Top-10 Bible Verses for Lent, A Service Level Agreement for Bishops, and the Lion of Munster...

The Best of Catholic Blogging

For Lent: Top 10 Bible Verses on Penance - Taylor Marshall, Canterbury Tales

How Can They Value Puppies Over Unborn Babies? - Jennifer Fulwiler, National Catholic Register

Catholic Bloggers Pet Pictures - LarryD, Acts of the Apostasy

For All the Saints: Perpetua and Felicitas - Frank Weathers, Why I Am Catholic

Books for Lent - Kate Edwards, Australia Incognita

A Service Level Agreement for Bishops? - Richard Collins, Linen on the Hedgerow

LA Religious Education Congress Features Dissident Keynote Speaker - California Catholic Daily

The Lion of Munster - Donald R. McClarey, The American Catholic

The Growth and Decline of the Roman Economy - Ryan Grant, The Distributist Review

A Light Shines in Pakistan - Lisa Graas

A Moribund Mass and the Catholic Counterculture - Nicholas Postgate Ph.D., The Latin Mass

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.