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The Eucharist and Spiritual Battle; Video – Brant Pitre Ph.D., The Sacred Page

An Open Letter to New Priests – Brian Williams, Liturgy Guy

Breastfeeding Is Not Immodest – JoAnna Wahlund, Catholic Stand

Avoiding Bitterness in Suffering: How Our Heroes in Faith Found Peace Amid Sorrow – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction

A Priest Explains the Most Powerful Tool of the Devil – And How to Defeat It - Fr. Bill Peckman, ChurchPop

How to Be an Apologist, Not a Salesman – Trent Horn, Catholic Answers Magazine

“Not All Is Well, Nor Should We Pretend That It Is — Even if This Means Abandoning the ‘New Pentecost’ Narrative of Vatican II” - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, of Fr. Z’s Blog

Clio and Pope Francis – Fr. John Hunwicke, Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment

The Joy of Pentecost(s) – Jim Dougherty, Catholic Stand

The Alms Book is Your Definite Guide to Fundraising – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net

Single but Full of Love – Cristina Montes, Ignitum Today

Ratzinger on the Toil of Christian Living – Mattias A. Caro, Ethika Politika

10 September 1957 – Pius XII to Jesuits - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog

5 Saints Who Died as Children – Philip Kosloski, Aleteia

Why Is Everyone So Easily Offended? – Fr. Dwight Longenecker, Standing on my Head

Is This the Oldest Christian Liturgical Hymn? – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia

What to Know About the New Netflix Show, “The Keepers” – Theresa Williams, epicPew

FDR’s D-Day Prayer – Donald R. McClarey J.D., The American Catholic

When the Law Demands Doctors Do What They Believe is Wrong, Bad Things Happen – Mercatornet

Scarcity No Excuse For Avoiding Health Care Reform – Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

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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.