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posted on March 3, 2008  

Dominicans Called to Pray the Rosary as Instrument of Prophetic Preaching

Pray the RosaryTaking the lead from the Master of the Order, Fr. Carlos Azpiroz Costa, OP, Dominicans in the US will take his recent invitation to renew praying with the rosary as a way to mark the beginning of the sixth year of war in Iraq. A special intention for the Sorrowful Mysteries has been prepared. Use this Word Document in your own communities. READ MORE

Iraqi Dominicans tell of dangers, difficulties

by Robert Delaney of The Michigan Catholic
ADRIAN, MI-- What with assassinations, kidnappings, and only sporadic electrical service, Iraqis are "not having a normal life," Sr. Rihab Mousa, OP, told a Jan. 24-27 conference of Dominican communications directors. READ MORE

The Family of OUR Family in Iraq

Iraq RefugeesSANTA SABINA, February 28, 2008-- Toni Harris, OP (Sinsinawa) offers the next of several reports examining the issues and advocating action related to the refugee situation of Iraqi citizens. She was one of three Dominicans in a delegation to Syria and Lebanon. READ MORE

Power Sharing Compromise Brings Hope for Peace and Stability in Kenya

Washington, DC
(CNN) --February 28, 2008--Kenya's new power-sharing deal is a "critical step toward the legitimate government of the country," U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer said Thursday, pledging the United States would keep the parties "on the right track." READ MORE

Dominicans in Kenya Continue to Witness Unrest

Kenya mapKISUMU, KENYA - As the process of power sharing and a hope for a return to calm emerges in Kenya, Dominican friar Kevin Kraft, OP, shares his perspective on the agreement and continues reports on local instances of strife and instability in Kenya. READ MORE

Springfield Dominican to Lead Chicago Catholic Schools

Sr. Mary Paul
SPRINGFIELD, IL, March 3, 2008--Dominican Sister of Springfield, IL Sister M. Paul McCaughey, OP will become Superintendent of the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Chicago, beginning on July 1st.  Sister M. Paul is the current president of Marian Catholic High School. READ MORE

Ten Questions: Donna Markham, OP

Donna MarkhamBased on a TIME magazine regular feature, interviews with influential Dominicans appear occasionally on
Donna Markham, OP is the prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, MI and former President of The Southdown Institute, Ontario, Canada. a treatment center that provides in-patient and out-patient care for clergy. Donna is a licensed clinical psychologist. She also served as special assistant to the president at Georgetown University, where she was the director for leadership initiatives. READ MORE

Dominicans in Atlanta
Aquinas Center of Theology

Aquinas CenterATLANTA, GA -- As the Aquinas Center of Theology nears its silver jubilee, what does the center do and what does it accomplish?  According to David Balunas, president of the Executive Resource Group in Marietta, GA, “The Aquinas Center provides a Dominican intellectual presence on the Emory University campus through an endowed chair at its Candler School of Theology." READ MORE

LasCasasLasCasas Has a New Website

LasCasas: Dominicans in Minstry with Native Americans, Inc. recently launched a new website to showcase its redefined mission and goals. READ MORE

Not BrokenDominicans in the Arts: FILM
‘Not Broken’ Going to Denmark
Pluma Pictures, a film production company led by Armando Ibanez, OP (St.Martin) features a new documentary about the 2005 Katrina disaster. Not Broken, has been selected and nominated for awards at three film festivals, including one international event. It will premiere in New Orleans in commemoration of Earth Day, April 22nd. A film trailer is available here. READ MORE

Four Powerpoint presentations that offer a comprehensive look at Immigration: Church Teaching and the Current Debate.Prepared by Chuck Dahm, OP (St. Albert) North American CoPromoter of Justice and Peace. READ MORE

Looking for a retreat

Coming Events Section has been updated to include retreats and renewal programs at several Dominican Centers.

Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho of Mosul, Iraq, was kidnapped Feb. 29 according to a report from Zenit. Three people who were traveling with him were killed. Pope Benedict has appealed for his release. MORE.See:

So No to Violence

The campaign
Say No to Violence Against Women is attempting to gather 100,000 signatures; they have been promised $100,000 to work against violence if they succeed. ADD YOUR NAME HERE

Fire Damages Columbus Care Center

COLUMBUS, OH February 15-- A fire on the roof forced the evacuation of Mohun Health Care Center, skilled-care facility of the Dominican Sisters of St. Mary of the Springs, No injuries were reported. MORE

Sharing the Charism, the latest Dominican Volunteers USA newsletter is available here.

Where the Pure Water Flows: The New Story of the Universe and Christian Faith, new book by Margaret Galiardi. READ MORE

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