Msgr Jose Bettencourt Named Apostolic Nuncio to Georgia

This morning in Rome it was announced in Rome that Pope Francis had named Msgr. Jose Bettencourt, a priest of the Archdiocese of Ottawa Titular Bishop of Cittanova, an ancient see in Calabria and Apostolic Nuncio to Georgia.Born in the Azores on May 23, 1962, Jose...

March Catholic Kids Bulletin

These FREE Printables are offered each month to help young Catholics learn at Mass. You are welcome to print and share with others. If you can afford it, click Support CKB on the right and donate to help pay for the time and effort put into these pages. Enjoy!The...

Retracting and Detracting

Patrick Brown has thrown his hat back into the ring of the Progressive Conservative leadership race, vying to win back the very position he resigned what seems like just yesterday ago, I suppose in his attempt not just to salvage his reputation and what he considers...

The Devil Made Me Do It

How does the Devil enter a soul? Obviously through grave sin, but many commit such sins and don’t seem to be overtly possessed, or commit heinous crimes, like the tragedy on Ash Wednesday.  I wonder what went on in the soul of the shooter in the Florida...

Communism and the Popes

No one can be at the same time a sincere Catholic and a true Socialist. Pius XI, Quadragesimo Anno (1931) Before he became a famed author of children’s books in the 1930s, Arthur Ransome spent five years in Russia as a British correspondent for...

Seven Tips to get Older Kids Excited about Lent

1. Make it a ChallengeFor most kids, the thought of sacrifice and penance isn’t too exciting. But, the idea of succeeding at a challenge is right up their alley. Work with your kids to find a sacrifice that will be challenge for both of you. The two/four/ten of...

God or King?

I have this theory, and history attestst to its veracity, that people are by nature monarchists.  Oh, we may give lip service to republicanism or good old constitutional democracy, but we ultimately want someone to take care of us and our problems. Like the...