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January 9, 2009

North American Justice Promoters Urge Dominicans to Action on Behalf of Peace in Gaza

Gaza coverCHICAGO, January 9, 2009-- In response to the outbreak of hostility between Israel and Hamas in Gaza in recent days, the North American Promoters of Justice and Peace are calling on Dominicans to pray for peace and advocate for a permanent ceasefire and return to meaningful negotiations for peace.

EMD Sister Recognized for Her Work in Forensic
Social Work

Broussard coverWhen a Baton Rouge prosecutor has a lot of people on Death Row who are not serial killers, what were Shawn Gillis’s chances?  Slim to none until forensic social worker Sr. Kathy Broussard, O.P. spent four years helping prepare for his trial.  READ MORE

Former Dominican Volunteer Missioned to Bolivia

Lauren Vater, the 2007-2008 volunteer with the DLC/UN office in New York was missioned to Bolivia for three and a half years at a ceremony in Maryknoll on December 13th. Several local Dominicans joined Lauren’s parents in celebrating the completion of the Maryknoll program for new lay missioners.  READ MORE

New DVD on Catherine of Siena

Catherine coverThe Dominican Sisters of Mission, San Jose have produced a new 30-minute DVD on St. Catherine of Siena. This new film is an attempt to bring to our contemporary world and church a renewed image of this great and relevant Dominican saint, selected as the first woman Doctor of the Church along with the Carmelite Saint Teresa of Avila. ORDER FORM HERE

Two Dominicans Featured in America Magazine

America coverSister Margaret Ormond, OP (Columbus) recently published an article in America Magazine, entitled Preach at All Times, The Heart of Dominican Vocation. READ MORE

Barbara Reid, OP (Grand Rapids) is also writing the regular scripture reflection column for America. READ MORE [subscription required]

FaithAndFilmFour Films to Talk About

It's either feast or famine. Film critic Tom Condon, OP, is back in the aisle seat with four reviews of provocative films worth talking about: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Doubt, Milk, and Slumdog Millionaire. READ MORE


Dear Readers:

With this update, DomLife begins publishing bi-monthly on Friday instead of Monday , bringing you news and information about Dominican life in the US. We hope you enjoy this change.

-- Anne Lythgoe, OP, editor.

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The December 26th issue of NCR features an article on Ardeth Platte, OP and Carol Gilbert, OP, who have been listed as "terrorist" suspects by the Department of Homeland Security. MORE

LCWR is in the process of publishing a new daily reflection book entitled, Midwiving a Vibrant Future. The reflections will extend from May 31 to July here to pre-order

The Practical Planet: ideas for repairing our planet from the Dominican Alliance MORE