EWTN Catholic Q&A
General Question
Question from Nikki on 06-24-2014:

Why do we make the sign of the cross before the gospel on our forehead, lips and heart? Sorry if this is not the correct forum, the others were full.

Answer by Richard Geraghty on 06-29-2014:

Dear Niki,

If is a traditional sign of respect.

Dr. Geraghty