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Buh-Bye, Target! Why I’m Going Along With the Boycott - Kathy Schiffer, Seasons of Grace

Eight Things You Should Know about the Armenian Genocide (Graphic Images) – Ruth Baker, Catholic Link

The Crusades: A Response to Islamic Jihad – Brian M. English, Crisis Magazine

For Christians in Aleppo, Syria, Life Remains a Struggle – ACN-USA News, Catholic Lane

St. Joseph the Worker and Communism - Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic

Christians Are Demanding This Alternative to Health Insurance – Matt Hadro, epicPew

Resilience of the Church, from Martyrs to Monks – Todd Nolan, Catholic Stand

King Abdullah II of Jordan Funds Holy Sepulchre Restoration Work – Giorgio Bernardelli, Vatican Insider

The Inescapable Lover – Theresa Williams, Ignitum Today

Four Lessons from the Mystical Saints – Jeannie Ewing, Catholic Exchange

Mutability Implies an Immutable Goal – Bob Drury, Catholic Stand

Outside Audit Suspended: Has Civil War Erupted at the Vatican? – Ed Condon, Catholic Herald

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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.