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Catholic Women Need Thick Skins Online - Caroline Farrow, Catholic Herald

Grace and Technology: The USCCB’s Uber-Tweeter - Kathy Schiffer, Seasons of Grace

Movies Sound Cooler In Latin - LarryD, Acts of the Apostasy

Saint Martin of Tours and the Search for Holiness - Carl Olson, Ignatius Insight Scoop

Le Chiese delle Cittá: Santa Maria della Salute - Nathaniel Gotcher, VirtuousPla.net

Thinking Critically About Mary - Philip Primeau, Catholic Lane

Distributism’s Fixed, False Beliefs - John Couretas, Acton Institute/PowerBlog

Christians in the Middle East - Joseph Bottum, Hudson New York

Africa Reminds Us that We should Pray Facing the East, Ad Orientem - Dylan Parry, A Reluctant Sinner

The Pornography Pandemic: Catholics Falling Down - Patrick A. Trueman, Knights of Columbus

In the Matter of Bishop Robert Finn - Austin Ruse, The Catholic Thing

Bp. Finn Agreement Seems to Indicate Prosecution’s Weak Case - Kevin J. Jones, Catholic News Agency

Fr. Zuhlsdorf Fisks the Kansas City Stat’s Article on Bp. Finn Deal - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

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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.

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.