In his report to the 68th UN General Assembly, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon states: “The world has changed radically since the turn of the millennium. New economic powers have emerged, new technologies are reshaping our societies, and new patterns of human settlement and activity are heightening the pressures on our Planet. Inequality is rising in rich and poor countries alike. A new era demands a new vision and responsive framework. Sustainable development… must become our global guiding principle… Ours is the first generation with the resources and the know-how to end extreme poverty and put our Planet on a sustainable course before it is too late.” Read more
Monthly Archives: September 2013
In September, members of the Bordages family (which includes 13 children and five blood sisters who are also Dominican Sisters of Houston) gathered to celebrate the 75th Jubilee of Sister Denise Bordages, OP (Houston).
Sister Rosemary Abramovich, OP, was formally called forth to serve on the General Council of the Adrian Dominican Sisters on Sept. 8 during the Sunday Mass at St. Catherine Chapel on the Motherhouse Campus. Sister Rosemary was elected by the General Council to complete the six-year term left vacant by Sister Julie Hyer, OP, who resigned for health reasons. Sister Rosemary is well-known to many of the sisters who reside and minister at the Adrian Dominican motherhouse. In 1995, she began her ministry at the Dominican Life Center, a residence that provides a continuum of care for retired sisters, and served as administrator from 1998 to 2010. Read more
“As I sit here at my computer, I have just heard that the Syrian government has accepted a Russian proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control in an attempt to avoid a possible U.S. attack. While the details are unclear, it could prove to be a potentially positive step in the right direction. There is universal agreement that the chemical attacks perpetrated against innocent civilians on Aug. 21 were an egregious violation of international human rights and human decency. However, there is not universal agreement that the attacks were perpetrated by the Assad regime. The only certainty is uncertainty, and the resistance of people all over the world to military intervention on the part of the United States.”
The North American Justice Promoters, joining with Pope Francis, the United States bishops, the growing global consensus and the Syrian people, call on President Obama and the members of congress to exercise prudent restraint, to avoid military intervention, to support a cease fire, and to work toward a widely accepted political solution in Syria. We urge the United States to engage with the international community through the United Nations for the sake of the Syrian people and the entire global community.