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.


‘Tis the Season to be Tolerated

Leading up to Christmas, every year we see more stories about Christian symbols being banned or activists protesting about “religious” symbols, on public or even corporate property.  Just this week, some California [Read More...]

Preparation vs. Commemoration

Imagine this. You show up for your birthday party –at the exactly the time you were supposed to,- and find the fire in embers, people already mingling in the kitchen and leaning [Read More...]

The State Has Not the Competence

Earlier this month Papal Nuncio, Achibishop Carlo Maria Vigano , the Pope’s diplomatic representative to the United States, keynoted an Institute for Church Life conference at my alma mater, Notre Dame. My [Read More...]

What’s the Big Idea?

There is a thing beekeepers use called a “hive tool.” It is designed to pry apart the different sections of a hive, which get stuck together because of honey and wax. In [Read More...]

Election 2012 in Eternal and Temporal Perspective

The end of the Church year with the Feast of Christ the King should remind us all that when the final chapter is read we all know that ultimately Christ ill reign [Read More...]

Tell Your Pro-Life Story of Hope

The Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College today launched its “Stories of Hope” project (, collecting and sharing stories of pro-life conversion. Might you share yours? Abortion is the Achilles Heel of the [Read More...]

Universal University

Saturday morning in Rome the Holy Father conferred the red biretta on six new cardinals. Ever the teacher, he took advantage of the occasion to discuss what “catholic” means within the four [Read More...]

Bishops Look to Campus for Faith

 A page from Benedictine’s report. —— By Stephen D. Minnis | Stephen D. Minnis is president of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. I returned this week from a special meeting regarding Catholic [Read More...]