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Can I Forgive Him?

Can I forgive him?

How can I forgive my longtime neighbor for committing such a terrible sin? Where do I begin?

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Two Feast Days?

Two feasts for St. Joseph?

We celebrate St. Joseph on March 19 and again on May 1. Why are there two feasts for the same saint?

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15th Station?

15th Station of the Cross?

I recently attended a Way of the Cross that ended with a 15th station: Jesus rises from the tomb. Is this allowed?

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