The Soul’s Song to God

11 minutes The following was a college essay written by Cecilia Garvey. 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 Cecilia Garvey, Christendom College The call of God can […]

Who is a Priest?

2 minutes By Samuel Jian Xuan Ng, University of Texas, Austin Catholic priests are a distinct sign of contradiction in our world today. The priest who wears a clerical collar sticks out in the crowd. But what distinguishes a priest from a layperson? Priests serve many roles in the Church. Many are pastors at a parish, serve […]

Use of Emotions at Mass

9 minutes By Zach Watters, Yale University The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Clarifying Catholicism, nor of everyone affiliated with Clarifying Catholicism. We welcome respectful responses in the comments below. Catholics are generally not known for their effusiveness in worship. In fact, many Catholics downright distrust more demonstrative and affective […]

Liturgies for Pregnancy Loss: Healing Through Faith

16 minutes The following was a college essay written by Mary Biese. 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 Mary Biese, Notre Dame The ritual is “an elongated […]

The Genius of the Divine Office

5 minutes By Nick Jones             It goes by many names. You might hear Roman Catholics call it the Liturgy of the Hours, or the canonical hours, or the breviary. Each of these is an alternate name for what is called the Divine Office. For those familiar, no further explanation is necessary. For those of us a […]

Mediator Dei and Sacrosanctum Concilium

7 minutes Note: The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Clarifying Catholicism, nor of everyone affiliated with Clarifying Catholicism. By Birdie Kopacz, Benedictine College Mediator Dei and Sacrosanctum Concilium are both important Catholic works from the mid-20th century. They covered many important and relative topics of the time, and in a […]