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.


Catholic Identity in Cyber Life

Are the body and blood of Christ literally present in the Eucharist? Are the elements of the Lord’s Supper purely symbolic? And what on earth do these questions have to do with [Read More...]

We Won’t Go Away

This is the fifth anniversary of this piece I wrote originally as a National Catholic Register, but which has been republished yearly. America, we won’t go away. Many people wish we would, [Read More...]

For Them, the March Starts Friday

Today is the day the March for Life starts — if you’re from Kansas. My family has participated in the March for Life in Washington, D.C., almost every year for the past [Read More...]

Pope Benedict: Defend the Church’s Place in Public Square

Pope Benedict XVI Ad Limina Remarks to the U.S. bishops From the Vatican, January 19, 2012 Dear Brother Bishops, I greet all of you with fraternal affection and I pray that this [Read More...]

The Church is Not a Building? Catholicism, Sacred Place and Storied Architecture

 Our college’s founding monks first built a beautiful church. Growing up an evangelical Protestant, I always heard people say, “the church is not a building.” True enough: the Church — visible and [Read More...]

The Moral Is the Story:  Flannery O’Connor’s Wisdom for a Catholic Literary Renaissance

The Catholic Church has produced a number of masterful novelists, poets, and playwrights.  From Dante and Geoffrey Chaucer to Evelyn Waugh and J.R.R. Tolkien, the Catholic literary tradition is—to understate it—impressive. There [Read More...]

American Catholic Hall of Fame

To celebrate and promote Catholic identity in public life, we have created the Catholic Hall of Fame, gathering votes for American Catholics who have achieved greatness. Explore the Catholic Hall of Fame [Read More...]

He Loves Jesus But Hates Religion. Really?

Jefferson Bethke’s very slick video “Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus” is getting a lot of buzz right now. There are news stories, YouTube comments and responses, and it is just [Read More...]