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posted on March 17, 2008  

Dominicans Mourn and Decry Violence
Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul Found Dead

Bishop RahhoMOSUL, IRAQ- March 17, 2008- The body of Archbishop Faraj Rahho, 65, Chaldean prelate of Mosul was found buried on the outskirts of the city Thursday, March 13. He was abducted February 29 by armed men, while on his way home from the Stations of the Cross at Holy Spirit Church. Three of his assistants were killed in the attack. Rahho was the highest-ranking Christian cleric to be targeted by armed groups since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq five years ago.

Four Ways to Keep the War in Iraq on the US Agenda

ButtonThe presidential primaries and anxiety about the US economy are pushing Iraq off the public agenda as we mark the beginning of the sixth year of war. Join the North American Justice Promoters in four different ways to advocate for peace and the well being of those displaced by war. Pray, wear a button, send a postcard, come to Washington for Lobby days.. You can do something. READ MORE

Anniversary of Iraq War
Springfield Dominicans to take part in an Interfaith Prayer Service

peace dove(SPRINGFIELD, IL)  March 17, 2008-- Dominican Sisters of Springfield along with people of all faiths will be joining the Peace Community of Springfield at a prayer service on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, marking the fifth anniversary of the US led invasion of Iraq. READ MORE

Eucharistic Missionaries Launch New Website

EMD site The Eucharistic Missionaries of St. Dominic have launched a new website describing their congregation, charism and mission. Visit the site here.

Nashville Dominicans Evangelize the Young in Sydney, Australia

Nashville sistersSYDNEY--- At the request of Bishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., Coordinator or World Youth Day 2008, Nashville Dominican Sisters are assisting in the planning and coordination of World Youth day in Sydney, Australia. Sr. Mary Madeline, Sr. Mary Rachel, and Sr. Anna are currently in Sydney, Australia, helping in the World Youth Day Office READ MORE

the Savages
Faith and Film: The Savages

Tom Condon checks in with a new film that is not very well known but addresses a difficult subject. Two siblings (Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman) who have drifted apart over the years are forced to get reacquainted when they both must care for their elderly father (Philip Bosco). READ MORE

Vidmar bookBOOK REVIEW
Praying with the Dominicans:To Praise,
To Bless, To Preach

 Carl Trutter, OP offers some insight into Praying with the Dominicans, by John Vidmar, OP. This very small book--only 78 pages--offers easy and practical prayers for busy people, especially for apostolic Dominicans. 


New Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the Collaborative Dominican Novitiate

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

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

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