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.


Ten Signs of Hope for Catholics

Let’s review some of the strong signs of hope in the Church today — signs of hope that simply weren’t here 20 years ago, and which suggest the renewal is here to [Read More...]

St. Gregory’s Day

 St. Gregory the Great mural, south foyer, St. Benedict Hall, Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas. Today is a great day to launch a website dedicated to St. Gregory the Great – the Feast [Read More...]

The Pope’s Guide to Tweeting

 Facebook and Twitter: A Godsend? Or a tool of the devil? This post originally appeared at rTwitter and Facebook may be a godsend, helping us connect and deepen friendships that have [Read More...]

Why Health Care Is the Next Big Identity Fight

 President of Benedictine College Stephen D. Minnis visits with the Missionaries of Charity in the new Mother Teresa Nursing Center. Photo by Steven Johnson/The Leaven This post originally appeared at The [Read More...]

Pornography: We’re In the Denial Stage

Just yesterday, I finished and sent off a pamphlet on pornography use that I hope you will someday soon be able to find in the back of a parish near you. It [Read More...]

Irene Was What It Was

This post first appeared at When my son and I were checking news online to see updates on the hurricane last weekend we had a hard time figuring out what was [Read More...]

Gay Marriage Means no Marriage

I have been involved in an e-mail discussion with a celebrity who first sought me out after I commented on the gay “marriage” vote in New York. I won’t say who he [Read More...]

A Biblical Walk Through the Mass: Understanding What We Say And Do In the Liturgy

 Dr. Edward Sri holding a picture of Benedictine College’s campus, where he was a professor for years. By Ted Sri Dr. Edward Sri is Professor of Scripture and Theology at the Augustine [Read More...]