Mary is a good shepherd, too

Mary had a little lamb…” Many of us grew up reciting this nursery rhyme. Some of us may also know that it was the first recording that … Read More

What does resurrection mean?

The Gospels of the Easter season often speak of the resurrected Christ, especially his appearance. We hear of him not being recognized — as was the case … Read More

Superhero of the Resurrection

We are used to comic book superheroes flying in and diving down on their enemies, crashing through buildings and bursting open locked doors. We’re not quite as … Read More

Lenten prayers with a twist

Many people give something up during Lent. All Catholics are called to give up meat on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent. Not that … Read More

Ways to count off the weeks of Lent

We have already reached the    midpoint of Lent and Easter is just three weeks away. One of the ways we know these things is because this Sunday, … Read More

The professor’s chair

When you tour St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay, you’ll notice a special chair in the sanctuary. Not just any chair, but the chair — to … Read More

The rainbow that appears in Lent

What do you think when you see a rainbow? “Good, the rain is over.” “Oh, isn’t that beautiful?” “There’s a scientific phenomenon of water and light.” Do … Read More

Why do we call it ‘Lent?’

Why do we call it “Lent?” Technically, we should call it “40.” That’s what this season before Holy Week and Easter was called in its earliest days: … Read More

Candles and an active elderly couple

This week, we celebrate the feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Feb. 2). Under the Law of Moses, a firstborn son belonged to God. On his … Read More

What did Peter’s boat look like?

Even though we may think of boats when we think of some familiar Bible stories, there really aren’t that many boats in the Bible. There’s Noah’s ark, … Read More