact that rejecting one part of the Catholic Church can lose you your salvation, what is the status of Russian Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox Christians?

How does a man take the role of the spiritual head of a relationship (particularly a dating relationship)?

A woman in my parish calls up someone from the congregation to finish the precious blood when she is an extraordinary minister — is this permissible?

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