Foundations of Faith

Carrying Christ’s blood to the streets

May 19, 2023

Each year in the United States, the month of May kicks off with the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky. However, two other famous horse-related events in Europe far predate the […]

King Charles III’s coronation will include a saint’s relic

May 5, 2023

On May 6, Charles III will be crowned King of the United Kingdom in Westminster Abbey in London. As per tradition, the king will be crowned with St. Edward’s Crown. […]

Remembering the joy of Mary at the resurrection of her son

April 24, 2023

Three times a day, the bells ring. At six in the morning, at noon and at six in the evening. And each time, the Catholic Church prays the Angelus prayer. […]

Wings around Christ on the cross

April 6, 2023

A sure sign of spring in the Green Bay area is the arrival of white pelicans along the Fox River. Since 1994, these large water birds have nested here after […]

Between the cross and the tomb lies a stone

March 31, 2023

On Good Friday, we will hear, in John’s account of the Passion, how Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus took Jesus’ body from the cross. Then, using the 100 pounds of […]

The Holy Nails and a horse

March 20, 2023

Did a nail from Christ’s Cross end up on a horse? As we near Holy Week, our thoughts turn to the Passion and death of Christ. There are many items […]

Confession offers a moment of grace for mending broken relationships

March 3, 2023

During the season of Lent, many people consider the sacrament of reconciliation (sacrament of penance) or “going to confession.” However, as they prepare for the sacrament, sometimes people wonder what […]

Before the time to ‘give it up’ comes the time to eat it up

February 20, 2023

Happy Jeudi Gras and Lundi Gras! Not to mention, Rosenmontag, Collopy Monday, and Shrove Monday and Tuesday. And, oh yes, Mardi Gras! We are heading toward Lent, a traditional time […]

More than one “Catholic Church?”

February 15, 2023

How many rites are there in the Catholic Church? Most people think that rites are church rituals, so you may now be thinking about prayers and events tied to church […]

We’ve entered the short ‘green time’

January 17, 2023

Green is not my favorite color. Not that I don’t like certain greens — like emerald and mint. But not pea green or olive drab (though I do like olives). […]

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