Thorny Ground: On the Lookout for God’s Will

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Light and Life – Nov-Dec 2018, Vol 71, No 6 – A Publication of the Western Dominican Province [Dominican Friar Chris Eggleton, O.P. was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and was influenced greatly by the Dominican priests and brothers at St. Louis Bertrand Parish. Growing up with the prayer of the Holy Rosary, Fr. Chris professed his vows in 1983 […]

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On the Fruits of the Holy Rosary

Monday, September 24, 2018

Light and Life – Sept-Oct 2018, Vol 71, No 5 – A Publication of the Western Dominican Province When we pray the Holy Rosary, that prayer given to St. Dominic by the Blessed Virgin Mary and passed down to us through the ages, we enter into the mysteries of the Life of Jesus Christ and his Mother. At […]

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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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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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The Signs of The Church: “The Church is Holy”

Friday, September 1, 2017

By Father Reginald Martin, O.P. THE “ONE” CHURCH, REVISITED In our last reflection, we considered the unity that characterizes the Catholic Church. We observed that the Church is called to be the visible sign, on earth, of the Blessed Trinity. Like the Persons of the Trinity, who retain their individual character, while joined as one, […]

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The Capital Sins: “Sloth”

Monday, May 1, 2017

By Father Reginald Martin, O.P. WHAT IS SLOTH? Our dictionary defines sloth as “an aversion to work or exertion; laziness; indolence.” These words reasonably arouse the scorn of anyone committed to making a productive contribution to society. They may likewise excite our indignation when we observe a co-worker or family member failing to bear a […]

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The Capital Sins: “Lust”

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

By Father Reginald Martin, O.P. THE GIFT, AND COST, OF HUMAN SEXUALITY Several years ago, when we considered the Sixth Commandment, we observed that human sexuality is an immense blessing, one that comes with the correspondingly high price of our human responsibility. The first act of this responsibility is to remember that man and woman […]

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The Capital Sins: “Gluttony”

Sunday, January 1, 2017

By Father Reginald Martin, O.P. A CHANGE OF DIRECTION In our last reflection we observed that two of the Church’s early theologians, John Cassian and Gregory the Great, taught that the Capital Sins are either spiritual or physical. Among the former are pride, envy, and anger, and avarice, or greed. In this reflection we will […]

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