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.


Dispatch: Refugees Show Hospitality To Us, Too

Things are fluid in the volunteer world. As it turns out, after our last dinner service we were told we would be doing food for another week. But after one extra day, [Read More...]

Dispatch: Buying Underwear in Turkey Before the Coup

My trek from island to mainland with Atchison, Kansas, money in my pocket. [Read More...]

Fighting Words: Our Violent Political Discourse

Reading the headlines, you might think we have reverted to a primitive state where all of our public disputes are settled by physical violence [Read More...]

Sunday: Truly, ‘Our Father’

This Sunday’s readings remind us that God is neither a bully nor a benign agent of causality but is a loving Father. [Read More...]

Western Civilization: The End Game

In the aftermath of the culture war, Catholics are uniquely posed to win the peace … on the condition that we are true to the Church’s teaching on marriage. [Read More...]

Dispatch: Dickens and the Refugees Lost at Sea

True: 99% of the mostly Syrian refugees who head to my camp by boat make it. But now I know what that 1% looks like. [Read More...]

Dispatch: At a Refugee Camp, Jesus Says ‘Feed Them Yourselves’

Sometimes a Gospel passage just rams into you. Other times you ram into it. This experience has been of the latter variety, the rarer of the two in my life. The Catholic [Read More...]

Sunday: Be Mary, Not Martha, at Mass

Gospel passages have layers of meaning — soteriological, ecclesial,  anagogical — but they also have literal meanings. The story of Martha and Mary this Sunday (16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C) [Read More...]