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Guilt and forgiveness

Dear Father Paul:  I am a man in my late 50s who has lived a selfish, sinful life. To be honest, I have broken almost all of the Ten Commandments. I have recently been diagnosed with a very serious, life threatening, disease and have tried to turn over a new leaf, but I find that I am still overwhelmed with guilt.  Can you help me? — No Name.
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Marriage success

Dear Father Paul: My fiancé and I plan to get married in June. This will be my second marriage and his first. I don’t want me (or him) to make some of the same mistakes I made in my first marriage. Any advice? — No Name.
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The meaning of life?

Dear Father Paul:  I am a 64-year-old man who lately has been obsessed with looking back over my life in search of meaning. As I review the years and decades, I am finding it very hard to find any real meaning for my existence on planet earth. Why was I born … what’s my purpose for being here … what’s the meaning of life … etc? How would you answer these questions?— G. L.
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Happiness vs. joy

Dear Father Paul:  Is there a difference (in the Christian context) between happiness and joy? If so, what is it? My friend Lisa and I have been discussing this for some time. — Angela.
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Body, soul and spirit


Dear Father Paul:  I am a Christian. The Bible talks about our body, soul and spirit. I understand the “body.”  But what is the “soul” and the “spirit?”  They seem like the same thing.  Is there a difference? And if there is, what is it? — C.N.?
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Jesus’s ‘real’ birthdate?

Dear Father Paul: I am 11  years old. My friend Annie says that Jesus was not born on Dec. 25 and that we don’t really know the exact date of his birth. That’s news to me.  Is she right? — Jackie.
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