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Should the Church have Women Cardinals? – Nicholas Senz, The Catholic World Report

Get Your Kids Out of Government Schools, Right Now, Today – Austin Ruse & Cathy Ruse

So You’re an Atheist? A Few Fun Things to Lighten Dark Times – Steve Ray, Defenders of the Catholic Faith

When 12th-century Monks Saw the Moon Split in Two – J.P. Mauro, Aleteia

Cardinal O’Malley of Boston Will Now Personally Review All “Abuse-related” Letters – The Archdiocese of Boston

The Best Pictures from the Adoremus Eucharistic Procession – Staff Reporter, Catholic Herald

The Sex Scandals, Cover-ups, & Pope Francis - Big Pulpit

The Imperative of the Imperium – Shawn R. Tribe, First Things

The Number of Hungry People in the World Continues to Grow, UN – Vatican News

The Sexual State: How a Rolling Revolution is Destroying Lives – Jennifer Roback Morse, Mercatornet

Click Here to Find the Examination of Conscience That’s Right for You – Amy O'Connell, epicPew

Knoxville's Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral Pulses with Local & Sacred Tradition – Dennis R. McNamara, Adoremus Bulletin

Top 5 Problems with Contemporary Christian Apologetics – Randal Rouser Ph.D., Strange Notions

Bishop Egan of Portsmouth Creates the United Kingdom's First ‘Personal Parish’ dedicated to the Traditional Latin Mass – Nick Hallett, Catholic Herald

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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.