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 […]

A Letter on the Need for Authentic Inter-Religious Dialogue

5 minutes By Joshua Feibelman, Franciscan University Way back when I was a wee lad, I learned the maxim that Catholicism possesses the fullness of the truth. This is a daunting claim for the Church to make. Yet, if we accept that Jesus Christ is the Truth (see John 14:6, John 18:38), that He established the Church […]

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 […]

Pope John Paul II and the Fall of Communism in Poland

15 minutes By Jenna Drummond The Cold War is defined as a confrontation between capitalism and communism, which peaked between 1945 and 1989. Its origins go back further in history, and its ramifications are still felt today. The Cold War became a competition for leadership, influence, and power in the world. During the peak years of the […]