2018

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  Columban Fr Frank Hoare launches book

Mar 07, 2018
Titled ‘The Turning Wheel’ the book traces the relatively brief history of the Columban Fathers in Fiji from 1952 – 2017.
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  Blessing of the Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations

Mar 07, 2018
The Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations (CCCMR) was officially blessed by Bishop Vincent Long, Bishop of Parramatta, on 28 February 2018.
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  Shanghai faith story - The tsunami effect

Mar 05, 2018
In 2012, I moved to Shanghai for work and I met my now-husband Alex. He is Italian and a Christian Catholic, and right from the beginning the way he lived his faith threw me off balance.
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  The Columban and the Diocesan priest

Mar 02, 2018
Had Fr McGlynn not exercised the pastoral role in my formative years that he did, I might never be looking back so happily today on my 60 years as a priest.
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  The late dawn of a restless dream

Feb 26, 2018
But in one sense what was a day of fulfilment of many dreams, in another, was just a peep at the restless dawn of Bishop Galvin’s dream of finding others to follow him.
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  World Day of Social Justice and remembering Asma Jehangir

Feb 21, 2018
When the judge asked her why she had brought such people into his court, she replied, bluntly, that he was there precisely for them.
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  Following the footsteps

Feb 21, 2018
I was just there not even a month and was showing signs of giving up because of the heat, but remembered they have struggled for years, and still manage to smile. They taught me a lesson.
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  Update on the plight of Typhoon Vinta’s victims

Feb 19, 2018
Virgenia O. Vidad provides an update on the plight of the victims of Typhoon Vinta in the Philippines, a month after it hit the Province of Lanao del Norte.
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  Ash Wednesday – throwing yourself into the ocean of God’s love

Feb 14, 2018
Take time this Lent, even five or ten minutes a day, to sit quietly and look at your life. Ask the Holy Spirit to help and guide you.
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  “Viva el Papa” Francis in Chile

Feb 08, 2018
For many people, the most moving part of the entire visit of Francis was his visit to 600 women prisoners in a jail in Santiago. Most people say that there was not a single dry eye watching this event on television.
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  World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking on the feast day of St Bakhita

Feb 05, 2018
In 2015, Pope Francis declared 8th February 2018 each year (the Feast of St Josephine Bakhita) as a day of prayer, reflection and action against human trafficking.
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  Picking up the pieces in the Philippines after Typhoon Vinta

Jan 24, 2018
Columban missionary Fr Oliver McCrossan and Virgenia O. Vidad of the Pedalling to Live and Green Shelter project give an eyewitness account of the devastation left behind in the wake of Typhoon Vinta.
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  Meeting with the president of Ireland

Jan 24, 2018
Columban Fr Sean McDonagh and ten other contributors to ‘Laudato Si - An Irish Response’ were invited by President Michael D Higgins to visit him at his home (Aras An Uachtarain) to discuss the themes which are central to the papal encyclical Laudato Si'.
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  Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees

Jan 15, 2018
In this regard, I wish to reaffirm that “our shared response may be articulated by four verbs: to welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate”.
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