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posted: May 15, 2006

Domlife.org Gets a Makeover

DomLife.org has a new look. We reorganized the pages, added some new features, like links to Dominican groups, a justice section, and gave it a snappy new logo. We hope you find it easy to navigate and more representative of the four branches of the Order. There is even a new reader's poll just for fun. Look around, you will find your favorite places, like First Impressions, Faith and Film, a newly organized preacher resource section and more. Your feedback is welcome. Can't find something? Let us know and we will be sure to help. More material will be updated over time. Make suggestions. Take a Tour!
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New Secretary General Appointed


SANTA SABINA [ 05/15/06]-- Bro. Carlos Azpiroz Costa OP, Master of the Order, has named Bro Christophe Holzer OP Secretary General of the Order. Bro. Christophe was born in Berne (Switzerland) on April 14, 1963. He belongs to the province of St Albert in Southern Germany and Austria.

Light in the Midst of Darkness:
Iraqi Dominicans Offer Healing and Hope


There is a light amidst the darkness of Iraq. The U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq has not brought hope to the ordinary Iraqi person. Iraqi Dominicans, ministering to both Christians and Muslims, are taking bold steps to bring light, healing and support to people who have suffered enormous loss. READ MORE


Educators Honor Order's Tradition of Teaching


ATLANTA, GA [05/15/08]-- The Secondary Schools Department of the NCEA (National Catholic Education Association) recognized the Dominican Order for 800 years of service to the Church. NCEA honored the continuing presence of Dominican sisters and friars in education in the United States at its annual convention. READ MORE

Kentucky Sister Initiates New Sustainability Ministry

BARDSTOWN, KY [05/15/06] When Sister Claire McGowan was completing ten years on the St. Catharine, Kentucky Dominican leadership team, she knew her next call to ministry. READ MORE


DaVinci Code Ruffles Feathers
But Does it Really Ruffle Faith?


Not since Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, has a film about Jesus stirred up such interest as The DaVinci Code. Opening in theaters nationally this week, the film has already created a stir among believers and non-believers alike. Even the US Bishops have put up a website to "decode the book" . Here are some interesting resources on the book and the response of some Catholic writers. READ MORE

Sister Peg Albert Named President of Siena Heights University, Adrian

ADRIAN, MI [05/15/06--During a press conference on April 12 in Adrian, Mary Margaret (Peg) Albert, OP, PhD, was named the 10th president of Siena Heights University (SHU). Sister Peg, who is currently the executive vice president at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, becomes the first Adrian Dominican Sister to be appointed president of the University since 1969. She succeeds Richard Artman, PhD, as president. READ MORE

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Dominican preachers plan to gather during Catholic Coalition of Preaching Meeting MORE


Aquinas Institute
graduates largest class in its history. MORE

800th Anniversary Celebrations
Begin to Take Shape MORE

Thoma Swanson Watercolors MORE.

Over one billion people are denied access to clean water. Here's a way to do something about it. MORE


As we continue to celebrate the Resurrection please include in your intercessory prayers the needs of our Iraqi brothers and sisters. MORE (Word)







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