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.


Arroyo, Ingalls, Undset and the Animals of Advent

Advent is here, so it’s time to gather the children to read aloud about animals. Here are five favorites, old and new. [Read More...]

Miracle on 34th Street’s Catholic Connection

By all accounts, Myles Connolly was a fervent Catholic: a daily Mass-goer, a keen conversationalist, and a highly skilled debater. [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: Watch…

Pictured: Advent Lessons and Carols at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: Advent

The season of festive web humor is here! [Read More...]

Bleak Friday? Popes vs. Consumerism

As an antidote to Black Friday, here is a collection of recent papal insights about how materialism hurts the human heart. [Read More...]

Light of the World, We Need You

In this hyper electronic age, a candle can help us learn to wait. [Read More...]

This Sunday, Don’t Grow Accustomed to the Dark

In 100 years the world will be as disgusted by Christians who accept the sins of our day as they are by Christians who were racist, violent, or corrupt in the past. [Read More...]

A (Shorter) Prayer for Thanksgiving Dinner

On Thursday’s table — and sitting around it — are the symbols of what you have to be grateful for. [Read More...]

5 Ways Your Name Day Is Better Than Your Birthday

I asked people who are experts in name changes — the monks and other religious who took the name of a saint as their own. [Read More...]

‘I Like Having a Lot of Siblings Because …’

I asked my children what they liked about having a lot of siblings. Here is what they said. [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: Whatever You Did For The Least…

Pictured: Sleep in Heavenly Peace at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: Instructions Are Hard

Step one, click on this post. Step two, enjoy some memes! [Read More...]

Catholic Identity on the Front Lines

FELLOWS FRIDAY: Military doctor Ronald Smith challenged Gregorian Fellows to live their faith, even when it is inconvenient. [Read More...]

This Sunday, Jesus Reveals Himself — in Glory and in Our Neighbor

We act like we are the center of the universe and are the only worthwhile people we know. We aren’t. Jesus is and our neighbors are. [Read More...]

Advent Hope: Join Benedictine Retreat From Home

St. Benedict’s Abbey’s “Retreat in Place” is this Dec. 11-13 and in materials that will last throughout Advent and beyond. [Read More...]

The Enormous Significance of Your Name

“The name is the icon of the person,” the Church teaches. “The name one receives is a name for eternity.” [Read More...]

8 Reasons You Do Not Want to Look at Pornography

You don’t want to be addicted, you don’t want to support this industry, you don’t want to be rewired … and you don’t want to kill your soul. [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: Blessed Are You…

Pictured: Wholey Clock Tower at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: Hard Truths

How to take the edge off of the more challenging facts we encounter. [Read More...]

Brave Raven Started Public School Pro-Life Group

FELLOWS FRIDAY: It takes a special kind of leader to take on a task that many considered impossible. [Read More...]