Reflections on Suffering and Death

4 minutes The following was a college essay written by Joseph Tuttle. 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 Joseph Tuttle, Benedictine College As a consequence of Adam […]

Reflections on the Universal Call to Holiness

4 minutes By Joseph Tuttle, Benedictine College The Catholic Church exhorts her children to be “Perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (RSV Matthew 5:48) This is commonly known as the universal call to holiness. This means that we must live “each moment according to the Gospel.” (Zia, 15) Modern society has a lack of spiritual maturity […]

Hail Mary, Full of Grace: The Immaculate Conception Explained

5 minutes By Elizabeth Zahorick, Notre Dame The words are recited millions of times a day by Catholics all over the world: “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.” We are so accustomed to this phrase in our daily prayers that we lose sight of the significance of what is being said. What does […]

Testimony: Why I am Catholic

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

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 […]

A Student Reflection on The Mysteries of the Rosary

6 minutes By Nick Jones, University of Rhode Island One of the greatest fruits of a daily recitation of the Rosary is the ability to internalize and claim as our own the truths found in the various Mysteries. By meditating upon Our Blessed Lord’s Life, Death, and Resurrection over the course of a lifetime, we can come […]

Christ’s Recapitulation of Motherhood

6 minutes The following was a college essay written by Lizzie Self. 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 Lizzie Self, University of Notre Dame In Showings, Julian […]

Take the Church into Your Home

7 minutes By Josh Mansfield Originally published at: http://brentthebyzantine.com/2019/09/take-the-church-into-your-home/ A couple weeks ago, I was relaxing one evening and praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary for the 54-Day Rosary Novena for our Nation and for the Church. When I got to the 5th Mystery, the Crucifixion, I started meditating on our Lord’s words from the Cross to […]