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posted on August 27, 2007

Earthquake in Peru Generates Response from Dominicans

LIMA, August 27, 2007---More than 100,000 people have been left homeless, as more than 34,000 homes were destroyed after an 8.0 earthquake rocked southern Peru on August 15. The death toll is still climbing as the dead are recovered from underneath collapsed buildings. At least 500 are known to have perished. Dominicans are a sigificant presence in Peru and are responding to the tragedy. READ MORE

Faith and Hope in New Orleans: Dominicans After Katrina

Faith and Hope in New OrleansAugust 29th marks the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. What happened to the Dominicans in New Orleans? The Dominican Communicators Network went to find some answers. The result is an extensive series of stories and photos that offer an insight into how the Dominican Family weathered the storm and its aftermath. Learn about how the friars, sisters, laity and associates are doing two years later. The series includes links to an interactive map and the response of other Dominicans around the country. READ MORE

Solar Panels Let the Sun Shine In at Mariandale

OSSINING, NY August, 27, 2007-- Solar panels are scheduled be installed August 27-31 on the main building of the Dominican Sisters of Hope and Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center on North Highland Avenue in Ossining. This is the final stage in a process begun several months ago. READ MORE

New Dominican Journal Published

COLUMBUS, OH, August 27, 2007-- A new scholarly journal entitled Dominican Studies has just been published by The Center for Dominican Studies at Ohio Dominican University. the journal is available at no charge. Three major scholars offer insight into the traditions of the Dominican Order; the relevance of Isaiah's message for the contemporary preacher; and a critical look at Yves Congar book on poverty and power in the Church. Dominicans Richard  Schenk, OP, Th.D , Carol Dempsey, OP, Ph.D., and Thomas O’Meara, OP, Ph. are featured scholars.

Mission San Jose Dominican Brings Vital Hope and Medicine to Her Homeland in VietNam

MISSION SAN JOSE, CA - August 27, 2007--- Sister Linh Dao’s eyes sparkle as she relates that she has just returned from a 14-day medical mission to Vietnam, where the good that she and her team did continues. Born in VietNam, she returns to her homeland to treat the poorest of the poor in the rural villages and in a leper colony. Her mission is bring hope and the healing power of faith to her people.

Faith and Film
The Simpsons Movie

Summer movies offer a time to lighten up and slow down. So Tom Condon is taking that advise to heart and talking a look at two very unserious movies. Pass the popcorn, please?

What could a cartoon say to the Dominican preacher? Find out in Tom Condon's summer jaunt into the first feature length film based on the animated TV show. The Simpsons Movie is getting a great deal of air time. Watch out for the donuts. READ MORE


John Travolta in drag? Be still my heart! Hairspray is a remake of a great musical that actually may have a message for the preacher. READ MORE

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Mapping a Direction for the Future LCWR keynote speaker Laurie Brink, OP (Sinsinawa) offers straight talk on religious life. READ MORE

Some religious communities notice more young women open to religious life. READ MORE

READ the latest briefing from Eileen Gannon at the United Nations. HERE

Meet our new Dominican Volunteer at the UN: Lauren Vater MORE

Immigration issues the focus of USCCB Labor Day statement

St. Joseph Province Friars Health Care Ministry of New York will hold its second annual Health Care Ministry Lecture.

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