What Happens Next?

Blog by Katherine Maloney, Dominican Volunteeer
Blog by Katherine Maloney, Dominican Volunteer

The Question After the Presidential Election

“What happens next?” has become a common refrain in the weeks after the 2016 Presidential election. How do we deal with and wade through the aftermath of what was perhaps the most divisive and vitriolic campaign season in American history? What will the world do throughout the Trump administration, and what will the Trump administration do to the world? Will global progress be promoted, or reversed? Continue reading →

Posted in Just Reflecting, News

Healing Our Society by Ending the Death Penalty

Kelly Litt
Blog by Justice Promoter Kelly Litt


When the state, in our names and with our taxes, ends a human life despite having non-lethal alternatives, it suggests that society can overcome violence with violence. The use of the death penalty ought to be abandoned not only for what it does to those who are executed, but for what it does to all of society.
-USCCB, A Culture of Life and the Penalty of Death
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Posted in Peace & Justice Blog

Advent Adding or Subtracting?

Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick
Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick

For the past few weeks we have been bombarded by paper, TV and internet Black Friday and Cyber Monday advertisements urging us to buy this, buy that – at unbelievable sale prices – and add more to our lives, get more for others! I think it is very timely that Advent calls us right now to stop and consider what, why, and how we want to spend our time and money in preparation for the great feast of Christmas.  Get off the crazy speed train, walk in the woods or sit in a quiet space to consider where are we going, what is it all about, what is most important? Continue reading →

Posted in Associate Blog

Sr. Patricia Twohill Receives Award from NRVC


groupOn October 30, 2016, Sr. Patrica Twohill, Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, received an Outstanding Recognition Award at the 2016 Convocation of the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC) in Overland Park, KS. The award recognizes Pat for her “outstanding leadership, service and dedication to vocation ministry” for a total of 16 years.

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Posted in News

A New Sign for an Old Idea

Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP
Blog by Sr. Pat Thomas, OP

A few years ago I was a residence hall director on a college campus and it was a time of unrest because of stereotypes and misconceptions directed primarily toward the homosexual students on that campus. We ran up against all of the value statements, Catholic church teachings and social mores of the time in order to build a safer environment. Continue reading →

Posted in Weekly Word