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Dominican Friars Train America’s Diocesan Priests In Rome

Seven friars of the Province of St. Joseph have been called to Rome to train the seminarians who will become America’s next generation of diocesan priests.

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Letter from the Director

In this issue of BlackFriars, you will read about how the Friars continue to stand guard at both gates of life. I thank you for standing with us! May Our Holy Mother Mary watch over all your loved ones, now and at the hour of death.

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Report from the March for Life

Hope and excitement permeated the air. Prayer and exhortation flooded the scene. At this year’s March for Life there was an extra little pep in everyone’s step as we marched down Constitution Avenue bound for the Capitol and Supreme Court.

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The Art of Dying: An Interview with Br. Columba Thomas, O.P.

Health care has become so complex, with so many options available, that dying persons and their loved ones often must make many difficult and painful decisions, and they can become so focused on health care interventions that it distracts them from the deeper spiritual dimension.

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Seven Dominicans make Solemn Profession, becoming Friars for Life!

Thanks to your support, seven more men (six pictured above with Prior Provincial, Very Rev. Kenneth R. Letoile, O.P.) have pledged their lives to fight the Battle for Life as Dominican Friars.

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Hope for the Future: An Interview with Vocations Director Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk, O.P.

The Province has a lot to recommend itself—our parishes, our campus ministries, the Thomistic Institute, projects like the Hillbilly Thomists and Godsplaining. The Province is very present and engaged, and I think that draws men to the Order. We try to be faithful to the charism and mission of St. Dominic.

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Why do Dominicans Wear a White Habit?

Dominican friars, nuns and sisters are unique in wearing a white habit, as many other religious orders chose brown, grey or black for their clothing.

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We Need Great Men

The modern Church is in dire need of greatness.

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A Dominican Presence at Youngstown State

This school year, Fr. Norbert Keliher, O.P., began his tenure as the Youngstown State University Catholic Chaplain.

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Letter from the Director

Prostration is a gesture packed with meaning. At Ordinations, the most striking moment is seeing the friars lie prostrate. The fact that the praying Church is calling upon all the saints at that moment becomes palpable.

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Friars Cast A Wider Net with “Godsplaining” | An Interview with Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, O.P.

Dominicans are first and foremost preachers. Podcasting, a platform which is chiefly spoken word, seemed a natural home for the exercise of our vocation!

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St. Joseph Province Friars Bring Wisdom of Aquinas to the Global Church at the Angelicum

The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, called “the Angelicum” after its patron, serves the universal Church by forming “students as virtuous leaders, capable of evangelization and promoting integral human development, illuminated by the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas.”

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