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Sister Beth Murphy, OP

Sister Beth Murphy is the Communication Director for the Dominican Sisters of Springfield.

Sister Beth Murphy, OP

Our Dominican Family in Iraq: 13 Years after the War

March 19, 2003, the day the United States began its invasion of Iraq, put in motion a series of events that has meant only terror, chaos, and death for millions—Iraqis, and Syrians most of all—but also thousands of military and civilian personnel from the United States and many other nations. Thirteen years later, we can …

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Kerry Calls ISIS' Attack on Christians "Genocide"

Kerry’s Acknowledgement of ISIS’ Genocide Gives “Moral Weight” To Dominicans’ Call for Protection of Iraq’s Minorities, Expansion of Refugee Programs A Dominican justice group today recognized the value of Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement this morning that the radical group controlling much of Iraq is “Genocidal by self-proclamation, by ideology and by actions, in …

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Sister Ann Elizabeth: The joy of inclusiveness

Solidarity. No matter where in world she is! Sister Ann Elizabeth Little was raised in the Tennessee foothills, ministered at the heights of the Peruvian Andes, and is now firmly planted in the prairie landscape of central Illinois. At St. Malachy Parish in Rantoul, Ill., she accompanies a small but growing Latino community in their …

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Springfield Dominican Sisters Recommend Prayer with Your Ballot

Would you like some prayer with that ballot? You are invited to spend a few moments with God before you go into the voting booth. Today we are releasing Take it to Prayer: A Spiritual Reflection for Voters. The brief guide is meant to help busy people prepare themselves spiritually before they vote. “Voting is …

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"By a Strange Coincidence…" a memory of Sister Rachel Conway

Today is the day we Springfield, Ill., residents get to take special pride in our association with our most famous and beloved resident, Abraham Lincoln. Today is the 210th anniversary of the 16th President’s birth. We Springfield Dominicans like to claim a special link to Mr. Lincoln, but until today, after 35+years in the community, …

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Dominicans Join Call for Just Budget in Illinois

Springfield Dominican Sisters Marcelline Koch and Beth Murphy were among the crowd at the Illinois Statehouse today, calling for new revenue for a just budget that preserves funding for social services that are critical for the well-being of Illinois citizens who need everything from skilled care to legal assistance, child care to a college education. …

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Springfield Dominican Sisters: Calling All Saints!

Saints are on my mind. We’ve just passed what I think of as a triduum of holy days: All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day, and all Souls Day. Yesterday we Dominicans celebrated the Feast of Martin DePorres, our Peruvian brother. Today is the feast of the great reformer Charles Borromeo. In our common prayer, this …

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