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Ask Fr. Francis: Why Would God Let the Family of Job Die in Order to Test Job?

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But what if the person in question actually owns all life? God is the author of life. In fact, He is the essence of all life. Our life is not just His, but He Himself in essence. We owe our very...

 
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Ask Fr. Francis: Should I kneel at the Consecration?

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According to the General Instruction to the Roman Missal, people should at least kneel from the epiclesis (the invocation of the Holy Spirit before consecration) to just before the Memorial...

 
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Ask Fr. Francis: Which Gospel Should I Start With?

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You are right in saying that, in introducing the bible to a non-Christian, the Gospel is a good place to start, since it is the life and words of Jesus Himself.

 
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Ask Fr. Francis: Is being a 'good guy' enough to get into Heaven?

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But isn’t that the problem: we don’t believe what we are told, but we want it, and really we want it in our own terms.

 
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Ask Fr. Francis: How do we explain the Trinity?

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The following is an excerpt from askfrfrancis.org. Fr....

 
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Ask Fr. Francis: Who are the Saints?

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As Christians we believe that we are made for eternal life, and our being is an “embodied” spiritual reality. Death therefore is not an obliteration of our reality, but a temporary separation from...