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Healing in Purgatory

We’re called to become saints. The Father desires that we be united in friendship with him in this life in order that we might forever dwell with him in heaven.

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Putting Christ First: A New Convert Enters the Church Through the Dominican Charism

Elise entered the church in 2019 and remains connected to the charism of St. Dominic by listening to the Thomistic Institute podcast and attending Mass at the Dominican House of Studies.

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Lost in Wonder

St. Dominic was driven by the enormous challenges for the Church of his time. As a fisher of men he sought not simply to fill niches but to mend the Church’s net so souls would not slip through and be lost.

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We Must Teach Young People the Value of Suffering: Q&A with Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P.

Fr. Peter Cameron, O.P., former editor- in-chief of Magnificat, serves as the Director of Formation for Hard as Nails Ministries, a nation-wide apostolate for young people. Fr. Cameron recently gave a talk titled “Evangelizing Youth Today” as part of the St. John Paul II Lecture Series in Denver.

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A Vocation Interrupted: Fr. Jonah Pollock’s Battle with Brain Cancer

Fr. Jonah Pollock, O.P., is Executive Director of the Dominican Friars Healthcare Ministry of New York, which makes over 60,000 patient visits a year at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

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Faith, Reason, and Baseball: An Interview with Fr. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P.

Fr. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P., is assistant professor of mathematics at Providence College and holds a PhD in Mathematics from Ohio State. His recent publication on polymers in the Journal of Statistical Physics has implications for modeling the behavior of DNA molecules and proteins in solution. Fr. Humbert will be conducting a statistical analysis of the Cape Cod Baseball League this summer and teaching a class on baseball statistics at PC in the Fall.

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Catholic World Report: New book by two Dominicans aims to help men discern religious vocations

Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P., and Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., are co-authors of A Living Sacrifice: Guidance for Men Discerning Religious Life, recently published by Vianney Vocations.

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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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Dominican Ordinations 2019

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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Hope after Abortion: an Interview with Fr. James Brent, O.P.

Fr. James Brent, O.P., leads retreats and administers the sacraments to participants in Project Rachel, a ministry to women who have had abortions and are seeking reconciliation with the Church. He also serves as chaplain for the US bishops’ nationwide Project Rachel efforts. BlackFriars sat down with Fr. James to discuss this important ministry.

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