Cardinal Challenges Catholics

WASHINGTON (CNS) – In his new book, “Seek First the Kingdom,” Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl calls on Catholics to seek God’s kingdom and then reflect it in their everyday lives.

When Catholics deepen their own faith, their hearts are transformed, and when they share it with others, they can change their community, their nation and their world, the cardinal wrote in his book.

“To be in the kingdom is to be with Christ always, and to be for Christ always, in season and out of season, in private and in public, on the job and on our days off,” he wrote in the book, which was published by Our Sunday Visitor.

Cardinal Wuerl’s new book emphasizes the importance of Catholics taking up Pope Benedict’s call for the new evangelization, to learn their faith, to live it and share it with others, especially family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers who may have drifted away from the faith.