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posted on August 17, 2006
Master General Calls on International Dominican Family to Pray Together on September 21st

SANTA SABINA, August 16, 2006---At the request of the International Commission for Justice and Peace, bro. Carlos Azpiroz Costa, OP, Master General of the Dominican Order, has invited all Dominican friars, sisters, nuns, laity, associates and friends to join together in private and public prayer for peace on September 21st. Why then? READ MORE

New Messages from Iraqi Dominicans Express Deep

BAGHDAD, Iraq, August 16, 2006-- Recently, DomLife has received several messages from our family in Iraq that express a deep distress and concern for the future. News reports are increasingly noticing the civilian casualities and violence in Baghdad. Your continued prayer and vigil for their safety is an important link that helps to maintain their hope. READ MORE

Oxford Dominicans Elect Leadership

OXFORD, MI, August 17, 2006--The Dominican Sisters of Oxford Michigan are happy to announce the election of Gene Poore, OP as their prioress along with Frances Mary Kernasovich, OP, Vicaress and Connie Schoen, OP, Councilor. We congratulate these sisters and ask God and our Father Dominic to bless their ministry. The new leadership team will begin September 1, 2006.

Sisters offer job training through inner-city pizzeria

CINCINNATI, OH, August 17, 2006-- Two sisters have been using a neighborhood pizza restaurant to provide job training and life skills to hundreds of inner citiy residents. They have been at it for 16 years and recently moved to a new spot. Will the sauce still be the same great flavor? READ MORE

Dominican Sister to lead RENEW International, Catholic organization

Plainfield, NJ – August 16, 2006--RENEW International, a Catholic not-for-profit organization based in Plainfield, NJ, has selected Sr. Theresa Rickard, OP, to serve as its Director. RENEW International has a 26-year record in revitalizing parish life through out the world through its faith-based initiatives focused on faith formation and spiritual renewal.

Independent Films Offer Late Summer Alternatives

Our film critic, Tom Condon, OP (St. Martin) is spending the summer in southern California studying film and has happened upon several little gems. Here are some unusual films that are worth looking around for in your area. Hope you enjoy them. READ MORE

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Ed Ruane, OP (St. Albert) was recently appointed Socius for North America.

Benedict Ashley OP (St. Albert) has published a new book The Way Toward Wisdom, An Interdiscplinary and Intercultural Introduction to Metaphysics. (Notre Dame Press)
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