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.


What the Sacred Heart Says

Sacred Heart statue, St. Benedict Church, Atchison, Kan. The Sacred Heart used to bother me. I found the pictures of Jesus with his heart hovering in front of his shirt weird. I [Read More...]

Keeping Your Faith in the Summertime

I got a frantic e-mail from one of my students. She wrote it sitting at home, in her old room. She said she could feel her old surroundings and old habits and [Read More...]

Courage and Faith on the Commencement Stage

A remarkable story of courage and faith reached its climax on the commencement stage at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, last weekend. As Kristen Adlhoch walked off with her degree to her [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...]

The Christmas Novena Begins Today

There are only nine days until Christmas. Time to pray with increased intensity to prepare for the Nativity of the Lord Jesus. Option 1 Click here for a traditional Novena prayer that [Read More...]

Sunday: If Christ Is Risen, Faithlessness Is in Vain

(Photo: Flickr Yuya Sekiguchi) St. Paul famously said that if Christ has not been raised from the dead, our faith is in vain. This Sunday’s Gospel shows that the same thing can [Read More...]

Divine Mercy Novena Begins Good Friday

The Divine Mercy devotion is often associated with Blessed John Paul II. The Pope died on the vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday and will be canonized on Divine Mercy Sunday this year. [Read More...]

John’s Last ‘Normal’ Day

On March 14, 2013, John Shankman was involved in a single car accident that nearly took his life. His mother, Dr. Kimberly Shankman is dean of the college at Benedictine College in [Read More...]