Fulton Sheen: Love and Tolerance

4 minutes The following was a college essay written by Maureen Francois. It has been edited and approved by Mary Boneno. 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 Venerable Archbishop Fulton […]

Saints Polycarp and Irenaeus: Redemption

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I Have a Confession to Make

5 minutes The following was a college essay written by Maureen Francois. 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 Maureen Francois, Benedictine College             The third chapter of […]

Reflections on the Sacrament of Reconciliation

4 minutes  By Joseph Tuttle, Benedictine College Many people assert that one does not need to confess their sins to a priest in order to receive forgiveness. This belief that one does not need to confess their sins to a priest only holds true if the person has not committed a mortal sin. “Yet every sacrament confers […]

Why Do Catholics Venerate Mary? A Comprehensive Overview

28 minutes By Rachel Hamilton, Franciscan University As a former skeptic myself, I certainly understand the concern over how highly Catholics exalt Mary. If you clicked on this article, you likely are brimming with questions such as: 1. How is viewing Mary as more “immaculate” and righteous than the rest of us human creatures not deifying her? […]

Sacramental Marriage and the Healing and Elevating Gift of Grace

10 minutes By Leo Pio, Catholic University According to St. Thomas Aquinas, grace both heals and elevates.[1] God grants grace through the sacraments of healing (Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick), initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation) and service (Holy Orders, Marriage).[2] Like all the sacraments, the sacrament of marriage is important, yet it is also unique as the […]

A Word of Hope: Divine Mercy

7 minutes Available in Spanish here. For more information about this topic, please watch the following video: By Christopher Centrella, Franciscan University Let’s face it: We live in hard times. Besides this recent coronavirus pandemic, there is so much chaos in our world today. Many people struggle with intense emotional and mental pain; so many believe that […]