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  March for Life 2018: A Joyful Witness By Br. Anthony VanBerkum, O.P. This year marked the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, DC. Marchers ranged from elderly veterans of many marches to newborns in strollers to sleep-deprived, yet enthusiastic, college students. The diverse marchers were unified by their joy—their love for God’s gift

Br. Jordan Zajac, O.P., is the latest Dominican student brother assigned to minister to prisoners in the District of Columbia’s Central Detention Facility, better known as the DC Jail. He meets individually with inmates confined to solitary cells because they are threatened by, or pose a threat to, the general population of the prison.

For 100 years, members of the Deserving Poor Boys’ Priesthood Association have helped young men answer the call of Jesus Christ to become Dominican priests—and earned a share in their divine works.

A threefold cord is not easily broken, says Qoheleth, the sage (Eccl 4:12). The Lord thus wisely gives us a threefold program for our Lenten journey: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The Old Testament knew all three practices, but only individually. It never held them together in this evangelical recipe. Jesus alone shows us how to bind the strong man fast (Mk 3:27).

Mr. Elliot Milco (MA ’13) is Deputy Editor of First Things magazine. Born and raised in Chicago, he came into the Catholic Church through the Dominican parish of St. Mary’s in New Haven, Connecticut, while studying at Yale University.

On Friday, January 19th 2018, the Dominican friars marched among thousands at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

“I sat at a table and listened to a conversation between [an] atheist and a visiting Dominican priest. It was deep and substantive. The Dominican—Father Dominic Legge of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC—took the student’s questions seriously, and gave him answers. It was thrilling, to be honest.”

On the occasion of the 44th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, as happens every year, hundreds of thousands marched on Washington D.C. to stand up for the right to life of the unborn child.

By Blackfriars Staff Through the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York, Friars and lay collaborators bring the healing presence of Christ to sick men and women over 60,000 times a year at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and the Hospital for Special Surgery.

In this issue of BlackFriars, you’ll read about Dominican Friars bringing God in word and sacrament to souls in secular institutions – colleges and hospitals – that are considered elite by the world’s standards.

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