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Ana Maria Dumitru is a sixth year MD-PhD candidate at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine, a member of Medical Students for Life, a trained instructor on Natural Family Planning methods, and a frequent speaker and writer on pro-life and natural fertility issues.

Through the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary (also known also as the Rosary Altar Society), the friars offer the laity a way of participating in the Dominican form of life. Members commit to praying the 15 decades of the Rosary each week. BlackFriars sat down with Fr. Athanasius Murphy, Promoter of the Confraternity, to discuss this enduring devotion.

John Guldan is a retired schoolteacher with degrees in history and theology. He has been a faithful supporter of the Dominican Friars since 2007 and is a member of the St. Dominic Legacy Society. We would like to thank Mr. Guldan—and all our donors—for helping us form priests and brothers capable of bringing the charism

PFIC Faculty Bring Theology to the Parish By Br. Norbert Keliher, O.P.   This school year the professors of the PFIC can be found not only in the halls of academia, but in the parish as well. They are bringing the classroom to the parish in a new initiative called Mercy U Lay Theology Institute, hosted

A Dominican Voice in the “New Public Square” By Br. Joseph Graziano, O.P.   Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., is starting his second term as Dean of the Pontifical Faculty. Though his primary job of keeping the school running is no easy task, his reach is far beyond the four walls of his office. While performing

Understanding Evolutionary Theory with St. Thomas   Four friars from the Province of St. Joseph; Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Fr. James Brent, O.P., Br. Thomas Davenport, O.P., and Fr. John Baptist Ku, O.P.; have developed a website called Thomistic Evolution (thomisticevolution.org) and a companion book, that sheds light on disputed questions surrounding the relationship between

Albert Juergens: Creating a Contemplative Legacy   Artist and inventor Albert Juergens recently donated his Catskills estate to the Dominican Friars. After turning an outbuilding into small chapel, the Friars held their first retreat at St. Albert’s Retreat Center, named for the 13th-century Dominican Doctor of the Church and teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas. We

Preaching God’s Unchanging Love on Campus   The Dominican Friars are preaching the truth of Jesus Christ at Dartmouth, Brown, UVA, NYU, Johns Hopkins, and American University as campus chaplains. BlackFriars spoke with NYU Catholic Center chaplain Fr. Sebastian White, O.P., about his ministry, which has led many students to enter the Catholic Church or

A Dominican Witness to the Sanctity of Human Life   By: Br. Peter Joseph Gautsch, O.P.   Saint Dominic preached far, wide, and often about the goodness of creation. One way we friars continue to witness to the sanctity of human life—from its earliest stages—is to participate each year in various ways in the March

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