“Today the Church urges the presence of women in leadership”

“Today the Church urges the presence of women in leadership”

Sister Rosmery Castañeda M., a Dominican Sister of the Dominican Sisters of Charity of the Presentation, has been selected by Pope Francis to participate in the Synod on Synodality. She is the only woman from the Order of Preachers attending this 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, entitled “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission”, which is being held in Rome from 4 to 29 October.

Friar Preacher, Teacher, Saint.

Friar Preacher, Teacher, Saint.

As we approach the seventh centenary of St. Thomas Aquinas’s canonization on July 18, 2023, reflections arise on his significance. Canonized amidst controversies, his life embodies humility, charity, and intellectual rigor. Thomas’s legacy exceeds mere guardianship; it demands a dynamic expression of faith.

The Artificial Intelligence Odyssey

The Artificial Intelligence Odyssey

In the AI Odyssey, ChatGPT stands as a milestone, challenging our anthropomorphic tendencies. As we consult it like an oracle, the question arises: Is technology serving us, or have we become its masters?

“Uniting to Preserve the Lungs of Humanity”

“Uniting to Preserve the Lungs of Humanity”

The Order of Preachers convened the First Meeting of Amazonian Missions to engage the Dominican Family in the mission, especially in Peru’s Amazon through the Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Maldonado.

A Sign of Hope for the Order’s Mission in Amazonia

A Sign of Hope for the Order’s Mission in Amazonia

In a meeting of Dominican Amazonian Missions in Puerto Maldonado, from July 2nd to 8th, 2023, Bishop David Martínez de Aguirre Guinea reflects on the Dominican Order’s commitment to keeping alive the church in the Peruvian Amazon. This gathering offered hope in a region where religious presence is declining, emphasizing the importance of the Amazon’s contribution to the world.

Lines of Pastoral Action in Amazonia

Lines of Pastoral Action in Amazonia

From 2 to 8 July 2023 in the Vicariate of Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon took place a fruitful first meeting of the Dominican Family of Latin America and the Caribbean, organised by the General Curia of the Order of Preachers, the Province of St. John the Baptist of Peru, the Vicariate of Puerto Maldonado (VICAPM) and CIDALC.

Book of tributes launched in honour of ‘Reluctant Prophet’ Albert Nolan, OP

Book of tributes launched in honour of ‘Reluctant Prophet’ Albert Nolan, OP

A book of tributes to Albert Nolan OP, the renowned South African priest, author, theologian, and anti-apartheid activist, has been published. The 500-page volume includes contributions from 71 of Nolan’s friends and contemporaries, reflecting on his intellectual prowess, humility, and commitment to the anti-apartheid struggle. The book also highlights Nolan’s role in writing the Kairos document, his anti-apartheid activism, and how he supported activists during the apartheid era. The tributes celebrate his joyful and welcoming nature, distinguishing him from the traditional view of prophets.

Medieval Dominican Liturgy Conference in Toronto

Medieval Dominican Liturgy Conference in Toronto

The Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies in Toronto hosted a conference on Dominican liturgical research on March 6th and 7th, 2023, with specialists and Dominican friars from seven different provinces in attendance.

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