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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Papal Patriotism: Popes Praise America

The Fourth of July evokes so many images: Fireworks, fife and drum corps, and … old men in miters dressed in white. [Read More...]

The Pen, the Plough, and the Blood of Boniface

The words of Pope Benedict XVI on the great apostle to Europe. [Read More...]

Fours Years into the Papacy …

It’s an irresistible question to ask if Pope Francis would be re-elected were he a president on the four-year anniversary of Pope Francis’ March 13, 2013 election. [Read More...]

A Pope Is Coming. Expect the Unexpected.

Papal visits follow a fairly predictable arc — they are predictably unpredictable. Remember Pope John Paul II’s first World Youth Day in America, in Denver? Church officials were told a cold, hostile America would [Read More...]

Students on the Drama of Divine Love

In May 2015, Benedictine College’s Theatre Deparment performed a play directed by senior Gregorian Fellow Will Wright. Rather than choosing a light-hearted play that was easy to perfrom, Wright chose a profound [Read More...]

The Convocation and the Call to Greatness

It is “back to school” time at Benedictine College. That means ritual and ceremony that is almost liturgical — professors processing in academic regalia and filing into monk stalls, Knights of Columbus [Read More...]

TV Channel Turns to Benedictine for Papal Reaction

“The sound of wind and bells winds through the spaces between stone and altar at the Grotto of St. Mary on the campus of Benedictine College,” says the St. Joseph, Mo., Channel [Read More...]

My Favorite Benedict XVI Surprises

So Pope Benedict XVI will resign (or abdicate, as George Weigel puts it). What I will most miss the clear way he spoke. When you read Pope Benedict, you not only learn [Read More...]