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 […]

“Silent Night: The Real Night before Christmas”

2 minutes By Samuel Schirra, Catholic University ‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the landNot a donkey was braying or trudging through sand-Except near a town nearly filled to the brim,Still gaining more travelers, though sky was but dim. A woman with child, her husband right bySought refuge before her dear Baby was nighBut when […]

Blessed Carlo Acutis: Meet the Teen Who Could become the First Millennial Saint

6 minutes By Christopher Centrella, Franciscan University Alleluia! Alleluia! “Death is defeated! The King is alive!” Just this past Saturday, October 10, the Holy Father beatified the first millennial, Blessed Carlo Acutis. Carlo was a regular teenager in so many ways—he enjoyed playing video games, was a computer genius, and loved hanging out with friends. But above […]

God’s Mercy Shown through the Arms of His Loving Mother

3 minutes By Sarah Richthammer, Franciscan University Our Lady of Czestochowa has impacted me in a very special way. I first came to know her while fundraising and praying with my pilgrimage group for World Youth Day 2016. One of our first group meetings served to get to know each other, but also to get to know […]

Did Jesus Really Descend into Hell?

3 minutes By Joseph Tuttle, Benedictine College In the fifth article of the Apostles Creed, Catholics profess that “He descended into hell and on the third day He rose again from the dead.” Many Catholics do not even think about what they are saying when they profess their faith in the Creed. When they do, they usually […]

What Has the Shire to Do with Rome?

4 minutes By John Tuttle, Benedictine College The Lord of the Rings serves as an exceptional benchmark of 20th-century literature. It has been acclaimed by both scholars and hippies and has been enjoyed by readers of the general public as well as by faithful Christians. In the years since its publication, it has proven its ageless enchantment […]

A Call to Love

3 minutes By Valeria Barreto, Franciscan University In a world full of chaos, it can be hard to know what to do.  This year has brought a lot of trials to the world and it has been easy to get overwhelmed by it all.  Many times, I have had to stop and think through that inner voice […]

The Law Christ Really Set us Free From

3 minutes By Grady Stuckman Throughout the New Testament, Jesus seems to contradict himself in regards to what he thinks of laws governing religious observance. The Sermon on the Mount famously declares, “think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets, I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them” (Mt […]