Posts filed under: Dominican Voices

For all Americans and many others, remembering the horrifying events that happened on September 11, 2001 brings many images to mind. That September, our American consciousness was raised. There was much to learn about ourselves and about our place in the global community. Today, we need to remember 9/11....
The gun violence goes on and on…. The talk goes on and on … and nowhere. 250 mass shootings in the U.S. in the first 215 days of 2019. Study the issue; contemplate the victims, the dead, the wounded, the traumatized, the grieving families; listen to your heart; and ACT....
We celebrated the fourth anniversary of Laudato Si in which Pope Francis calls us to an ecological conversion. So, we ask, what spirituality is needed to bring about our ecological conversion? One possibility is the gift of being present to nature – as I learn more, I am in awe....
It is time for people of all faiths and those with no faith to unite to effect social change. Gun violence is a human crisis. Steps must be taken to bring peace to violence. Reasonable and safe gun legislation is a necessity. We are reminded: Blessed are the Peacemakers… ...
One year ago, teenagers and teachers were senselessly shot and killed during their school day in Parkland, Florida. 365 days, young strong voices, a clear demanding message for gun control – have we listened? The Dominican Center supports sensible and safe legislation for gun control. ...
Football is a valued American sport. Today the cheering has ended. Perhaps in this time of pause, we can evaluate the Super Bowl beyond what is seen on the field. There is an underbelly to this event that cannot be ignored, we must ask ourselves if it expresses our values....
Today, August 6th, we remember the bombing of Hiroshima! It seems impossible we would wreak such havoc on citizens of another nation. But today, we seize immigrant children and warehouse them. And I thought that my outrage was at its peak until I read the Washington Post....
Although I am a psychologist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I can find no words to describe my outrage about forcibly separating children from their parents at the border.  The seizing of children from their mother or father, the warehousing of children including babies, is beyond a simple immoral...
Hearing the stories of tragedy on the news calls people of faith to prayer. This is not surprising because a tragedy is often beyond our control and yet we must strive to meet the needs of those caught in its harsh reality. Thankfully, there are many generous first responders and...
Art images life and lends perspective in a way that captures the imagination and reveals what is true. Art generates awareness with an unforgettable message. Dominican Artists are called to help the truth of the Gospel emerge in the present day – preaching truth, challenging today’s heresies, and opening hearts...