Firing on All Cylinders: Witness of Early Christians

2 minutes The following was a college essay written by Katherine Stoeckl. 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 Katherine Stoeckl, Texas A&M A disciple of John the […]

The Annunciation: Celebrating the Humility of a Girl

4 minutes By Mary Ryan, Catholic University of America Today we celebrate the most beautiful Solemnity of the Annunciation. This wonderful feast day is when we remember and joyfully commemorate the day when a humble young girl from Nazareth said “yes” to the Most Holy God. This girl was a virgin, pure and clean of heart, the […]

Hail Mary, Full of Grace: The Immaculate Conception Explained

5 minutes By Elizabeth Zahorick, Notre Dame The words are recited millions of times a day by Catholics all over the world: “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.” We are so accustomed to this phrase in our daily prayers that we lose sight of the significance of what is being said. What does […]

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 […]

Testimony: Why I am Catholic

4 minutes By Ben Daly Labelle, University of Rhode Island Why am I Catholic? The easy answer would be that I was raised that way and that it is easy to make Catholicism a cultural identity. But it goes deeper than that. At some point in every Catholic’s life, they have to decide whether to make this […]

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 […]

Our Universal Mystical Vocation

3 minutes By Harry Scherer, Mount St. Mary’s In no uncertain terms, the Church and the world are undergoing a time of unprecedented suffering. We look out of the windows of our homes at locked up churches, starving for the grace of sacramental nourishment. While we know, and have been told countless times, God is not bound […]

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 […]

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 […]