emiry214 asked: Last anon: I'm not sure either, but I think 7 or 8 is the age of reason. So yes, you are responsible for your sins after that. Sins can be lessened in severity depending on the situation, so ask the priest and let him know you're not sure. :)
Anonymous asked: This is very embarrassing, but I have a problem with self pleasuring (maturation) and I want to stop. I feel awful after I do it and want to stop cause I know its wrong. A little help please?
Anonymous asked: Hi, I'm just wondering if there's any leniency in chirch doctrine for a sin committed by someone under 18. I would never try to weasel my way out, but I'm planning for my next confession. :-) Happy Easter!
Anonymous asked: I am 21 and was baptised Roman Catholic, my mother was raised in a very Strict catholic household (she wasn't allowed to play with Protestants as a child) and therefore I was raised in a very secular household. I have never been religious but at the same time I reject atheism. I have had a very hard year, I was hospitalised for a suicide attempt and I have had two particularly nasty...
Your questions have been answered!
Greetings, faithful followers! Instead of saying “I’ll be answering your asks soon!” and either a) not answering them or b) taking forever and a day to do so, I decided to respond to your questions and then tell you I responded. So, I ask for your forgiveness for me taking so long to answer your questions, and I invite you to scroll through the blog and look for the answer to your question. If...
Anonymous asked: What is the meaning of Ash Wednesday? What happens at Church on that day?
Anonymous asked: Can you help me understand? I am 19 years old and never been in relationship. I'm a freshman in college and I see so many people together, yet I am always single. There's a guy I am starting to like, I ask myself why I would even bother liking him. Nothing ever comes out of me liking someone. They never like me back, every time I want arelationship nothing happens. I like this boy and I...
Anonymous asked: Why are catholics so mean?
Anonymous asked: I was thinking about the papal election today and almost cried at the thought that I'll never see a female pope in my lifetime.
Anonymous asked: Hi, I'm a senior in high school waiting to hear back from my dream university, Univ of Notre Dame. I would like to know what novena would be good to pray. I want to pray to guide the admissions counselors to accepting me and keeping me in their mind. I'd love to go to a Catholic university. Thank you so much.
Let us pray for the Holy Father and ask for St....
Faithful followers, I humbly ask and encourage you all to pray for our beloved Holy Father in what is undoubtedly a difficult time for him. May we also pray for St. Peter’s next successor and for his success in leading our loving Church.
approximatelyinfinity asked: To your most recent anon: Find your bible and read Luke 15:11-24, the parable of the Prodigal Son. This son basically told his father, "I wish you were dead," and see how the father reacts: "He got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him......
Anonymous asked: months ago, I lost my faith entirely. I left the Catholic Church, and any form of Christianity. I had a friend hide my Bible, my Rosary, my Crucifixes, and the cross I wore around my neck since I was 14 (I am 23 now). I abandoned God. I must emphasize that in no point in my life have I ever been an atheist. Last week I was offered employment. I feel like a cheat to go back to God now that...
For Anon: Catholic men on tumblr who are willing...
A huge thanks to these gentlemen who kindly offered to answer Anon’s moral questions. Here they are! humilismedominus closertothelost catholicgeek mariothecellist foxxman007 And here’s a tumblr run by a group of Catholic men: thehungrycatholic
Anonymous asked: are you a guy or a girl?? bc i have some guy moral questions
Further response to Anon's question: "So, you say...
Thank you to those who gave these great responses to Anon’s question! I sincerely appreciate them. This is such an important topic and deserves a well-crafted and thoughtful answer, an answer much better than one I could provide. Followers, please don’t hesitate to suggest answers to help me explain things! “I might be important to add to that the Bible says that we cannot pray...
Anonymous asked: I've been looking to better my own personal relationship with God. I think I love this girl, but I know that I can't know love until I can learn to love God myself. I'm not sure exactly what I'm asking for here, but if you can help in any way possible (whether through prayer, guidance, or something like "Hey, look at this...") that would be nice :) Thank you!
Anonymous asked: So, you say that Christ alone can forgive us for our sins. We go to a priest because he is His representative. Why can't we just pray to God himself and ask for forgiveness?
Anonymous asked: Hey(: I'm catholic and just ordered a purity ring. Do you recommend any formal services for this to be presented? If so how? And how do I ask the priest? -thank you(:
Anonymous asked: If you confess your sins to another brother or sister in Christ, and not to a priest, are you still forgiven? Or do you absolutely have to go to a priest to be forgiven?
Anonymous asked: I really really really need help in this situation: I've told my parents that I have heard God tugging on my heartstrings to consider a religious vocation. It concerns my parents for various reasons. I'm 16, so I'm nowhere CLOSE to deciding on whether or not to pursue either marriage or religious. I've talked to my priest about it and he is in the process of arranging a time...
Anonymous asked: thank you! now that i know how confessions works i feel a lot less anxious about it. im still pretty nervous though, because of how personal it is. i have some sins to confess regarding sexual nature and i just feel like its going to be awkward? i know i need to do it in order to be forgiven but im just really uncomfortable with talking about sex in general anyway so i just dont know id theres...
Anonymous asked: hi could you please help me? i go to church every sunday but ive never been to confession, i really want to go but im kind of intimidated because im not sure how it works. whats the "etiquette" for confession? what do i say when i first enter? do i explain each sin or just list them off? what do i say after? if you could answer these questions for me id greatly appreciate it,...
Anonymous asked: Advice? I've been Confirmed, I still go to mass every Sunday, I go to Youth Group (though I honestly don't enjoy it- it's not that fun and we're basically relearning things I've learned before), and I'm an altar server. I participate in the mass and stuff but I'm not really deep into it, and I find my mom- who is pretty hard core Catholic- a bit annoying when she...
Anonymous asked: so what were you trying to say in your answer to that gay person? it's not clear.
Quick clarification: I do not, thankfully, have...
Hey, faithful followers! Since I’m slightly incompetent when it comes to technology, I didn’t realize that publishing the prayer request for a follower suffering from lung cancer would post in a way that makes it look like I’m the one suffering from lung cancer. Thanks be to God, I am very healthy and do not have cancer. In short, I’m a dork. Sorry about that! You are all wonderful though, and I...
sometimesshakespeare asked: I'm so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. You will definitely be in my prayers! <3
whiteasalillie asked: I just want you to know that I came across your blog a couple of days ago and have been perusing around and finding these fantastic tidbits of information that I never knew. When I saw your post, my heart just sunk with the knowledge of what you'll be going through. I will be storming the heavens for you and your situation!! It makes me so sad to hear about this, and please know that rosaries...
Anonymous asked: What does the holy trinity mean?
Anonymous asked: Hi! I found this blog, and as I was scrolling, I happened across the request of prayer for Destiny, the girl who self-hurts. As I was composing a prayer for her, and all those with similar problems, it occurred to me that Saint Raphael the Archangel is lovely to pray to in a situation like that. He is head of the guardian angels, and the patron for love, travel and medicine. He is likely one of...
Lung Cancer (Update: this is a prayer request from...
PRAYER REQUEST: I have recently been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in both lungs. Doctors say surgery is not an option for me so I am starting chemotherapy. My prayer request is for improvement in my condition to allow me to live at least a few more years. Thank you.
Anonymous asked: I have been interested in joining the Catholic Church for a while now, but my parents are atheist and never baptized me. What should I do?
Anonymous asked: "With that being said, acting on this sexuality is a choice for everyone, despite their sexuality." Yes, and I will always choose to LOVE. If I burn in hell for doing so, I will do it with pride, because any God that would give me the capacity to love, adore and desire someone of my own gender with the expectation that I do not actually do so is a horrible, sadistic entity. You...
To that anon
Look up Andy Warhol http://www.patheos.com/blogs/badcatholic/2012/10/andy-warhol-gay-and-catholic.html
I wish each and every one of you a very merry Christmas! May God Bless you and your loved ones today and every other day. Venite adoramus!
Anonymous asked: Catholic Prob: Being gay and not knowing where you fit in the Catholic Community.
Answer to the question: What are your views on...
(Per request, here’s my response to Anon’s question, “What are your views on homosexuality?” in blog format.) Thanks for the question, Anon! I’ll go ahead and quote the Catechism of the Catholic Church on this one since my views (and consequently the views of this blog) are those of the Catholic Church: “2358. The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual...
Anonymous asked: What is your view on homosexuality?
Anonymous asked: I wanted to ask if you could please pray for my best friend. I recently found out that she no longer believes in God. I really want her to return to God's love. Please pray that she overcomes her depression and that she finds her way back to Him.