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What would the Bl. Virgin say to the Church about being Church?

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

(Pentecost, Jean RESTOUT II, 1732) What would the Blessed Virgin say to the Church about being Church? by Bishop-elect Robert Christian, O.P. Pope Francis has decreed that henceforth the Monday after Pentecost shall be celebrated as the feast of Mary, Mother of the Church. This insertion in the liturgical calendar will remind the faithful that the Holy Spirit […]

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What Would the Blessed Virgin Say About Chastity?

Sunday, April 1, 2018

By Fr. Peter Hannah, O.P. Consider for a moment the broad array of characters in the early church: Peter; Paul; James; Stephen; Silas; Priscilla; Aquila; John Mark; Lydia; Cornelius; Timothy… Men and women of all ages and ranks. Now consider that the human being closest to Our Lord in his earthly life, she who was […]

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Of Dung, Broken Sprigs & Glory

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Of Dung, Broken Sprigs & Glory By Fr. Joseph Sergott, O.P. Human suffering may be the greatest obstacle between ourselves and God because we do not understand it. Lacking knowledge, wisdom or faith, we often make uneducated guesses, or to put it more bluntly, ignorant judgments regarding the motives and ways of the Lord. People […]

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The Sadness of Lust & Christ’s Call

Thursday, March 1, 2018

By Fr. Peter Hannah, O.P. Before I entered the Dominican Order, I recall a number of conversations with friends and acquaintances who felt comfortable enough with me to ask a burning question. It went something along the lines of, “So, as a priest, you won’t be able to…have sex, right?” My “no” response was usually […]

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What would the Blessed Virgin say to College Students?

Friday, January 19, 2018

As a campus minister and college chaplain at the University of Oregon Newman Center, I get the privilege of mentoring and ministering with many faithful and talented college students. For many college students, going off to college is the first time in life that they leave their parent’s house to be on their own. It can be overwhelming since they […]

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The Miracle of Lourdes

Friday, January 12, 2018

by Fr. Joseph Sergott, O.P. It was the summer of 1988. The Marian Year was drawing to a close. I was just a few weeks shy of entering the novitiate of the Western Dominican Province. So, I planned a Marian pilgrimage with my brother Larry (who also became a priest), which covered Fatima, Lourdes, Rome and Medjugorje in three short weeks. […]

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What would the Blessed Virgin say about PRAYER

Friday, December 1, 2017

It seems to me that the Blessed Virgin would know a thing or two about prayer. No doubt she recalled the words of Jesus when he taught his disciples, “When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.” (Mt 6:6) Many […]

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Why I look to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

As a boy, who was born and raised Catholic, I was cognizant of the important role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Church. Truth be told though, it was only later in life that I realized the importance of her to me when I was in serious need. That was when I learned of […]

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The Signs of the Church: “The Church is Catholic”

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

By Father Reginald Martin, O.P. THE TEACHING CHURCH At the turn of the last century, a member of the English Dominican Province published an insightful volume he named Meditations for Layfolk. In one of these reflections he observes, The Church that Christ came to found was to teach truth. By that single sentence alone can […]

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