Why we crown Mary as a queen

Question Why do we have May crownings? Where did they come from? Why are they part of the church tradition? — Allouez Answer May Crowning is a … Read More

Now what do I do with the old palms?

Question I have some old palms and was trying to figure out how to dispose of them since I missed bringing them to church to burn for … Read More

How did the number 40 enter Lent?

Question I know there are 40 days in Lent. What is the significance of the number 40 in the Catholic faith? – Green Bay Answer The number … Read More

Where is Mary’s place in church?

Question “Have you ever noticed where churches put Mary’s statue? I have been to several and Mary’s statue is always on the left side of the church. … Read More

Ashes to ashes, and to the ground

Question “What do they do with leftover ashes after Ash Wednesday?  There always seem to be a lot of them.” — Green Bay Answer Soon we will … Read More

TV Mass chalice offers local history

Question “I noticed that Bishop David Ricken uses the same chalice each Sunday on the TV Mass on WFRV-TV, Channel 5. Does it have a story?” — … Read More

‘Mass’ or ‘liturgy,’ which is it?

Question Sometimes we call it a “Mass” and sometimes a “liturgy?” What’s the difference? Or are they the same? — Green Bay Answer This is a great … Read More