Baptismal records needed for marriage

November 8, 2019

Question Why do I need sacramental records before I can get married? How do I find them? (Allouez) Answer In baptism, original sin is washed away, we are given new […]

Can an angel change its mind?

November 5, 2019

Question “Do angels have free will? Could an angel that is currently in Heaven with God choose to fall right now?” (De Pere) Answer A fascination with angels is a […]

Parents’ challenges with Halloween

October 25, 2019

Question I have mixed feelings on Halloween decorations and costumes. Some are cute, but others are troubling. What should I tell my teenagers when they ask about celebrating the holiday? […]

What’s that multi-colored rosary?

October 18, 2019

Question Rosaries are usually one, maybe two, colors. What is this five-color rosary that I’ve seen? (Appleton) Answer October is the month of the rosary; the feast day of Our […]

Who performs a marriage?

October 15, 2019

 Question Why can a deacon celebrate a marriage? I thought only priests could do sacraments. (Green Bay) Answer The answer depends upon which ritual church sui iuris to which a […]

Will I see Fido again in heaven?

October 4, 2019

Q. I just lost my dog. I had her for 15 years and I miss her a lot. Will I see her again in heaven? Or is she gone forever? […]

Can’t priests talk about crying babies?

September 27, 2019

Question Why can’t the priest say something about babies crying in church? It’s a distraction to prayer. (Appleton) Answer Children are a gift to the world and a gift to […]

Why Catholic churches can’t use political signs

September 20, 2019

Q. Why can’t we put political signs on church property for pro-life candidates? (Appleton) A. To answer the question simply, the church does not put up signs in support of […]

Who were those mean Pharisees?

September 12, 2019

Q. Who were the Pharisees and why were they so mean to Jesus in the Gospels? (Green Bay) A. We often hear about the Pharisees in the Gospels. They are […]

Do I need to dress up at Mass?

August 30, 2019

Q: It angers me to see beach attire at church on Sunday. Why don’t priests say something about that? You wouldn’t go to a wedding or a funeral dressed in […]

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