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.


Sunday Verse: Conduct Yourselves…

Pictured: Statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.  [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: Mental Meandering

What do Catholics think about over the course of a day? [Read More...]

Media Spotlight: Freedom Fight and Prayer Plea Averted College COVID Crisis

Catholic media reported on a nationally unprecedented government overreach that sought a lockdown of students in their rooms. [Read More...]

This Sunday, Christian Life Is Work, on God’s Terms

If you never break a sweat for Jesus, you aren’t doing it right. [Read More...]

The Enormous Importance of Saying ‘I’m Sorry’

After 44 years of marriage, trust me. Two words make a huge difference. [Read More...]

Reasons to Be Thankful for the Cross of COVID

Perhaps the single greatest determiner of our happiness on earth is the attitude we have toward the cross. [Read More...]

WATCH: Swafford asks ‘Why Did God Become Man?’

Don’t settle for “The Gospel of ‘just be nice,’” he says. “Confucius could have taught that. … What difference does Jesus make? [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: He Pardons…

Pictured: St. Benedict’s Church at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: Basic Arithmetic

The Gospel this Sunday shows Jesus in the role of part-time math teacher. [Read More...]

Discipleship and Citizenship in Catholic Higher Education

TRANSFORMING CULTURE: A Catholic college should shape the world with Gospel truths and values in dialog with a pluralistic society. [Read More...]

This Sunday, Christ Demands the Opposite of Revenge

No longer will we take an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth — but we will get mercy for mercy, love for love. [Read More...]

The Good Friends We Meet Each Fall

Whatever the “laws” or “rules” are, love one another, and so much joy is spread from “good friends.” [Read More...]

Benedictine Thanks Mary for Averting Crisis

President Minnis thanked Ravens for praying and protecting the college against an order to isolate all students in their rooms. [Read More...]

Even On Her Birthday, Mary’s Life Wasn’t About Her

It is precisely Mary’s decision to treat herself as a background character in the story of Christ’s life that has made her great. [Read More...]

Pray, Fast Against ‘Demonic’ Division Wed. Sep. 9

Archbishop Naumann encourages all to seek racial healing on the feast of St. Peter Claver. [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: Where Two Or Three Are Gathered…

Pictured: Fr. Simon Baker leads a campus Rosary at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: In The Midst

Practice social distancing, but not from Jesus. [Read More...]

Benedictine College and the Cross of Coronavirus

Benedictine Sister Esther Fangman calls for unity in Atchison, Kansas, to protect the flock. [Read More...]

This Sunday, Start Correcting Your Friends

Last week we heard hard advice: Stop correcting Jesus. This week we hear even harder advice. [Read More...]

A Conversation During a Long Journey

It turns out I haven’t told my wife everything about memories of my life prior to meeting her. [Read More...]