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.

at BENEDICTINE COLLEGE

Sunday: Reverse the Fall Each Sunday

This Sunday, the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B), continues the project of the past Sundays’ readings of focusing on Jesus’ words from Chapter 6 of John’s Gospel. Those words — [Read More...]

Sunday: Don’t Despair. Rise up

This Sunday’s readings (the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B) show how God treats the Church when it has lost its way. As Pope Benedict XVI put it, in the Way [Read More...]

Sunday: The Gift That Changes Everything

This Sunday, the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B), reminds me of a story from a family we know. An oldest child in a large family tells the story of how [Read More...]

Sunday: We Are God’s Waiters

We learn a lot about God’s “personality” in today’s Gospel  (the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B) about the multiplication of the loaves — and what he expects of us. 1. [Read More...]

Sunday: In the Heart of Summer

The Holy Father once called a weekend like this, late in July, “the heart of summer.” And so it is. On this 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) It is time [Read More...]

Sunday: The Power of a Poor Heart

Several modern movies were considered cutting edge in their time because they were all about people becoming wealthy — or at least comfortable — and losing their souls: Aviator, There Will Be [Read More...]

Sunday: Would You Meet Jesus If You Could?

Corpus Christi 2014, Benedictine College campus. Great Britain’s The Telegraph recently polled Britons about whom they would most want to meet from history. The one person most people wanted to meet? Jesus [Read More...]

You Don’t Need to Understand God

This Trinity Sunday (Year B) I will be thinking of a visit Mormons made to my home 16 years ago. We were living in Virginia at the time. I chatted about the [Read More...]