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Priesthood

God Never Lets Us Go

On May 23rd, 2008, I was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ. I like to think that my Nana—my Irish grandmother—is having a great laugh right now. She always hoped that I would become a priest.

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National Catholic Register: Dominicans Ordain Largest Number of Friars in 45 Years

Dominicans Ordain Largest Number of Friars in 45 Years By: Charlotte Hays   WASHINGTON — “Our Lord commanded us to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into the harvest, and we have done so — and these are his answer to our prayer,” Archbishop Augustine Di Noia said Saturday, as he

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Alter Christus

The Sacred Heart linking Christ to priests is a popular symbol of the priesthood. In the rite of ordination the phrase “Alter Christus” (“another Christ”) reminds us that, although Christ himself is present to his Church, the priest acts as “another Christ” by virtue of his ordination. Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. St. Dominic’s

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St. Dominic’s Ordination

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. In 1194 Dominic was ordained to the priesthood, receiving the Holy Spirit to become a disciple of Christ and to go out into the world, preach the Gospel, and teach all nations. Dominic was

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