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.


Drudge, Rush and the Pope

“Hey, Fox News and Rush Limbaugh: Don’t make me choose between you and Pope Francis. Because you’ll lose. Every time.”

Sometime-Gregorian writer Vaughn Kohler posted that on Facebook and the “Likes” followed.

Over at on Thanksgiving Day, I answered Rush Limbaugh who had criticized the Pope the day before. Yesterday, after getting e-mails from concerned readers, I answered a Drudge-linked story calling Francis a Catholic “Obama.”

The Gregorian blog has been a leader in explaining and defending Pope Francis as he has raised concerns and questions with Catholics who are getting signals from a confused and confusing media. Dr. Edward Mulholland’s excellent posts have been picked up internationally by Zenit, a Rome-based news agency.

The best answer, of course, is to read Pope Francis for yourself instead of relying on the commentators!



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Benedictine College


Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.