Walking the Talk

Publisher's Note

Readers of the Register know that we are committed to dedicating considerable space, both in print and online, to stories that promote the dignity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.

On Jan. 24, the annual March for Life will bring hundreds of thousands of defenders of the unborn, the disabled and the aged to our nation’s capital to celebrate life and protest the 1973 Supreme Court decisions Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which led to the legalization of abortion in the United States at any time during a woman’s pregnancy.

Staff writer Joseph Pronechen tells us in his page-one story how the event has recently blossomed outside the Beltway: The 2011 March for Life will have brought pro-life pilgrims together in the hundreds and thousands, from California to New York and from South Dakota to Florida, with Nebraska and Texas in between.

The Register will be on the ground in D.C. for our most extensive live coverage yet. Register film critic and March for Life veteran Steven Greydanus, who blogged so eloquently from last year’s event, will be joined by senior writer Tim Drake and managing editor Tom Wehner. If you don’t meet them in D.C., follow their posts live on our website, as well as both Facebook and Twitter.

I invite you to join us in prayer for all the participants, whose testimony of courage and bravery is only intensified by the travel hassles, severe weather and mass media scorn they often endure to stand up for life.

God bless!

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.