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posted on July 7, 2008  

Two Dominicans: One Iraqi, One American
Profession Ceremony Gives Witness
to Peace and Reconciliation

final vowsADRIAN, MI—July 7, 2008-- “For love is as strong as death… Deep waters cannot quench love nor floods sweep it away.” With these words two Dominican women, one American, the other Iraqi, professed perpetual vows and received a ring symbolizing life long commitment to poverty, chastity and obedience. Is it possible that two countries can be at war with each other, yet their people can be at peace? READ MORE

Secret Hero or Brutal Tyrant?
Why Robert Mugabe Retains Power in Zimbabwe

Robert MugabeOngata-Rongai, KENYA -- After living and working in sub-Saharan Africa for over 30 years, Dominican friar Bert Ebben, OP, (St. Martin) looks at the situation and offers a perspective on why the murderous president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, retains power. READ MORE


International Movement Stirs Here
Dominican Young Adult Movement Gains Footing in USA

DYA/USAMADISON, WI – July 7, 2008 – There is a movement afoot and it might be dangerous. Dangerous to the idea that young people are only interested in iPods, iPhones, iTunes and well, anything else that begins with "I". READ MORE

New Director for the École Biblique, Jerusalem

(SANTA SABINA) On July 1, Bro Carlos A. Azpiroz Costa op, Master of the Order, named Bro. Hervé Ponsot op, from the Province of Toulouse, France, Director of the École Biblique of Jerusalem for the next three years.


Faith and Film

For 700 years, WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) has been taking out the trash, and collecting precious knick-knacks in order to stave off the boredom of his dreary routine. Little does WALL-E realize that he has recently stumbled onto a secret... Tom Condon loved this film; find out why critics everywhere are so excited. READ MORE

Dominicans of Xavier University

NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Occassionally, we offer a look at Dominican projects that are not in the news, but are newsworthy. Here, Carl Trutter, OP (St. Martin) gives you a profile of the presence of Dominicans at the only historically Black Catholic university in the United States. READ MORE

Sparkill Dominicans Dedicate Peace Pole During Assembly

Sparkill Peace PoleSPARKILL, NY July 7, 2008 -- Over 350 Sparkill Dominicans attended their annual assembly this past weekend and part of their ritual was to erect a peace pole. The international symbol of peace included the phrase, "May Peace Prevail on the Earth" in English, Urdu, the language of Pakistan, Spanish and Salish, a Native American language. Watch a slide slow

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