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Columbia Magazine: 800 Years of Grace

800 Years of Grace By Katie Scott   THE ORDER OF PREACHERS CELEBRATES ITS 800TH JUBILEE, A MILESTONE MARKED BY VIBRANT COMMUNITIES AND FLOURISHING VOCATIONS   In early 1995, a graduate student of environmental engineering and chemistry at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore stepped into the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Inside, rosaries

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First Things: Saints Marching in the Streets

Saints Marching in the Streets By Br. Jordan Zajac, O.P.   It was supposed to be a peaceful demonstration. Their numbers swelled to fifty thousand by the time they took to the streets. The large assembly drew the ire of supporters of the opposing party, who shouted and antagonized them. Fights broke out. As police

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Catholic New York: Archbishop Di Noia Explains ‘Catholic Truth About Original Sin’

Archbishop Di Noia Explains ‘Catholic Truth About Original Sin’ By: John Woods   Drawing heavily on St. Thomas Aquinas’ “Summa Theologiae,” a Vatican archbishop with New York roots called original sin “the absence of sanctifying grace in the substance of the soul.” Perhaps surprisingly to some, Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia said original sin “does

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Aleteia: Can the Dominicans Help Rescue the Age from Itself?

Can the Dominicans Help Rescue the Age from Itself? If Chesterton was right about the “degrading slavery” of being children of our era, author Kevin Vost suggests the Order of Preachers is vital to the age — By: Kathryn Jean Lopez & Kevin Vost   “The Dominicans are going to save the world,” a friend commented

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National Catholic Register: Dominicans Ordain Largest Number of Friars in 45 Years

Dominicans Ordain Largest Number of Friars in 45 Years By: Charlotte Hays   WASHINGTON — “Our Lord commanded us to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into the harvest, and we have done so — and these are his answer to our prayer,” Archbishop Augustine Di Noia said Saturday, as he

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National Review: A Priest, A Psychologist & Professors on The Joy of Love by Pope Francis

A Priest, A Psychologist & Professors on The Joy of Love by Pope Francis   By: Kathryn Jean Lopez   Rev. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., adjunct instructor in moral theology, Dominican House of Studies:   Though none of Amoris laetitia’s nine chapters is superfluous — all deserve a careful reading — chapters 3-5 constitute the heart of

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National Catholic Register: 40 Down, 4 Million to Go

40 Down, 4 Million to Go   By: Angelo Stagnaro   “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field. (Luke 10:2) In a small chapel, in a tiny village, on a remote island, a handful of friars are laboring in God’s

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National Catholic Register: Dominicans Bringing Back the Lost Traditions of Passiontide

Dominicans Bringing Back the Lost Traditions of Passiontide By: Stephen Beale You can’t miss it. Last Sunday you probably noticed that all the statues, images, and crosses in your parish sanctuary had been covered with a purple veil. We are closer to Good Friday and the Holy Week is nearly upon us. These last two weeks

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National Catholic Register: Dominican Friars Launch Lenten Video Game

Dominican Friars Launch Lenten Video Game Timed to stoke interest in a Passiontide prayer vigil in Washington, the game features a cappa-wearing friar who scores points by converting heretics. By: Stephen Beale WASHINGTON — When Dominican Brother Athanasius Murphy entered the Order of Preachers, he never imagined that his mission of saving souls for Christ

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Rhode Island Catholic: Literature for Lent

Literature for Lent Dominican offers talk on Catholic literature for young adult group By: Lauren Clem PROVIDENCE — “What are some of the traits that make up Catholic literature? What does it mean to be a Catholic writer?” These were among the questions Father Thomas More Garrett, associate pastor of St. Pius V Parish and

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