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.


Why Do We Need to Be “Saved”?

Secular answers don’t do full justice to the reality of the problem of sin. [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: My Soul Proclaims…

Pictured: Mary’s Grotto at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: Classic Memes

Memes based on art? Classic. [Read More...]

Raven Officer Ready to Fly

TRANSFORMING CULTURE: The former Spikeball Club President is on to (way) bigger things in the U.S. Air Force. [Read More...]

This Sunday, Rediscover the Church’s Sweetness

What we love about the Catholic Church can be summed up in a single word: Mary. [Read More...]

The Eternal Majesty of a Catholic Church, 3 of 3

In five short sentences, the Church summarizes the entire theology of the church building, beginning by explaining why churches exist at all. [Read More...]

The ABCs of Prayer, From the Masters of Meditation

I have tried other acronyms to keep me on track in prayer. This seems to fit the advice of the greatest guides in prayer. [Read More...]

Throw Away ‘Throwaway Culture’: Catholic Environmental Principles, 3 of 3

As St. John Paul II so ardently taught, only love can conquer a culture of death marked by utilitarian logic. [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: The Bread That I Will Give…

Pictured: Adoration during BCYC Leadership at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: Mental Machinations

The weight of air and other trivial, intriguing thoughts. [Read More...]

The Divine Artist’s Servant: Raven Learns Sacred Art

TRANSFORMING CULTURE: Benedictine College junior Ashley Collier said the world is ready to embrace traditional sacred art. [Read More...]

This Sunday; Follow, Despite the ‘Filth’ in the Church

In the Gospel this Sunday, Jesus speaks to a faithless, murmuring audience. An audience just like us. [Read More...]

Scenes From a Summer: Students Seek God at BCYC

High school students lived on campus at Benedictine College this summer, experiencing the community, faith and scholarship the school offers. [Read More...]

6 Ways to Love Life As Much as Kids Love Bubbles

In a famous film quip, Paul Rudd says “I wish I liked anything as much as my kids like bubbles. It’s totally sad.” But Catholics need never feel that way. [Read More...]

Christ’s Cross and Man’s Evolution

Theologian: Pope Benedict XVI says the suffering and resurrection of Christ makes the evolutionary process a reflection of Christianity. [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: I Am The Bread Of Life…

Pictured: Sacred Heard of Jesus statue in Raven Memorial Park at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: Literalism and The Old Testament

Sometimes, taking things literally is all that’s needed to make an ordinary situation and turn it comical. [Read More...]

Knights Feature Raven Priest for 100th Anniversary

TRANSFORMING CULTURE: The founder of the Knights of Columbus is not the only priest featured on the cover of the new Columbia magazine. [Read More...]

This Sunday, Go From Shame to Glory

Change your identity with each Mass — from a slave working for the fleshpots of Pharaoh to accomplishing the works of God in the body and blood of Christ. [Read More...]

What Is the Nature of a Church Building? 2 of 3

The word “nature” is a flashing light in ecclesiastical documents, so it is significant when the Church spells out “The Nature and Dignity of Churches.” [Read More...]