About Preaching Friars

Preachingfriars.org is a collaborative effort of the Dominican Student Brothers of St. Dominic Priory in St. Louis, MO. The studium comprises members of the Province of St. Martin de Porres (Southern) and the Province of St. Albert the Great (Central). As a community of both clerical and lay students, we study for the priesthood and future ministry at the Aquinas Institute of Theology. Begun in the fall of 2010 as a way to promote the weekly Vespers preaching of the friars, the site expanded to include reflections, video, and theological discourses.

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Vox Clamantis: Solidarity and the Common Good – Magisterium
July 14, 2017 - by Preaching Friars

Like many elements of Catholic Social Thought, “solidarity” is a new word for an old concept. St. John Paul II noted in Centesimus Annus1 the differing ways of describing the concept of solidarity in the recent magisterium: Leo XIII used “friendship,” Pius XI termed it “social charity,” and Paul VI often talked about a “civilization […]

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Vox Clamanatis: Common Good & Solidarity – Aquinas
July 10, 2017 - by Preaching Friars

As we have said, the root of solidarity and common good in humanity is to be found in our identity, especially our being made in the image of God. This imaging happens primarily through our capacity for reason (and specifically to know and love God).1 Yet this God we image is also Triune, meaning relationship […]

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Vox Clamanatis: Common Good & Solidarity – Scriptures
July 3, 2017 - by Preaching Friars

The principles of the common good and solidarity have to do with the interconnectedness of human beings. Both principles are rooted in the understanding that God is the father of all human beings, regardless of race, creed, nationality, or heritage, and as a result the condition of one or more members of the human family […]

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