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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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PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly: Death With Dignity

POTTER: Almost all religious groups oppose aid in dying. The Catholic Church is particularly outspoken. REV. THOMAS PETRI (Academic Dean, Dominican House of Studies): The church’s viewpoint on assisted suicide and euthanasia is that it’s never permissible to take a life, an innocent life, for the sake of alleviating suffering; that essentially you are killing

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The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

“Let the children of the Catholic Church fly with utter confidence to this most sweet Mother of mercy and grace in all dangers, difficulties, needs, doubts and fears. Under her guidance, under her patronage, under her kindness and protection, nothing is to be feared; nothing is hopeless. Because, while bearing toward us a truly motherly

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The Washington Post: Independence is Overrated

“Fr. Thomas Petri is a Roman Catholic priest and moral theologian. He is the academic dean of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington. He tweets at @petriop. In modern America, personal independence is seen as a primary virtue. The point of parenthood is to raise children to be independent. Addiction is a matter of concern because it

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St. Rose of Lima: Patroness of the Americas

The first person born in the Americas to be canonized, Isabel de Flores y del Olivia (1586 – 1617) was the daughter of Spanish parents in Peru. At a young age she had a vision of Mary, who called her the “Rose of Saint Mary”: thus, she is known as Rose of Lima. When she

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Springs of Joy

In the latest project from BlackFriars Media, Br. Peter Joseph plays the organ inside the chapel at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Please be sure to explore our new website www.BlackFriarsMedia.vhx.tv, where you’ll be able to stream all of our videos.

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A Dominican Vocation

A Dominican Vocation By. Br. Irenaeus Dunlevy, O.P. When I met the Dominicans, I found something astounding about their lives. I was moved to tears when I first attended a Tenebrae service at the Dominican House of Studies. I also nodded in agreement to almost every word when I heard a student brother preach on the

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