Latest update: DVDs available, Vatican Radio interview

DVDs of homily, webcast available

  • Brian Pierce, OP and Jim Barnett, OP presented a re-enactment of the Montesinos Homily and provided a commentary. It is now available on DVD. Download order form (PDF)
  • The DVD of the Nov. 21 webcast, The 500th Anniversary of Dominican Preaching in the Americas is now available from The Center Shop in Sparkill, New York through Sister Ann Eigenbauer, OP. Download order form (PDF)

Opportunity to Schedule Play in the Midwest

The Alma College (Alma, Michigan) Drama Department is willing to perform “The Controversy of Valladolid” at your motherhouse or college during the months of January through March 2012. To schedule this event, contact: Dr. Dana Aspinall: or call 989-463-7269.

The play takes place after Europeans invaded the land, destroyed the culture, plundered natural resources and subjected thousands of people to servitude, torture and death, the church agonized over its question of the indigenous peoples: Are they human? Are they children of God? Based on a Spanish Papal Tribunal of 1550 this drama reveals the fate of millions of American natives by bringing to light the real-life debates whose outcomes are still felt today.


Thank you so much for participating in the Webcast on Nov. 21. We had 400 connections live from as far as Peru and Australia, and within a week there were 2,000 requests to watch it on a later date. We realize that there is great interest and energy among the Dominican Family to hear about our history and current commitments to justice. Your emails and calls have been so encouraging.

Anniversary Steering Committee: Toni Harris, OP; Chuck Dahm, OP; Mary Sue Kennedy, OP; Margaret Mayce, OP; Dusty Farnan, OP; Tricia Buxton and Lucianne Siers, OP.