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Reflections of Entering Religious Life

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Every year several young men from all over the country visit St. Albert’s Priory for a Come and See weekend. I will never forget my first visit to St. Albert’s for a Come and See weekend. So many things ran through my mind as I walked through the cloister, prayed with the brothers, and listened […]

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St. Cyril and the Eucharist

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

St. Cyril of Alexandria lived between c. 378-444 AD and was the Patriarch (Archbishop) of Alexandria during a very turbulent time in the Church. At this time a man named Nestorius was spreading a teaching that Jesus’ humanity and divinity were not united in one person, but in one appearance, in Greek prosopon. St. Cyril […]

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Western Dominican Province Releases New Mobile App

Thursday, November 7, 2019

OAKLAND, CA – The Western Dominican Province, a province of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans), announced today the release of a new mobile and TV app – their first – to help Catholics and non-Catholics discover the truths of life, the world and the Catholic faith. Called OPWest (short for Order of Preachers in […]

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An Instrument of God’s Healing

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

What are comforting words you would give to a couple burying their only child? How would you explain why—after trying to have children for many years and spending a lot of money going to different specialists—they were able to conceive a son, only to bury him when he was only twelve years old? These are […]

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Fear of the Lord

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

In contemporary public discourse we hear much about “fear,” often with a negative connotation. We hear about “fear based politics,” “fear-mongering,” and encouraging division based upon spreading “fear.” Fear is most definitely out, and anyone who spreads fear is labeled a social delinquent. At the same time, we hear in Sacred Scripture: “The fear of […]

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Praising God

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

We Catholics praise God. We, as His creatures praise God for many reasons. We praise God to thank Him, to adore Him, and to glorify Him. Praise is a great expression of one’s indebtedness to God. Sometimes when we praise God, we do so with a transactional mentality, as though we were ‘paying Him back.’ […]

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Did Jesus Have Siblings?

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

One day, during my childhood, my mother and I were attending daily Mass. During the Gospel reading the priest proclaimed a passage from Matthew which describes the people of Jesus’ hometown reacting to his teachings and miracles, “They asked: Is this not the carpenter’s son? Isn’t His mother’s name Mary, and aren’t His brothers James, […]

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Leaving Home

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Introduction: In July 2019, the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) held a General Chapter in Vietnam. A very democratic process, a General Chapter is comprised of friar delegates from around the world. Here, they make important leadership and legislative decisions for the worldwide Order of Preachers. The following is a personal reflection from Fr. Peter Do, […]

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