We’re part of the “new evangelization,” sharing the Gospel with Catholics and the culture around us. Believing that life is a pilgrimage and we’re all in it together, we invite the world to have some divine fun with us. If that sounds good to you, you’re in the right place!
Catholic Roads was established by Beth and Frank in 2017 as a media apostolate. We are part of the non-profit work of Reach One Media. The mission of Catholic Roads is to evangelize Catholics and help shape our culture.
Beth is a convert to the Catholic church. Frank is a revert. They live on a small farm in the middle of South Carolina, where they are active in Holy Trinity parish. They also have connections to St. Joseph parish and St. Michael’s catholic community, which is part of the Archdiocese of the Military Services.
Beth and Frank are members of the Pauline Family where they are promised Cooperators (similar to a third order or tertiary, though the Pauline Family does not work that way). The Paulines use media to evangelize the world.
The couple belongs to the Diocese of Charleston. Believing strongly that you start in Jerusalem, through Judea and Samaria, and then to the ends of the world (Acts 1:8) the Diocese figures heavily into the work they do on Catholic Roads.
ROM WEBSTER …
Catholic Roads produces media, usually under the pen name of Rom Webster. Rom Webster is not one person, but actually a team of people. The name stands for “Reach One Media” (Rom) and “web stuff” (webster).
TRAVELING WITH DIVINE HUMOR …
At Catholic Roads, we travel. In our travels, we meet people. We often get to see where they live and work too.
In our travels, we like to sketch (draw) and write. A lot of that work ends up here on the Catholic Roads website. While we are, by no means comedians, we do try to write and draw with humor. Fortunately for us, humor doesn’t always mean you have to make others laugh. Humor does always seek to surprise others, however.
We’re full of surprises at Catholic Roads, and in our work. We call the special mix of surprise and laughter “divine humor”!
VOCATION WORKS …
A big part of our focus is on vocation. When we speak of vocation, however, we extend its meaning beyond priestly and religious vocations. A life focused on faith, family, and work, lived publicly in the community and culture around us, is an important part of God’s call. So we often speak in terms of jobs, work, the workforce, and careers when we talk about vocations.
Both vocation and pilgrimage share a common storyline. We compare them to a three-act play:
- ACT I: God calls
- ACT II: We respond
- ACT III: Life happens
Ahh, life is sweet! When we embrace life fully by incorporating pilgrimage into our lives, we quickly learn that it really is “Cool 2B” Catholic.
It’s “Catholic Cool”!