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posted on January 24, 2007

OPCOMNET Meeting Reveals Tip of the Iceberg

Dominicans in New Orleans Still Immersed in Katrina Recovery - City Continues to Suffer

KatrinaNEW ORLEANS – January 22, 2007--New Orleans is a city of contrasts. One day you may shop for Mardi Gras necklaces and masks in the touristy, centuries-old French Quarter, and the next day you visit the areas of the city where – 17 months after the storm – the devastation that followed Hurricane Katrina is still evident and the people are still fighting to recover. READ MORE

US Bishops Address Latest Escalation in Troop Levels in Iraq

Bishop Skylstad
WASHINGTON - In a statement January 12, from Jerusalem, Bishop William S. Skylstad, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said new proposals for how to move forward in Iraq must be judged by a key moral question, namely, “how can the U.S. bring about a responsible transition in Iraq.” “Each course of action, including current policies, ought to be evaluated in light of our nation’s moral responsibility to help Iraqis to live with security and dignity in the aftermath of U.S. military action,” Bishop Skylstad said. READ MORE

Dominicans of Great Bend Adopt Corporate Stance on Nuclear Disarmament

GREAT BEND KS January 22 2007-– Over ninety percent of the Dominican Sisters of Great Bend gathered in late December for pre-chapter discussions in preparation for an Extraordinary Chapter in April of 2007.
During the meeting, the congregation adopted a corporate stance on nuclear disarmament, an action based on a statment proposed by the Federation of Dominican Sisters USA.

Great Bend Dominicans join a growing number of congregations who are raising the issue of arms proliferation and the growing international nuclear threat. READ MORE

Emmerich Vogt
Holy Name Province Elects New Provincial

OAKLAND, CA - January 22, 2007-- The friars of Holy Name province have recently elected Emmerich Vogt, OP prior provincial. Definitors includes: Paul Scanlon, OP, Jude Eli, OP, Reginald Martin, OP, Michael Dodds, OP Anthony Rosevear, OP, Joseph Sergott, OP. Congratulations to all. READ MORE

Noted Dominican Educator Dies after 75 years of Service

MISSION SAN JOSE, CA. January 22, 2007--Dominican Sister Mary Dominic Engelhard leaves a profound spiritual and educational legacy to those fortunate to have known her. After 75 years in religious life, at the age of 93, Sister died peacefully on January 8, 2007, at the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose Care Center. READ MORE

Houston Dominicans Mourn Former Prioress

Antoinette BoykinHOUSTON, TX January 22, 2007-- Sr. Antoinette Boykin, OP, former prioress of the Houston Dominicans, died on January 7 at the age of 93. Just last August she celebrated her 75th Jubilee of entrance into religious life.

Faith and Film

Dream GirlsDreamgirls and Charlotte's Web

Golden Globe Winner Jennifer Hudson is the best part of DreamGirls according to film critic, Tom Condon, OP. Read his review along with his comments on the new release of the family favorite: Charlotte's Web.

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Sisters in Selma
Sisters of Selma to air on PBS during February's Black History Month. MORE
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Dominicans prepare to march on Washington January 27. Share this Prayer for Peace.

Starting January 15th read the latest UN Briefings from our DLC/NGO representative in New York, Eleen Gannon, OP. They appear on the DLC website. READ MORE


Planners for the Dominican Federation/Voices of Hope conference are calling for entries from Dominicans for a design for their conference logo. MORE

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