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Pope Francis’ Closing Dominican Jubilee Homily

The following homily was given by the Holy Father Pope Francis at the Basilica of St. John Lateran during the Closing Dominican Jubilee Mass. The Word of God presents us today two opposite human scenarios: on one hand the ‘carnival of worldly curiosity’ and, on the other, the glorification of the Father through good works. And

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Dominican at the Jubilee Door

“I wish that the Jubilee Indulgence may reach each one as a genuine experience of God’s mercy, which comes to meet each person in the Face of the Father who welcomes and forgives, forgetting completely the sin committed. To experience and obtain the Indulgence, the faithful are called to make a brief pilgrimage to the

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Pope Francis’s Papacy & The First Week of the Spiritual Exercises

In the latest project from BlackFriars Media, journalist Austen Ivereigh explains Pope Francis’ pontificate in light of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, particularly the First Week. For more videos, please visit: BlackFriarsMedia.org

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First Things: Pope Francis, Yves Congar, & True Reform

“Austen Ivereigh describes Pope Francis’ various reforms in light of the work of Dominican theologian Yves Congar and his influence on the Holy Father’s thought. According to Ivereigh, Congar had a decisive impact on Pope Francis, specifically in his views on church reform as delineated in his 1950 book True and False Reform in the Church.

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Ryan & Katherine Dougherty: How the Dominican Friars Have Changed Our Lives

Ryan & Katherine Dougherty: How the Dominican Friars Have Changed Our Lives   By Ryan Dougherty   My wife and I are profoundly grateful to belong to the Dominican parish of Saint Joseph’s in Greenwich Village. It is blessed with a community of Friars, including two who were recently ordained. The quality of preaching at

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Francis & Dominic: Proclaiming a Lesson of Love to the World

Francis & Dominic: Proclaiming a Lesson of Love to the World   By Paul and Christiana Gondreau   Some readers might recall how the newly elected Pope Francis embraced an eight- year-old boy with cerebral palsy during his tour of Saint Peter’s Square after Easter Sunday Mass in 2013. That boy was our son, Dominic. The

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Pope Francis, Yves Congar, & True Reform

In the latest project from BlackFriars Media, Austen Ivereigh describes Pope Francis’ various reforms in light of the influence of the great Dominican theologian Yves Congar. For more videos, please subscribe at www.BlackFriarsMedia.org

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Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The following homily was written by our Holy Father, Pope Francis. In the Gospels, Saint Joseph appears as a strong and courageous man, a working man, yet in his heart we see great tenderness, which is not the virtue of the weak but rather a sign of strength of spirit and a capacity for concern,

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The Baptism of the Lord

“A person who is baptized and a person who is not baptized are not the same. We, by Baptism, are immersed in that inexhaustible source of life which is the death of Jesus, the greatest act of love in all of history; and thanks to this love we can live a new life, no longer

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