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Frs. Athanasius Murphy, OP and John Chrysostom Kozlowski, OP both recently finished graduate degree programs, a licentiate in systematic theology from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and a doctorate in canon law from the Catholic University of America, respectively. Fr. Athanasius is the provincial promoter of the Rosary and will be assisting at the Johns Hopkins University campus chaplaincy, while Fr. John Chrysostom has taken up a teaching post at the Dominican House of Studies.
United Nations Dispatch: Martin Luther King and World Peace
Across First Avenue from the United Nations complex in New York is situated a park dedicated to Ralph Bunche, a friend and collaborator of Martin Luther King, Jr. Bunche, an African-American, was a man of astonishing achievement. In an era when his horizons were still limited by Jim Crow laws in the U.S., he became the U.N. Undersecretary General for Special Political Affairs and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950. His friendship with Dr. King symbolized the integral connection King saw between civil rights at home and international peace. It is a vision very consonant with that of the Catholic Church.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in New York City
In January 2017, the Dominican Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena will host a series of events aimed at developing bonds of unity and fellowship among Christians and at helping Catholics to deepen their efforts at working for unity.
UN Dispatch: Planting Seeds of the Kingdom
This winter and spring, Fr. Francis Belanger, OP is working with the Dominican Leadership Conference at their United Nations office in New York City. Attending various U.N. meetings and conferences – on human trafficking, on migration, on the question of Palestine, on clean energy, etc, the problems of the world can seem overwhelming. What can a few religious and their collaborators do against the great social and economic forces of the world? Yet Dominicans are preachers, and perhaps it is smallness that is the very power of the preacher. We can change the world by planting the seeds of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Triptych at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer
On December 12, the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York City celebrates the one-year anniversary of the installation of a new triptych dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe.