Just who dusts that 95-foot pillar?

At this time of year — even more so this year — thoughts turn to spring cleaning. That’s always a big project, but can you imagine cleaning … Read More

Keeping my spouse’s ashes at home

Question “My husband died recently and was cremated. I’ve been told that I cannot keep the urn at home until I die, so that we can be … Read More

Prayers during plagues

COVID-19, called a pandemic by most, reminds others of a biblical plague. However, the coronavirus is not the only problem of epic proportions. Right now, in 2020, … Read More

Visions of Fatima

On May 13, 1917, three children — Lúcia dos Santos and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto — experienced the first of six reported visions of the … Read More

A cross from two epidemics

Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” When Pope Francis spoke these words of Christ from Mark’s Gospel (4:38) five different times during his extraordinary Urbi … Read More

Why ring bells in the middle of Mass?

Question Why do some churches ring bells during the Eucharistic Prayer while others don’t? – Hortonville Answer One of the most wonderful things about our Catholic faith … Read More

No flowers belong on the altar

Question Why can’t we put flowers on the altar? We can have flowers around the altar and around the ambo. – Allouez Answer This is a great … Read More

Celebrating Easter despite COVID-19

Question How do I help my children celebrate Easter, despite the pandemic? We probably won’t be able to go to Mass or visit family. How do I … Read More

The Crown of Thorns and jujube candy

Last year, on April 15, fire raged through the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, destroyed its roof and spire and damaged the upper walls. Almost a year … Read More