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Iceland Knows the Secret to Stopping Teen Substance Abuse, Is Anyone Paying Attention? - Zoe Romanowsky Aleteia

Can We Afford New Art? Yes! Beauty and Superabundance in a Small Appalachian Parish – David Clayton, New Liturgical Movement

The Pope That Rejected Christ: Pope Marcellinus - Taylor Marshall Ph.D.

The Stumbling Block of the Crucifix: Suffering – Allison Low, Catholic Stand

Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving: The Three Pillars of Lent – Charles Johnston, Now That I’m Catholic

Apologetics: Tackling Belief, Truth, and Moral Relativism – Todd Nolan, Catholic Stand

Reexamining Sheen’s Faltering Prediction of Muslim Conversions via Fatima – William Kilpatrick Ph.D., Crisis Magazine

The Archived Life: On Scrapbooking, Catholic Liturgy, and Transitional Justice – Melvyn Foo, Ignitum Today

Brick By Brick, Altar By Altar: Turning Again to the Liturgical East Again – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog

Baby Step Your Way To Success With Your Next Fundraising Campaign – Brice Sokolowski, CatholicFundraiser.net

On Euthanasia and Going Gently into that Good Night – Bob Kurland Ph.D., Reflections of a Catholic Scientist

A Burke-Bannon Conspiracy Against Pope Francis? Nonsense! – Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture

Freemasons and Their Craft: What Catholics Should Know – Sandra Miesel, The Catholic World Report

Mindfulness and Catholic Mystical Tradition (Video) – Dan Burke, Catholic Spiritual Direction

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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.