On Evangelistic Dialogue with Jews and Muslims

10 minutes The following was a college essay written by Jonathan McMonigal. It has been edited and approved by Julea Pehl. 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. Part I: Introduction The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council decreed that […]

Vatican II and Divine Mercy: Why I Appreciate Pope Francis’s Decision on the Latin Mass

16 minutes Available in Spanish here. By Christopher Centrella, Executive ProducerFranciscan University of Steubenville The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Clarifying Catholicism, nor of everyone affiliated with Clarifying Catholicism. If someone wishes to write an opposing article, please Contact Us. I would like to begin this article by acknowledging my […]

Marian Devotion and Supreme Happiness

11 minutes The following was a college essay written by Marianna Rice. 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. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect […]

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 […]

The Catholic Church and Other Religions

5 minutes The following was a college essay written by Joseph Tuttle. 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 Tuttle, Benedictine College; Read in Spanish Here. One […]

Use of Emotions at Mass

9 minutes By Zach Watters, Yale University The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Clarifying Catholicism, nor of everyone affiliated with Clarifying Catholicism. We welcome respectful responses in the comments below. Catholics are generally not known for their effusiveness in worship. In fact, many Catholics downright distrust more demonstrative and affective […]

Catholic Teaching on Non-Christian Religions

6 minutes The following was a college essay written by Juliet Mattingly. 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 Juliet Mattingly, Benedictine College There are a variety of […]