Posts Tagged ‘Dominicans’

Catholic morality: theology lessons from chocolate

Monday, March 28th, 2022
theology lessons from chocolate

Those who set the Church’s moral behaviours have only ever had partial control over them – and chocolate perhaps helps explain why. Chocolate’s acceptance in the Catholic diet was clearly less the result of what theologians or canon lawyers did or said than of the decisions of ordinary clergy and laity who drank it regardless, Read more

Queenstown loses its last Dominican sister

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Queenstown’s only Dominican sister is leaving, 133 years after members of the religious order first arrived in the town. Sr Mary Anna Beard, OP, leaves for new pastures on Saturday, reported the Otago Daily Times. “There is a sadness in our presence not being here, but the people will carry this charism on,” Sr Mary Read more

St Martin de Porres’ face reconstructed in 3D

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Specialists have reconstructed the face of Peruvian St Martin de Porres, who was known as the “saint of the broom”. The reconstruction by a team of specialists used research based on the saint’s skull. The result was unveiled on November 3 in Lima, Peru. The reconstruction revealed that the Dominican brother would have had trouble Read more

Pope appoints Timothy Radcliffe to pontifical council

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Pope Francis has named a former head of the Dominicans, Fr Timothy Radcliffe, to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Master of the Dominicans between 1992 and 2001, Fr Radcliffe will serve as a consultor on the pontifical council. The council is the Vatican body devoted to social justice and human rights. Fr Radcliffe Read more