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Editor’s note: This post was originally published on November 25, 2014. Fr. John Sica, O.P. was ordained to the priesthood in May 2016.
Prayer, St. John Damascene says, is the unveiling of the mind before God. When we pray we ask Him for what we need, confess our faults, thank Him for His gifts, and adore His immense majesty. Here are five tips for praying better—with the help of St. Thomas Aquinas. [Read more]
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I have never mended a net. It seems like a tedious enterprise. As of now at least, there is no talk of the Dominican House of Studies entering into a net-mending apostolate, and for that I am grateful.
In this Sunday’s Gospel, we’ll hear of a family of net-menders: Zebedee and his two sons, James and John. The common focus in this passage is centered on the sons who, without hesitation, follow Christ when He beckons them out of their boat and... [Read more]
Some think that to be a Muslim, it is sufficient simply to be born, or to be born to a Muslim father. Likewise, some think that to be a Jew, it is sufficient to be born to a Jewish mother. But to be a Christian, it is not sufficient simply to be born, or to have one or even two Christian parents. One must be born again, and from above. Thus, baptism expresses the supernatural character of Christianity. To be baptized is to go beyond nature—to go... [Read more]