Dose of Dominican Preaching
New Preaching Website Offers Audio and PodCast Homilies
LOUIS, MO -- March 26, 2007--- A new and innovative preaching tool
offers a daily homily you can listen to on your computer. The site
called the Word (www.word.op.org) features
Dominican preachers from around the world, making it a truly global
Steinkerchner, OP (St. Albert) who initiated the project said, "There
are several features that will make the site stand out. Drawing from
the richness of our entire, global Dominican family, we can offer
a richness of perspectives that few other groups could hope to match,
and all of them from top-notch preachers." Scott is the Internet
Promoter for the Dominican Order.
site features daily reflections
by men and women, priests, religious and lay people, married and
single. "All of whom are theologically astute, dedicated to the
Church and its mission to preach the Good News, and acknowledged
by their peers as excellent preachers," said Scott.
Because the preaching on the site can be heard, the site can reach
into every household with a computer and internet access, especially
for people who might not have access to good preaching in other venues.
Think senior citizens, shut-ins, and the unchurched. Think young
people who do not attend Mass regularly.
The reflections include
a thematic "tag" that allows one to search the archive for a particular
The creators hope to use podcasting technology to attract users who
are technological at ease with iPods or similar MP3 music players.
The site allows you to download the day's reflection automatically
each morning and listen to it on your way to work or whenever convenient.
"For these reasons, we expect the
Word to become the premier
place for Catholics to hear daily preaching on the internet," Scott
At the present time the site is in English with plans
to replicate the site in other languages as well.