The Week of “In-betweenness” and the Kingdom of God

There always seems to be a feeling of “in-betweenness” during the last week of Ordinary Time.  We have just celebrated the great feast of Christ the King, which also signals the end of the liturgical year.  After the great feast we have the Thirty-fourth Week of Ordinary Time, but we’re awaiting the first Sunday of Advent.  In some ways, it feels […]

Daily Catholic Quiz – The Divided Kingdom

Question: (a) In what year did the national kingdom of Israel divide into a northern and southern kingdom? (b) What event preceded this? Answer here or on Facebook. Also, you are encouraged to suggest future questions. Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your family and friends about this […]


Photography © by Randy Hain

Quo vadis? Where are you going? That’s the most important question for a traveler. And we the living are all travelers. Death calls us all and moves us on. Stability is illusion. So those who cannot abide illusion must raise the question: Quo vadis? If heaven is not the answer to the question, our whole faith is false, and Jesus […]

The New Evangelization and Our Part In It

On June 28, at the Roman basilica built over the human remains of the great apostle St. Paul, Pope Benedict announced that he was founding a new Vatican dicastery, which will be called the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. In contrast to the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, which is entrusted with supervising the Church’s classical missionary work […]