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.

at BENEDICTINE COLLEGE

The Biblical Walk of Mass

A Biblical Walk Through the New Mass Translation

Ted Sri

Dr. Edward Sri spoke on campus on September 1, 2011, about the new translation of the Mass. Dr. Sri is a former professor at Benedictine College, currently teaches on campus whenever he has the chance, and promotes the college. With Curtis Martin, Dr. Sri founded FOCUS (the Fellowship of Catholic University Students) on campus. [Read more]

The Army’s Approach to Leadership

Gen. Sean MacFarland

Remarks from Gen. Sean MacFarland October 4, 2011. General MacFarland met with Gregorian Fellows for an extended session. In 2006, Col. Sean B. MacFarland implemented a new U.S. military strategy in Iraq using a large measure of trust in local leaders. By taking that risk, he accomplished something that had eluded other military commanders in the area. He spoke at Benedictine College before being reassigned to Afghanistan in command of U.S. troops. [Read more]

Set the World on Fire

Curtis Martin

Remarks from Curtis Martin on November 3, 2011. Martin met with Gregorian Fellows to discuss promoting Catholic identity in public life before addressing a standing-room only crowd in the Abbey Church on campus. The Fellowship of Catholic University Students was founded in 1998 by Curtis Martin at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.  By 2010, FOCUS has grown from two missionaries on one campus to over 260 missionaries serving nearly 60 campuses across the country.  [Read More]

Universities and Secularism, Points of Engagement: The Mission of Benedictine College

Stephen D. Minnis

Remarks from President Stephen D. Minnis on Nov. 11, 2011, at Notre Dame Center for Ethics & Culture. Minnis leads Gregorian Fellows in discussions of issues of the day. He presented these remarks on the campus of the University of Notre Dame to a full auditorium in the featured midday session of the conference “Radical Emancipation: Confronting the Challenge of Secularism.” The conference was called “to explore Pope Benedict XVI’s claim that ‘The real opposition that characterizes today’s world is not that between various religious cultures, but that between the radical emancipation of man from God, from the roots of life, on one hand, and from the great religious cultures on the other.'” [Read More]

Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes is vice president of college relations at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. A former reporter in the Washington, D.C., area, he served as press secretary of U.S. House Ways & Means Chairman Bill Archer and then spent 10 years as executive editor of the National Catholic Register newspaper and Faith & Family magazine. He writes weekly for Catholic Vote, the National Catholic Register and Aleteia. His work frequently appears in Catholic publications such as Catholic Digest. He lives in Atchison, Kansas, with his wife, April, and nine children.