After 154 years, Dominicans leaving Most Holy Rosary Parish in Antioch

Last Dominican-run parish in Oakland diocese; Dominicans withdrew from St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Berkeley in 2017, and from ministries at the University of California's San Diego and Riverside campuses

The Oakland-based Western Dominican Province announced Dec. 4 it had made the "painful decision" to withdraw from Most Holy Rosary Church, which serves a thriving parish, including an elementary school of 3,000 families. Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, has pledged his support "to make this as smooth a transition as possible." The Dominican province said in the letter it … [Read more...]

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San Domenico School ‘will no longer be Catholic,’ sisters announce

San Anselmo school, where removal of Catholic statuary on campus sparked international media attention earlier this year, drops affiliation with Church, will no longer be recognized as Catholic by San Francisco archdiocese

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Dominican friars to leave Berkeley parish

They will also leave their ministry at Newman Centers at UC Riverside and UCSD

On the Gaudete Sunday, the third Sunday of Advent, the news was anything but joyful at St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Berkeley. The Dominican priests who have served the parish since its founding in 1923 are leaving, the pastor told the congregation. The Berkeley parish, with 500 families and a vibrant elementary school, is one of three places in California from which the … [Read more...]

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Prominent Dominican claims Thomas Aquinas said homosexuality is ‘natural’

Signs of our times...

The following comes from a November 12 LifeSiteNews article by Jeanne Smits: A Dominican friar, Father Adriano Oliva, has celebrated the 800th anniversary of his religious order with a book about “the Church, the divorced and remarried, and homosexual couples.” Amours (“Loves”) is a study of St Thomas Aquinas’ definition of love and aims to show that the “Angelic Doctor” … [Read more...]

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Dominicans celebrate 800 years of preaching, ministry

The following comes from a November 3 Catholic San Francisco article by Valerie Schmalz: From November 7, 2015, to January 21, 2017, Dominicans worldwide celebrate the 800th jubilee of the approval of the Order of Preachers by Pope Honorius III in 1216. On October 31 in San Francisco, where the Dominicans have been a significant presence since the Gold Rush, the order … [Read more...]

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Churches worth driving to

Name of Church Holy Rosary Church Address 375 NE Clackamas St., Portland OR 97232 Phone number (503) 235-3163 Website www.holyrosarypdx.org Mass Schedule Saturday vigil at 5:30 p.m.  Sundays, 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.  Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. and noon (with exposition and adoration).  Saturday, 8 a.m. & 9 a.m.  Holy Days, 5:30 p.m. vigil, 7 … [Read more...]

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