Mary, Mary, dressed in blue

Have you ever wondered why Mary wears blue? Yes, many images of the Blessed Mother show her in white: Our Lady of Fatima is robed in white, … Read More

How old are the bells of Notre Dame?

Remember Victor Hugo’s Quasimodo swinging the great bells of Notre Dame? Many feared that, like the deaf fictional bell ringer, none of us would ever hear the … Read More

Fasting until the Easter Vigil

Have you ever been so excited that you couldn’t eat? Maybe you came home on school break, or had been away in the service and wanted that … Read More

Pontius Pilate, a saint?

Did you ever think of Pontius Pilate as a saint? On the third Sunday of Lent, many of us heard the Gospel about the Roman prefect (the … Read More

Where Christ fell seven times

How many times did Jesus fall on the way to the cross? If you said “three,” you know your Stations of the Cross. The Stations of the … Read More

Not just for funerals

On the Fourth Sunday of Lent, those parishes with catechumens in the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) are encouraged to use the Sunday readings for … Read More