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

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

Can I eat a non-meat burger this Friday?

Question I work for a food service wholesale distributor in the procurement department. I purchase the seafood category and during the Lenten season all seafood sales skyrocket. … Read More

Where did those words come from?

Question At Ash Wednesday, I was surprised to hear “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” I only remember, “Repent and believe in … Read More

Feeling left out at anniversary ceremony

Question We have a wedding anniversary celebration/ceremony each year at our parish. It’s a very nice thing, but for those of us who are single, it feels … Read More

Did the pope allow an idol in Colosseum?

Question Why did the Vatican allow the placement of a pagan idol — one that demanded child sacrifice — in the Colosseum? (Kewaunee) Answer Since Sept. 27, … Read More

Priests’ assignments

Question I had a conversation recently with my adult children. They asked how the distribution of priests works. Our son went to Marquette University (a Jesuit school). … Read More

Why we offer Masses for the dead

Question How, exactly, do our departed loved ones benefit from Masses offered for them or candles lit in their memory? (Appleton) Answer As Catholics, we believe the … Read More