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.

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Why Catholics Love February

I was lecturing rhapsodically about beauty’s power to pierce the defensive shell of today’s world last week when I noticed that my students were having none of it. I stopped and said, [Read More...]

Three Great Big Benefits of Lent

Catholics have a bad reputation. The world thinks of us as largely irrelevant and mostly negative. Society has become so extreme in its embrace of various forms of immorality, we are largely [Read More...]

Beyond the Great Lenten Facebook Fast

We are fast approaching Ash Wednesday, and it is time to start planning your Lenten fast. Lent is about recommitting to prayer, fasting so as to make room for God and almsgiving [Read More...]

The Power of Catholic Fridays

Reprinted with the permission of the National Catholic Register. Friday starts to work on you when you are a child. You wake up, and it’s Friday. You don’t understand why adults say, [Read More...]

A Quick Note to Benedict on Pope Francis’ Inauguration Day

“Behold, a faithful and prudent steward, whom the Lord set over his household.” – Entrance Antiphon, Joseph, Spouse of Mary, March 19 Dear Benedict, Emeritus Pontiff; There is so much to thank [Read More...]