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Posted on October 27 , 2008

2008 DLC Annual Meeting: Leading for Mission

logoADRIAN, MI October 27, 2008-- "Leading for Mission," a theme that captured the energy and spirit of the 2008 DLC Annual Meeting in Adrian, was also the impetus for lively discussion of the future of Dominican Life and Mission in the United States. Ray Dlugos, OSA, Ph.D. launched the meeting with insightful observations about the addictive aspects of our culture and laid out for those present --the tasks they face as leaders READ MORE

Dominicans on the Ground in Africa
Food Crisis In Zimbabwe Raised by Dominicans at Annual Meeting

ZimbabweADRIAN, MI - The urgent food crisis in Zimbabwe came to the forefront during the DLC Annual Meeting, when, during an open space session, members raised the issue and reported that the situation in Zimbabwe is critical. READ MORE

Ten Years at the United Nations/New York
Sparkill Dominican Honored At DLC Annual Meeting

Eileen GannonADRIAN, MI October 27, 2008 -  One of the highlights of the DLC Annual Meeting held here October 17-20,  was an affectionate tribute to Eileen Gannon, OP (Sparkill) the outgoing NGO Representative to the United Nations, New York and the celebration of ten years of presence there by the Dominican Family. READ MORE

The Gospel in Action - a new video preaching project for all Dominicans

video preachingSANTA SABINA - October 21, 2008 -- What happens when you gather a group of Dominicans together?  Well, you never know, do you? Some of our friars involved in media were asked to join members of our curia in Rome to develop a new tool for initial and ongoing formation in justice and peace for the Dominican family (Ratio Studiorum Generalis, 14.4). READ MORE

Dominican Sisters of Peace
Name Affirmed for New Congregation Forming Next Year

Cluster logoCOLUMBUS, OH - October 27, 2008 -- The seven U.S. congregations of Dominican Sisters that came to be known as the Dominican Cluster are pleased to announce that a name has been affirmed for their new congregation: "Dominican Sisters of Peace." READ MORE

Western Justice Promoters
Collaborative Justice Group Presents
First Study Day and Call to Action

western justice logoBerkeley, California, October 27, 2008 -- The Western Dominican Justice Promoters are taking decisive action in their region to promote awareness and understanding, as well as collaborative action, with respect to key issues from the North American Dominican Call to Justice.

Sparkill Dominicans Move Immigrant Ministry to New Home

SparkillSPARKILL, NY -- October 27, 2008 -- Sunday, September 21, 2008, was a day of prayer, laughter, rejoicing, and friendship as Cecilia LaPietra, OP (Sparkill) the Executive Director of One to One Learning, officially welcomed everyone to its new site, the Marydell Faith and Life Center.  READ MORE


Maryknoll Sisters Plan for Mission, Elect New Leadership

Maryknoll TeamMARYKNOLL, NY - October 27, 2008-- One hundred and sixty-eight delegates representing 28 countries of the world met in General Assembly in Tarrytown, NY October 4 to 17, 2008 to plan for the future and elect leadership for the next six years.

Blauvelt Dominican  Receives Archdiocesan Award

NEW YORK, NY (October 21, 2008) – At the Catholic Schools Archdiocese of New York Teachers Institute, Sister Gertrude Simpson, OP (Blauvelt) received the Elizabeth Ann Seton Compassionate Educator Award 2008-2009 on September 9, 2008. READ MORE

Catholic Intellectual Life Is Focus of
Dominican Studi
es: Volume II

journalCOLUMBUS, OH - October 27, 2008 -- Volume II of Dominican Studies, a journal published by the Center for Dominican Studies at Ohio Dominican has just been published. Catholic Intellectual Life is the key focus of contributions by Suzanne Noffke, OP, Ph.D., Anthony Gittins, CSSp., and Richard Schenk, OP.  A limited number of hard copies are available. Request one through email to or for an electronic copy visit  their website here.

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. MORE

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Cornered: An NCR Interview with Film Maker Dominic DeLay

CNN International:

Christian families flee Mosul after death threats

Baghdad cardinal hopes tragedy of Mosul Christians will waken world

S.H.O.P. newsletter now available. CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the latest news of the Fanjeaux History Project.

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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