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.


Big River of Freedom

Strange as it may sound, Huck Finn both rejects organized religion and agrees with Pope Francis about freedom. I write this from a small dressing room at Theatre Atchison, where I am lucky [Read More...]

Misery, Mercy and Mission: Blessed John Paul II’s legacy in Pope Francis

Today, October 22, the liturgy offers us the memorial of Blessed John Paul II. It will be the last time this optional memorial is celebrated before his canonization this April. One may [Read More...]

Sunday: Trinity Sunday and Memorial Day

At Mass this morning, our pastor spoke about the concept of memory and its importance in Scripture, leading up to that short and powerful prayer of the Good Thief, “Remember me when [Read More...]

“The Church’s Deepest Nature” and the Catholic Identity Triangle

A motu propio is a document the Holy Father issues “on his own initiative.”  Examples of such documents include John Paul II’s reorganization of the Roman curia and Pope Benedict’s recent proclamation [Read More...]