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posted on June 9, 2008  

Annual Appeal Includes New Online Donation Option

support DomLife.orgFOREST PARK, IL has launched our second annual appeal for donations.We promise not to stay at the top of the page for too long. This year, we are adding an online donation option through PayPal, you can use it or your credit card, or mail in a convenient form. Help us continue to provide the latest news and information for and about the Order of Preachers. Use the safe and convenient links on the right sidebar. To learn more about our mission, READ MORE.

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Dominican Bishop Raul Vera Calls for Action on Mexican Mine Disaster

email actionCOAHUILA MEXICO -- Dominican Bishop Raul Vera, OP, Bishop of Saltillo (Coahuila) is urging Dominicans in the US to contact the Mexican Government and the leaders of a mining company who are preventing the recovery of 63 miners killed in a 2006 accident. Bishop Vera says that the company is deliberately preventing examination of its safety practices.

Iraqi Dominican Speaks to UN Groups on Situation of Refugees

Diane MomekaNEW YORK — Sister Diana Momeka, OP, a native of  Iraq, met with members of the press on June 5th at the New York City offices of Catholic Near East Welfare Association. Hosted by the DLC NGO office, Diane spoke with a number of international organizations about the situation of the Christian community. READ MORE You can read more of Diane's remarks in a Catholic News Service story. HERE

Toni HarrisThe Cradle of Humankind: A Challenge to Solidarity

"We cannot live pretending that we do not know or convinced that we are powerless," said Toni Harris, OP (Sinsinawa), International Co-Promoter of Justice and Peace, in a wide ranging reflection on her recent visits to five countries in Africa. Toni looks at some of the harsh realities of Africa that --more often than not -- are hidden from view in the US. Learn more about Dominicans in Rwanda, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo-Kinshasa and Kenya. READ MORE

Dominican College Students Learn What it Means
to Be Preachers

College PreachingMIAMI SHORES, FL ---June 9, 2008-- From May 22-25, 35 students from 11 Dominican Universities/Colleges or colleges with a Dominican presence gathered at Barry University, for the Sixth National Preaching in Action Conference.  They came together to learn about the Dominican charism of preaching and how that charism can be incorporated into their own lives.

Amityville Dominicans Give Sanctuary and Support to Trafficking Victims

AMITYVILLE, NY --- June 9, 2008 -- A call comes in from Charities, “We found some people in deplorable condition. Can you extend hospitality?” First, one group from South America, the next ones come from Asia. These folks are so beaten down and frail, just longing for a safe space. The door opens and they enter as have refugees, orphans and homeless over the years.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

faith and filmAs fans flock to get their latest dose of Indiana Jones, Tom Condon takes a critical look at the most anticipated film of the summer season. Can't say I agree with him, so be sure to read his reviews and you decide. MORE

Certificate in Theological Studies to Begin Fall 2008

Siena Heights University Initiates New Online Program

Siena HeightsADRIAN, Mich. – Siena Heights University will initiate a new online program, offering a certificate in Theological Studies in the fall 2008 term. While the program has had success in the traditional classroom setting, the online format will allow for flexible scheduling to meet the needs of adult students.

Summer Programs at Aquinas Institute

AquinasAquinas Institute, St. Louis, MO has been offering some online courses as well, including a summer preaching institue, Aquinas@Hone, an online Master of Arts program and a spiritual direction certificate program online. READ MORE


Catholic Coalition on Preaching Plans Fall Interactive Conference

LOUISVILLE, KY -- The CCOP conference September 25-27 will include Keynote presentations by NCR's John Allen and scripture scholar Barbara Reid, OP, along with a very interactive program of workshops and panels. The Catholic Coalition on Preaching, a partnership of member organizations, recognizes the primary importance of preaching in the Catholic Church and seeks to promote and energize quality preaching in the
United States. LEARN MORE

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Nashville Dominicans featured on PBS Religion and Ethics News weekly. MORE

Read how the Sinsinsawa Domincans helped bring a 125-year-old Steinway grand piano back to life. MORE

Practical Action for a Fragile Planet
Ideas and action on sustainability from the Dominican Alliance. MORE

Maryknoll 2008 Election Guide

The Maryknoll Global Concerns Office has prepared an election guide based on the principles of Catholic social tradition and gospel teachings.

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