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The Inner Life - June 13, 2024 - Ask Me Anything

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Father John Paul Erickson joins Patrick to discuss Any Questions from our Listeners 

  • (10:03) – Betsy - Both of my grandchildren got baptized and first communion but NOT confirmed. My daughter doesn't wat to confirm them. Are they considered Catholic?
  • John - How do we deal with ultraconservative dissenters from the Pope?
  • Email asking how long do you need to be detached from sin in order to get a plenary indulgence?
  • (20:08) Andrew - My daughter is getting married to a fellow Catholic; she wants to get married outdoors. Why can't she?

(23:15) Break 1

  • Zoraida - Confirmation: do you have to be confirmed before marriage?
  • Teresa - The Mass: when people raise their hands when they say, 'and with your spirit?' Should we be doing that?
  • (28:30) Dominic - Body Building: I do body building Is it Morally okay to use steroids recreationally?
  • Ellen - Why do Catholic Churches have a saint at the front of the altar?
  • (36:48) Kristen - I have two small kids and I am interested in coming back to the church, but I don't know what the first move is.

(39:33) Break 2

  • Alex - comment to last caller contemplating getting married outside of the church. Our solution to that was having an intimate service in the church and a large outdoor celebration with everyone
  • Question - What can I do to feel like I made a full confession
  • Bob -If you receive the sacrament of confirmation while in mortal sin, does it count, or do you need to do it again?
  • Ivette - What does it mean that Jesus descended into hell?
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