Building the Domestic Church: For Parents and Catechists

11 minutes By Phillip Hadden, Holy Apostles College I’ve gone to weekend retreats and perused Catholic message boards, and time and time again, our conversation moves into the need to renew catechesis in the Church. Naturally, the conversation usually ends there with stating the problem and providing no solutions and no plans of action. I hope to […]

Put Sex back into Marriage! An Argument against Same Sex Marriage

9 minutes Written by Maria Flores (Catholic University) | Edited by Ariel Hobbs The following was a college essay written by Maria Flores. 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 […]

The Human Person as Gift: Theology of the Body

9 minutes Written by Glennamarie Rivers (Mount St. Mary’s University) | Edited by Zach Maher The following was a college essay written by Glennamarie Rivers. It has been edited and approved by Zach Maher. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure […]

Blessed Carlo Acutis: Meet the Teen Who Could become the First Millennial Saint

6 minutes By Christopher Centrella, Franciscan University Alleluia! Alleluia! “Death is defeated! The King is alive!” Just this past Saturday, October 10, the Holy Father beatified the first millennial, Blessed Carlo Acutis. Carlo was a regular teenager in so many ways—he enjoyed playing video games, was a computer genius, and loved hanging out with friends. But above […]

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 […]

Poland: Where Suffering Meets Hope

9 minutes By Joshua Feibelman, Franciscan University “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever!” (Ps 117: 1)  “The cross means there is no shipwreck without hope; there is no dark without dawn; nor storm without haven.” – Pope St. JPII  “Some day, we will know the value of suffering, […]

How Surrogate Motherhood Contradicts the Nature of Womanhood

8 minutes The following was a college essay written by Miriam Trujillo. 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: Miriam Trujillo, The Catholic University of America Surrogate motherhood, […]