What’s the name of that cloth?

When you go to a fancy restaurant, do you notice the table linens? The fresh starch and the precise folds made it a special occasion, didn’t it? … Read More

Who were those mean Pharisees?

Q. Who were the Pharisees and why were they so mean to Jesus in the Gospels? (Green Bay) A. We often hear about the Pharisees in the … Read More

Tears get in your eyes

Have you ever cried over your children? St. Monica did, shedding tears over her wild-living and unrepentant son, Augustine. Augustine of Hippo later became one of the … Read More

Do I need to dress up at Mass?

Q: It angers me to see beach attire at church on Sunday. Why don’t priests say something about that? You wouldn’t go to a wedding or a … Read More

Sing a song of Mary

When you go to bed at night and offer your prayers, do you remember to address the queen? No, not Queen Elizabeth II, but the Blessed Virgin. … Read More

This umbrella stay open when inside

How often do you see an umbrella in church? If it’s been particularly rainy, it may be pretty often. But have you ever seen one, partially open, … Read More

This umbrella stays open when inside

How often do you see an umbrella in church? If it’s been particularly rainy, it may be pretty often. But have you ever seen one, partially open, … Read More

Bible lessons in your hand

We’ve all heard of visual aids which various saints have used to teach the Gospel messages. St. Patrick had his clover for the Trinity. St. Julian of … Read More

An ancient bead for a timeless tradition

Did you ever make a daisy chain or a necklace of dandelions? Maybe you gave it to your mother or grandmother? Over the centuries, people have used … Read More