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Three words to help with confession

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

That, how, why. Years ago, a wise Dominican taught me these three words as a framework for thinking about confession, and they have stuck with me ever since. That you sin: Admit that you have sinned. Saying that you are wrong can be humbling and difficult, but none of us are perfect this side of […]

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Now is the Day of Resurrection

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Our faith juggles two seemingly opposed ideas. On the one hand, we are pilgrims in a foreign land, and we await the fulfillment of God’s promises. On the other hand, as St. Paul says, “now is the acceptable time… now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2). God’s promises to us have both an […]

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Would Pope Jesus be better than Ascending Jesus?

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Tomorrow is Ascension Thursday, reminding us that we have ten final days of the Easter season to enjoy before Pentecost Sunday. On Ascension Thursday we commemorate when our Lord Jesus “was taken up into heaven and took His seat at the right hand of God.” (Mark 16:19) But why did our Lord Jesus ascend into […]

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Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

“Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. And we have believed and have known, that thou art the Christ, the Son of God.’” (Jn 6:68-9). Eternal life consists essentially in knowing God as he is. We cannot attain this knowledge on our own, nor can […]

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Ordination Mass Information

Monday, May 3, 2021

Ordinations The Dominican Friars of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus and the Vietnamese Vicariate of Saint Vincent Liem joyfully announce the Ordination of Rev Br. Chrysostom Mijinke, O.P. Rev. Br. Martin Maria Nguyen, O.P. (Vicariate of St. Vincent Liem) Rev. Br. John Winkowitsch, O.P. to the Order of the Priesthood and Br. […]

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Who is St. Joseph the Worker?

Thursday, April 29, 2021

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 legal, or true marriage was […]

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The Peace of Eastertide

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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 the following as the train […]

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What is Freedom?

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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 moral life. It is the […]

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