How the bells call us to prayer

“Why does my church ring bells at noon? There seems to be a pattern to it, but it isn’t striking 12 times. What’s it mean?” — Appleton … Read More

Keeping my spouse’s ashes at home

Question “My husband died recently and was cremated. I’ve been told that I cannot keep the urn at home until I die, so that we can be … Read More

Why ring bells in the middle of Mass?

Question Why do some churches ring bells during the Eucharistic Prayer while others don’t? – Hortonville Answer One of the most wonderful things about our Catholic faith … Read More

No flowers belong on the altar

Question Why can’t we put flowers on the altar? We can have flowers around the altar and around the ambo. – Allouez Answer This is a great … Read More

Celebrating Easter despite COVID-19

Question How do I help my children celebrate Easter, despite the pandemic? We probably won’t be able to go to Mass or visit family. How do I … Read More

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