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Pope Paul VI and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Steps Toward Racial Justice

Racial Justice and Social Peace


Justice and peace are words sometimes used to summarize the whole area of our faith called Catholic social teaching and action. They are what the protestors decrying the brutal death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis are chanting about. All want a harmonious society, but there can be no true peace without justice for all. As Pope St. Paul VI famously said in his message for the Day of Peace in 1972, “If you want peace, work for justice.” How do we do that?

Letter from the Prior Provincial

Update on Child Protection


Read a letter our prior provincial, Fr. Kenneth Letoile, O.P. to learn about the province’s efforts to protect children and promote transparency.

On Monday, June 29th, 2020, the Dominican Friars at St. Gertrude’s Church in Cincinnati, Ohio celebrated a Solemn High Mass in the Dominican Rite.

Solemn Mass in the Dominican Rite


For those who are familiar with the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, the Dominican Rite is its “cousin,” so to speak. It was the liturgy used by the Order of preachers from the mid-13th century until the liturgical changes following the Second Vatican Council.

How should we understand what’s happening as Catholics?

Spiritual Counsel in the Wake of George Floyd’s Death


People feel overwhelmed by the evil before us. The pervasiveness of hatred, whether racism or otherwise, seems total. How do we cope with this threat spiritually?

I find it particularly hard to say what I think here because, well, I’m still thinking about it.

One Chaplain’s Response to George Floyd’s Death


At a time like this, I wish I could bring all these people together to sit down at the table for dinner. It probably wouldn’t go very well, but at least the food would be top-notch. The endeavor might fall flat by the end of the evening, but I still think it would be worth a try. It would probably do a better job than Facebook.

Stream Mass, Homilies, and More Online

Friars Launch Digital Initiatives


COVID-19 has changed the way we worship and communicate. Looking for an online Mass to pray? Check out all the digital platforms Dominican Friars are using to stay in touch.

Word to Life

Into the Desert


On this episode of Word to Life, Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P., invited Br. Hyacinth Grubb, O.P., to discuss the many ways we can draw closer to God during the season of Lent.

Word to Life

Christ Came to Heal


Oh this episode of Word to Life, Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P., invites Br. Hyacinth Grubb, O.P., to the show. Our hosts discuss the significance of the World Day of the Sick and share their experiences as hospital chaplains in New York City.

Word to Life

Action Follows Being


On this episode of Word to Life, Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P., invites, Fr. John Baptist Hoang, O.P., to the show. Our hosts examine the importance of being—remembering who and what we are—men and women made in the image of God.

Word to Life

The Baptism of the Lord


On Word to Life, Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P., & Fr. Augustine Dada, reflect of the readings for today’s Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

Word to Life

A Star in the Sky


On this episode of Word to Life, Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P., welcomes Fr. Augustine Dada, back to the program. Our hosts discuss the newness of life to be found upon encountering the light of God.

Dominicana

Daily Articles from the Dominican Student Brothers

A Postcard from the Volcano

Br. Vincent Mary Bernhard, O.P.

Flee to Jesus

Br. Luke VanBerkum, O.P.

Churchill: A Preparation for Trial

Br. Nicholas Hartman, O.P.