Preaching the Gospel of Life as Dominicans

March 5, 2011

Much of the Pro-Life work of the Order of Preachers in the United States takes place in mobilizing the people whom we serve in our parishes & campus ministries.  Frequently friars are involved with scholarly articles & talks to further the Gospel of Life.

*Hopefully you all saw the recent post on about our Dominican parish, St. Patrick’s in Columbus, Ohio.

Our own Providence College also brought many students to this year’s March for Life with their chaplain, Fr. James Cuddy OP. (see his vocation story)

Our university parish, St. Thomas Aquinas at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville has one of the largest programs in the US teaching couples how to live the Gospel of Life in their marriages through the use of Natural Family Planning.

The Rosary, of course, is the Order’s spiritual weapon to counter the “culture of death” since it meditates upon the Mystery of Christ’s Incarnation. Through the preaching/praying of the Rosary, the goodness of creation and the dignity of the human person are common Dominican principles which have countered the theological errors since the time of St. Dominic.

Regina Sacratissimi Rosarii, Ora pro nobis!

Fr. James Cuddy OP, Chaplain at Providence College

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