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'Catholic' Bible vs. King JamesFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. I was raised Catholic and love my religion. But my brother has become a Pentecostal. He says that the King James Bible was published before the Catholic one and that Catholics added other books to ...

Vaccine from aborted fetuses Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. I have been reading about vaccines being developed that use cell lines from aborted fetuses. Can you explain to me the Catholic teaching with regard to using these cell lines? (Albany, New York) A. ...

Marrying an 'anti-Catholic'Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. My goddaughter is considering marrying a man who will not get married in the Catholic Church and says that their children will not be raised Catholic. If she does this, can she still attend Mass and ...

Did Jesus rise 'again?' Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. I am confused about a statement which is in both the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed. It says that Jesus "rose again" from the dead. When did he rise the first time? (City and state withheld) A. ...

Blasphemy against the Holy SpiritFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. Recently, I read an article in the Catholic press about the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, and it has caused me to worry about something that happened long ago. I am now 45 years old and ...

Suicide and mortal sin Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. We have all been dealing with the havoc of the coronavirus, and here on the West Coast, forest fires are causing loss of life and wide property devastation. Some people have lost everything. It has ...

Text of creedFather Kenneth Doyle

Q. My recollection is that the text of the Mass in English was rewritten about 20 years ago -- to be a more accurate translation and to eliminate sexist references. I wonder, however, if they missed something: ...

Concern for my grandchildren Father Kenneth Doyle

Q. I am the grandmother of two beautiful children -- ages four and 16 months. My son, the father of these grandchildren, no longer practices his faith and is married to a non-Catholic. When I approached ...

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