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The Washington Post: Independence is Overrated

“Fr. Thomas Petri is a Roman Catholic priest and moral theologian. He is the academic dean of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington. He tweets at @petriop. In modern America, personal independence is seen as a primary virtue. The point of parenthood is to raise children to be independent. Addiction is a matter of concern because it

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NPR: Piece By Piece, Monks Scramble To Preserve Iraq’s Christian History

In an unfinished building in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, displaced Christian children sing a little song about returning to their village. “We’re going back,” they sing, “to our houses, our land, our church.” Right now, they’re living in an open concrete structure. The self-styled Islamic State, or ISIS, took over their home village

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Catholic Word Report: From the Laboratory to the Lord, and Back Again

What makes a rising star in the world of cell biology research, with a PhD from MIT, turn away from a prestigious laboratory and the promise of a career on the cutting edge of cancer research? The call of Christ. “I remember walking away from the conference, thinking, is this all there is to my

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First Things: The Dominican Option

In a column on the First Things, Professor C.C. Pecknold of the Catholic University of America describes the positive example offered by the Dominican friars he has encountered in Washington, DC. According to Dr. Pecknold, St. Dominic’s vision for the Order of Preachers is still of great relevance today. Dominic told his men to go

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New York Times: For Friars, Finding Renewal by Sticking to Tradition

“The Rev. Gerard Dunne has worked for 12 years essentially as a human-resources recruiter — albeit one in a habit cinched with a dangling wooden rosary — for the ancient order of the Dominican friars. Once, his medieval robes may have deterred some. But today he is convinced that the garment is his greatest selling

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EWTN: Father Robert Barron on Saint Thomas Aquinas

Father Barron speaks about his devotion to Saint Aquinas and the Dominican Order on EWTN during the Magnificat Day 2014.

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PBS visits the Dominican House of Studies in Washington on the eve of All Saint’s Day.

BOB ABERNETHY, anchor: This week, the eve of All Saint’s Day, All Hallow’s Eve (October 31), also known as Halloween, as it was celebrated at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington. Each year the friars there choose four saints to honor out of the roughly 10,000 Catholics venerate, and the Dominicans’ vigil has become

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Washington Times: Pilgrimage through D.C.

“Catholic friars of the Dominican order walk through the streets of Washington as part of a pilgrimage to commemorate St. Dominic.” View complete photos of the pilgrimage from the Washington Times about the Dominican Friars here.

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Big Think Interview: Father Thomas White, Professor of Theology, The Dominican House of Studies

“Father Thomas Joseph White, O.P. is one of the youngest professors at the Pontifical Academy of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., the seminary for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph and a center of Thomistic learning for both priests and laity. Fr. White is an expert in Thomistic

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Catholic News Service: Call to the priesthood

“Why become a priest? Two newly ordained Dominicans explain their calling from the Catholic News Service.” Watch the video from the Catholic News Service about the Dominican Friars here.  

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