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 […]

On the Relationship Between Church and World

8 minutes The following was a college essay written by Katya Konopacki. 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 Katya Konopacki, St. Louis University At first glance, the […]

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 Monsters and the Lights: Evil, Darkness, and Light in Tolkien’s Legendarium

12 minutes The following was a college essay written by Mary Biese. 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 Mary Biese, University of Notre Dame “Evidently I have […]

Our Universal Mystical Vocation

3 minutes By Harry Scherer, Mount St. Mary’s In no uncertain terms, the Church and the world are undergoing a time of unprecedented suffering. We look out of the windows of our homes at locked up churches, starving for the grace of sacramental nourishment. While we know, and have been told countless times, God is not bound […]