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June 18, 2009

Appeal From Dominican Family in Pakistan:

Dominicans Urge Action on Humanitarian Situation in Pakistan -- 2.5 Million Displaced by War

An estimated 2.5 million persons have been displaced in the Swat and neighboring regions of Pakistan as a result of on-going conflict between the government and Taliban militants. Our Dominican Family there is appealing for help. READ MORE

US Dominican Named Vatican Secretary of Worship

Augustine DiNoiaVATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI has named Dominican Father J. Augustine DiNoia (St. Joseph) an archbishop and secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. "I am happy the pope has entrusted to me an area that he considers so important," the archbishop-designate told Catholic News Service June 16, shortly after the Vatican announced his new assignment.

College Preaching in Action Conference
Forms The Next Generation of Preachers

College PreachingBLAUVELT, NY June 18, 2009--During the week of May 19th,  37 students from Dominican universities and colleges or colleges with a Dominican presence, gathered at Dominican College in Blauvelt, NY for the Seventh National “Preaching in Action” Conference. READ MORE

Grand Rapids Dominican Named Academic Dean at Catholic Theological Union

Barbara ReidCHICAGO, IL -- June 18, 2008 -- Donald Senior, CP, President of Catholic Theological Union recently announced that the Board of Trustees has selected Barbara Reid, OP, (Grand Rapids) as Vice President and Academic Dean.

Friars Launch Radio Preaching Network (RPN)

SANTA SABINA -- Dominicans have preached on the radio for decades. With the onslaught of the information highway and new technologies, we are also challenged to think of the internet as a new mission field. The internet is both a means of communication and a place of meeting. READ MORE

Dominican Sisters International Newsletter Offers Worldwide Perspective on Life and Mission

DSIThe May, 2009 Dominican Sisters International Newsletter is especially worth reading. The theme: Dominic: Preacher of Grace and Dominican Sisters takes a very broad approach, with interesting interviews from around the world, including a very fine interview with our own
Margaret Mayce, OP (Amityville), NGO Representative to the UN. and much much more. READ MORE

Eco-Twinning Among Dominican Institutions

MolloyROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY June 18, 2009 -- Engaging in what is a first for the Order, two Dominican institutions, Molloy College in New York and the Centre for Human Resource Development in Ibadan Nigeria, engaged in an Eco-Twinning Project as part of an Earth Day '09 celebration. READ MORE

How a $2.00 haircut makes folks feel better

haircutGRAND RAPIDS -- Sister Marge Stein, a 71-year-old Dominican who for nine years has shown up virtually every Tuesday at Degage Ministries. That's where she does the Lord's work, one shaggy head at a time."That's about as good a haircut as I've ever gotten," says Roy Dempsey, as he runs a few fingers across his head. READ MORE

Two Hope Dominicans Recognized for Their Work

Debbie Blow

OSSINING, NY -- Two Dominican Sisters of Hope were recently honored in separate events for their work. What do they hold in common? They both advocate for the poor and the working people of the world. Deborah Blow, OP, was honored at Providence College for her efforts with the people of Nicaragua.

In Cincinnati, OH, Dominican Sister of Hope, Monica McGloin, OP, received the Fr. Joe Peschel, SJ Worker Justice Award on April 21, 2009. Sister Monica was chosen because of her involvement with worker justice issues including the right to organize, just wages and benefits for janitors and other low paid workers. READ MORE

Up poster
Faith and Film:
Pixar's New Release: Up

By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner) sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn't alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip. Does film critic Tom Condon take the flight of fantasy with him? READ MORE

star trek
Star Trek
This intergalactic adventure centers around the meeting of two wet-behind-the-ears Star fleet recruits: half-Vulcan Spock and all-American rebel James T. Kirk. Thrown together on a perilous mission, they must settle their differences to defeat a nefarious time-traveling Romulan. Read Tom Condon's take on the film.



We moved! The DLC Offices have moved to new office space, located in the motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph of LaGrange Park, IL. Here is our new information.
1515 West Ogden Avenue Suite 604-606
LaGrange Park, IL 60526-1721
708-482-5033 or 708-482-5021
email addresses are the same.

Dear Readers: is on a summer schedule, the next update will be posted on July 24, 2009. Be sure to use plenty of sun screen, keep your flip flops handy and catch up on those books that have been waiting for you.

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      world refugee day
World Refugee Day is June 20, 2009. Download a Prayer for Refugees here

Read the latest edition of IDI on line here.

Practical Planet
Your room is not afraid of the dark; turn off the light when you leave a room.

Chicago Project features innovative way to encourage vocations.

Sinsinawa Retreat