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A Dominican Moment

I recently had the privilege of having lunch with Bishop Robert Barron after he ordained six of our friars to the priesthood at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, his first ordinations as bishop. I asked him about a line from his homily that struck me: “Dominicans, this is your moment.”

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You are a Priest Forever

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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Fr. Sebastian White, O.P. on The Journey Home

Our very own, Fr. Sebastian White, O.P., appeared on EWTN’s The Journey Home to talk about his conversion to Roman Catholicism and his vocation as a Dominican Friar. Fr. Sebastian currently serves as editor-in-chief of Magnificat magazine.

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Protest and Pilgrimage: Report from the March for Life

This year the friars at the Dominican House of Studies and St. Dominic’s Priory and Parish continued our tradition of receiving some of the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who come to Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life. They came for two reasons: for protest and for pilgrimage.

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Ministering to Mothers in Crisis at a Pro-Life Pregnancy Center

“What is it we can continue to do throughout the year to really be that pro-life generation we chant about?”

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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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Holy Preaching

In this new short film, Dominican Friars reflect on the unique way in which they preach the Gospel and how good preaching draws people to know and love God.

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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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America Magazine: St. Dominic and His Order’s Legacy of Holiness

This article originally appeared in the December 2, 1916 issue of America to commemorate the Order of Preachers’ 700th Anniversary on December 22, 1916.

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