"In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes, Benjamin Franklin observed in 1789.
Despite all the talk about a vocation shortage, there is in fact no such thing in the Catholic Church. The real shortage is that of vocational discernment, and that is a very different problem.
Every night about 11:00 P.M., after four hours of more or less continued operation, the electric power goes out in Adjumani, Uganda.
Taxes and tax collectors have been around in one form or another for most of human history. Tax collectors appear in many of the Gospel stories, and the Evangelist Matthew was himself a tax man.
Roman Catholics have not generally been thought of as people of the word, that is, of the Bible.