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Spiritual Weaponry

In this issue of BlackFriars, you’ll read about Dominican Friars bringing God in word and sacrament to souls in secular institutions – colleges and hospitals – that are considered elite by the world’s standards.

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Defending Life at Dartmouth: An Interview with Ana Maria Dumitru

Ana Maria Dumitru is a sixth year MD-PhD candidate at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine, a member of Medical Students for Life, a trained instructor on Natural Family Planning methods, and a frequent speaker and writer on pro-life and natural fertility issues.

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John Guldan: Planning a Legacy of Dominican Vocations

John Guldan is a retired schoolteacher with degrees in history and theology. He has been a faithful supporter of the Dominican Friars since 2007 and is a member of the St. Dominic Legacy Society. We would like to thank Mr. Guldan—and all our donors—for helping us form priests and brothers capable of bringing the charism

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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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PFIC Faculty Bring Theology to the Parish

PFIC Faculty Bring Theology to the Parish By Br. Norbert Keliher, O.P.   This school year the professors of the PFIC can be found not only in the halls of academia, but in the parish as well. They are bringing the classroom to the parish in a new initiative called Mercy U Lay Theology Institute, hosted

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

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

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The Thomistic Institute: Bringing Truth to Capitol Hill

The Thomistic Institute: Bringing Truth to Capitol Hill   By: Br. John Mark Solitario, O.P.   The Thomistic Institute exists to promote Catholic truth in our contemporary world by strengthening the intellectual formation of Christians at universities, in the Church, and in the wider public square.   The PFIC’s Thomistic Institute is bringing Truth to

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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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