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October 6 , 2008

Because of the DLC Annual Meeting in Adrian, Michigan, the next update of will be October 27th.

SANTA SABINA - October 6, 2008 -- Continued violent actions and persecution against Christians in the Orissa area of India have created a crisis and urgent situation there, especially for Dominicans. We have a province of Friars, six apostolic congregations, a monastery and fraternities of the Laity.  The International Justice Promoters Toni Harris, OP and Prakash Lohale, OP are urging all Dominicans around the world to write to key officials. has prepared an easy and quick way to send an email. READ MORE

US State Department Meets Goal of Admitting 12,000 Iraqi Refugees

WASHINGTON, DC -- October 6, 2008 - Remember all those postcards you sent in April to Congress and the State Department? Success. "This is the first time the US actually delivered the visas that they promised. Thanks to all who supported this advocacy work, said CRS representative Arlene Flaherty, OP (Blauvelt) in reaction to news that US State Department carried out its commitment to admit 12,000 Iraqi Refugees in fiscal year 2008. READ MORE

New Homily Resources

North American Co-Promoter of Justice, Chuck Dahm, OP (St. Albert) offers two suggested homilies that you can use and adapt. Preparing for the presidential election, one homily (in English and Spanish) asks: Does Race Influence Your Vote? Chuck does not endorse Obama, but reflects on our atitudes toward race. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Chuck offers reflections on the Sunday Gospel. MORE

New Association of Dominican Monasteries Holds First General Assembly

SPRINGFIELD, IL - October 6, 2008 -- After nine days of intensive discussion on various items among over 20 delegates, the first official General Assembly of the Association of Monasteries of Nuns of the Order of Preachers in North America concluded Wednesday, September 24, 2008 in Springfield, IL, with several new directives adopted. READ MORE

Hurricane Forces Another Move
New Orleans Dominicans Airlifted Out of Harm's Way

COLUMBUS, OH - October 6, 2008 -- As Hurricane Gustav made landfall in Louisiana, six Dominican sisters of St. Mary's in New Orleans, LA, were airlifted to Columbus, Ohio, where they were welcomed at the Mohun Health Care Center, sponsored by the Dominican Sisters, St. Mary of the Springs. READ MORE

St. Mary of the Springs Dominicans
Bicentennial of the First Mass in Ohio has Dominican Connections

SOMERSET, OHIO - The Columbus Diocese's recent commemoration of 200th Anniversary of the first Mass in Ohio offered much to celebrate. The first Mass, offered in log cabin in Somerset in late September or early October of 1808, led to the establishment of the Catholic Church in the frontier state and marked the city as "the cradle of Catholicity in Ohio." READ MORE

New Feature

Saint of the Day Link Now Available
Looking for a quick and easy way to celebrate the Saints? Use the link on the right sidebar to know whose who and what's what every day of the year. Just click on the Saint's name for more information.

The focus this week is on Africa. Read the
latest briefing from Margaret Mayce, the NGO Representative to the United Nations/New York. MORE

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Catholic Charities USA elects Donna Markham, OP, Adrian Dominicans prioress as its new chair. MORE

More practical ideas for our planet from the Dominican Alliance MORE

2009 Dominican Liturgical Calendars are now available from St. Albert Province.  $4.50 per copy, plus postage. Contact the office here

At Home in Wisdom'e Tent
The collected papers from the 2007 Dominican Symposium in Adrian are now available.
$10.95 plus s/h. 517-266-4000 or contact the Weber Shop.

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