Posts filed under: Dominican Voices

A time of crisis. The Coronavirus is a pandemic; human lives are being lost and the global economy and services are strained. While everyone is troubled, it is the poor who are again systematically disadvantaged. As people of faith, with Covid-19 we hear God’s call to justice and community....
April 17th is the Anniversary of the foundation of the Monastery at Prouilhe (modern day France), the first foundation of the Dominican Order. Dominican historian, Barbara Beaumont, OP describes them as women who sought "an authentic religious life." They were seekers of truth, open to conversion and new truths....
A follow up post to the first post. Cheryl shares a further explanation and context for understanding her post about the story on the local news that haunts her. She quotes Brueggemann that "another world is possible". She further notes “what’s a preacher to do?” followed by a link....
What’s a preacher to do? I saw a story on the local news last week and it still haunts me. Here’s the headline – “A woman in Flat Rock who lost her uncle to the coronavirus (COVID-19) emptied her bank account to buy 47,000 medical gloves for hospital...
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....