The Eucharist and John 6: A Former Protestant’s Perspective

11 minutes By Jack Morgan, Auburn University One of the dividing issues between Protestants and Catholics consists in what we believe takes place during the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Catholics — and all other ancient Christian sects for that matter — have always upheld belief in the “Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.” That is, […]

Reflection on our Pursuit of Holiness and the Pitfalls of Today

5 minutes By Joshua Pippert, Benedictine College Having read the second chapter of The Enduring Faith and Timeless Truths of Fulton Sheen on Fulton Sheen’s teachings, I have to mention that these truths seem to have struck me just as well as the last, and I suspect that as I move forward in the text, Sheen will […]

Finding Francesco: A Communion of Gifts and Talents

10 minutes Written by Paul Gillam (Saint Louis University) | Edited by Ariel Hobbs The following was a college essay written by Paul Gillam. It has been edited and approved by Ariel Hobbs. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure to […]

Sacramental Marriage and the Healing and Elevating Gift of Grace

10 minutes By Leo Pio, Catholic University According to St. Thomas Aquinas, grace both heals and elevates.[1] God grants grace through the sacraments of healing (Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick), initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation) and service (Holy Orders, Marriage).[2] Like all the sacraments, the sacrament of marriage is important, yet it is also unique as the […]

To Receive or not to Receive: Eucharist in the Pandemic

9 minutes The opinions expressed by the below two authors do not necessarily represent those of the Clarifying Catholicism writing staff. We encourage healthy discourse in the comments below! Whenever a major and divisive crisis pops up, we at Clarifying Catholicism enjoy encouraging our writers to engage in point-counterpoint discussions of them. Our last article was on […]

Labor in the Garden: St. Teresa of Avila and John Milton

6 minutes The following was a college essay written by Lizzie Self. It has been edited and approved by Zachary Maher. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure to contact us. By Lizzie Self, University of Notre Dame St. Teresa of […]

Christ’s Recapitulation of Motherhood

6 minutes The following was a college essay written by Lizzie Self. It has been edited and approved by Ariel Hobbs. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure to contact us. By Lizzie Self, University of Notre Dame In Showings, Julian […]

The Prophecy of Christ: Biblical Exegesis

11 minutes By Christopher Centrella The purpose of this paper is to give a commentary on Isaiah 11:1-9, first in a literal sense, and then in a spiritual sense. In order to do this, the previous few chapters in Isaiah will be briefly discussed, analyzing the historical and cultural backgrounds of the oracles, in order to determine […]