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posted on October 16, 2006

Iraq Coordinating Committee Urges Voters to Call for a Change of Course in Iraq

RIVER FOREST, IL [10/10/06]-- As the mid-term congressional elections get closer, the Iraq Coordinating Committee (ICC) is urging citizens to speak out and ask questions of political candidates about the war in Iraq. READ MORE

"Lost Boys of Sudan" Find a Voice with Dominican Sister

ANN ARBOR, MI - October 5, 2006 -- Sr. Luise Radlmeier, OP, a Dominican Missionary in Kenya, was awarded the Wallenberg Medal at the University of Michigan October 5th. By coincidence, the Iraq Coordinating Committee was meeting in nearby Adrian and came to hear Sr. Luise's lecture. READ MORE

Meet the 2006-2007 Class of Dominican Novices

ST. LOUIS, MO --A diverse and vibrant group of women make up the current class of novices at the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate. Thier webpage includes the latest newsletter. Learn more about this program that brings together Dominican women from a variety of congregations and experiences. READ MORE

A Special “Call to Mission” Asks Adrian Dominicans
to Consider Volunteering in New Orleans

ADRIAN, MI - October 16, 2006 -- Dominican sisters from Adrian are responding to a call to mission in New Orleans. Donna Markham, OP prioress, invited members to consider service to survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Prioress of the Eucharistic Missionaries, Dorothy Trosclair, was on hand to describe the realities there. READ MORE

Dominicans Directors Consider HIPAA regulations,
Transition Concerns

SPRINGFIELD, IL - October 16, 2006--Representatives of 13 Dominican congregations discussed the impact of laws regulating health information privacy procedures in community nursing facilities during the 8th annual Visioning Dominican Retirement conference, held at Sacred Heart Convent, the motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Ill., Sept. 16-18, 2006. READ MORE

New Degree Format Makes Ministry Careers Possible—Regardless of Address

ST. LOUIS ---You can keep the house. That’s the message from Aquinas Institute of Theology, which is offering a degree for people who feel called to serve God in new ways but can’t turn their lives upside down to study. Based on a successful program in Oklahoma, AI is again offering innovative ways for Dominicans and future Dominicans to carry out the preaching mission. READ MORE

Ground Breaking for Racine Eco-Justice Center Addition

RACINE, WI- October 16, 2006--A little rain could not dampen the enthusiasm at the Racine Dominican Eco-Justice Center on Saturday, September 23. A special ground-breaking ceremony marked the start of an addition to the 1912 Dutch Colonial house. READ MORE

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Tom Condon's review of Martin Scorcese's latest film. READ MORE


IDI, the bulletin of the Domincan Order has a new website. MORE

St. Albert's former provincial, Ed Ruane, OP, takes up his role as Socius for the US. MORE

My Country, My Country, a powerful mosaic of daily life in Iraq, will be shown on PBS, October 25th. Check local listings.

The year-long celebration of Sinsinawa founder Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli will come to a close. READ MORE

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