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Marching for Life with the Friars

On the occasion of the 44th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, as happens every year, hundreds of thousands marched on Washington D.C. to stand up for the right to life of the unborn child.

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Forming Future Priests to Bring Christ to the Sick

By Blackfriars Staff Through the Dominican Friars Health Care Ministry of New York, Friars and lay collaborators bring the healing presence of Christ to sick men and women over 60,000 times a year at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, and the Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Pure Joy: The Podcast of the Angelic Warfare Confraternity

We’d like to invite you to listen to our new podcast, Pure Joy, the official podcast of the Angelic Warfare Confraternity.

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Promoting Authentic Sexuality in a Disordered Age

Founded in the 17th century, the Angelic Warfare Confraternity is an association of the faithful entrusted by the pope to the Dominican Order with the goal of helping its members grow in the virtue of purity. Members wear the cord or medal of St. Thomas Aquinas and commit to pray for one another daily. In

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Understanding Evolutionary Theory with St. Thomas

Understanding Evolutionary Theory with St. Thomas   Four friars from the Province of St. Joseph; Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Fr. James Brent, O.P., Br. Thomas Davenport, O.P., and Fr. John Baptist Ku, O.P.; have developed a website called Thomistic Evolution (thomisticevolution.org) and a companion book, that sheds light on disputed questions surrounding the relationship between

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Preaching Mercy at World Youth Day

Our Dominican Friars assisted the Knights of Columbus with the international English speaking catechetical site and youth festival during World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow with our Holy Father, Pope Francis. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, several of our friars were stationed at the “Mercy Centre,” where thousands of young people were able receive

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First Things: Saints Marching in the Streets

Saints Marching in the Streets By Br. Jordan Zajac, O.P.   It was supposed to be a peaceful demonstration. Their numbers swelled to fifty thousand by the time they took to the streets. The large assembly drew the ire of supporters of the opposing party, who shouted and antagonized them. Fights broke out. As police

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Lawrence Lew, O.P. on Photography & Beauty: Part I

In Part I of this two-part series, Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. shares his reflections on the nature of beauty, the responsibility of the artist and the place of photography in his life. We are given a glimpse into the majestic interior of the Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer in NYC through Fr. Lawrence’s lens. Lawrence

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Spiritual Fathers

Spiritual Fathers By Fr. Joseph-Anthony Kress, O.P.   A version of this article appeared in the online journal, Dominicana.   The summer before I entered religious life my cousin gave birth to her first child, Owen. Later that summer the proud mother hosted a party at which the main pastime was holding baby Owen. As

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