Life is a pilgrimage. On your journey, experience the gift of shrines, wines, and interesting people. God uses them to mark the “Holy Highway” (Isa 35:8) for you.
Catholic Roads was established by Beth and Frank in 2017 as a media apostolate. The founders are part of the Pauline Family where they serve as promised Cooperators (similar to a third order or tertiary). They also serve as catechists in Holy Trinity, their home parish. They are committed to shaping the culture through “new evangelization” initiatives and contemporary media resources.
Beth is a convert to the Catholic church. Frank is a revert. They live on a camp (small farm) in the middle of South Carolina where they practice the apostolate and are active in Holy Trinity parish. They also have connections to St. Joseph’s parish and St. Michael’s catholic community, which is part of the Archdiocese of the Military Services.
Life is a pilgrimage. It begins here and now and lasts into eternity. The Catholic Roads apostolate helps guide people as they travel the Holy Highway (Isa 35:8) on their own personal pilgrimages. Along the way, they can expect to encounter shrines (holiness), wines (fruit of the spirit), and interesting people (God’s children). Catholic Roads is synonymous with the Holy Highway.
We do what we do “g-locally.” What that means is that, while the Good News we share and teach is global in its impact, our focus is local. We speak to and about an audience that is as small as a single diocese in the universal Church. It is our own diocese, which is the Diocese of Charleston.
Herman Nootks ( her·me·neu·tics /ˌhərməˈn(y)o͞odiks/ ) is a little, orange mouse who becomes the local Cathedral Mouse and also a superhero of the faith. As he goes about battling principalities in spiritual warfare (Eph 6:12) using scripture and prayer as his weapons, readers learn some pretty important Bible basics too. Herman also appears as the spokesperson in some of our social media memes (see below) along with Pope Francis (“Papa Says”).
Of course, those of you who figure out how to pronounce his name and who have a strong Bible background are likely to see the double meaning we have in play here (see “hermeneutics“).