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Pregnant With Cancer: A Miracle – Erika Vandiver, Catholic Stand

More Signs of Hope for the U.K. Anglican Ordinariate – Joanna Bogle, The Dispatch via The Catholic World Report

Believing in Two Genders Is a ‘Hate Crime’ at (Jesuit) Loyola Marymount University - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog

Chinese Artist Converts Through Study of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts – David Clayton, New Liturgical Movement

Athanasius and the Myth of the “Great Apostasy” – Rod Bennett, Catholic Answers

Nine Wonderful Reasons to be Catholic – Francis Philips, Catholic Herald

Worse Than Eugenics: Killing Down’s Syndrome Children in the Womb – Dennis Sewell, Catholic Herald

Against Choice as the Supreme Good – James Kalb J.D., Crisis Magazine

E.S.P.N. Goes Full Stalin and “Disappears” Curt Schilling from Documentary – Matthew Archbold, Creative Minority Report

Excellent Analysis from a Liberal and a Feminist on Today’s Youth Culture – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog

Secular Groups Decry Pornography’s Harmful Effects – Brian Fraga, OSV Newsweekly

Hedge Schools and Classical Education in Ireland – Tom Jay, Crisis Magazine

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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.