Q: I just read your column about the 5th Commandment and it helped me to calm down. My 86-year-old mother was widowed last year. My husband and I are Mother's only advocates. The hurt is sometimes unbearable.
Q: What ultimately happens to people who commit heinous crimes, then suddenly say they believe in God and have no idea why they did such awful things?
Q: Could you please elaborate on the 5th Commandment in the Bible? A: You pose a good question for the days between Mother's Day and Father's Day. The passage does not command us to love our parents.
Q: I'm a big fan of yours and I have just one question: Man created God. A: The answer is: false. It is true that people created the idea of God, but it's not true that people created the reality of God.
Q: How do you discern God's will? At what point in our prayer life should we able to feel that what we're about to decide is truly God's will and not merely our own desires? A: The problem with free will is that many of us really don't want it.
Q: I am Catholic, and recently attended the First Holy Communion for the son of dear friends at the Catholic church they attend. After the ceremony, when everyone got up to receive the Holy Sacrament, I noticed my friends did not.