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Pro-lifers are still fighting to win protections for unborn children. But animals are gaining new legal status all the time.

“Law schools at Harvard and Georgetown announced this past summer that they would offer courses in animal law for the first time,” reported the Washington-based Family Research Council in an Oct. 18 press release.

“Steve Wise, who'll teach the Harvard course in the spring, once listed a captive dolphin named Rainbow as the plaintiff in a suit against an aquarium. Wise has argued that rights to bodily integrity and liberty should be given to chimpanzees,” said the release.

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.