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What are the steps for a man going through seminary?

May 10, 2022

Editor’s note: Once a seminarian is ordained as a deacon, for a year or so before being ordained to the priesthood, he can wear a Roman collar. Question: What are […]

Do priests go to Shepherd School?

May 4, 2022

Question: I have heard about new priests attending something called “Shepherd School” with the diocese. What is that? What do they learn?  Why is it called that? – Green Bay […]

Is there any special flower for Easter Sunday Masses?

April 12, 2022

Question: I used to only see lilies on Easter Sunday. Now I see everything from roses to hydrangea to mums. They are beautiful, but is there a “proper” liturgical Easter […]

Links between priests and Holy Thursday

April 5, 2022

Question I know that Holy Thursday is about the Last Supper, but I am also told that it is an important day for priests. Can you tell me why? Answer […]

Which side of Jesus was pierced?

March 22, 2022

Question: “But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water” (Jn 19:34). Did the soldier drive the spear into […]

Mingling water and wine at Mass

March 15, 2022

Question “Why is water poured into the wine?” Answer While it might appear like Father is trying to cut his drink to make it less potent, there is actually a […]

A traditional Lent treat that followed the rules

March 1, 2022

Question: What does the pretzel have to do with Lent? Answer: I have fond memories of enjoying a freshly- baked pretzel, dipped in mustard, at a baseball game. Even better […]

What does ‘shrove’ have to do with Mardi Gras?

February 23, 2022

Question: Why is it called “Shrove Tuesday”? I thought it was called “Mardi Gras”? – Menasha Answer: “It all depends on your emphasis.” Both Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras refer […]

How does a general confession differ from a regular one?

February 15, 2022

Question: I’m 90 years old and I have read the paper since it was The Register. I read the term “a general confession” and it was new to me. Can […]

Is there a saint in our altar?

February 1, 2022

Question I was told that altars contain relics of saints? Is this true? How does a parish get these relics? And which saints do they use? — Kimberly Answer The […]

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