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.


Getting More Out of Mass

The Mass is the “source and summit of Christian holiness” in more ways than one. It’s the source of inexhaustible spiritual riches … but it’s a summit that can seem unreachable. Here [Read More...]

How to Pray a Holy Hour

Click here for the printable, pdf version. To pray a holy hour, all you need is a tabernacle with a lit sanctuary lamp, a Bible, and perhaps a Compendium of the Catechism [Read More...]

Six Ways to Examine Your Conscience for Confession

“The renewal of the Church in America depends on the renewal of the practice of penance.” – Pope Benedict XVI at Nationals Stadium in Washington, D.C. “The reception of this sacrament ought [Read More...]

The 12 Ways of Christmas

Catholic Digest just republished this essay I originally wrote for the National Catholic Register. In this Year of Faith, on each of the 12 days of Christmas the Gregorian will offer ways [Read More...]

What Comes Next? The Church From 1980s to 2013

Here’s a brief sketch of the past three decades in American “evangelical Catholicism,” and some thoughts about what comes next. The 1980s —Malaise Days In the 1980s, when I attended Father Joseph [Read More...]

Jesus Christ, a Violent World’s Only Hope

SNL’s Silent Night and the Olympics Abide With Me. In a beautiful and moving tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Saturday Night Live opened its Dec. 15 [Read More...]

Ten Reasons to Be Thankful in 2012

Here are 10 reasons pro-life people can be thankful in 2012 …. 10. The world is going our way. Worldwide, Christianity and belief in God is on the rise. Pro-life and pro-marriage [Read More...]

Double Down on Pro-Life

Pro-life gains were one of the (faintly) bright spots of 2012 politics — and one lesson from the election is that if the Republican Party has a future, it will have to [Read More...]