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Donald Cardinal Wuerl

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Dana Gioia, PH. D.

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What’s the Point of a Priest?

A first priestly blessing

“Why does it take so long to become a priest?” I get this a lot. Many people seem to think, subconsciously, that a priest is just the guy you call to officiate at your wedding or to provide marriage counseling; what would make that take so long? Recently, just to prove the insanity of it, my cousin took the challenge of getting ordained—in fifteen... [Read more...]

Professing Vows

Marriage of the Virgin to St Joseph

I would wager that Chapter 7 in the Book of Numbers is not high on the prayerful reading list for those preparing for marriage or religious vows. This rather dry chapter describes the offerings of the leaders of the twelve tribes of Israel when Moses was anointing, consecrating, and dedicating the altar at Mount Sinai. The one who presented his offering... [Read more...]

More Recent Articles

Look at me, really

Jacob wrestles with the angel

Annoyance was the only way to describe it. Day after day this past summer in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, I walked six blocks from our priory to the office where I was interning. A normal day would include one or two interactions with passersby asking, “What are you?” or some question about the Church. Besides these fruitful conversations, though, I usually received several half-crazed, half-disgusted glares as people gawked at my habit,... [Read more...]

Building Churches, Saving Souls

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When Brother Thomas Aquinas joined the Dominican Order at the age of 16, he never imagined that within four years he would bring the Gospel to violence-torn Pakistan. Today, if you were to run into Brother Thomas Aquinas in New York City (where he’s currently assigned), it’d be difficult to imagine just how remarkable a life he’s led as a Dominican cooperator brother. At the age of 20, Brother Thomas Aquinas Dolan knelt before Bishop Fulton... [Read more...]

Friar Teacher

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In depictions of Saint Dominic, a dog, clutching a torch in its mouth and seated upon a globe, often accompanies the Order’s founder. By God’s grace, that fire is still blazing after eight centuries, carried into today’s world by the sons of Saint Dominic. This summer, I had the good fortune to catch up with a marvelous friar who is still ignited with zeal for preaching and the salvation of souls: Father Giles Dimock, O.P. Father Giles has... [Read more...]

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