Restored: Jesus Brings Us New Life

4 minutes By Ellie Bixenman, Catholic University of America, En Español Here When we see the face of Jesus Christ in a painting, what is the first thought that comes to mind? Most of the time, Jesus seems so far from us because he is so powerful, reigning with God-like qualities. However, do we ever think about […]

Authorship and Interpretation of the Scriptures

3 minutes The following was a college essay written by Mary Grace Raddell. It has been edited and approved by Aidan McIntosh. 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 Mary Grace Raddell, Catholic University of America 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 […]

The Mad Scientist Returns

2 minutes By Bill Quinn The concept of the “Mad Scientist” is not a new one in popular culture. Our folklore has been filled for countless generations with tales of the scientist working in his laboratory amid test tubes and boiling concoctions in an attempt to bring his creation to life. The 19th century tale of Frankenstein […]

Heresy as Ignorance of Christ

4 minutes By Lizzie Self             In Book Three of Against Heresies, Saint Irenaeus responds to a request that he refute the doctrines of various heretics, and he proposes that this is a singular task. At the heart of the grievances between the Church and the heretics of his day was the debate over human knowledge: is […]