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Fr Thomas Crean O.P.

Fr Thomas Crean OP was born in 1973, in Harpenden, England.  He studied at St. John’s College, Oxford.  He entered the Dominican Order in 1995, and was ordained priest in 2001.  He received the licence in theology from the Institut Thomas d'Aquin in Toulouse and the doctorate in theology from the International Theological Institute in Trumau, Austria.

He has worked in parochial and hospital ministry and as a university chaplain.  He has taught at various institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom and abroad.  His books include A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins; The Mass and the Saints; Integralism: a Manual of Political Philosophy (co-written with Alan Fimister); and St Luke's Gospel: a commentary for believers.  His book Florence became a New Sion: a defence of the 'Filioque' and the Council of Florence is due to be published in Autumn 2022 by Emmaus Academic.

He is currently resident at Holy Cross Priory, Leicester.  He is a Fellow of the Dialogos Institute.

Academic Articles

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St. Luke's Gospel (aroucapress.com)

Integralism: A Manual of Political Philosophy Paperback – 30 Mar. 2020
by Thomas Crean (author) & Alan Fimister (author) (Author)



De Oratione (aroucapress.com)

Fr Thomas has recently translated this book



Preaching by Fr Thomas


The Two Cities

Religious Liberty

Go to Joseph

Review No Place for God

A Meditation on Modernism

A Saint in Heaven

Synod of Bishops in Rome, 5-26 October 2008
Rediscovering the Word of God

Of Law and Liberty

Praying With Non-Catholics — Is it Possible?

Thomas Merton and Liturgical Renewal: Forty Years on

Ancients and Moderns on the Patience of Job

The Mass as an actual sacrifice in Catholic Tradition.

Reply to New Atheists

Rekindling the Embers

Meeting God in Friend and Stranger


Christ in the Blessed Sacrament – do we reverence Him enough?

Concerning Humanae Vitae

The Infallible Teaching of Humanae Vitae

Fatima and the Consecration of Russia

St Thomas Aquinas’s teaching on conscience, and two modern distortions

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An Integralist Reading of Apocalypse XI:1-10 | Dialogos Insititute Blog (dialogos-institute.org)



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A Catholic Replies to Professor Dawkins (U.K. title)

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Extract Thomas Crean OP FAITH Magazine July-Aug 2007

Extracts on Amazon.co.uk

Review by Tim Cannon of A Catholic replies to Professor Dawkins.

Review by Anne Gardiner in Christian Order

Review by Dr Joseph Shaw in Catholic Family News

Review by Simon Heans in the Anglican publication New Directions

Review by Thomas Howard in St. Austin's Review

Review in by James Kelly - The Catholic Times

Review in The Sower, October 2007
This work takes the arguments in The God Delusion point by point and offers a reply. It is good to read the work side by side with that of Dawkin's. Most telling is his philosophical challenge to Dawkins.

God is No Delusion (U.S.A. title)

Book Information (U.S.A. title) Ignatius Press

Interview An interview with Fr. Thomas Crean, O.P., February 14, 2008

Extracts on Amazon.com

Review by Tim Williams

Review of God is no Delusion - Turris Fortis

The Mass and the Saints

Book InformationThe Mass and the Saints - Ignatius Press, U.S.A.

Book InformationThe Mass and the Saints - Family Publications, U.K

Extracts on Amazon.co.uk

Review by James Kelly - The Catholic Times

Review by The New Liturgical Movement

Review of The Mass and the Saints

Letters to a Non-Believer

Book Information


In defense of integralism - The Spectator World

Version: 2nd May 2022

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