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Fr. Thomas Petri

Catholic Herald: Some Scholars Have Been Undermining the Gospels for Decades

St. Jerome, one of the great Doctors of the Church and the patron saint of Biblical scholars, famously said that “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” Yet in a recent interview, the current Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa SJ, asserted that Jesus’ words, as recorded in the Gospels, are not necessarily what He meant to say.

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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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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 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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