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.


Sweet Comfort: Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit

We can find our rest in the hands of God, in his very Spirit, while the storm rages around us. [Read More...]

Having Grown Kids Taught Me 4 Parenting Lessons

With 9 children, aged 8 to 28, I am in the position to correct with younger kids the mistakes I made with older kids. Let’s see if I do. [Read More...]

Liturgy: What Did Vatican II Say About Music and Dance?

By definition, inculturation requires innovation, and Vatican II called for inculturation. A 25-year-old document spelled out the limits. [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: Be Still…

Pictured: The Sacred Heart of Jesus statue in Raven Memorial Park at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: Food

Grab some food with a friend! [Read More...]

Raven ‘Superheroes’ to Serve Needy This Summer

TRANSFORMING CULTURE: “If it’s a challenge,” said Mathis, “we just have to rise up, push through, and help these kids. They’re the future and we need them.” [Read More...]

This Sunday, Stop Seeking Storms

God turns violence into sacraments — but for us, storm-chasing always ends in shipwreck. [Read More...]

God’s Power Is in His Love: Choral Piece Debuts

Benedictine College’s music department has added an emphasis in Liturgical Music to its program’s offerings. [Read More...]

What the Crucifix Teaches Without Words

Without realizing it, you have been learning the Beatitudes since you were a kid … [Read More...]

Can I Be Spiritual But Not Religious? Hebrews Says No

Jesus Christ himself enters our life uniquely in one way: the liturgy of his body and blood. [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: Seeds of Faith

Pictured: Benedictine College mission trip to Tanzania. Benedictine plans dozens of mission trips, domestic and international, for students every semester. [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: Hope For Humanity

Humans can be goofy. And it’s to be able to laugh at ourselves. [Read More...]

Ravens Serve Immigrants at the Border

Benedictine College students learned to see immigrants as brothers and sisters in need with an authentic trust in God. [Read More...]

This Sunday, Plant the Kingdom

In the end, the only way to be grafted on to Christ is by grafting ourselves onto the new Tree of Life — the cross. [Read More...]

Benedictine College Theologian Wins Video Award

Professor Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins won the Award for their Ascension series Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant. [Read More...]

You Are God’s Answer to the World’s Problems

… along with me and every person you see in Church, say saints and scholars. But the one you need to worry about is you. [Read More...]

Dear Swafford, How Do I Explain Church Teaching on Same-Sex Attraction?

A student asks: Do you have personal experience speaking about Catholic teaching on homosexual lifestyles to someone you love? [Read More...]

Sunday Verse: This Is My Blood

Pictured: Mass in the Guadalupe Chapel of St. Benedict’s Abbey at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. [Read More...]

Weekend Memes: God Loves You

God’s love is never-ending, unlike these memes which attempt to explain it. [Read More...]

Raven Mission Rebuilds Torn Homes and Hearts

TRANSFORMING CULTURE: After tornadoes laid waste to homes and lives, Benedictine College students helped elderly Ohio residents recover. [Read More...]