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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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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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