Vatican II and Divine Mercy: Why I Appreciate Pope Francis’s Decision on the Latin Mass

16 minutes Available in Spanish here. By Christopher Centrella, Executive ProducerFranciscan University of Steubenville The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Clarifying Catholicism, nor of everyone affiliated with Clarifying Catholicism. If someone wishes to write an opposing article, please Contact Us. I would like to begin this article by acknowledging my […]

A Sign of Contradiction

2 minutes The following was a college essay written by Katherine Stoeckl. It has been edited and approved by Mary Boneno. 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 Katherine Stoeckl, Texas A&M According to the Letter to […]

The Paradox of the Will in the Interior Castle

8 minutes The following was a college essay written by Maria Keller. It has been edited and approved by Mary Boneno. 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 Maria Keller, University of Notre Dame In her spiritual […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Story of a Scrupe: Confronting Scrupulosity

13 minutes By Paul B. An Introduction to What Scrupulosity and Mortal Sin Are In ancient Rome, as part of their state religion, the Romans would offer lengthy sacrificial events, often lasting around three hours! If the people messed up even one small part of the ritual, they started the entire ceremony over again. An imperfect ceremony […]