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.

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Life Is Hard. Then Comes Easter …

The Church shouts at us every Easter: We have nothing to fear from the future, because we know it is in good hands — God’s hands. [Read More...]

This Sunday: Easter Started This. And This. And …

We hear the consequences of Easter all year long, but it might be helpful to zero in on three of them, just as a quick refresher. http://www.thegregorian.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/abbey-easter.jpg [Read More...]

Play-acting Holy Week Events, or Re-living Them?

Why do we pretend things that happened a long, long time ago are happening right now? I brought my question to the Theology floor at Benedictine College. [Read More...]

This Sunday: Watch How a King Dies

From the start, Jesus is a great king entering into Jerusalem in a regal way. Things will change quickly once he gets there, as we know. But his demeanor won’t change. [Read More...]

Recognition for Middle East Genocide Grows

As the world continues to debate and fight against ISIS, the Memorare Army for Religious Freedom at Benedictine College is asking for continued prayers for the Christians, Yezidis, and Shias who are constantly [Read More...]

Why Catholics Love February

I was lecturing rhapsodically about beauty’s power to pierce the defensive shell of today’s world last week when I noticed that my students were having none of it. I stopped and said, [Read More...]

Sunday: If Christ Is Risen, Faithlessness Is in Vain

(Photo: Flickr Yuya Sekiguchi) St. Paul famously said that if Christ has not been raised from the dead, our faith is in vain. This Sunday’s Gospel shows that the same thing can [Read More...]

Sunday: 10 Reasons to Believe Christ Really Rose

Tonight at the Easter Vigil and tomorrow on Easter Sunday, rejoice with the Church that Jesus Christ is risen. This astounding fact changed the world for a good reason: It really happened, [Read More...]