Compelling Talks on Dominican Origins
Dominican Family Meets to Catch the Fire
of Dominic's Vision
PROUILHE, France May 29, 2006-- Master General, Carlos Azpiroz called
a meeting of members of the Dominican Family that has led to a message
to the world-wide Family. Two important talks:
The Light of the Church and The
Coming of the Preachers are included in this report. A
first hand reflection on the meeting is an added bonus. READ
Houston Dominican Named Peacemaker of the Year
HOUSTON, TX May 29, 2006-- Houston Dominican Jane
Abell, OP was named “Peacemaker of the Year” by Pax
Christi-Texas during the organization’s annual retreat in
Houston, May 20. An advocate for peace and justice for many years,
Jane participated with other Dominicans in a month-long fast for
peace in Iraq in September, 2002. READ
An Inconvenient Truth
29, 2006 --A new and provocative film opened over the weekend.
An Inconvenient Truth, offers
a passionate and inspirational look at the crusade to halt global
warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and
misconceptions that surround it.
Watch the film trailer.
United Nations Calls on US to Close
May 29, 2006--Inspite of the fact that the United States ratified
the UN Convention against Torture and
is therefore obligated to take effective [measures] to prevent
acts of torture in any territory under its jurisdiction, the
United States continues to hold prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
without due process of law. The UN has called on the Bush Administration
to close the prison.READ
Kentucky Dominicans present Catherine
of Siena Award
KY - May 29, 2006 -- The Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine, Kentucky,
presented the 2006 Catharine of Siena Award to Janice S.
Vanderhaar of Memphis, TN. READ
Martin Province Completes Election
SAN ANTONIO, TX, May 31, 2006 -- St.
Martin Province concluded their Chapter and completed election of
leadership. Two councilors were added to the leadership of the province:
Dick Patrick, OP, 1st Councillor and Jorge Presmanes, OP, 2nd Councillor.
Earlier, Friar Marty Gleeson, OP was elected Prior Provincial. The
following friars were elected to the Diffinitorium: fr. Mark Wedig,
OP, first diffinitor, fr. Wilmo Candanedo, OP, second diffinitor.
fr. Michael O’Rourke, OP, third diffinitor. fr. Chris Eggleton,
OP, fourth diffinitor. Friar Emiliano
Zapata has agreed to accept an appointment to Socius of the Provincial.
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