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.

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Sunday: Our ‘Eat, Drink and Be Merry’ Lives

Sunday’s readings warn about greed, but they are not directed toward rich people; they are directed toward each of us. [Read More...]

Dispatch: When a Refugee Camp Is Better Than What You Left Behind …

Here are some stories you would not wish on your worst enemy, of people with whom we in fact share a worst enemy: the evil brought by man against man. [Read More...]

Dispatch: Refugees Show Hospitality To Us, Too

“This is a group of friends and family who all grew up together and, once they were adults, decided to live on the same street. And all hell broke loose. ISIS blew their dream to high heaven.” [Read More...]

Dispatch: Tea Helps Refugees Feel Human Again

There is an improvised wooden sign close to the entrance of the camp that says “Kara Tepe Square.” When I first arrived, it almost looked like dark-humored mockery, pretending that this bunch [Read More...]

Dispatch: Buying Underwear in Turkey Before the Coup

My trek from island to mainland with Atchison, Kansas, money in my pocket. [Read More...]

Fighting Words: Our Violent Political Discourse

Reading the headlines, you might think we have reverted to a primitive state where all of our public disputes are settled by physical violence [Read More...]

Sunday: Truly, ‘Our Father’

This Sunday’s readings remind us that God is neither a bully nor a benign agent of causality but is a loving Father. [Read More...]

Western Civilization: The End Game

In the aftermath of the culture war, Catholics are uniquely posed to win the peace … on the condition that we are true to the Church’s teaching on marriage. [Read More...]