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March for Life 2018: A Joyful Witness

  March for Life 2018: A Joyful Witness By Br. Anthony VanBerkum, O.P. This year marked the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, DC. Marchers ranged from elderly veterans of many marches to newborns in strollers to sleep-deprived, yet enthusiastic, college students. The diverse marchers were unified by their joy—their love for God’s gift

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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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Diana Banister: The Pro-Life Movement and the Dominican Charism

Diana Banister is President of Shirley & Banister Public Affairs—the Washington-based firm that coordinates media outreach for the March for Life—and a member of the Dominican Foundation Board.   What is the state of the Pro-Life movement today?   The Knights of Columbus recently did a poll on what people believe about life issues, and

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A Missionary of Mercy: Q&A with Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P.

On Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis sent out over 1000 priests as Missionaries of Mercy, including 125 from the United States. Of these men, 18 are Dominican Friars from the Province of St. Joseph! BlackFriars spoke with Vocations Director Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P., about this initiative to bring sinners back to the Father through Jesus Christ.

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A Dominican Witness to the Sanctity of Human Life

A Dominican Witness to the Sanctity of Human Life   By: Br. Peter Joseph Gautsch, O.P.   Saint Dominic preached far, wide, and often about the goodness of creation. One way we friars continue to witness to the sanctity of human life—from its earliest stages—is to participate each year in various ways in the March

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A Prayer for Life

Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness. Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands, and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain your precious gift of life. Grant this through our Lord Jesus

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