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 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...]

Papal Patriotism: Popes Praise America

The Fourth of July evokes so many images: Fireworks, fife and drum corps, and … old men in miters dressed in white. [Read More...]

How St. John Paul Revolutionized the Rosary

Even Pope Francis rediscovered the Rosary because of St. John Paul II. [Read More...]

Dear Dad, The Kids Are Watching You …

More words of encouragement to pray anyways. Our children will tend to imitate us. For better – or worse. [Read More...]

Sunday: When Burnt-Out People Do What Jesus Says

Last week, I shared the words of Cardinal Christoph Schonborn. In a Mass at Benedictine College, he spoke about how Jesus’ hometown turned against him and tried to kill him. “But Jesus [Read More...]

Misreading a Pope and a Papacy in 4 Ways

Yesterday was one of my favorite days on the Church calendar. It was the Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica—the Church that serves as the pope’s cathedral. Together with the papal feast [Read More...]

A Pope Is Coming. Expect the Unexpected.

Papal visits follow a fairly predictable arc — they are predictably unpredictable. Remember Pope John Paul II’s first World Youth Day in America, in Denver? Church officials were told a cold, hostile America would [Read More...]

Students on the Drama of Divine Love

In May 2015, Benedictine College’s Theatre Deparment performed a play directed by senior Gregorian Fellow Will Wright. Rather than choosing a light-hearted play that was easy to perfrom, Wright chose a profound [Read More...]