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  1. Hello Father! I just wanted to ask, in praying the Our Father and Hail Mary, which one is correct, the old form (with THOU, THY, THEE, etc) or the new form? Thanks

    FATHER JOE: Did I answer this already? The answer is both are correct. Archaic or new, the words are less important than the value of prayer, itself.

  2. Hello Father,

    Sometimes it seems like out of nowhere I will remember things that I did years and years ago and it causes me great stress. Last I night I was thinking back 8-15 years ago when coworkers and I used to take girls trips now and then. We would all stay in the same hotel room, even though there were 5 or 6 of us. Of course, at this point I can’t remember many of the details like the year, date, who came each time, or even if I was always aware of the 4 person rule in most rooms. I was young and naive at the time and wasn’t ever the one to make the reservations.

    At this point, my thought was that the next time I go to confession I will mention it, I am not sure if I ever did? I also thought maybe I could make a donation to a homeless shelter or other Catholic Charity as a way to make any reparation for any possible monetary issues.

    I was wondering if this sounds adequate to you?

    Thanks so much and blessings to you Father!

    FATHER JOE: I am not sure what you did that was wrong.

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