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58 French Dioceses have No Ordinations This Year - Catholic Herald+++

Hold Your Fire on Celibacy – Fr. Carter Griffin, The Catholic Thing

Good-bye, Dad – Patrick Coffin, The Dispatch via The Catholic World Report

Secularism & Religious Tolerance: Singapore vs. Australia – Jean Elizabeth Seah, Mercatornet

It's Almost Here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! – Meghan Ashley Styling

My Appetite for Information is Endless: Is Curiosity Bad? – Fr. John Bartunek L.C., Catholic Exchange

New Website: An Early Christian’s Perspective on the Mysteries of the Rosary – Mystics of the Church

The Culture of Sexual Freedom is Not True Freedom – Fr. John Catoir J.C.D., Catholic Stand

Islamization in the Schools – William Kilpatrick Ph.D., Crisis Magazine

The Anti-Integralist Alasdair MacIntyre – Caleb Bernacchio, Church Life Journal

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Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.

Representing the Holy Spirit that descended “like a dove” and hovered over Jesus when he was baptized.

Bishop Burbidge: The Pandemic is Our ‘Pentecost Moment’

This “21st century Pentecost moment” brought on by the pandemic, Bishop Michael Burbidge said, has underscored the need for good communication in the Church across all forms of media, in order to invite people into the fullness of the Gospel.