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“In the end we all die alone, it’s just you and God.” The friars of the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York reflect on their work as hospital chaplains during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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On March 7, four Dominican friars who serve hospitals and a nursing home on Manhattan’s Upper East Side entered quarantine for the safety of those in their care. Fr. Hugh Vincent Dyer, O.P., took up residence in the Catholic nursing home where he serves as chaplain.

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Fr. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P., is assistant professor of mathematics at Providence College and holds a PhD in Mathematics from Ohio State. His recent publication on polymers in the Journal of Statistical Physics has implications for modeling the behavior of DNA molecules and proteins in solution. Fr. Humbert will be conducting a statistical analysis of the Cape Cod Baseball League this summer and teaching a class on baseball statistics at PC in the Fall.

Fr. James Brent, O.P., leads retreats and administers the sacraments to participants in Project Rachel, a ministry to women who have had abortions and are seeking reconciliation with the Church. He also serves as chaplain for the US bishops’ nationwide Project Rachel efforts. BlackFriars sat down with Fr. James to discuss this important ministry.

Today, in a society wracked by fundamental divisions, the friars seek to elevate the discourse and find common ground while upholding the truths of the faith and natural reason.

Preaching God’s Unchanging Love on Campus   The Dominican Friars are preaching the truth of Jesus Christ at Dartmouth, Brown, UVA, NYU, Johns Hopkins, and American University as campus chaplains. BlackFriars spoke with NYU Catholic Center chaplain Fr. Sebastian White, O.P., about his ministry, which has led many students to enter the Catholic Church or Read more…

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