• Dominican nuns ring in new major feast of St. Mary Magdalene

    Dominican nuns ring in new major feast of St. Mary Magdalene

    • Jul 22, 2016

    Earlier this month, Spanish journalist Paloma Garcia Ovejero was tapped for the number-two position in the Holy See press office. She was immediately swarmed by press and headlines – and fascination — because she is a woman, and a laywoman at that. I loved her answer to questions prodding her

  • As Venezuela unravels, Catholic bishops take on Maduro

    As Venezuela unravels, Catholic bishops take on Maduro

    • Jul 2, 2016

    Catholic bishops in Venezuela are demanding that the government of President Nicolas Maduro accept international help in responding to an economic free-fall that’s seen people waiting in line for 16 hours to buy bread and pharmacies with nothing but wet wipes in stock.

  • Meet the ‘Papal Ninja’ taking TV by storm

    Meet the ‘Papal Ninja’ taking TV by storm

    • Jun 10, 2016

    A new star of American Ninja Warrior, Sean Bryan, is a serious Catholic, serving as a project manager for the Lay Mission Project – an initiative by the Western Dominican province, Diocese of Sacramento, Catherine of Siena Institute, Institute of Salesian Studies, and Our Sunday Visitor – to form lay Catholics “for the sake of animating the mission of the Church to secular society.”

  • Dominicans aim to create U.S. version of Camino de Santiago

    • May 21, 2016

    NEW ORLEANS (CNS) — The idea of making a walking pilgrimage in the United States took root about four years ago when Dominican Fathers Francis Orozco and Thomas Schaefgen were studying together for the priesthood. They saw the movie, “The Way,” featuring Martin Sheen, who portrayed a father honoring his

  • Dominican nuns keep hope alive in northern Iraq

    Dominican nuns keep hope alive in northern Iraq

    • Apr 20, 2016

    When the Islamic State group rolled across Iraq’s Ninevah Plain in 2014, tens of thousands of Christians fled for their lives to Kurdish-controlled areas of the country. They still wait in limbo in crowded camps, facing an undefined future. The only certainty they enjoy is knowing that whatever happens to

  • The guardian angel of ancient Iraqi manuscripts

    • Oct 29, 2014

    Just as the so-called Monuments Men salvaged European masterpieces stolen by Nazi forces during World War II, a Dominican priest is protecting priceless manuscripts from falling into the hands of rampaging militants in northern Iraq. Though operating on a much smaller scale, the Rev. Najeeb Michaeel and the ancient manuscript