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

Some how-to’s on genuflection

Question When I genuflect, which knee do I kneel on? At Mass, I have seen it done both ways — left and right. — Appleton Answer We’ve … Read More

A talking donkey in the Bible

Many of us have seen movies with donkeys as sidekicks to cartoon characters. Some of these donkeys are pranksters and able to speak — sometimes in sarcastic … Read More

A walk to seven churches

What started as a picnic to counter a Mardi Gras atmosphere in Rome has become a beloved Holy Thursday tradition. The Seven Churches Visitation started in Rome … Read More

The special collections at Mass

Question Why are there so many collections during Mass? Who determines all that? What are they all used for? – Oshkosh Answer The majority of our diocesan … Read More

It didn’t start with a guitar Mass

How do you handle the “sign of peace” at Mass? Do you shake hands, wave a two-finger peace sign, or chat with friends? For some, the sign … Read More