Too Much Time Online?

Facts of Life

According to a study from [l the University of California at Los Angeles, 18% of U.S. feJQ, parents surveyed last year thought their children spent too much time online, up from 11% in 2000. “They are realizing it's like television. You can fritter away your time,” says Jeff Cole, director of the UCLA Center for Communication Policy. “The Internet doesn't always get a preferred position as it had two years ago when it was associated with homework and teaching.” New software and hardware have come out over the past year or so to help parents enforce time limits.

Source: Associated Press, Sept. 1 Register illustration by Tim Rauch

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.