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.


Weekend Memes: Advent

The season of festive web humor is here! [Read More...]

Bleak Friday? Popes vs. Consumerism

As an antidote to Black Friday, here is a collection of recent papal insights about how materialism hurts the human heart. [Read More...]

Light of the World, We Need You

In this hyper electronic age, a candle can help us learn to wait. [Read More...]

This Sunday, Don’t Grow Accustomed to the Dark

In 100 years the world will be as disgusted by Christians who accept the sins of our day as they are by Christians who were racist, violent, or corrupt in the past. [Read More...]

A (Shorter) Prayer for Thanksgiving Dinner

On Thursday’s table — and sitting around it — are the symbols of what you have to be grateful for. [Read More...]

5 Ways Your Name Day Is Better Than Your Birthday

I asked people who are experts in name changes — the monks and other religious who took the name of a saint as their own. [Read More...]

‘I Like Having a Lot of Siblings Because …’

I asked my children what they liked about having a lot of siblings. Here is what they said. [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: Whatever You Did For The Least…

Pictured: Sleep in Heavenly Peace at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. [Read More...]