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.


St. John Paul Relic Comes to Benedictine College

A relic of Saint John Paul II will be on campus Monday, Oct. 15, the eve of the 40th anniversary of his election to the papacy. [Read More...]

Is the Death Penalty Ban a Fundamental Change or ‘Development’?

Pope Francis changed the Catechism. Does that change everything? [Read More...]

St. John Paul II’s Remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast

by Pope John Paul II These remarks were read on behalf of the Holy Father at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 5, 2000 “Christ yesterday and today, the beginning [Read More...]

Recent Popes’ Favorite Poets

Popes from Pius XII to Francis have quoted some little-known greats. [Read More...]

Then vs. Now: The Church in the 1980s

It is commencement season at Benedictine College, and that means I’m seeing the parents roll into town to watch their children graduate. And that means we parents are sitting around talking about [Read More...]

12 Stunning Statues of Soon-to-Be St. John Paul II

On April 27, shortly after his canonization, Benedictine College will rename its student union after Pope John Paul II. It’s the latest in a number of commemorations of the great pope’s legacy. [Read More...]

A Crash Course in the New Evangelization

By Marc Cardaronella | Marc Cardaronella is a Director of Religious Education in Champaign, IL. A former Naval Aviator, he left the military for less thrilling but infinitely more satisfying work within [Read More...]