Saints Polycarp and Irenaeus: Redemption

Reading Time: 3 minutes The following was a college essay written by Katherine Stoeckl. 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 Katherine Stoeckl, Texas A&M Evident in the Church Father […]

Reflection on our Pursuit of Holiness and the Pitfalls of Today

Reading Time: 5 minutes By Joshua Pippert, Benedictine College Having read the second chapter of The Enduring Faith and Timeless Truths of Fulton Sheen on Fulton Sheen’s teachings, I have to mention that these truths seem to have struck me just as well as the last, and I suspect that as I move forward in the text, Sheen will […]

Suffering: Free and Fallen

Reading Time: 6 minutes By Mary Biese, University of Notre Dame             It is evident that suffering plays a large part in our world, especially in our daily lives; it is an unavoidable aspect of the human experience. But why do we suffer? More specifically, how can an all-good and all-powerful God exist when suffering exists? In this essay, […]

Did Jesus Really Descend into Hell?

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Joseph Tuttle, Benedictine College In the fifth article of the Apostles Creed, Catholics profess that “He descended into hell and on the third day He rose again from the dead.” Many Catholics do not even think about what they are saying when they profess their faith in the Creed. When they do, they usually […]