Caesar

Citizens of Earth and Heaven

 “There’s an acute tension in the life of a Catholic that comes into focus this time of year.” In some ways, the Gospel reading this Sunday couldn’t come at a better time. Here in the United States, some pastors probably cringed when they opened up the lectionary, realizing it would be hard to duck at that pitch. In a sense, […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco

“‘Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God.’ Therefore, according to the Gospel, any citizen can be a good Catholic – that is, side with Jesus Christ and the Pope, and do good to his fellow men – and at the same time side with Caesar, namely, observe the laws of the land, except […]

Render to Caesar

Photography © by Andy Coan

Despite their flattering words, they were trying to trap him, to force him into a no win situation. Consider the circumstances. They are living under the iron boot of a brutal empire which filled the earth with its idolatry. Patriotic Jews longed to throw off the tyrants’ yoke. They prayed for an anointed king who would free them from the […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco

“‘Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God.’ Therefore, according to the Gospel, any citizen can be a good Catholic – that is, side with Jesus Christ and the Pope, and do good to his fellow men – and at the same time side with Caesar, namely, observe the laws of the land, except […]

Daily Quote from St. John Bosco

“ ‘Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God.’ Therefore, according to the Gospel, any citizen can be a good Catholic – that is, side with Jesus Christ and the Pope, and do good to his fellow men – and at the same time side with Caesar, namely, observe the laws of the land, […]

Render to Caesar

Editor’s Note: Reflection on the Mass readings for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A) – Isaiah 45:1,4-6; Psalms 96:1,3,4-5,7-8,9-10; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b; Matthew 22:15-21 – This series appears each Wednesday. Despite their flattering words, they were trying to trap him, to force him into a no win situation. Consider the circumstances.  They are living under the iron boot of a […]