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.


This Sunday, 3 Ways We Run Out of Lantern Oil

In college, I got a paper back with no grade but with “Matthew 25:1-13” on the top — this Sunday’s Gospel (32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A) [Read More...]

This Sunday, Scripture Puts Priests In Their Place

All three readings have advice for priests’. Jesus in the Gospel is the harshest. [Read More...]

This Sunday: They Lapsed Over Love

A few years ago, the Diocese of Springfield, Ill., commissioned a poll to find out why Catholics had left or stayed in the Church. Their answers show why this Sunday (the 30th [Read More...]

This Sunday: Render Unto Caesar (and God, Too)

In his Sunday’s Gospel (the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A), Jesus short-circuits a clever trap by the Pharisees. They want him to declare himself pro-tax and thereby get in trouble [Read More...]

This Sunday: Don’t Treat God Like a Waiter

The Eucharist is a rich and abundant feast, to which the proper response is “I am not worthy.” [Read More...]

This Sunday: Finding Peace Amid Death and Destruction

“Have no anxiety at all” is a hard message in hard times. [Read More...]

This Sunday: Good Intentions Mean Nothing to God

He only cares about what we actually do. [Read More...]

This Sunday: A Little Work, a Great Reward

It is never too late to start … [Read More...]