Faith and COVID holidays

QUESTION With COVID-19, they say we should not have family gatherings for Thanksgiving. But this is a big family holiday – so how do I make it … Read More

Face to face confession came later

Question: When did the church institute face-to-face confession (reconciliation)? — Valders  Answer: It may come as a surprise that the sacrament of penance used to be celebrated … Read More

For how long should I kneel?

Question: “I grew up being taught that we should not be seated until the celebrant sits after communion. Many people sit after the hosts are returned to … Read More

Why does the priest bow to Mary’s name?

Question: I have noticed that some of our priests bow their heads at Mass when they mention the Blessed Virgin Mary. I know about bowing your head … Read More

Why do we now allow cremations?

QUESTION “Years ago, cremation was not allowed in the Catholic Church. Why is OK to now?”  — Green Bay ANSWER This is a very good question and … Read More

Why did God make angels?

Question Why did God create angels? If we (humans) are the crown jewel of all creation, why did he even have to create angels before us? — … Read More

Do we all have a vocation?

Question In a recent homily, our priest said we all have a vocation. I am not used to hearing that. I think of priests and sisters when … Read More