|Three US Dominicans
Internet Commission Formed to Connect
International Dominican Order
SANTA SABINA – January 8, 2007-- A new International
Commission has been formed to coordinate and promote Dominican
uses of information technology in the service of our mission.
to Scott Steinkerchner, OP,(St. Albert) Promoter of the Internet,
“We will look at how technology can improve our communication
among ourselves as well as how it might be employed more effectively
in our apostolates.” He added, We will identify projects
that will benefit Dominicans globally and try to find a way to
US Dominicans are members, including Scott Steinkerchner, OP (St.
Albert) Michael O'Rourke, OP (St. Martin) and Dominican Life | USA
editor, Anne Lythgoe, OP (DLC/Elkins Park).
Other members of the Commission include: Jorge Chaves (Costa Rica)
Jean Druel (Egypt) Enrique Sariego (Costa Rica) Katarina Pajchel
(Norway) Jan Frederik Solem (Norway) Martin Bacdenhorst (South Africa)
Clara Garcia (Spain) Benjamin Earl (UK) Yves Beriault (Canada) and
Chrys McVey, OP (Pakistan) socius for Apostolic Life.
The group will use an online discussion forum to explore ideas and
develop projects. A new website just for that purpose has been launched
and will serve the other commissions of the Order as well. Some
of the current internet topics include: connecting the developing
world, an online catalogus (database of friars) a webmasters
seminar, digital library and use of Open Source technology, among
others. Scott is also developing a new daily audio preaching site
for the Order.
In November, Scott
Steinkerchner, OP (St. Albert) was appointed General
Promoter of the Intenet for the Dominican Order. Scott is on
staff of Aquinas Institute, St. Louis, MO. He holds a Ph.D. in
Systematic Theology from Boston College, a M.A. Theology / M.Div.,
Institute. He has developed websites for a number of Dominican
projects including Dominicans
for Justice and Peace at the United Nations Office
for Human Rights in Geneva working with the Franciscans
International. Other sites include Don
Goergen's web blog.
Other international Dominican bodies include: Dominican Sisters
International (DSI); International Commission of the Nuns; Dominican
Volunteers International ( DVI); International Dominican Youth
Movement (IDYM); International Promoters of Justice, Peace and
Care of of Creation and the International Council of Lay Dominican
DomLife.org Editor Named to Internet Commission
Anne Lythgoe, OP, (DLC/Elkins Park) editor
and DLC Communications Coordinator, was named to the Internet Commis-sion
for the Order.
Anne holds a MA in Communications from Syracuse University and
has been actively engaged in the field of communications for over
and has been associated with the DLC since 1993. Anne served
for eight years and as DLC President 1999-2000. She also developed
and edits the DLC website. Anne serves
as a consultant to her congregation for communications projects.