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The New Christian Humanism: The Pope Saint John Paul II Lecture

The following excerpt is from the Pope Saint John Paul II lecture given by Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P. at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.

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Teaching the Beauty of Faith

This school year, professors at the PFIC collaborated with other prominent Catholics to produce The Beauty of Faith, an hour-long EWTN special written and produced by PFIC faculty member Dr. Jem Sullivan that was broadcast in mid- November. An initiative of the PFIC’s mission to present contemporary culture with the beauty of the Catholic faith, the documentary takes viewers on a spectacular sensory pilgrimage of beautiful sacred art, music, architecture, and literature.

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PFIC Faculty Bring Theology to the Parish

PFIC Faculty Bring Theology to the Parish By Br. Norbert Keliher, O.P.   This school year the professors of the PFIC can be found not only in the halls of academia, but in the parish as well. They are bringing the classroom to the parish in a new initiative called Mercy U Lay Theology Institute, hosted

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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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Veni Sanctificator

Mass of the Holy Spirit in the chapel of the Dominican House of Studies on 29 August. A ‘Red Mass’ like this marks the inauguration of an academic year, praying for the guidance and wisdom of God to accompany our studies and our work. Photo & Description by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.

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Thomas Aquinas and the New Evangelization

On May 13, Conferral of Degrees took place in the priory chapel of the Dominican House of Studies. An honorary Doctorate in Sacred Theology was conferred on Most Reverend Robert E. Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, who gave the Commencement Address. Bishop Barron proposed the thought of Thomas Aquinas as the

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Aleteia: Can the Dominicans Help Rescue the Age from Itself?

Can the Dominicans Help Rescue the Age from Itself? If Chesterton was right about the “degrading slavery” of being children of our era, author Kevin Vost suggests the Order of Preachers is vital to the age — By: Kathryn Jean Lopez & Kevin Vost   “The Dominicans are going to save the world,” a friend commented

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Dominicans and Books

“St. Dominic included study, ordained to the ministry of salvation, as an essential part of his plan for the Order: in this was no small innovation. He, who himself always carried with him the Gospel of St. Matthew and the Epistles of Saint Paul, directed the brethren to schools, and sent them to the major

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St. Thomas Aquinas & Law: An Evening With Justice Scalia

On the Feast of St. Raymond of Peñafort (patron of canon lawyers,) in honor of the 800th Jubilee of the Order of Preachers (1216-2016,) The Honorable Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, gave a lecture at the Dominican House of Studies for an evening event on Saint Thomas Aquinas and

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