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posted on May 21, 2007

Justice Promoters Urge Action to Address Escalating Persecution of Christians in Iraq

Action AlertSANTA SABINA -- May 21, 2007 -- The terrorism against Christians in Iraq has reached a new level of violence. Sources report an attack on the Syrian Catholic Church in Baghdad as well as threats to Christians to leave the country immediately. Dominicans in Baghdad and Mosul are under this real and imminent threat. The International Justice Promoters are urging Dominicans around the world to contact their local bishops, governments and Catholic conferences . You are urged to take part in this action helpful information is provided. READ MORE

Releasing the Fullness of our Preaching
Another World Is Possible

Dominican Sisters International (DSI) Pursues Challenge of  Millennium Development Goals

Duncan McLaren

ROME, ITALY – May 21, 2007-- “Working for the Millennium Development Goals is God’s work. Working for the MDGs is not a matter of being politically correct, but it is doing God’s will,” said Lay Dominican Duncan MacLaren, Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis, to the gathering of 161 Dominican prioresses general at the Fifth General Assembly of Dominican Sisters International (DSI) April 30 – May 4. READ MORE

Dominican Symposium Draws 500 Participants

SymposiumADRIAN, MI – May 21, 2007-- The commitment of Dominicans to vigorous study and contemplation was evident as about 500 Dominican men and women from around the US and other countries converged on the campus of Siena Heights University at the invitation of the Dominican Sisters of Adrian to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the Order. READ MORE

Timothy Radcliffe OP Wins Leading Theology Prize

Timothy RadcliffeLONDON - 18 May 2007 -- Dominican Father Timothy Radcliffe is this year's winner of the £15,000 Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing for his book: What is the Point of Being a Christian? published by Continuum. The Award, which is sponsored by the Lambeth Fund, was inaugurated by Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams to encourage the most promising contemporary theological writing and to identify it for a wider Christian readership. READ MORE

Dominican Efforts Pay Off
New York State Agrees on Law Against Sexual and Labor Trafficking

TraffickingALBANY, May 16 — State lawmakers and Governor Spitzer have agreed to make labor and sex-trafficking felonies, breaking a deadlock on an issue many in the state thought should have been resolved long ago.  The successful passage of the legislation marks an important milestone in fighting the sex slavery trade, the third largest criminal industry in the world. Trafficking is one of the most difficult crimes to prosecute and most insidious problem to solve. READ MORE

And they’re off…
Kentucky Dominicans Catch Derby Fever as Dominican Runs for the Roses

DominicanLOUISVILLE, KY – May 23, 2007---There was a Kentucky Dominican taking part in the “most exciting two minutes in sports” on May 5 during the 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby. No, one of our sisters was not running on the track at Churchill Downs, but a horse named Dominican, owned by Tommy and Bonnie Hamilton in nearby Springfield, Ky. and named for the Dominican Sisters of St. Catharine, KY, was among the field of 20 horses in the Run for the Roses. MORE

Spiderman IIIFaith and Film
Spiderman III

Could the latest Spiderman movie teach us something about vocation? Tom Condon thinks so, find out why in his latest review of the blockbuster film that has been lauded and panned by critics. READ MORE


Peace Dove


The North American Dominican Coordinating Committee on Iraq invites members of the Order and friends to use the Solemnity of Pentecost as a time of contem-plation and action on behalf of our  family in Iraq, especially those who are among the refugees and internally displaced peoples. HERE IS THE PRAYER.

Poetry Contest

The third annual poetry contest sponsored by the Lay Dominicans of Holy Name province is on. This year the theme is the beatitudes. Visit

Federation Coordinating Committee meets to plan and set new goals. READ MORE

READ the latest United Nations Briefing from Eileen Gannon, OP. MORE

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