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.


John XXIII and the Pipe Organ

Of Pope St. John’s five points, the most expected and traditional move was about the beauty and splendor to the Church’s worship. [Read More...]

Cathedra Petri: Putting the Chair in Its Proper Place

In the Catholic tradition, the pope, the holder of Peter’s authority, is symbolized by a chair, celebrated in the Roman calendar on Feb. 22. [Read More...]

Making Stone Speak: Clear Creek’s ‘Gate of Heaven’

The self-trained stone carver made these figures sacramentally transparent to spiritual realities while retaining their naturalistic qualities. [Read More...]

Why Celebrate Mass in an Empty Church?

Whether celebrated alone or with 10,000 faithful, every Mass is the eruption into time of the eternal offering of Christ to the Father. [Read More...]

Is The Altar a Community Table? Good Questions Part 3 of 3

Part one described why a Church is special; Part two explained why a Church is ornate. Now a look inside the building … [Read More...]

Is Catholic Worship Too Ornate? Good Questions: 2

Aren’t there problems with both traditional and modern worship? And haven’t we come a long way from Jesus’s day? [Read More...]

Vatican II and Your Parish Church: Good Questions, Part 1

Didn’t the Church stop promoting traditional, beautiful church buildings and call instead for “noble simplicity”? [Read More...]

What Does a Church Building Mean?

A church building is first and foremost an image of Christ and his Mystical Body, with all that this claim implies. [Read More...]