Homosexuality: The Vocation of Chaste Importance and Acceptance

9 minutes By Jonathan Stodola, Saint Louis University The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual couples should not be sacramentally married. However, the tension between many homosexual couples and the Church is not necessarily their lack of marital recognition but rather comes from the lack of vocational options once marriage has been ruled out. Starting from the Triune […]

Marian Imagery in Dante’s Paradiso

6 minutes The following was a college essay written by Mary Biese. 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 Mary Biese, Notre Dame The Blessed Virgin Mary becomes […]

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 […]

Submission, Obedience, and Free Love for Modern American Catholics

4 minutes Written by Glennamarie Rivers (Mount St. Mary’s) | Edited by Christopher Centrella The following was a college essay written by Glennamarie Rivers. 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 […]

The Human Person as Gift: Theology of the Body

9 minutes Written by Glennamarie Rivers (Mount St. Mary’s University) | Edited by Zach Maher The following was a college essay written by Glennamarie Rivers. It has been edited and approved by Zach Maher. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Word of Hope: Divine Mercy

7 minutes Available in Spanish here. For more information about this topic, please watch the following video: By Christopher Centrella, Franciscan University Let’s face it: We live in hard times. Besides this recent coronavirus pandemic, there is so much chaos in our world today. Many people struggle with intense emotional and mental pain; so many believe that […]