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.


Gregorian In the News

Legatus magazine and the National Catholic Register have both covered the Gregorian Institute. The coverage:

1. Explains why the Institute is named after St. Gregory the Great:

“He lived out this charism of leadership,” Dean of Students and Fellowships director Dr. Joseph Wurtz told the Register. “We’re engaging the culture using our skills and talents for the common good and want to raise up individuals to character, competence and commitment to greatness. Who better represents that?”

2. Explains why the emphasis on promoting Catholic identity in public life.

“We want to give scholarly backing to important principles of Catholic identity in public life through lectures, conferences and white papers featuring top Catholic thinkers,”  Tom Hoopes told Legatus.

3. Explains what students see in the Fellowships.

Said the Register “Freshman fellows like Vincent Petruccelli of Rockville. Md., are excited about the prospects.

“He said applying for the fellowship ‘confirmed my choice of Benedictine, in that it was such an awesome opportunity’ to write essays examining what our role as Catholics in society is, what the role of the Church is, and what bringing our Catholic beliefs into society means in our personal lives.”

Read the Register article here.

Read the Legatus article here.


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Tom Hoopes


Tom Hoopes, author of The Rosary of Saint John Paul II, The Fatima Family Handbook and What Pope Francis Really Said, is writer in residence at Benedictine College in Kansas. A former reporter in the Washington, D.C., area, he served as press secretary of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee Chairman and spent 10 years as executive editor of the National Catholic Register newspaper and Faith & Family magazine. His work frequently appears in Catholic publications such as Aleteia and the Register. He lives in Atchison, Kansas, with his wife, April, and has nine children.