Monthly Web Picks

The Catholic Medical Association at is a resource for Catholic physicians who want to grow in Christ, invite the Holy Spirit into their science and art, and support the Pope and bishops. Some parts of the site are still under construction. Hopefully the “Physician Directory” will be up soon so we patients can find good Catholic physicians.

The American Catholic Lawyers Association at was founded in 1990 and is a nonprofit religious organization dedicated to the defense of the faith and the rights of Catholics in America. Attorneys can join their volunteer network and people can contact them for legal representation.

The Catholic Association of Musicians at was founded in 1996. Member musicians are interested in a wide variety of Catholic music, from classic liturgical to contemporary entertainment.

Signis at was formed in 2001and comprises a vast network of communication professionals. The Vatican officially recognizes it as a Catholic organization for communication.

The National Catholic Education Association at began in 1904 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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.