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September 22, 2008

Dominicans Take the Lead

First Catholic University to Open in Ethiopia

Africa MapSANTA SABINA, September 22, 2008 CBCPnews -- The Dominican Province of the Philippines is set to open the first Catholic university in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. in East Africa. Master General Fr. Carlos Azpiroz Costa, OP has appointed a Filipino Dominican, Fr. Virgilio Aderiano Ojoy, OP to head the school. READ MORE

Sustained by their faith
Dominican University Sisters helped educate and keep the peace on the West Side during 1960s

DU SistersRIVER FOREST, IL September 22, 2008 -- Sister Jeanne Crapo stands about 4-feet-11. It's hard to think of someone physically assaulting a nun, especially one the size of Crapo. But that's what occurred in March 1965 when she and several other nuns hosted a civil rights march from Dominican University in River Forest to downtown Oak Park. READ MORE

Kentucky Dominicans
Sansbury Care Center Wins Facility of the Year Award

Sansbury Care CenterST. CATHARINE, KY –September 25, 20008 -- Sansbury Care Center, located on the grounds of the Dominicans of St. Catharine Motherhouse, was recently selected as the Central District Facility of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Heath Care Facilities. READ MORE

UPDATE: Pennies for Prouille Project
Prouille Restoration Progresses While Funding Efforts Continue

ProuillePROUILLE, FRANCE -- September 22, 2008 -- The long anticipated and hoped for renovation to the basilica of Our Lady of Prouille is beginning to see concrete progress. In February of this year, work began in several sections. All the false ceilings and the partitions (18 meters high) were removed in order to restore the original open spaces. READ MORE

Aquinas Institute Names Great Preacher

Aquinas InstituteST. LOUIS, MO- September 25, 2008 -- Reverend Monsignor Patrick Hambrough, Pastor of Saint Mark Catholic Parish in South St. Louis County, is the 2008 recipient of the Aquinas Institute of Theology Great Preacher Award. READ MORE

Catherine of SienaNEWLY PUBLISHED
Catherine of Siena: Spiritual Development in Her Life and Teaching

The first systematic introduction to Catherine of Siena’s mystical thought in English. In his ground-breaking, systematic presentation of Catherine of Siena’s teachings, Thomas McDermott, OP, draws on Catherine’s writings to explain her principal teachings in relation to spiritual development and identifies her areas of originality. READ MORE

Naomi Klein'sThe Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.
If you have struggled to make sense of U.S. influence in the world, whether it is promoting democracy and development or fostering oppression and exploitation, this book is for you. Read North American Justice Promoter Chuck Dahm's review. 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.

UN General Assembly begins this week. Be sure to read Margaret Mayce's briefing as the NGO Representative to the United Nations/New York.

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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 WeberShop.

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