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: 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: 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...]

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: The Church’s Step by Step Vocation Guide

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 the March for Life, too, when young [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...]