2018

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  A safety net for children

Oct 11, 2018
When the women of San Benito voiced their concern over their children’s future saying, “we have to do something about the young children, they are at risk", Columban Fr Edward (Ed) O’Connell and the Warmi Huasi team decided to do something.
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  Art Guide - October 2018

Oct 06, 2018
A Miracle of St. Sylvester (oil on panel, 1450s) by Pesellino, Francesco di Stefano (1422-57)
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  Story of a Columban who was killed in the Philippines

Oct 05, 2018
The story of Columban Fr Francis Vernon Douglas from New Zealand who was killed in the Philippines by Japanese soldiers in 1943
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  A Place to Call Home: 'Social Justice Sunday' Statement

Sep 30, 2018
The Australian Catholic Bishops' Social Justice Statement "A Place to Call Home", confronts Australia's growing homelessness and housing insecurity, affirms that secure housing is a human right and a public good, and draws inspiration from Jesus.
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  Youth PoWR 2018

Sep 25, 2018
Over 200 youth attended this year's Youth PoWR (Parliament of the World’s Religions) held in Sydney Olympic Park representing eight religious faiths.
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  Meet our new General Council

Sep 24, 2018
As the Missionary Society of St Columban begins its second century, a new General Council has just been elected at the General Assembly in Taiwan
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  Will the Bishops listen, will anything change?

Sep 21, 2018
Criticising bishops is a Catholic sport. It doesn’t require entrance fees or any special equipment. We have been enjoying it for decades.
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  LISTEN! 'Bonded Slavery' radio documentary

Sep 20, 2018
Columban missionaries Fr. Tomas King and Fr Liam O’Callaghan are the main feature in a Newstalk radio documentary on bonded slavery in the Sindh province of Pakistan.
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  Pillars of Peace -The Abraham Conference 2018

Sep 14, 2018
The 2018 Abraham Conference was held at Western Sydney University, Parramatta on Sunday 5th August. The theme was “Pillars of Peace: Jews, Christians and Muslims Working Together”.
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  The 2018 Columban Christmas Cards - The Fleeing to Bethlehem of Joseph & Mary

Sep 07, 2018
This year our cards recall how Joseph and Mary fled into the desert to escape Herod's soldiers. Like Mary and Joseph, we too have had to abandon our homes and farms and flee during times of armed conflict.
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  Art Guide - September 2018 - The Three Archangels and Tobias

Sep 06, 2018
Gabriel’s role in the cosmic drama of humanity’s salvation evokes the meaning of these divine messengers in human history. Gabriel carries the lily - symbol of Mary’s faithful acceptance of God’s astounding invitation to a simple peasant girl.
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  Never again: Catholic leaders respond to royal commission

Sep 05, 2018
Catholic leaders have accepted 98 per cent of the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and vowed the Church’s shameful history will never be repeated.
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  CRA Media Statement - Pacific Islands Forum

Sep 04, 2018
As the largest and wealthiest member of this Forum it is of the utmost importance that Australia is a committed and engaged Pacific partner.
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  Travel in Pakistan can sometimes be a nightmare

Aug 30, 2018
Travel in Pakistan can sometimes be a nightmare. But occasionally these nightmares can be opportunities to experience the goodness of people here.
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  National Migrant and Refugee Sunday

Aug 24, 2018
On Sunday August 26th, we celebrate National Migrant and Refugee Sunday.
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  Catholic Religious Australia applauds and champions multiculturalism

Aug 21, 2018
Catholic Religious Australia is concerned about increasing incidences of racism in our nation. On August 14th this phenomenon was brought to a new level by means of an important Parliamentary process...
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  Pope prays for victims of Kerala floods

Aug 20, 2018
During the Angelus on August 19, 2018, in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis, with the 20,000 pilgrims gathered prayed for the many victims of the floods in Kerala, India.
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  The Assumption of Mary

Aug 15, 2018
In short, the salvific effect of the resurrection and ascension of Christ comes home to the life of faith through the assumption of Mary. Not to recognise this would leave the theology of the ascension of Christ without its most personal effect.
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  ACRATH Advocating in Federal Parliament

Aug 13, 2018
A fourteen-member ACRATH advocacy team including Columban Peace, Ecology & Justice Coordinator for Australia Fr Peter O'Neill SSC will be walking the halls of Federal Parliament between 13-16th August.
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  Reflection - Mary MacKillop - Advocate for the poor

Aug 08, 2018
On the Feast day of St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia’s first Saint, her mission to the poor is very much alive in our world.
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