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

‘Behold, the Lamb of God’

Look! There  is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” (Jn 1:29) When you think about it, why did John the Baptist … Read More

Which king came from Asia?

Who was oldest? Go on. Make a guess: Which of the Magi was the oldest? And who came from Africa? One day a year — and all … Read More

Exploring the point(s) of the Star

How many points are on your Christmas star? Many years ago, my brother and I built a wood Christmas star to put on our parents’ house. We … Read More

Fish food for Christmas Eve

Christmas is often a time to think about sheep and lambs, oxen and even a Christmas goose. But how many think of the Christmas carp? For many … Read More