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Homo-Homophobia - Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine

Holy-wood: How One Priest Supports Truth, Beauty and Goodness in Film – Michael Wahle of Angelus News via the Catholic News Agency

Strangers in a Strange Land, by Bishop James Conley – David Clayton, Beauty of Catholicism

The Iron-Fisted Tyranny of Political Correctness – Regis Nicoll, Crisis Magazine

Cardinals Who are Not Bishops and a Short History on Cardinals – Taylor Marshall Ph.D.

4 Classic Films about the Shroud of Turin Available in One DVD – Justin McClain, epicPew

Authentic Prayer: Battling Distractions – David Torkington, Catholic Stand

Make Church Great Again! “Free Our Churches From the Ugly and Stupid” - Fr.  John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog

Papua New Guinea: Big Challenges Face World’s Most Isolated Catholics – Ray Cavanaugh, The Catholic World Report

Critics of Church Demolitions in Sudan Pressured to Keep Silent – Catholic News Agency

New Marie Stopes Scandal Reflects What Britain’s Abortion Industry has Become – Peter D. Williams, Catholic Herald

Bishops Criticise ‘Intolerant’ MP Who Seeks End to Catholic Education  – Catholic Herald

Soften Our Hearts of Stone and Help Us Repent – Paul Oakes, Catholic Stand

The Keys to the Vatican’s Masterpieces – Daniel Esparza, Aleteia

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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.