The Gregorian Institute Shield, composed of the crossed gold and silver keys of the Papal Insignia, an open book with the words 'Via Veritas Vita' ('The Way, the Truth, and the Life') written on its pages, three golden six-sided stars on a red banner, and a Germanic cross.


A Question of Culture: Pope Francis on Null Marriages

The controversy over Pope’s Francis statement about null marriages made me think of Katy Perry’s exploding undergarments. On Sunday, I gave the opening talk at Benedictine College’s academic camp for high schoolers […]

Readings: Elisha’s Plow and Yours

At first glance, the first reading this Sunday (the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C) from the Old Testament and today’s Gospel reading seem opposed to each other. In the reading from […]

The Fatherhood of Priests

Many of us will remember the other person who we call “Father” this Father’s Day: The priests who serve us. Four priests taught me by their actions what the fatherhood of the […]

Readings: ‘Who Am I?’ His 4 Answers Include Us

“Who do you say I am?” asks Jesus. On the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C). This is the famous question that Peter answers on behalf of the apostles: “You are […]

What Would Flannery Read? Book Picks From the ‘Hillbilly Thomist’

by Stephen Mirarchi A master of the short story, Flannery O’Connor’s reputation has only strengthened in the fifty-two years since her death. “The hillbilly Thomist,” as O’Connor wryly dubbed herself, had a […]

Readings: Jesus Keeps Bad company

Jesus keeps bad company. That’s the lesson of the readings for the 11th week in Ordinary Time (Year C) — all of them. The most obvious bad company Jesus keeps is in […]

Newman Guide Highlights Benedictine College

Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., is recommended in the 2016-2017 edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College, a resource published by the Cardinal Newman Society recommending 20 Catholic colleges […]

Meet Mr. Blue

A 21st century Benedictine professor wants to introduce you to a Hollywood producer’s Franciscan dream of the 1920s. Benedictine College Assistant Professor of English Stephen Mirarchi and Cluny Classics, an imprint of […]