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posted on April 9, 2007

Happy Easter

Dominicans Devastated As Tsunami Hits Solomon Islands

SOLOMON ISLANDS April 8, 2007 -- On Monday, April 2, an earthquake measuring 8.1 hit the western Solomon Islands.  The resulting tsunami hit the far west of the Solomons.  Dominican friars and sisters have been devastated by the flooding and have lost most of their possessions. No injuries have been reported among the Dominicans, but 34 citizens are dead recovery efforts are slow and water is a critical factor in relief efforts. READ MORE

International Congress of Lay Dominican Fraternities

BUENAS AIRES, ARGENTINA – April 9, 2007-- Gathered at El Cenaculo Retreat Center, from March 17-24, were the leadership of 55 provinces and vicariates out of 71 worldwide. Many paid dearly to get there, either in money or in time and struggle. This was, however, more than just a gathering of the Lay Dominican leadership. It was a reflection of the great Family to which we are blessed to belong. READ MORE

New Promoter General for the Laity Begins Ministry

KammlerSANTA SABINA --Fr. David Kammler, OP of Germany is the new General Promoter for the Laity for the Order, appointed by master general fr. Carlos Azpiroz-Costa, OP. Fr. David began his service at the end of the International Congress of the Laity recently held in Buenas Aires, Argentina. For an interview with fr. David. READ MORE

Founder of Theology of Liberation
Gustavo Gutierrez Receives Medal for His Defense
of the Poor

GutierrezLIMA PERU – March 19, 2007 --His lasting preoccupation for those who are the poorest and  the weakest, as well as his persevering insistence  that the Church not only be vigilant for the spiritual side of human beings, but also that it advocate  a world with social justice, earned him a new distinction. Gustavo Gutiérrez received the Medal “Defender of the People.”

International Justice Promoters Lend Support
to Embattled Theologian Jon Sobrino, SJ

Jon SobrinoSANTA SABINA -- April 9, 2007-- In response to recent Vatican criticism of the writings of theologian Jon Sobrino, SJ, Prakash Lohale, OP (Pakistan) and Toni Harris, OP, (Sinsinawa) International Promoters of Justice and Peace for the Order have written in support of the liberation theologian and are encouraging others to do the same. READ MORE

New President of Aquinas Institute Named

PeddicordFr. Richard Peddicord, OP, has been named the seventh president of Aquinas Institute of Theology. He was chosen from a narrowed field of four Dominican priests by the governing body of priests and religious brothers in Chicago that sponsors Aquinas Institute. He succeeds Fr. Charles Bouchard, OP, president since 1989. READ MORE

READ the latest BRIEFING from Eileen Gannon, our NGO Representative in New York, which includes a note on the UN relief efforts for the Solomon Islands Tsunami. MORE


KANSAS CITY, MO -- On March 18, 2007, the St. Martin de Porres Inquirer’s Group of Kansas City, Missouri received three new members into candidacy. MORE

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Cluster Chapter
dates are:

March 31, 2007
April 9, 2007
April 10-13, 2007
April 11-15, 2007
Great Bend 
April 13-14, 2007
Eucharistic Missionaries 
April 24-26, 2007
St. Mary
April 28-29, 2007

Please keep everyone in your prayers.

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