Who is a Priest?
Reading Time: 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 […]
Testimony: Why I am Catholic
Reading Time: 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 […]
Eucharist: Source and Summit
Reading Time: 4 minutes Written by Nick Jones (University of Rhode Island) | Edited by Ariel Hobbs As I write, the Church finds herself in the midst of celebrating the great feast of Corpus Christi, the Body of Christ. Naturally, this feast invites us to a deeper, more recollected contemplation of the Most Holy Eucharist. It is very easy […]
Blessed Carlo Acutis: Meet the Teen Who Could become the First Millennial Saint
Reading Time: 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 […]