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Bishop Robert Christian, O.P., who died July 11, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

San Francisco auxiliary bishop, seminary rector, dies age 70

Bishop Robert Christian, O.P., an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and rector of St. Patrick Seminary in... Read more

Sister Mary Jo Sobiek, OP, prepares to throw the first pitch at a Chicago White Sox game.

'Sister Strike' nominated for Best Viral Sports Moment

Maybe it’s the signature bump of the baseball off her bicep before pitching the perfect curve ball. Maybe it’s that... Read more

Sister Mary Jo Sobiek, OP, prepares to throw the first pitch at a Chicago White Sox game.

'Sister strike' gets her own baseball card

A religious sister can expect that if she is faithful to her vows, fervent in prayer, and zealous in following... Read more

St. Dominic by Fra Angelico. Public Domain.

Why the Feast of St. Dominic is not actually the Dominicans' biggest feast day

Wednesday marks the Feast Day of St. Dominic, the 13th century priest known for founding the Order of Preachers, commonly... Read more

Priests and scientists talk neuroscience, cosmology, and philosophy - with pie

A Thomistic philosopher, an evolutionary biologist, and a Harvard astronomy professor walk into a bar. Well, not a bar.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for Dominicans at the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

Dominicans worldwide pray for their deceased parents

Dominican friars around the world celebrated a unique tradition last week: they offered Masses for their deceased parents and for... Read more

Soldiers survey damaged inflicted by Islamic State forces on Al Tamera Syriac Catholic church in Bakhdida, Iraq. Photo courtesy of Fr. Roni Momika

After years of exile, Dominican sisters return to Iraq's Nineveh Plain

After three years in exile from Iraq's Nineveh Plain while it was occupied by the Islamic State, the Dominican Sisters... Read more

A Syriac manuscript from the Monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai.

This priest preserves Iraqi culture found in historic manuscripts

As Iraq and surrounding areas face the destruction of many of the region’s archaeological treasures, one priest and his fellow... Read more

Fr. Philip Mulryne, OP, is ordained a priest by Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia at a July 8 Mass in Dublin.

Ordained a priest, former Manchester United footballer's goal is Christ

Former Irish soccer pro Philip Mulryne was ordained a priest of the Order of Preachers, or Dominicans, on Saturday.  Read more

Dominicans at a Mass with Pope Francis at St. John Lateran in Rome on Jan. 21, 2017.

Pope to Dominicans: Your good works give glory to God

Saturday Pope Francis encouraged Dominicans to persevere in their good works of the last 800 years, which have been like... Read more

Dominican brother.

Dominicans celebrate 800 years with reflection, prayer

As the Order of Preachers, better known as the Dominicans, celebrate the 800th anniversary of their founding, they gather in... Read more

Watch the new Christmas music video released by the Dominican friars

If you're itching to welcome in the yuletide with Christmas carols, a new album released by the friars of the... Read more

Philip Mulryne.

Former Manchester United footballer to be a Dominican priest

You might have heard of Phil Mulryne, a Manchester United footballer who's shared the field with David Beckham and brought... Read more

A Syriac manuscript from the Monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai.

Iraqi priests work to save historic Christian writings from Islamic State

Effectively exiled from his friary in Mosul by the Islamic State last year, Fr. Najeeb Michaeel, O.P. is working to... Read more

Dominican friars and sisters sing carols in Washington D.C. Dec. 16, 2013.

Dominican carolers bring joy of Christmas to downtown DC

Passers-by stopped for a moment to pause and listen in the busy streets of Washington, D.C., as Dominican brothers, sisters... Read more