Vox Clamantis: Human Dignity – Magisterium

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

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

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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Vox Clamantis: Human Dignity and Human Rights – Introduction

These days it is almost universally recognized that human beings have certain rights afforded to them by virtue of the fact that we are humans. I say almost – because although most nations of the world would agree to this claim, there is little agreement about the origin of said rights. Some nations, like the United […]

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Pentecost: Bringing us Closer to God
Veni, Sancte Spiritus!

All things must come to an end, including, it seems, Jesus’ ministry and presence with the Apostles: first His death, then His Resurrection, then His Ascension.  It seems Jesus is like every other person or event in our lives: it lasts a while but ultimately ends.  However, the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost […]

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Join us for Priest and Diaconate Ordinations

With Praise and Thanksgiving to Almighty God, the Province of St. Martin de Porres, Order of Friars Preachers, and the Barba and Paustian families joyfully announce and invite you to attend the ordination of Thomas More Barba, O.P. to the Order of the Priesthood and Carl Joseph Paustian, O.P. to the Order of the Diaconate […]

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Faith Affects the Way We Approach Everything

“Faith” is a word that is used in many different ways, both inside the Church and in our secular culture.  In Peter’s letter and John’s Gospel, faith is presented in a holistic perspective: faith is something that affects the way we see and approach everything and everyone that we meet. Fifth Sunday of Easter Year […]

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Campaign for Preaching Friars 2017

Dear Readers, It has been an exciting year for Preaching Friars. We have undergone an exciting expansion. We re-launched our web site with a new design and new editorial team. We also began working on several new multimedia projects which are currently in progress. When Saint Dominic founded the Order of Preachers, he exhorted the […]

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