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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 Read more…

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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 Read more…

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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. Read more…

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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 Read more…

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Jesus in the Flesh and the Problem of Abortion

Jesus in the Flesh and the Problem of Abortion Adapted from a blog post on DominicanaJournal.org   By: Br. Reginald Hoefer, O.P.   Restlessness seems ubiquitous today. People are uncomfortable with the stability of human nature and obsessed with the idea of personal autonomy. The abortion industry feeds on this discomfort because it offers us Read more…

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Why I Support the Dominicans

Margaret Daze, a long­time, generous friend, shares fond memories of her uncle, Father Norbert Georges, O.P., and her hopes for the upcoming novitiate class. Why I Support the Dominicans By Margaret Daze My husband and I highly admire the young men who are entering the Dominican Order. Gifted as they are with intelligence and persuasiveness Read more…

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From the Provincial: A Heartfelt Thank You

From the Provincial: A Heartfelt Thank You By Father Kenneth Letoile, O.P. Earlier in the summer, I had the privilege of spending some days at our novitiate located at Saint Gertrude’s parish in Cincinnati, Ohio. During that time, I met our fifteen new novices who received the Dominican habit on August 8th. I also presided Read more…

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A Letter from Fr. Gabriel

The following letter was written by Fr. Gabriel Gillen, O.P. for Blackfriars, an official publication of the Dominican Foundation. Fr. Gillen serves as the Executive Director of the Dominican Foundation in New York City. Whether it is witnessing to the real presence of Our Lord during a Eucharistic procession in the streets of Memphis or standing up Read more…

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