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Elliot Milco: Bringing a Dominican Education to First Things

Mr. Elliot Milco (MA ’13) is Deputy Editor of First Things magazine. Born and raised in Chicago, he came into the Catholic Church through the Dominican parish of St. Mary’s in New Haven, Connecticut, while studying at Yale University.

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National Catholic Register: Priests Make Use of Social Media to Reach Their Flocks

. . .Another priest who is active on social media is Dominican Father Thomas Petri, vice president and academic dean at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Father Petri has more than 10,000 followers on Twitter

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Teaching the Beauty of Faith

This school year, professors at the PFIC collaborated with other prominent Catholics to produce The Beauty of Faith, an hour-long EWTN special written and produced by PFIC faculty member Dr. Jem Sullivan that was broadcast in mid- November. An initiative of the PFIC’s mission to present contemporary culture with the beauty of the Catholic faith, the documentary takes viewers on a spectacular sensory pilgrimage of beautiful sacred art, music, architecture, and literature.

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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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Understanding Evolutionary Theory with St. Thomas

Understanding Evolutionary Theory with St. Thomas   Four friars from the Province of St. Joseph; Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Fr. James Brent, O.P., Br. Thomas Davenport, O.P., and Fr. John Baptist Ku, O.P.; have developed a website called Thomistic Evolution ( and a companion book, that sheds light on disputed questions surrounding the relationship between

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CNN: Scalia and the Friars

Washington (CNN) — On a dreary day a few weeks before he died, Justice Antonin Scalia delivered a talk to an unusual Washington audience: a room full of Dominican Friars in white robes. True to form, he provoked a debate about Saint Thomas Aquinas, the intellectual giant of the Dominican Order. Scalia pointed to some

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