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Dawn Eden Goldstein (MA ‘10, STB ‘13, STL ‘14) has written an op-ed in the UK Catholic Herald, sharing her view that in the wake of the allegations against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, members of the USCCB owe it to the faithful to do collegial penance.

Several non-Dominican alumni have been ordained to the priesthood this summer. Kingsley Ogbuji, SSJ (MA, MDiv ’18), was ordained by Bishop John Ricard, SSJ, on May 19th. Gabriel Cillo, MIC (MDiv/STB ’17) was ordained by Bishop Martin Holley on June 9, the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Joseph Lappe MIC (MDiv ’18) was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Walter Nickless on July 28, in his hometown of Willey, Iowa (population 100).

Rev. Carl Nicola Gismondi, F.S.S.P. (STL ’08), has been named Pastor of St. Mary Quasi-Parish in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Bishop Michael William Fisher will celebrate Mass for the formal installation of Revered Hyacinth Marie Cordell, O.P. (MDiv, STB ’09), as Pastor of St. Dominic Church in Washington at 10:30am on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Mass will be followed by a celebration of the 99th anniversary of the dedication of St. Dominic Church.

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC (STL 2008), will be the featured speaker at a Mercy & Mary Retreat on August 24 and 25 at Holy Trinity Parish in Gainesville, Virginia. Schedule and registration information is available online.

Fr. Pius Pietrzyk O.P. (MDiv, STB ’06; STL ’09), is Chairman of the Department of Pastoral Studies and Assistant Professor of Canon Law at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University. He was interviewed by the Catholic Herald, Magazine of the Diocese of Sacramento, regarding natural disasters – whether God sends them, whether God is indifferent to suffering, and how good can come out of tragic events.

Saint Benedict Press has released Credo, a groundbreaking RCIA video program that carefully teaches catechumens the key tenets of the Faith. The accompanying guide book walks candidates through the course, introduces them to the treasures of the Catholic faith, and is a valuable reference during their formation and beyond. Faculty and alumni authors and contributors include Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., Fr. Raymund Snyder, O.P., Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P., Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., and Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P.

Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P., will join the faculty of Providence College as an Assistant Professor of Physics.

Fr. Louis Bertrand Lemoine, O.P., and Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P., were interviewed about their podcast, “Kentucky Thomism,” for the Archdiocese of Louisville’s weekly newspaper, The Record.

Catholic Answers Press has announced a partnership with Dr. Dawn Eden Goldstein (MA ‘10, STB ‘13, STL ‘14) to publish her conversion memoir; her new book is due in print this time next year. Dr. Goldstein was also recently quoted in a Washington Post news analysis on “the changing shape of sex scandals.” She recently interview the members of the band They Might Be Giants for Angelus, the weekly magazine of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

In Catholic World Report, alumnus Fr. Peter Stravinskas (STL ’88) reviewed The Grace to be Priest, written by his former teacher here, Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P. (STB ’70; STL ’72).

Following the resignation, for health reasons, of Archbishop Stefan Soroka of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia, Most Rev. Andriy Rabiy (MDiv ’02), Auxiliary Bishop of the Archeparchy, was named its apostolic administrator.

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