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.


Top 10 Rio Quotes: What Francis Said (and Why)

Here are my favorite Pope Francis World Youth Day quotes (in chronological order), and my case for why they are important. 1. Since so many people are gloomy about the Church’s future [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...]

Pope Francis Puts Christ in the Media’s Spotlight

CNN and many others covered the meeting.   Pope Francis met with members of the media today, March 16. What the media wants from a Pope is no secret: They want a [Read More...]

Defending Pope Francis on Gay Adoption

That didn’t take long. It’s already time to defend the new Pope. Much is already being made about Pope Francis’ opposition to gay adoption when it was at issue in Argentina in [Read More...]

Three Keys to Pope Francis

I have just watched the new pope come out on the loggia with 300  plus screaming Benedictine Ravens. (You would have thought Kansas won the NCAA tournament, it was louder than that.) [Read More...]