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: Human Dignity – Magisterium
June 26, 2017 - by Preaching Friars

As we have seen, Catholic Social principles in general, and Human Dignity and Rights in particular, have substantial basis both in divine revelation and in the doctrinal patrimony of the Church. These principles are beautifully elucidated in the magisterial tradition of the Church – but it would be incorrect to say that Catholic Social Teaching began with […]

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Vox Clamantis: Human Dignity – Aquinas
June 23, 2017 - by Preaching Friars

In the last few posts we have discussed the doctrine of the imago Dei – a doctrine based upon the book of Genesis.1 Yet what does it mean to be created in the image of God? St. Thomas Aquinas provides a helpful understanding of this in question ninety-three of the first part of his famous work, the […]

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Vox Clamantis: Human Dignity – Patristics
June 19, 2017 - by Preaching Friars

In the Patristic period, the Fathers combated a variety of heresies as the understanding of the faith was developing, some of which tried to deny the dignity of the human person or somehow diminish it. Yet the Fathers were adamant in their valuing of the human person, especially inspired by two particular articles of faith: […]

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