Month: January 2020

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Ask!

“Jesus asked the twelve, ‘Do you also wish to go away?’ Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.’” (John 6:67-68) Searching for answers to life’s difficult questions can break one out of the ordinary routine and set one on a…

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The Mercy of God

I have been thinking about mercy lately. Mercy is something so fundamental to our Christian faith, and yet it seems to be so elusive. It’s not hard to think of a definition for the word, but its application is a continually difficult task: the important message of forgiveness that our…

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Seattle’s New Recording of Liturgical Music

At the beginning of this year, over twenty musicians — including Dominican friars from three different provinces — convened at Blessed Sacrament church in Seattle, WA, to record a unique project of liturgical music. Read the entire story here

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‘Does Freewill Exist?’ Lecture by Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P.

Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P., to hold lecture at U.C. Santa Barbara at 6:30pm on February 18, 2020.

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An Epiphany of Love

They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praise of the LORD. (Is 60:6) This verse is found at the end of our first reading from this past Sunday, the Feast of the Epiphany. It clearly is meant to be read in the context of the Gospel reading:…

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You Could Die Tomorrow

When will I die, and how? Will it be at the ripe old age of ninety after I’ve lived a full life? Will it be painless? What if I die tomorrow in a car accident on the freeway? What if this next flight is my last? There are many ways…

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DSPT Convocation of the College of Fellows

How can Catholics evangelize in a culture that calls moral convictions “hate speech” and “intolerance?” Please join us for this important day of thoughtful presentations, dialogue and reflection at the Annual DSPT Convocation of the College of Fellows on Feb. 1 at 9:30 am at DSPT in Berkeley. Speakers include…

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Reflections for the New Year

It’s fitting that we celebrate January 1st as the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. In her essay The Mystery of Christmas, the philosopher and Carmelite nun St. Edith Stein writes that “[t]he kingdom of God on earth began when the Blessed Virgin pronounced ‘fiat,’ and she was its first…

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