Gregorian In the News

Legatus magazine and the National Catholic Register have both covered the Gregorian Institute. The coverage:

1. Explains why the Institute is named after St. Gregory the Great:

“He lived out this charism of leadership,” Dean of Students and Fellowships director Dr. Joseph Wurtz told the Register. “We’re engaging the culture using our skills and talents for the common good and want to raise up individuals to character, competence and commitment to greatness. Who better represents that?”

2. Explains why the emphasis on promoting Catholic identity in public life.

“We want to give scholarly backing to important principles of Catholic identity in public life through lectures, conferences and white papers featuring top Catholic thinkers,”  Tom Hoopes told Legatus.

3. Explains what students see in the Fellowships.

Said the Register “Freshman fellows like Vincent Petruccelli of Rockville. Md., are excited about the prospects.

“He said applying for the fellowship ‘confirmed my choice of Benedictine, in that it was such an awesome opportunity’ to write essays examining what our role as Catholics in society is, what the role of the Church is, and what bringing our Catholic beliefs into society means in our personal lives.”

Read the Register article here.

Read the Legatus article here.


Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes, author of The Rosary of Saint John Paul II and The Fatima Family Handbook, is writer in residence at Benedictine College in Kansas and hosts The Extraordinary Story podcast about the life of Christ. A former reporter in the Washington, D.C., area, he served as press secretary of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee Chairman and spent 10 years as executive editor of the National Catholic Register newspaper and Faith & Family magazine. His work frequently appears in Catholic publications such as Aleteia.org and the Register. He and his wife, April, have nine children and live in Atchison, Kansas.