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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is an important feast because it reminds us of the imperative of gratitude.  Our God is a generous God and all that we have is gift.  Thanksgiving is a feast that reminds...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Statistics suggest that every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.   Most often, the abuser is a partner or a member of her own family.  It is estimated that more than...
Ecological Footprint

Earth Overshoot Day

Wednesday of this week, August 1st, is the 2018 Earth Overshoot Day!  The human community will have used in 7 months all the natural resources that Earth can naturally replenish in one year.  We are...
fourth_of_july by Fotis Bobolas / CC BY-SA 2.0

Independence Day – Fourth of July

For a native-born citizen, patriotism is a natural response. It is reinforced from childhood by the daily recitation in school of the Pledge of Allegiance. It is celebrated with parades, fireworks, music, bunting, and flags....
Kara Tepe Refugee Camp on Lesbos Island, Greece by United Nations Photo / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

World Refugee Day

The United Nations has declared Wednesday, June 20th as World Refugee Day. The Dominican Center prays that the global community will welcome refugees, those who flee from their homes due to war, persecution, or fear...
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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day of mixed blessings. It is laudable to pray for those women and men who served in the military and lost their lives. These women and men were called by our...
MLK Memorial by m01229 / CC BY 2.0

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January. Dr. King, Jr. is best known as a civil-rights leader. His leadership in the movement brought him worldwide attention. His famous march...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We welcome the New Year with prayers for peace. Perhaps a good resolution for 2018 would be a commitment to working for peace. Pope Francis delivers his annual message for the World...