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The Best in Catholic Blogging

Improving Your Prayer - Carmelite Sisters, Integrated Catholic Life™

What’s in a Name? Matthew or Levi - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

Margaret Sanger on How To Kill Black People - Marc Barnes, Bad Catholic

The Pope in Germany, In the Desert of Faith - Sandro Magister, Chiesa

Unity and Guitars - Andrew Votipka, VirtuousPla.net

The Mystical Interpretations of the “Hours” of the Sunday Gospel - Fr. Ryan Erlenbush, New Theological Movement

Purposeful Detours - Patti Maguire Armstrong, Catholic Lane

Archbishop Nienstedt: A Serious Threat to Religious Freedom, Radical Secularism - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

From Canterbury to Rome: Dr. David Daintree - Why I’m Catholic

Mel Gibson, Joe Eszterhas and Maccabees, Oh My - Terry Mattingly, Get Religion

Catholic Converts - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

No Times for Middle Ground on Bullying? - Bobby Ross Jr., Get Religion

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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.