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The Law of Liberty

Although William of Ockham once spoke of freedom as the absence of restrictions, the Catholic Church has always thought of freedom as something more than our ability to think, move, and act as we please. St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P., following the example of the early Church Fathers, describes freedom as…

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May is Mary’s Month

Bring flowers of the rarest, bring blossoms the fairest… The month of May is full of devotions in honor of the Virgin Mary. In Catholic schools around the country, children sing “Queen of the May” while processing with flowers. On May 13th communities celebrate Our Lady of Fatima, commemorating the appearance of…

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4 Tips for a Better Lent

Life as a Dominican is rooted in four areas, what we typically call the four pillars: prayer, study, common life, and ministry. Based on these pillars, we’ve developed four tips to help you have a better Lent. They all require a little bit of time, but with a little bit…

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Why St. Thomas Aquinas Matters

Despite the incredible connections available to us through roads, language, and the internet, we live in times of great confusion. Modern men and women tend to divide their lives into disparate compartments. Thus it is not uncommon to hear people speak of their work life, family life, public life, private…

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The Blessing of Catholic Schools

I stand on the sidewalk in front of St. Dominic Parish School in Eagle Rock to greet the happy children popping out of cars as their parents drop them off. They have big smiles on their faces as they greet me, the principal, and their friends on the way to…

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