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posted on April 14, 2008  

Pope Benedict XVI at the United Nations
Window on the World

 Patrick Nicholson of The Tablet looks at the presence of Catholic NGOs at the United Nations and what
Pope Benedict's visit to New York might reveal about the Vatican's commitment to the UN. And what of the hundreds of Catholic NGOs based in New York which lobby on issues such as education, justice and poverty?

St. Martin de Porres Province
Lay Dominicans Meet in New Orleans

OP SouthNEW ORLEANS, LA April 14, 2008 --- In early March, Lay Dominicans from across the Southeastern United States met at the Dominican Conference Center here for their Lay Provincial Council Meeting (LPC). Presently, this is the only assembly that allows the elected leadership of the 24 Lay Dominican Chapters in the St. Martin de Porres Province to meet face to face. READ MORE

Exploring a Common Future
Hundreds Gather at Northeast Six Meeting

NED6HICKSVILLE, NY - April 14, 2008— Over 630 Dominican Sisters from six congregations in the North East converged on Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville, NY for an inter-congregational meeting continuing the process of discernment around a common future. The meeting was held April 5.  READ MORE


Caldwell Dominicans Work with Area Churches Against Human Trafficking

Caldwell speaker

CALDWELL,  NJ: “If you think it’s not happening in a neighborhood near you, you’re probably wrong.”  Aware that New Jersey, especially the city of Newark, is a hub for illegal human trafficking, the Caldwell Dominican Commission on Global Issues (CGI) acts to “Rescue and Restore” victims of this 21st century slavery. READ MORE

St. Mary of the Springs Re-elect Leadership Team

Columbus LeadershipCOLUMBUS, OH The Dominican Sisters, St. Mary of the Springs, Columbus, Ohio, re-elected their leadership team at their recent General Chapter meeting held during Easter week. The St. Mary’s Leadership Team is: Anne Kilbride, OP, Prioress, Anne Keenan, OP, Patricia Twohill, OP, Helena Sause, OP and Jacqueline Baum, OP. READ MORE

Racine Dominican Honored by Volunteer Center

RACINE, WI - April 10, 2008 -- Catherine Verbeten, OP (Racine) was honored on April 11 by the Volunteer Center of Racine County for her dedicated work with the Racine Dominican Senior Companion Program. She has been a volunteer visitor for homebound elderly and disabled people for the past 15 years. READ MORE

CDN20th Anniversary Celebration
Collaborative Dominican Novitiate Offers New
Reflections from Participants
ST. LOUIS, MO - The Collaborative Dominican Novitiate continues its celebration of its 20th Anniversary with more reflections from participants.

Looking for a retreatThe Coming Events Section has been updated to include retreats and renewal programs at several Dominican Centers. Be sure to check out possibilities for personal and spiritual renewal. READ MORE

2008 April Gift Giveaway

Here is the list of the current recipients of the April Gift Giveaway. We still have a few weeks to go to draw new recipients, so if you have not had your name picked yet, be patient, there are still plenty of opportunites. Thank you for your great support! READ MORE

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Chuck Dahm

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Chuck Dahm, OP offers new homilies for the month to help prevent child abuse and to see the issue through the lens of the Gospel.READ MORE

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