Month: April 2021

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Who is St. Joseph the Worker?

We think of St. Joseph working as a carpenter. Still, what did it really mean? To understand, we need to briefly go back to where it all began In Redemptoris Custos, Pope John Paul II taught the following: According to Jewish custom, marriage took place in two stages: first, the…

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The Peace of Eastertide

At 21 years old, I sat in a train car on a warm August afternoon that was winding its way through the mountainous French countryside on my way to Lourdes from Spain. World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid had ended, and I was on my way into France. I recorded…

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What is Freedom?

In some ways, the question seems to have such an obvious answer that it may seem strange to even ask. What more is there to say except that freedom is the ability to choose between opposing or contrary decisions? Yet it is freedom which has such monumental weight in the…

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The 2021 DSPT Annual Aquinas Lecture

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Solemn Vows 2021

The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus joyfully announce the Solemn Profession of their Brothers Br. Columban Mary Hall, O.P Br. Patrick Rooney, O.P. into the hands of The Very Reverend Christopher Fadok, O.P. Prior Provincial Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. St….

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Spiritual Joy

Now that we have completed our Lenten journey (hopefully a challenging one), we can relax and enjoy the delights of the Easter season.  Chocolate bunnies, Easter eggs, maybe some steaks and fine wines—all appropriate ways to celebrate the great festival of the Resurrection.  However, if our rejoicing does not extend…

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Alleluia! Alleluia!

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Alleluia! We are in the midst of the Octave of Easter.  Like Christmas, Easter Sunday does not last for one day but for eight days.  For eight days we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord with the highest solemnity and abundant joy. …

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