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.


I Remember Jesus: What Holy Week Liturgy Does

None of us lived in Jesus’ time … but we all have memories of him. [Read More...]

Play-acting Holy Week Events, or Re-living Them?

Why do we pretend things that happened a long, long time ago are happening right now? I brought my question to the Theology floor at Benedictine College. [Read More...]

Holy Week: Hope in an Election Year

It is Holy Week at last, and boy do we need it. Holy Week does one thing better than any other event each year: It describes what hope looks like in the [Read More...]

Holy Week With Venerable Paul VI, Prophet on the Dangers to Religious Freedom

In a beautiful post to this blog yesterday, Fr. Brendan Rolling OSB recounted the impact attending World Youth Day in Denver, presided over by Pope John Paul II, on his own decision [Read More...]

A Quick Note to Benedict on Pope Francis’ Inauguration Day

“Behold, a faithful and prudent steward, whom the Lord set over his household.” – Entrance Antiphon, Joseph, Spouse of Mary, March 19 Dear Benedict, Emeritus Pontiff; There is so much to thank [Read More...]