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Bishop Georg Bätzing, president of the German Episcopal Conference and one of the two presidents of the German Synodal Path.

Dominican theologian to German Bishop Bätzing: Support for gay agenda is ‘modernist heresy’

Nov 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Nelson Medina Medina, a native of Colombia, is an influencer in the Spanish-speaking world with a presence on Twitter,... Read more

Father Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

Leading theologian sees a ‘rise in interest in Aquinas’ among young Catholics

Sep 22, 2022

By Courtney Mares

A new generation of young people are deeply invested in the study of St. Thomas Aquinas, according to Father Thomas... Read more

The Hillbilly Thomists perform on Aug. 1, 2022, at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. The bluegrass band, made up of Dominican friars, was the opening act of a concert hosted by the Knights of Columbus in conjunction with the fraternal order's annual convention.

Nashville Dominican Sisters support Hillbilly Thomists on country music’s most famous stage

Aug 4, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The band, made up of Dominican friars, played the Grand Ole Opry on Aug. 1. Read more

Bishop Aloisiô Nguyên Hùng Vi of Kon Tum says a funerary Mass for Fr. Giuse Trần Ngọc Thanh, O.P., at Plei Đôn chapel in Kon Rơbang parish, Vietnam, Jan. 30, 2022.

Dominican priest killed in Vietnam

Jan 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

Father Giuse (Joseph) Trần Ngọc Thanh, O.P., was killed in a knife attack on Saturday. Read more

A press conference launching a report by a commision of experts on the activities of Polish Dominican priest Paweł M., Sept. 15, 2021.

Polish Catholic leader expresses ‘deep pain and sadness’ as report on charismatic priest faults Dominicans

Sep 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

Poland’s Dominican province apologized ‘for the wrong that has been done.’ Read more

Pope Francis participates in an interreligious meeting at the site of Ur, outside Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 6, 2021.

What a Dominican priest from the Midwest has learned about Catholic-Muslim dialogue since 9/11

Sep 14, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Real-life relationships and a “holy curiosity” must be the basis for Catholic-Muslim dialogue, says a Dominican priest whose college discussions... Read more

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

Fr. Thomas Joseph White named first American rector of Angelicum in Rome

Jun 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The theologian has taught at the pontifical university attended by St. John Paul II since 2018. Read more

St. Dominic Guzman

Pope Francis prays that the Dominicans' jubilee year will ‘usher in a new springtime of the Gospel’

May 24, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Pope Francis praised the Dominican charisms of preaching and missionary discipleship in a letter marking the 800th anniversary of the... Read more

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

Jul 15, 2019

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

Jun 26, 2019

By Mary Farrow

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

Apr 8, 2019

By JD Flynn

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

Aug 8, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jun 10, 2018

By Courtney Mares

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

Feb 11, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

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

Aug 9, 2017

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

Aug 9, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jul 10, 2017

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

Jan 21, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jan 17, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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