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.


The Pain That Leads to Sin Can Lead to Holiness

Nothing brings us to despair faster than a sense of meaninglessness, a lack of purpose in our lives. [Read More...]

The Layman Who Helped Make John Paul Great

In 1935, a Polish tailor named Jan Tyranowski heard a homily where the priest said, “It’s not difficult to be a saint.” [Read More...]

The Hour of the Laity, Now More Than Ever

The Church is in trouble. Bad trouble. But has the hero come in the nick of time? [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...]

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...]

How to Make the Rosary Less of a Chore

I have noticed over the years that the Rosary’s long intro is dreaded by children — and by some adults, too. [Read More...]