Ask Father Paul – Suffering … why?

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible Suffering … why? Dear Father Paul: Why does your “loving God” allow so much suffering in the world? — Brad Dear Brad: Thank you for your question. Pastors get it a lot. The question is fair and is perfectly legitimate.  If God really does love […]

Ask Father Paul – Best advice for young people

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible Dear Father Paul: I am a college student just starting my life as an adult. I read your column and respect your wisdom. So what is the one, single, best piece of advice you’d give a young person like me? — Matt Dear Matt: Thank […]

Ask Father Paul – Why take our children to church?

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible Why take our children to church? Dear Father Paul: I am a grandmother with three pre-teen grandchildren. Their moms, my two daughters, seem uninterested in church. It’d be safe to say that the families go to church on Christmas and Easter and that’s about it. […]

Ask Father Paul – Why did Mary have to be a virgin?

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible Why did Mary have to be a virgin?   Dear Father Paul: A friend and I were discussing Christmas and the birth of Jesus. He said that “the virgin birth of Jesus is essential to Christianity.” Why? — Richard. Dear Richard: I was hoping I’d […]

Ask Father Paul – The election

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible   The election Dear Father Paul:  I value your advice. Who are you going to vote for in the presidential race? — J.W.   Dear J.W: Sorry. Flattery won’t work. I’m not going to bite on that question. We still have a thing called “the […]

Ask Father Paul – More on cohabitation

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible More on cohabitation Dear Father Paul: Your answer recently regarding couples cohabiting together failed to cover my special situation. I am a woman nearing 60 whose husband passed away nearly five years ago. Since then I have become somewhat “attached” to his best friend who […]

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