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De Gruyter has published Wisdom, Cosmos, and Cultus in the Book of Sirach, by Fr. Jordan Schmidt, O.P., Instructor in Sacred Scripture and Director of Pastoral Field Education. The book is Volume 42 in De Gruyter’s Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies.

Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., Vice President and Academic Dean, is joined by Brian Patrick and Dr. Matthew Bunson for The Church Alive, a new weekly EWTN radio show which reviews the liturgical calendar and analyzes happenings with the Church and the world. The program airs every Saturday at 7am and 1pm Eastern time; the premiere episode is available on SoundCloud.

Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., Assistant Professor of Moral Theology and Prior of the Dominican House of Studies, spoke at the Lenten Reflection Series of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. His topic was “The Purpose of Penance,” and his talk is available online.

Fr. James Brent, O.P., Assistant Professor of Philosophy, was homilist at the annual Mass of St. Thomas Aquinas, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The Mass was broadcast on EWTN, and video of Fr. Brent’s homily is available online.

In the Catholic Culture Podcast, theology professor Fr. Basil Cole, O.P., discussed a class which he taught on the arts, contemplation, and virtue in the Fall semester of 2018.

Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., spoke on “Purifying the Clergy After the Scandals of 2018,” for the Napa Institute’s Conference on Authentic Catholic Reform. The talk is available on SoundCloud.

Fr. Stephen Ryan, O.P., Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture, has published an article, “The Deuterocanonical Books in Contemporary Catholic Liturgy,” in Interpretation 72 (2018) 418-29.

Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., was asked by Catholic News Agency to comment on the burning of a rainbow banner by a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Fr. John Corbett, O.P., Assistant Professor of Moral Theology, has had an article published in the Pontifical College Josephinum Journal of Theology, titled “The Universal Call to Holiness and Eschatological Contrast: The Relationship Between Infused and Acquired Moral Virtues.”

Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., has commented on Amoris Laetitia in a story for the Catholic News Agency.

Dr. Brian Carl, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, is among the signatories of “An Open Letter From Young Catholics,” published in First Things.

Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., was on EWTN News Nightly, and EWTN Pro-Life Weekly, discussing Pope Francis’ revision of the Catechism regarding capital punishment. He also was quoted in an article on the same subject for the Catholic News Agency.

Theology professor Fr. Basil Cole, O.P, was interviewed by Thomas V. Mirus for the Catholic Culture Podcast, on the subject of Music and Morals, the subject of Fr. Cole’s dissertation and his 1993 book.

Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P., commented on Catholic doctrine and the nature of sexual orientation in a story for the Catholic News Agency. “God loves all people. This is his defining characteristic: God is love,” said Fr. Petri, “But he does not love sin, indeed he cannot love sin because sin is not only opposed to God but also opposed to the true good and happiness to which he calls every human person.”

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