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National Catholic Register: If You Love Science, and Love God, You’ll Love This Event

A new interdisciplinary conference that will probe the connections between faith and science is being held this week at the Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.

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National Catholic Register: St. Thomas Aquinas Comes to the Ivy League

One speaker took a “deep dive” into the Thomistic view of civil punishment. Another explored how St. Thomas Aquinas helps us to think about the possibility of life on other worlds. A third lecturer untangled the textual history behind the Hebrew word for God in the Old Testament.

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Credo: The new RCIA program from the Thomistic Institute

Credo weaves in teachings on prayer from the beginning in order to introduce participants to the Church’s life of prayer.

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Fr. Basil Cole: Transmitting Sacred Truth to a New Generation of Friars

Ordained to the priesthood in 1966, Fr. Basil Cole has taught moral, spiritual, and dogmatic theology at the Dominican House of Studies since 1998. He has written extensively on moral theology and is the author of Christian Totality, a widely translated volume on religious life. How do your classes help form future priests? Sacred doctrine,

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Elliot Milco: Bringing a Dominican Education to First Things

Mr. Elliot Milco (MA ’13) is Deputy Editor of First Things magazine. Born and raised in Chicago, he came into the Catholic Church through the Dominican parish of St. Mary’s in New Haven, Connecticut, while studying at Yale University.

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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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