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: Where to Find the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

This Pentecost Sunday, the readings celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, which the Catechism sums up as the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. |Pictured:  The Holy Spirit’s Gift of Wisdom, [Read More...]

Sunday: Good Is More Interesting Than Evil

Is evil really more interesting than good? Everyone from from Bill Joel (“I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints”) to Dostoevskky (“All happy families resemble one another, each [Read More...]

Sunday: Are We Really In a Land of Exile?

The readings this Sunday (the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B) help me with a problem I have always had, since returning to my faith: I have never liked the “Hail, Holy [Read More...]

Sunday: When God Asks Too Much

“God never gives you more than you can handle,” is one of the most often cited quotes from the Bible that is not actually in the Bible. It is also not exactly [Read More...]

Sunday: The Church’s Step by Step Vocation Guide

Kansas monks ready to March for Life. This Sunday (the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B) provides practical advice for young people discerning a vocation. It comes just in time for [Read More...]

Sunday: The Magi, Models for Misfits

This Sunday is Epiphany Sunday in the United States (Year B), when we celebrate the visit of the magi to Mary and Joseph and the Christ child. The Magi sometimes seem out [Read More...]

Sunday: The Advent of God the Storyteller

The Advent and Christmas seasons teach us that God loves a great story. That’s good to keep in mind on the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year B), when the long wait for Christmas [Read More...]

Sunday: ‘What Sort of Person Ought You Be’?

(Photo: Jamie in Bytown Flickr) St. Peter asks a key question in the second reading on this  Second Sunday in Advent (Year B): “What sort of person ought you be?” The answer [Read More...]