Executed queen’s rosary ‘priceless’

As the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary draws near (Oct. 7), some famous rosaries may come to mind. For example, there is the childhood rosary … Read More

No one is above the law

WASHINGTON — The star document of a current exhibit at the Museum of the Bible in Washington is the 1217 Magna Carta. This document regulated the power … Read More

When judges led armies into battle

Next week, the Diocese of Green Bay will hold its annual Red Mass (5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay). Red Masses, … Read More

Why Mary’s heart bears seven swords

We all know the pain of sorrow and loss. And many of us, out of compassion, have sought to share the pain of others in such situations. … Read More

What’s that on bishop’s head?

Sometimes people ask about “the beanie” a bishop wears: what it’s called and why he wears it. Any woman who went to a Catholic school, at least … Read More

Getting your meds at the Vatican

If Pope Francis had a headache, where would he go for an aspirin? Well, since he is the pope, Francis would probably ask someone to get one … Read More

A Sunday mountaintop challenge

The Bible lists several mountaintop experiences. Next month, on Aug. 6, we celebrate one of them: the Transfiguration of the Lord. In the Old Testament, Moses received … Read More

The square flag of a tiny country

During early July, part of our national focus turns to our flag, the “red, white and blue.” The Stars and Stripes are sometimes seen in our churches … Read More

Why gargoyles adorn cathedrals

They loom over the streets and spring from roofs, mouths agape and eyes staring.  Monsters of fairy tales? No, statues on cathedrals. We know them as gargoyles. … Read More