As we draw ever
so closer to election day, we wanted to share some resources with you as you
make decisions about your vote as well as to help navigate the sometimes
challenging conversations about this year’s election you may be having with
family and friends. As they say, we as Dominicans are called “to have the
Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other” as we study the signs of our
Breath Life into Faithful
Dominican Family member Neil
Douglas, has passed on the attached essay titled, “Breath Life Into
Faithful Citizenship” by Lina Flores Hilko. Lina is the daughter of
Liuda Flores an advocate with The Metropolitan Organization and provided an
interesting perspective on faithful citizenship.
Blessed are the Peacemakers
The Archdiocese of
Galveston-Houston and the University of St.
Thomas are co-hosting a webinar series titled “Blessed are the
Peacemakers” that addresses the role of Catholics in the current political
climate and election season. The series will be on Tuesdays in October,
focusing on faithful citizenship issues and the call as Catholics to be active
in the political sphere.
The remaining session is on
Tuesday, October 27 at both 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and will feature a brief 15- to
20-minute talk. Following the talk, participants will have the opportunity for
a facilitated small group discussion, followed by a large group Q&A. Small
group discussions will be available in English and Spanish.
This series is for young adult
and adult Catholics who are interested in what the Church teaches on this
topic, those who are frustrated with the increasing hostility in the news and
social media, and those who want a safe place to discuss these issues with
charity for the other.
NETWORK and advocacy group in
Washington, DC inspired by Catholic Sisters that works to create a society that
promotes justice and the dignity of all in the shared abundance of God’s
creation has published an overview of how each candidate for the presidency
stands on a variety of issues titled, “Equally Sacred Priorities.” Click here to view the document.
Dominican Family Updates
- Racial Justice Committee
- The Racial Justice
Committee continues to flourish, working towards a mission statement and
goals for the committee. If you are interested in more information,
please contact: Calista Hebert, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prayer Committee
- The prayer committee is
seeking more people to contribute to the beautiful daily prayers we are
receiving. We are here to support you in prayer. You may request prayer
by emailing Paula Porter at email@example.com or Richard Gillespie
so that we, the Prayer Committee, and all of the Dominican Family may
pray with you. May you be blessed.
- Poverty Committee
- The next Poverty
Committee Meeting will be Wednesday, November 11 from 7:00- 7:30 p.m.
followed by Book Club at 7:30 p.m.
- Due to Zoom time
limits Our Committee Mtg and Book Study have separate links.
Dominican Family Poverty Committee Meeting
Time: Nov 11, 2020 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
See email for link.
Our November Book Study Selection is:
Revive Us Again: Vision and Action in
by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
We will discuss the Book on
Wednesday Nov 11th at 7:30 pm
See email for link.
Something Special –
Dominican Institute for the Arts
The fall issue of their
newsletter, OPalette, features an article
by Houston’s own, Dr. Phylliss Chappell, MD. Read her
piece entitled, “What the DIA Doctor prescribes.”
Next Dominican Family
Meeting: Monday, November 2