By Gina Weiss
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Although this quote is often attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo without any reference of it being found in his writings it still stirs up in many a desire to travel.
Not all of us are blessed with the ability to travel, but through the Station of the Cross we can “travel” the globe, learning about our Catholic brothers and sisters in other countries and on other continents.
As the word “catholic” is derived from the Greek, meaning “universal,” the Station of the Cross offers a variety of shows that feature the universality of our Church.
From prayers and programs in Spanish and Polish to news from Ireland, the United Kingdom and Vatican City, we understand the importance of providing programming for more than just our American listeners; especially through our iCatholicRadio mobile app, people all around the world tune in to nourish their faith.
The diversity in programming also brings Catholics from around the world closer together — it can be tempting for American Catholics to see those in Africa or Asia as living “way over there.”
In Mark 16:15 we read, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” Our international Catholic programming is also a great way to share the gospel with all who are not Catholic.
Consider today how you can support Catholics in other parts of the world. Maybe it’s through praying for those in a country you know little about (Mauritania or Kyrgyzstan, anyone?) or by financially giving to their missionary efforts.
Love for our fellow Catholics everywhere can strengthen our own faith and encourage our resolve to proclaim the gospel throughout the world.
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