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.


Without God, Personal Identity Is in Doubt

Without God, there is no foundation for objective truth, and we have to assert our own truths by force of will. [Read More...]

The Front Porch, Revisited

“The Forgotten Front Porch Is Making a Comeback,” says the Wall Street Journal. But some of us have not forgotten … [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: Do Nothing Out Of Selfishness…

Pictured: Benedictine College Student on a mission trip in Guatemala. [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: The Change of Seasons

Fall is here! Or is it? [Read More...]

Benedictine College Mission Transformed Quarantine, says Public Radio Report

FELLOWS FRIDAY: How do Ravens survive isolation? Through community, faith, and scholarship, of course … [Read More...]

This Sunday, Our Good Intentions Mean Nothing — or Worse

If we are being honest we will admit that we are probably most like the bad son in the Parable of the Two Sons. [Read More...]

Powerful Short Film Shows the Fragility of Memory

More than ever in this digital world, hold what you love close. [Read More...]

Fatima Movie Shows Kids How to Change the World

For once, these child heroes do not need adult skills to triumph. They just do what any child could do. [Read More...]

McNamara on Bishops’ Page: ‘Mass Isn’t Just Mass’

Far more than an obligatory worship service, says the director of the Center for Beauty and Culture, it divinizes us. [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: Conduct Yourselves …

Pictured: Statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.  [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: Mental Meandering

What do Catholics think about over the course of a day? [Read More...]

Media Spotlight: Prayer Averted COVID Crisis

Catholic media reported on a nationally unprecedented government overreach that sought a lockdown of students in their rooms. [Read More...]

This Sunday, Christian Life Is Work, on God’s Terms

If you never break a sweat for Jesus, you aren’t doing it right. [Read More...]

The Enormous Importance of Saying ‘I’m Sorry’

After 44 years of marriage, trust me. Two words make a huge difference. [Read More...]

Reasons to Be Thankful for the Cross of COVID

Perhaps the single greatest determiner of our happiness on earth is the attitude we have toward the cross. [Read More...]

WATCH: Swafford asks ‘Why Did God Become Man?’

Don’t settle for “The Gospel of ‘just be nice,’” he says. “Confucius could have taught that. … What difference does Jesus make? [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: He Pardons…

Pictured: St. Benedict’s Church at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: Basic Arithmetic

The Gospel this Sunday shows Jesus in the role of part-time math teacher. [Read More...]

Discipleship and Citizenship in Catholic Higher Education

TRANSFORMING CULTURE: A Catholic college should shape the world with Gospel truths and values in dialog with a pluralistic society. [Read More...]

This Sunday, Christ Demands the Opposite of Revenge

No longer will we take an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth — but we will get mercy for mercy, love for love. [Read More...]