Newman on the Last Things

7 minutes By Josh Orsi, The Catholic University of America, Edited by Michael Twohig C. S. Lewis credited Cardinal Newman with reclaiming Purgatory for religion with his Dream of Gerontius, published in 1865.  Newman’s poem “stands first among the few great poems that depict the life after death,” according to Newman scholar Maurice Francis Egan after a […]

Platonic Guides: Virgil and Beatrice

6 minutes The following was a college essay written by Maria Keller. It has been edited and approved by Christianus Van Den Eijnden. 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 […]

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 […]

Our Duties as Catholic for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

< 1 minute By Nathan Ledoux As Catholics, we believe that Purgatory is the place that our souls go to on their way home to the heavenly majesty with God. It is a place of purification for the souls that are almost ready to go into heaven, but haven’t quite made it, yet. The Church asks us to […]