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.


War on Christmas? What ‘Happy Holidays’ Really Means

We used to call the yearly struggle with the secularization of Christmas the “war on Christmas.” But there’s a secret … [Read More...]

Family Activities: Advent Gift Box and More

Practical ways to make the season count. [Read More...]

This Sunday: If You Think This Gospel Is About Someone Else, It Is About You

This Advent, check to see if the objective facts in your life tell the same story you have been telling yourself. [Read More...]

Sunday: Make the Worst Week of Advent the Best

Welcome to the worst week Advent: the fourth. The first two Sundays are novel and the third is pink; the fourth is just annoying. It’s the extra wait you have to endure [Read More...]

Banning Christmas?

Once again, the peacefully public celebration of the world’s dominant belief – Christmas – is offending people. And, once again, these insulted people are fighting back in the annual “War against Christmas.” [Read More...]

Christmas in a Time of Terror

Chris Yarzab, edited. FlickrCC “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” goes one of my favorite songs, “With the kids jingle-belling and everyone telling you, ‘be of good cheer’!” “It’s Christmastime [Read More...]

A Priest Forever: Fr. Bruce, R.I.P.

Father Bruce Swift, OSB died on Christmas Day, 2014. He was 82 years old. Father Bruce with students of Benedictine College, where he serves as confessor for years. A Priest Forever: Fr. [Read More...]

What the Four Joys of Christmas Say About Us

The way I count them, there are four principal joys of Christmas — four aspects of the holiday that make it stand out in our minds from childhood on. They are the [Read More...]