When the Secular Media Meets the Reality of Pope Francis, How Science Backs Up Dogma, and Much More!

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When the Secular Media Meets the Reality of Pope Francis by Andrea Gagliarducci of Monday Vatican - Big Pulpit

How Does Science Back Up a Theological Dogma? – Elizabeth Scalia, The Anchoress

Are You In The Habit Of Comparing Yourself With Others? – Christina Weber, Catholic Stand

Five Reasons Why Every Catholic Man Should Join the Knights of Columbus – Tom Perna

Battles and Battlefields: Choose, But Choose Wisely – Nic Davidson, Ignitum Today

Catholic Philosopher Challenges Modern Spiritual Wasteland – Sean Haylock, Crisis Magazine

Crabs, Crosses, and Clovers-A Saintly Symbols Matching Quiz - Tatiana Federoff, Epic Pew

Fire of Love: Lessons from St. Maximilian Kolbe – Sam Guzman, The Catholic Gentleman

An Art Lesson: Looking for Clues in Portraits of the Madonna and Child – William Newton, Aleteia∝

We Are All Sadists Now – Carl R. Trueman, First Things

Diocese of Fort Worth: New Extraordinary Form Parish Erected! – Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, Fr. Z’s Blog

Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk – Saint Etheldreda’s Place

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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.