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About Fr. Michael Dominic O'Connor, OP

Fr. Michael Dominic O'Connor, O.P., is originally from Peru, IL. After studying music and working as a church musician, he entered the Dominican Order in the Province of St. Joseph in August 2006. He professed solemn vows as a Dominican in August 2010, and was ordained to the priesthood in May 2012. He is presently completing a licentiate degree in Sacred Theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. He is especially interested in the Dominican Order's charism of preaching for the salvation of souls.

Preaching to the Whole Person: Classical Wisdom for the New Evangelization

St Augusting preaching before Bishop Valerius of Hippo collage

St. Augustine, the Church’s foremost teacher in the classical art of Christian preaching, master rhetorician, and former teacher of oratory, was convinced that the pagan rhetorical tradition, so important to the ancient cultures of Greece … [Read more...]

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