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.


This Sunday: The Great King’s Weakness

Christ the King doesn’t judge us by whether or not we have extended his kingdom. He judges us by our service, not its success. [Read More...]

Robert Louis Stevenson and the Poetry of Childhood

Garden of Verses it captures childhood experience without short-changing or sentimentalizing it. [Read More...]

A Catholic Prayer Over a Thanksgiving Meal

‘Thank You, Lord, for these mashed potatoes …’ [Read More...]

This Sunday: God Doesn’t Expect You to Change the World

… and God is more like a customer than a cop. [Read More...]

The Stories We Tell That Shape Our Lives

Without consciously thinking about it, the stories that we tell ourselves shape what we hear in the pews. [Read More...]

This Sunday, 3 Ways We Run Out of Lantern Oil

In college, I got a paper back with no grade but with “Matthew 25:1-13” on the top — this Sunday’s Gospel (32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A) [Read More...]

Catholic Journalism Tells the Real Story of Our Time

In 1999, I was a new editor at the National Catholic Register when two suburban Denver kids attacked their fellow Columbine High students … [Read More...]

This Sunday, Scripture Puts Priests In Their Place

All three readings have advice for priests’. Jesus in the Gospel is the harshest. [Read More...]