Working in the Vineyard: Joy or Burden?

  “What if we instead showed that those laborers in the vineyard had it better than the idlers in the market?” In the Gospel readings this week, we have been hearing about what it means to follow Christ. Lessons on the commandments and parables about the kingdom in a sense culminate in the first reading… Continue reading Working in the Vineyard: Joy or Burden?

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. … Continue reading The Week of “In-betweenness” and the Kingdom of God

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… Continue reading Daily Catholic Quiz – The Divided Kingdom

Heaven

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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… Continue reading Heaven

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… Continue reading The New Evangelization and Our Part In It