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Is it Okay to be Attracted? - Margaret Groves at Ignitum Today +1

Down With Ugly Churches! - George Weigel at The Catholic World Report +1

God Created Them Male & Female – Marty Dybicz at Catholic Stand

Can Bishop Force Communion in Hand to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus; Apply’s to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass? – Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D., at New Liturgical Movement

Svalbard & the Deposit of Faith – Rob Marco at Catholic Stand

Bellarmine Again: Rome the One True Church – Christopher J. Malloy, Ph.D., at Theological Flint

God Can Make Sense of the Past - Menny Thoughts at Convert's Quest

Christians Suffer Two Months of Abuse in Jail on Baseless Charges in India – Morning Star News

Catholic Fundamentalism: A Major Problem – Christopher Centrella at Clarifying Catholicism

Editorial: What can the Church Learn from the Scandal of Jean Vanier? – Editorial at Our Sunday Visitor

Elon Musk: Happy Totalitarian - Benjamin D. Wiker, Ph.D., at Crisis Magazine

Sorrow & Consternation at News of Jean Vanier – Jesús Colina at Aleteia

Ask Father: Can We Have a Synodal Church & Married Priests Like the Eastern Orthodox? - Fr. Z's Blog

Australia: From Bad to Worse on Euthanasia – Monica Doumit at The Catholic Weekly

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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.