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Chrismation Question

Question From Betty Hello, I have an Ukrainian background, and I have three children. My first child was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church and the remaining children in the Byzantine rite. Now I have a slight problem. My first ...

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Baptism Ukrainian Catholic

Ask the Priest Question. I am planning on having my son baptised into the Ukrainian Catholic Church as I was. Unfortunately I find my self a little ignorant of what that entails. Can you please summarise a few key points ...

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St Gregory Palamas

Ask the Priest Question I will convert to Catholicism and hope you could help me with my question that I am thinking much about: Is Gregory Palamas a Catholic saint? and is it ok for Catholics to read Philokalia? Answer ...

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Expanding the Eparchy

Ask the Priest Q: Is there a possibility that your eparchy will expand to far-flung parts Asia particularly in the Philippines? A. One should never say “never” to anything I suppose but the chances of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy in Australia to expand ...

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Living Together

Ask the Priest Question I am very concerned about this question.  My daughter just moved into an apartment with her boyfriend.  They have been together for over four years and will probably marry one day.  We were just told by ...

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Valid Baptism and confirmation

Ask the priest Question: I was was married in 1994 by a notary public.  At that time I was without any religion, living a secular lifestyle.  A few months later my son came into the world.  Soon after his birth, I ...

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I need a Father

Ask the Priest Question: Hi, I’ve got a problem I’ve been struggling with for quite a while. You see, I do not have a father. My biological dad was an alcoholic who died when I was 14, and even before ...

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Tempted to Leave the Church

Ask the Priest Question: I was baptized at birth and am a Catholic.  Although I do not attend church every Sunday I still have faith, but I feel a little alienated by the church structures and child abuse revelations which have been ...

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