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National Catholic Register: Priests Make Use of Social Media to Reach Their Flocks

. . .Another priest who is active on social media is Dominican Father Thomas Petri, vice president and academic dean at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Father Petri has more than 10,000 followers on Twitter

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National Review: Divine Gift Giving: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

We need this book now because now, more than ever, we need the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the wisdom of Saint Thomas Aquinas, and figures like John of Saint Thomas,” Father Cajetan Cuddy, O.P., writes in his introduction to a new English edition of The Gifts of the Holy Spirit by John of St. Thomas

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The Catholic World Report: Catholicism and “Nones”: The Data on Youth and Young Adults

Last year’s news was packed with reports of polling results. Debates over what the data reveal and how best to respond to what they portend saturated talk shows and opinion pieces.

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Catholic Herald: Some Scholars Have Been Undermining the Gospels for Decades

St. Jerome, one of the great Doctors of the Church and the patron saint of Biblical scholars, famously said that “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” Yet in a recent interview, the current Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa SJ, asserted that Jesus’ words, as recorded in the Gospels, are not necessarily what He meant to say.

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Real Clear Religion: Thomism Is Ready for Its Close-Up

Thomism Is Ready for Its Close-Up By: Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P.   As a centuries-old school of Christian philosophy and theology, Thomism rarely earns notice from the American media. Emails written in 2011 by operatives of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, however, have thrust Thomist thought into the national spotlight. In a year of unexpected political events,

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First Things: Ad Orientem and Absolutism

Ad Orientem and Absolutism By Fr. Charles Shonk, O.P.   Shortly after Cardinal Sarah made a mess and, Francis-like, sparked some uncomfortable dialogue in the Church, I spoke with a priest of my acquaintance whose thoughts on liturgical orientation I couldn’t have predicted. A smart, practical padre in his mid-fifties, he’s known to have zero

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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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