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Putting Christ First: A New Convert Enters the Church Through the Dominican Charism

Elise entered the church in 2019 and remains connected to the charism of St. Dominic by listening to the Thomistic Institute podcast and attending Mass at the Dominican House of Studies.

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Lost in Wonder

St. Dominic was driven by the enormous challenges for the Church of his time. As a fisher of men he sought not simply to fill niches but to mend the Church’s net so souls would not slip through and be lost.

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We Must Teach Young People the Value of Suffering: Q&A with Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P.

Fr. Peter Cameron, O.P., former editor- in-chief of Magnificat, serves as the Director of Formation for Hard as Nails Ministries, a nation-wide apostolate for young people. Fr. Cameron recently gave a talk titled “Evangelizing Youth Today” as part of the St. John Paul II Lecture Series in Denver.

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Dominican Ordinations 2019

On Saturday May 25th, 2019, six of our Dominican friars were Ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ by Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles.

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Hope after Abortion: an Interview with Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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.

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Effective Planning: A Conversation with David W. Burleigh, ESQ.

Effective Planning: A Conversation with David W. Burleigh, ESQ. David Burleigh is a lawyer with Buechner Haffer Meyers & Koenig Co., LPA, where he represents private business owners and their families in their business, family, and personal affairs. David also serves on the board of the Dominican Friars Foundation. Why do we need to plan

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God Never Lets Us Go

On May 23rd, 2008, I was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ. I like to think that my Nana—my Irish grandmother—is having a great laugh right now. She always hoped that I would become a priest.

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First Things: Letter to an Aspiring Priest

For a Catholic young man who is fervent in his faith, it’s a normal and reasonable thing to think seriously about being a priest, and rightly so. The truth is, if you have a calling to the priesthood you should gladly embrace it, because it’s an extraordinary vocation. It’s sad that more young men don’t consider it seriously and accept the calling.

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Province Founds New Dominican Community in Philadelphia

At the invitation of Archbishop Charles Chaput, the Dominican Friars have established a new Dominican house in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The four friars will serve the parish of St. Patrick in Philadelphia’s centrally located Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.

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St. John Paul II & the Dominican Friars

  St. John Paul II called the thought of the Dominican Friar St. Thomas Aquinas “one of the great philosophical revelations” of his life. He first wrestled with St. Thomas’ writings while studying for the priesthood in an underground seminary in Nazi-occupied Poland, claiming that the Dominican saint’s wise words “showed me a new approach

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