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Same-Sex Marriage and the Cathedral destruction in New Zealand

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President Obama’s DOMA Outrage Will Backfire - Maggie Gallagher, National Catholic Register

How the Next Civil War Will Begin - Anthony S. Layne, Outside the Asylum

Resisting Obamacare with the Interstate Compact - Brian Saint-Paul, InsideCatholic

Does Giving Women a Year’s Supply of The Pill Reduce Abortions? - DarwinCatholic, The American Catholic

Christchurch’s Damaged Cathedrals, Photos Before & After NZ Earthquake - FaithWorld

Dissident Catholic Magazine:  Church Needs Laity Near The Top - LarryD, Acts of the Apostasy

The Nature of a Lie - Reginaldus, New Theological Movement

UK: High Court Judgment, Christian Belief Inimical to Children - Father Tim Finigan, The Hermeneutic of Continuity

Toward a Truly Free Market: A Review - Richard Aleman, The Distributist Review

Can a Priest Simply Refuse to Hear a Confession? - Father John Zuhlsdorf, WDTPRS?

Obama Abandons Defense of Marriage - James S. Cole, MercatorNet

This will be a continuing series, Monday through Saturday twice a day, that I will be contributing for the National Catholic Register by ThePulp.it.

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.