Homilies

Homilies

Preaching is at the heart of what it means to be a Dominican. Click this site to hear our latest homilies.

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Podcasts

Podcasts

We currently produce a variety of podcasts to help with spiritual growth. In addition to our homilies, we offer Commentary, The Catholic Schoolhouse and Going Behind the Word. You can subscribe here or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Ask for Prayer

Ask for Prayer

Twice a day, every day prayers and petitions are offered for those who ask.

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  • Black History Month

    February 4, 2020 by

    What many Catholics may not realize, is that Black Catholics in the United States have tremendous accomplishments too. Over the course of Black History Month, The DePorres Pages will highlight the accomplishments of Black Catholics, with short Catholic Schoolhouse podcasts.

  • Prayers for February 16, 2020

    February 16, 2020 by

    I came to the Catholic church too late to join the current RCIA class that will be confirmed this year. In your charity, please pray for me as I wait for my opportunity to be catechised.

  • Lent is coming: Get Ready! A novena!

    February 15, 2020 by

    On Monday, February 17, 2020, we will begin the Preparing for Lent Novena, nine days of prayer ending Tuesday, February 25, 2020, just in time for the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday February 26. Join us! You can pray the novena by reading it on our website, or listening to it in audio, either on our website or be subscribing wherever you get your podcasts.

  • Whose Wisdom? God’s or the world’s?

    February 15, 2020 by

    Going Behind the Word: In order to get a better sense of what Saint Paul is getting at in the second reading from this Sunday’s Mass, it is helpful to look at what he says before what we hear today. He goes to great lengths to contrast what it means to trust in human wisdom, the wisdom of this age, and the wisdom he preaches, which pierces God. Human wisdom causes us to love ourselves, but God’s wisdom invites us into the very depths of God’s being in love. Human wisdom may satisfy today, but God’s wisdom saves forever.

  • Prayers for February 15, 2020

    February 15, 2020 by

    Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. John Burke, OP, who died this week at the ripe young age of 91. For decades, Fr. Burke taught preaching at the House of Studies, forming a generation or two of friars to love and communicate the Word of God. Requiescat in pace. Please storm… Read more

  • Saint Benedict the Moor: Unlikely Leader in Faith

    February 14, 2020 by

    While he was born free, he could not read or write. He was poor, a peasant who became a shepherd. At the beginning of his life he did not seem he was destined for any memorable accomplishments. But, as is often the case, God had other plans. A man of charity, of keen spiritual insight, and a natural leader, he became a saint.

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