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The New York Times: Their Calling Was to Lay Hands on the Sick. Then Came the Coronavirus.

How the pandemic transformed the lives and ministry of eight Dominican Friars in Manhattan, and what their example can teach the rest of us.

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New York Post: NYC hospital chaplains detail emotional toll of new coronavirus reality

“The COVID-19 positive cases just continue to be admitted and consume the hospital,” said the Rev. John Maria Devaney, a Dominican friar and chaplain from the New York Archdiocese. “And the numbers are only going to grow. We all know this.”

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America Magazine: St. Dominic and His Order’s Legacy of Holiness

This article originally appeared in the December 2, 1916 issue of America to commemorate the Order of Preachers’ 700th Anniversary on December 22, 1916.

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Catholic Herald: How the Dominicans are Bringing Orthodoxy Back to Academia

The Order of Preachers are redoubling their efforts to retake academia. Ten years ago, the Dominican House of Studies (DHS) in Washington, DC established the Thomistic Institute in order to bring their charism to American and British students.

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National Catholic Register: St. Thomas Aquinas Comes to the Ivy League

One speaker took a “deep dive” into the Thomistic view of civil punishment. Another explored how St. Thomas Aquinas helps us to think about the possibility of life on other worlds. A third lecturer untangled the textual history behind the Hebrew word for God in the Old Testament.

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Catholic World Report: Profits at the Service of People: The Core of Catholic Business Ethics

There is no desire on the Church’s part to micro-manage the contours of commercial pursuits.

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The Michigan Catholic: A Dominican Moment

Since about 2007-08, enrollment at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., the seminary that forms men for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph for the northeastern part of the United States, has seen a steady increase, with more men showing interest in the intellectual and spiritual traditions of St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Dominic.

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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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The Catholic World Report: Catholicism and “Nones”: The Data on Youth and Young Adults

Last year’s news was packed with reports of polling results. Debates over what the data reveal and how best to respond to what they portend saturated talk shows and opinion pieces.

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Catholic Herald: Some Scholars Have Been Undermining the Gospels for Decades

St. Jerome, one of the great Doctors of the Church and the patron saint of Biblical scholars, famously said that “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” Yet in a recent interview, the current Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa SJ, asserted that Jesus’ words, as recorded in the Gospels, are not necessarily what He meant to say.

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