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.


Sunday: Lent on the Mount of Olives

This Sunday’s Gospel (the Fifth Sunday of Lent) is the story of the woman caught in adultery, and a clue to the whole reading is in the first two sentences: “Jesus went [Read More...]

Sunday: ‘Forget Lent,’ Whispers the Devil

Just as we begin the season of Lent, which is a call to fast, give alms and pray … the Church presents us with the story of Jesus being tempted not to [Read More...]

Sunday: When Burnt-Out People Do What Jesus Says

Last week, I shared the words of Cardinal Christoph Schonborn. In a Mass at Benedictine College, he spoke about how Jesus’ hometown turned against him and tried to kill him. “But Jesus [Read More...]

Sunday: Lord, Do Not Walk Away

This Sunday’s Gospel reading (Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C) shows how fickle people can be toward Jesus — and its lesson applies directly to Jesus in the Western world in [Read More...]

Sunday: The Reverence Scripture Demands

This Sunday’s readings (The third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C) show what it looks like to take Scriptures seriously. The Gospel tells the story of how Jesus stands up at his [Read More...]

Sunday: Cana and Christ’s Beginnings

As the new year — and ordinary time — begins in earnest (Sunday is the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C), the liturgy gives us a month of beginnings. Christmas is [Read More...]

This Sunday, Check Your Baptismal Promises

This Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Year C). When the clocks change it is a great time to check the batteries in the smoke alarm, on the [Read More...]

Sunday: Vatican Tips for Epiphany

It is still Christmas, so keep your manger scene out. But this Epiphany Sunday listen to the Gospel and you will find that the  the creche scenes and other images we have of the shepherds [Read More...]