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The Tulane Catholic Center in New Orleans

The Tulane Catholic Center, a ministry bringing the depth, vibrancy and richness of the Catholic faith to all students, faculty and staff of Tulane University.     The Catholic Center began at Tulane University in the 1930s as a Newman Club for Catholic students on campus.  Over the years it has developed into a vibrant center for Catholic life on campus served by the friars of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans).  The friars came to Tulane in 1966 with the arrival of Fr. Val McInnes, OP.  The […]

Br. Thomas More Professes Solemn Vows

I…promise obedience…until death. With these words Br. Thomas More Barba, O.P. made his solemn profession and committed himself to the brotherhood and the mission of the Order of Friars Preachers for life. Fr. Thomas M. Condon, O.P. accepted Br. Thomas More’s vows on behalf of the Master of the Order.  In doing so he committed the Order to helping Br. Thomas More grow in holiness and providing for his needs.   Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houston, Texas, was packed full of brothers along with Br. Thomas More’s family and friends who had traveled […]

A Joyful Dominican Pentecost!

St. Dominic's Tomb

This Sunday, May 24, 2015 we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost.  Also, we as Dominicans celebrate the Translation of our Holy Father Dominic.  These two events have some common elements that invite us to recognize and celebrate a joyful Dominican Pentecost.   The event of Pentecost happened after the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.  In a similar way, the translation of the body of our Father Dominic happened after his death.  St. Dominic died on August 6, 1221 and was buried in the church of […]

Iraqi Dominican Sr. Diana Momeka, OP’s Testimony

On May 13, 2015 Iraqi Dominican Sister Diana Momeka, O.P. (Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, Mosul, Iraq) testified in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee regarding the ISIS attacks on religious minorities.   Thank you Chairman Royce and distinguished Members of the Committee, for inviting me today to share my views on Ancient Communities Under Attack: ISIS’s War on Religious Minorities. I am Sister Diana Momeka of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena, Mosul, Iraq. I’d like to request that my complete testimony be entered in to the […]

Congratulations to our Graduating Friars

Br. Francis Orozco, O.P. and Fr. Tom Condon, O.P.

Congratulations to Br. Francis Orozco, O.P. who graduated from Aquinas Institute of Theology this past Friday.  Br. Francis earned a Master of Arts in Theology and a Master of Divinity degree, completing his initial formation studies and the requirements for ordination to the priesthood of Jesus Christ.  Br. Francis, along with Br. Mariano Veliz, O.P. will be ordained to the priesthood on June 20, 2015 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Memphis, Tennessee.   Br. Francis graduated from Aquinas Institute along with friars from the Province of St. […]