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Faith, Reason, and Baseball: An Interview with Fr. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P.

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.

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A Dominican Moment

I recently had the privilege of having lunch with Bishop Robert Barron after he ordained six of our friars to the priesthood at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, his first ordinations as bishop. I asked him about a line from his homily that struck me: “Dominicans, this is your moment.”

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A Dominican Voice in the “New Public Square”

A Dominican Voice in the “New Public Square” By Br. Joseph Graziano, O.P.   Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., is starting his second term as Dean of the Pontifical Faculty. Though his primary job of keeping the school running is no easy task, his reach is far beyond the four walls of his office. While performing

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Blessed Humbert

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. Of all the early Dominican writers, Humbert of Romans (1200 – 1277), the fifth master general of the Order, most clearly recapitulated the Dominican ideal. His major concern was to help his brothers understand

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Blessed Bartholomew

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. A noted writer of sermons and scriptural commentaries and a leading Dominican bishop, Bartholomew of Breganza (1201 – 70) was born in Vicenza, Italy, and educated at the University of Padua. During his studies

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Death of St. Dominic

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. On August 6, 1221, less than five years after the Holy See formally confirmed the founding of the Order of Preachers, Dominic died in Bologna, the site of one of the Dominicans’ principal university

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Miracle at St. Sixtus

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. As the number of his brothers and communities increased, Dominic constantly traveled among them to encourage community members in their undertakings. After stays in Paris and Prouille he returned to Rome in January 1218.

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St. Dominic Meets St. Francis

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. Tradition holds that during Dominic’s second visit to Rome, in 1216, he met Francis of Assisi in one of the churches there. Both were negotiating with the Holy See through their mutual patron, Cardinal

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Saint Dominic’s Ordination

In 1194 Dominic was ordained to the priesthood, receiving the Holy Spirit to become a disciple of Christ and to go out into the world, preach the Gospel, and teach all nations. Dominic was ordained in Osma, Spain, later the center of noteworthy ecclesiastical reform by Bishop Don Martin Bazan, a zealous advocate in restoring

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St. Dominic’s Ordination

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. In 1194 Dominic was ordained to the priesthood, receiving the Holy Spirit to become a disciple of Christ and to go out into the world, preach the Gospel, and teach all nations. Dominic was

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