2018

  Philippines' Duterte says bishops should be killed

Dec 10, 2018
Catholic bishops in the Philippines have hit back at President Rodrigo Duterte for saying they deserve to be killed, with one bishop branding him a murderous madman.
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  Columban Missionaries on the opening of COP 24 Poland

Dec 04, 2018
Columbans worldwide see intimately the devastating impacts of climate change on people and the earth and commit to the protection of biodiversity as integral to our missionary vocation of caring for all of God’s creation.
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  Art Guide - December 2018

Dec 03, 2018
The Adoration of the Shepherds, (oil on canvas, c.1650) by Murillo, Bartolome Esteban (1618-82)
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  Columban Trip to China 2018 - Report

Dec 03, 2018
For twelve days twenty-three pilgrims entered into the world where Bishop Galvin and his young priests began the Mission of St Columban 100 years ago.
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  Modern Slavery Bill Passes Senate

Nov 29, 2018
Australia has moved a step closer to having a Modern Slavery ACT. After a period of debate, the Modern Slavery Bill was passed in the Senate yesterday.
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  A new Columban Century and a new Columban priest in Fiji

Nov 28, 2018
The new Columban century brought us a new Columban priest in Fiji. Deacon Martin Koroiciri was ordained priest at the Suva Cathedral by Archbishop Chong on the vigil of St Columban’s day, 2018.
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  ACRATH 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign 2018

Nov 26, 2018
Human trafficking is an extreme form of violence against women and girls. Join us for the 16 days of action and reflection against gender-based violence from 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10 December
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  Advent Resource - Pathways: Hope for the Journey

Nov 22, 2018
A free online resource to celebrate the liturgical seasons of Advent in the spirit of the encyclical of Pope Francis Laudato Si’. It helps us search for God’s presence, revealed over millennia in nature, cultures and people seeking wisdom.
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  Pilgrimage to China: Celebrating 100 years of Mission

Nov 21, 2018
Ray Lowe reflects about the recent trip to China with a party of 27 pilgrims (including guides and tour leaders). The trip was organised by the Columbans as part of the centenary celebrations.
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  Columban priest reports from US - Mexico border

Nov 15, 2018
It is a delight to get to know people who keep their cultures, languages and customs - to hear the echoes of a high-pitched, melodic indigenous languages, or the brave songs of the socially aware people of El Salvador, accompanied by skilled guitar players.
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  One-hundred years of emulating Saint Columban’s tenet as ‘pilgrims for Christ’

Nov 12, 2018
The Perth Missionary Society of St Columban celebrated its centenary to a full Como Parish congregation on 3 November
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  Asia Bibi freed from jail

Nov 09, 2018
Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row, has been released from prison.
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  A tale of three missionaries

Nov 07, 2018
They were different people and times but all went to the Philippines and faced the same challenges, issues and obstacles
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  Art Guide - November 2018

Nov 07, 2018
Giving of the Keys to St. Peter, from the Sistine Chapel (fresco, 1481) by Perugino, Pietro (c.1445-1523)
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  The feast of all Saints

Nov 01, 2018
November 1 is marked annually in the Catholic liturgical calendar as a day to remember and venerate saints from around the world and throughout history– not only those known and canonised, but also all unknown as well.
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  Catholic 'school' a game-changer for Pakistani men

Oct 26, 2018
"The CCAE's goal is to help academically talented but disadvantaged young Catholic men attain high academic grades, obtain a tertiary education and gain admittance to university," said Columban Fr Robert McCulloch, the director of the centre.
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  World Mission Sunday - Together with young people, let us bring the Gospel to all

Oct 21, 2018
Celebrated on the penultimate Sunday in October, World Mission Sunday is our chance to show solidarity to our family in faith in Australia and overseas.
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  Churches help grow a post-carbon human identity

Oct 18, 2018
To give you a future with hope’ (Jeremiah 29:11) was the Scriptural grace of God remembered in the opening prayers of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) Assembly which met in the Polish city of Katowice, 6-10 October 2018.
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  Anti-Poverty Week and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Oct 17, 2018
Anti-Poverty Week encourages all Australians to organise/take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty in Australia or overseas.
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  Columbans celebrate Centenary in Brisbane

Oct 15, 2018
The Columban Fathers’ mission of spreading the Gospel message across the world has been honoured at a Mass to celebrate the order’s centenary.
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