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Theology

The Cathedral of St. Paul overlooking Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota

What the Church Claims to Be

The predominant culture in the United States has never known quite how to perceive the Church…

Feb 11, 2021
Crucifix and Altar

The Purpose of a University Chaplain

The university chaplain is not primarily a counselor, a friend, or a mascot; rather, he serves as the unworthy yet unifying presence of Christ on campus.

Rev. Dominic Bouck
Dec 28, 2020
The Cross on Pensacola Beach

Finding Joy in the Cross: The Key to Abundant Life

The key to happiness in life is not the avoidance of suffering, but finding meaning in it, surrendering to God and embracing our cross with the words "Not my will but yours be done."

Most Rev. Andrew Cozzens
Dec 22, 2020
Farmhouse at Sunset

The Synthetic Impulse in Catholic Life

St. Hildegard demonstrates the synthetic impulse of the Christian vision, which recognizes that all of Creation is connected and that a mystery runs beneath all things, holding them together.

Most Rev. Daniel E. Flores
Dec 22, 2020
Building Reflected in a Puddle

Turning the World Upside Down

Paul's proclamation to the Roman world that a new age had begun in the reign of the risen Jesus, a proclamation that rings true today, turned the world upside down.

Dr. John Kincaid
Dec 4, 2020
The Library of Trinity College Dublin

Christians (and Pharisees) at a University

The Pharisees, due to their darkened minds, found themselves unknowingly fighting against God himself. The gift of faith serves to heal and enlighten our intellects.

Msgr. James P. Shea
Dec 4, 2020
Marian Grotto at the University of Mary

Icon of Relationality

The Immaculate Conception and perpetual virginity of Mary serve as the antithesis of the non-relational existence of humanity due to the Fall.

Msgr. Thomas J. Richter
Dec 4, 2020
Sunset at Cape Sounion, Greece

Scrupulosity

Whether arising from fear, pride, or a psychological disorder, scrupulosity forms a serious obstacle to our ability to recognize and rejoice in God's mercy toward us in our weakness.

Rev. Robert Shea
Dec 4, 2020