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.


Anti-Science? The Myths Secularists Believe

Religious people are the ones who are so insistent on our faith-based worldview that we reject scientific fact to preserve our comfortable fiction. Right? That’s the charge that is often made. And [Read More...]

The Hard Way of Francis

Call it “The Hard Way of Pope Francis.” Here are three major challenges of Pope Francis that I expect hit raw nerves in more Americans than just me. 1. At all costs, [Read More...]

I Work At Our Lady’s College

I work at Our Lady’s college — you know, that college with a long history in the Midwest, a winning football tradition, a memorable fight song, and a beautiful Lourdes grotto that [Read More...]

Joining Pope’s Call to Pray and Fast for Peace

This Saturday Sept. 7 Pope Francis has asked the Universal Church to pray and fast on that day to honor Mary’s birthday (Sept. 8) and to fervently beseech the Lord for Peace [Read More...]

Mary’s Friend the Pope

Happy Assumption Day. My wife just consecrated herself to Mary today (using Fr. Michael Gaitley’s book) , and I’m preparing to do the same (on Sept. 8, along with Benedictine College). A [Read More...]

Lector for Rio’s Millions Met Christ

Katherine Bauman reads at Rio. EWTN photo. I just caught up with Katherine Bauman, who I know as a junior at Benedictine College in Kansas and native of Denver, but who more [Read More...]

Top 10 Rio Quotes: What Francis Said (and Why)

Here are my favorite Pope Francis World Youth Day quotes (in chronological order), and my case for why they are important. 1. Since so many people are gloomy about the Church’s future [Read More...]

Catholic Imagination and Movies

“Can a film change the world?” asked Time magazine in March 2008. Yes, it said – and reported a $100 million U.N. film fund aimed at combatting stereotypes. “More and more,” it [Read More...]