I Have a Confession to Make

5 minutes The following was a college essay written by Maureen Francois. It has been edited and approved by Christopher Centrella. 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 Maureen Francois, Benedictine College             The third chapter of […]

Reflections on the Sacrament of Reconciliation

4 minutes  By Joseph Tuttle, Benedictine College Many people assert that one does not need to confess their sins to a priest in order to receive forgiveness. This belief that one does not need to confess their sins to a priest only holds true if the person has not committed a mortal sin. “Yet every sacrament confers […]

The Mysteries of Mercy in the Divine Comedy

11 minutes The following was a college essay written by Jonathan Stodola. 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 Jonathan Stodola, Saint Louis University In a work filled […]

Australia’s Trample on the Seal of Confession

4 minutes Written by Aidan McIntosh, Catholic University The Legislative Assembly of Queensland in Australia passed a long-debated bill that requires priests to break the seal of confession in order to report the sexual abuse of children, whether reported or known, to authorities on Tuesday.  Queensland Justice Minister Yvette D’Ath lauded the bill’s passing, saying that the […]

The Constant Calling

5 minutes By Haley Buser, Mount St. Mary’s What does it mean to receive a call that is never ending? Why would someone want to pursue our hearts amid brokenness? What is holding us back from responding to this call? God is gently saying,  “My son…” “My daughter…”  “I am right in front of you, and yet […]

Back to the Basics: The Foundations of the Spiritual Life and Our Relation to Sin

12 minutes By: Colton Marks, Student of St. Louis University The age following the Protestant Revolution sparked many of the greatest saints and spiritual masters known to mankind. This time period spanning the 16th and 17th centuries produced numerous Doctors of the Church such as Francis de Sales, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross and Alphonsus […]

Take the Church into Your Home

7 minutes By Josh Mansfield Originally published at: http://brentthebyzantine.com/2019/09/take-the-church-into-your-home/ A couple weeks ago, I was relaxing one evening and praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary for the 54-Day Rosary Novena for our Nation and for the Church. When I got to the 5th Mystery, the Crucifixion, I started meditating on our Lord’s words from the Cross to […]