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Congress to Investigate Planned Parenthood Abortion Business - Steven Ertelt, LifeNews.com

Investigating Federal Funding, Non-Reporting of Sex Trafficking - Thomas Peters, Catholic Vote/American Papist

The Pastoral Response to Homosexuality - Melinda Selmys, First Things/On the Square

Fr. Ray Blake Under Fire - Fr. Tim Finigan, The Hermeneutic of Continuity

The Gospel & the Origin of Christian Monasticism - Carl Olson, Ignatius Insight Scoop

The Tyburn Tree Bears Abundant Fruit - Simon Caldwell, Catholic Herald

St. Wenceslas, Martyr - Mary Kochan, Catholic Lane

The Crown of St. Wenceslas - John Whitehead, Once I Was A Clever Boy

Time for USCCB to Stop Private Negotiations & Catechize in Public? - The Motley Monk, The American Catholic

Serious Discrepancies in USCCB’s Derogations from the GIRM concerning EMHCs - Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Salty Music - Bonnie Engstrom - VirtuousPla.net

The Coming Persecution - Kevin O’Brien, StAR

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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.