Master of the Order Calls for Prayers for People of Pakistan
SANTA SABINA, December 3, 2007--- Calling the emergency situation in Pakistan unacceptable, fr. Carlos Azpiroz Costa, in a joint letter with sr. Marie Fabiola Valesquez Maya OP, International Coordinator of DSI, called on Dominicans worldwide to prayer for peace and to advocate for a return to order. In a letter issued November 25th, the two world leaders asked Dominicans "to urge your governments to directly contact General Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan, insisting on a return to constitutional democracy in Pakistan." READ the complete letter: Word Document or PDF.
CA - December 3, 2007--- Justice Promoters from Latin America and North
American met to commemorate
the massacres in Bajo Vera Paz (Rabinal) between1981-1983 and
to mark the anniversary of the assassination of Fr Carlos Morales O.P.
in 1982. The North American promoters brought back with them a message
to the 25,000 participants of the School of the Americas March.
COLUMBUS, OH-- December 3, 2007 --- The seven congregations of Dominican Sisters that comprised the Dominican Cluster announced last week that their petition to form a new congregation was approved by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL). The news release published by the Cluster said, "The prayerful support of our Dominican Family has helped sustain us throughout this journey. We thank you and ask for your continued prayer as we move forward in forming a new congregation to advance the Dominican Mission." For a list of congregations who will become one, click here.
Great Bend Dominicans Elect New Prioress
NY -- December 3, 2007 -- The Dominican Sisters of Hope have made a
corporate stance to advocate against human trafficking and to support
human rights. In a statement released last week, the community committed
itself to collaboration with advocacy groups , support of recovery
programs for victims of trafficking, and the use of their economic
power to create a socially just and environmentally
sustainable society that works against incentives for trafficking. MORE
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