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SUNDAY MASS LIVESTREAM: March 22, 9:30am PDT

Saturday, March 21, 2020

SUNDAY MASS LIVESTREAM: March 22, 9:30am PDT Sunday Mass will again be livestreamed from St. Albert the Great Priory Chapel at 9:30am PDT, Sunday, March 22. The Prior Provincial of the Western Dominican Province, Fr. Christopher Fadok, O.P. will be the celebrant and preacher. If you’d like to join us on Sunday at 9:30am PDT, […]

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What Is Man That You Should Care for Him?

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Catholic Church has a very exalted view of human nature. The creation narrative in the book of Genesis reveals the powerful Word with which God created the first man: “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26, RSVCE). There are several things we can learn from this passage. First of […]

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Spiritual Resources During COVID-19

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Dominicans have created a special resource page to aide the faithful and give spiritual comfort during this difficult time.  Please visit https://www.opwest.org/coronavirus/ for helpful information.

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Coronavirus & the Suspension of Mass

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Considering recent pronouncements from Bishops around the world regarding the coronavirus and the canceling of public Mass, there is understandable confusion and worry regarding the obligations of the faithful. The obligation to keep the Sabbath holy is Divine Law and cannot be dispensed. Attending Sunday Mass is the best way to keep the Sabbath holy, […]

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Persevere in the Race

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

St. Paul famously likens perseverance in the ‘race’ towards heavenly glory to athletes who train their bodies for competitions in his 1st letter to the Church in Corinth. He indicates his own need to persevere when he states, “I chastise my body, and bring it into subjection” (1 Corinthians 9:27). In other words, he practices […]

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Lenten Aspirations

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The season of Lent is underway! This time of preparation for Easter gives us an opportunity to reexamine and refocus our spiritual lives. We are encouraged to take up individual Lenten observances, usually falling in the traditional categories of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Along with making some kind of sacrifice, hopefully we are also adding […]

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The Gift of Understanding: Loving our Enemies

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit originate from the Latin Vulgate of Isaiah 11:2-3, where the prophet lists the qualities of the “Spirit of the Lord.” The most insightful treatment I have ever read of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit is by St. Augustine in On Christian Doctrine. Connecting Isaiah 11:2-3 with […]

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