Restored: Jesus Brings Us New Life

4 minutes By Ellie Bixenman, Catholic University of America, En Español Here When we see the face of Jesus Christ in a painting, what is the first thought that comes to mind? Most of the time, Jesus seems so far from us because he is so powerful, reigning with God-like qualities. However, do we ever think about […]

The Islamic Dilemma: A Critique of Islam’s Jesus

9 minutes By Anonymous, Edited by Paul Gillett To obey the Quran and to follow the six articles of faith of Islam is also to embrace a dilemma. One of the articles of faith is to believe in whatever was revealed to the prophets including Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. Notice that Jesus is a prophet and not […]

“For the sparrow hath found herself a home…” A Commentary on Ruth

18 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 University The book of Ruth […]

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 […]

The Painful Call of Ministry: Jeremiah and Lamentations

8 minutes The following was a college essay written by German Lopez. 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 German Lopez, University of Dallas The National Certification Standards […]

A Letter on the Need for Authentic Inter-Religious Dialogue

5 minutes By Joshua Feibelman, Franciscan University Way back when I was a wee lad, I learned the maxim that Catholicism possesses the fullness of the truth. This is a daunting claim for the Church to make. Yet, if we accept that Jesus Christ is the Truth (see John 14:6, John 18:38), that He established the Church […]

Lying, Prudence, and the Virtue of Honesty

10 minutes The following was a college essay written by Joseph Giessuebel. 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 Joseph Giessuebel, Catholic University of America     Lying is often […]

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 […]

Beyond Sensational Pleasure

6 minutes By Christopher Centrella In this paper, I wish to investigate value relativism, and give a few arguments against it. In order to do this, I will first discuss the notion of value and some of its properties. Next, I will discuss that which gives us pleasure, known as the subjectively satisfying. Finally, I will provide […]