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Catholic & Dominican: Resources

Catholic Schools Week: Jan. 25 - 30, 2015
Catholic Schools Week


On behalf of Aquinas College, President Olivarez extends congratulations and gratitude to the clergy, parishes, parents, administrators and school staff who make Catholic school education a reality in the Diocese of Grand Rapids. >Read More (pdf)

Pope Francis Supports International Climate Change Agreement


On January 12, 2015, Pope Francis offered support for an international climate change agreement. In his Address to the Members of the Diplomatic Corps Accredited to the Holy See, Pope Francis remarked that 2015 "will see the continuation of two significant processes: the drawing up of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, with the adoption of Sustainable Development Goals, and the drafting of a new Climate Change Agreement. The latter is urgently needed." >Read More



Thanksgiving Prayer


This Thanksgiving let those of us who have much and those who have little gather at the welcoming table of the Lord. At this blessed feast, may rich and poor alike remember that we are called to serve one another and to walk together in God's gracious world. With thankful hearts we praise our God who like a loving parent denies us no good thing.

- From Songs of Our Hearts, Meditations of Our Souls: Prayers for Black Catholics, edited by Cecilia A. Moor, Ph.D., C.

Vanessa White, D.Min., and Paul M. Marshall, S.M.



Pope Francis Prayer for Peace


Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!


We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms. How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced; how much blood has been shed; how many lives have been shattered; how many hopes have been buried… But our efforts have been in vain. >Read More


Video: Baccalaureate Mass 2014


>Saints John XXIII and John Paul II, Pray for us!


Lenten Resources
Lenten Resources

>2014 Lenten Message of Pope Francis


Diocese of Grand Rapids: Lenten Resources



Remembering Our Military Men and Women
Remembering Our Military Men and Women


Diocese of Grand Rapids: Remembering our Military Men and Women


>Aquinas Honored as a Military Friendly School


Pacem in Terris; Encyclical on Peace

Chaplain Profile: Fr. Stan Drongowski
Fr. Stan Drongowski Aquinas College has long been grounded and guided by Catholicism in the Dominican tradition. This spirit of "Dominicanism" suffuses our identity, and is reflected by the school's close relationship with the Dominican order. This year, Aquinas College welcomes Fr. Stan Drongowski, O.P. as the new chaplain and pastor to our campus community.

Ordained in 1979, Fr. Drongowski found his vocation to priestly ministry during his undergraduate studies at Kent State University. >Read More

12th Bishop of Grand Rapids
Bishop Walkowiak


Bishop-elect David J. Walkowiak named 12th bishop of Grand Rapids