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What Sits Underneath St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome – Shawn R. Tribe at Liturgical Arts Journal +1

Beauty, Reverence, & Whether It’s All in the Eye of the Beholder; Dr. Alice von Hildebrand – Jennifer Donelson-Nowicka at New Liturgical Movement +1

Being & Staying Connected to God – Pamela Mandela at Catholic Stand

Pontifex University & the Way of Beauty – William Deatherage at Clarifying Catholicism

Spiritual Adoption Re-Explained – Faith Kowitz at Ignitum Today

Heroic Catholics of Communist China’s Underground Church – William Huang at Mercatornet

Seeking Peace: Off the Shelf with Allison Gingras – Pete Socks at Catholic Stand

3 Common Questions about Fundraising Answered – Brice Sokolowski at CatholicFundraiser.net

Doctor-Priest: Elderly Die in Nursing Homes While Hospital Beds Empty – Simon Caldwell at Catholic Herald

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7 Essential Apps To Keep The Faith During Lockdown – Rachel Padilla at epicPew

Opinion: It’s Time to Pursue a Re-Opening of the Mass – Fr. Thomas M. Garrett, O.P., at The Catholic World Report

With Safety in Mind, Dioceses Look to Reopen Church Doors – Brian Fraga at Our Sunday Visitor

Live-Streamed Masses in the Use of Lyon – Notkerus Balbulus at Canticum Salomonis

Closet CheckList Spotlight: Eyes On Sunglasses (Catholic Fashion Blog) – Meghan Ashley Styling

How Faith Can Help You Endure Any Illness – Philip Kosloski at Aleteia

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.