Archive for June, 2013

The Faith Quest

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Many tourists when visiting a new city will add a visit to the local cathedral or a well-known church to their list of things to see. Often, it turns out to be a highlight of the visit. We may forget, though, that we have similarly interesting churches right in our own backyard. With this in […] [Read more]

Blessed Pope John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Since his early youth as the son of a poor laborer, all Blessed Pope John XXIII  wanted was to be a parish priest, but God had other plans for him.  Born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, he served several diplomatic missions – during which he helped many Jews escape the Nazis – and he was also Patriarch […] [Read more]

Justin Martyr and Corpus Christi: Witnessing the Faith to the Greater Community

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

The early Church faced many of the problems we encounter today – a culture that urges us to focus on self, a society often hostile to the Christian faith and even confusion amongst Christians regarding the doctrine of the faith.  These issues occasioned a new type of Christian literature called “apologetics,” which sought to explain, […] [Read more]