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By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture, Jan 05, 2021

Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and CatholicCulture.org. See full bio.

In the latter part of 2020, I began a discussion of how we find our vocation and even choose our lesser missions, purposes, activities and goals as our lives unfold, and I offered a first and second Rule of Discernment:

  1. The First Rule of Discernment is to recognize and obey what the LORD tells us to do through the Church. [Discernment: The First Rule]

  2. The Second Rule of Discernment is that every gift we have is to be used for God’s glory. [Second Rule of Discernment (or) How we rescue the Church] …

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