Being Wholly Holy with Venerable Fulton Sheen

4 minutes The following was a college essay written by Maureen Francois. It has been edited and approved by Aidan McIntosh. 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 second chapter of The […]

Who is a Priest?

2 minutes By Samuel Jian Xuan Ng, University of Texas, Austin Catholic priests are a distinct sign of contradiction in our world today. The priest who wears a clerical collar sticks out in the crowd. But what distinguishes a priest from a layperson? Priests serve many roles in the Church. Many are pastors at a parish, serve […]

St. Joseph and Heroism

4 minutes By Jonathan Cain, Franciscan University Men desire to be heroes. This is something each of us want – to be depended upon, to save the day, to have a unique and important role. Men who do not see that they have a role, or at least do not see that they are preparing for one, […]

Spiritual Warfare and The Rule of St. Benedict

7 minutes By Maria Keller, University of Notre Dame Note: The author mentions that St. Benedict entered combat with the powers of evil to “merit salvation.” However, it is important to make the distinction as Catholics between reaching salvation on our own merits, versus cooperating with the freely-given grace of God. God calls each of us into […]

Redefining Joy

4 minutes By Rachel Hamilton, Franciscan University, Available in Spanish Here “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5) Believe it or not, joy and happiness are not the same thing. As clever as it was, don’t allow the Pixar film to confuse you, folks. Joy isn’t some emotion that […]

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 […]

Submission, Obedience, and Free Love for Modern American Catholics

4 minutes Written by Glennamarie Rivers (Mount St. Mary’s) | Edited by Christopher Centrella The following was a college essay written by Glennamarie Rivers. 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 […]

What Has the Shire to Do with Rome?

4 minutes By John Tuttle, Benedictine College The Lord of the Rings serves as an exceptional benchmark of 20th-century literature. It has been acclaimed by both scholars and hippies and has been enjoyed by readers of the general public as well as by faithful Christians. In the years since its publication, it has proven its ageless enchantment […]

Old Enough to Read Fairy Tales Again

7 minutes The following was a college essay written by Abigail Thomas. 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 Abigail Thomas Fairytales are most commonly thought of as […]

The Law Christ Really Set us Free From

3 minutes By Grady Stuckman Throughout the New Testament, Jesus seems to contradict himself in regards to what he thinks of laws governing religious observance. The Sermon on the Mount famously declares, “think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets, I have come not to abolish them but to fulfill them” (Mt […]