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  Ministering in the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines

Jun 11, 2020
Columban missionary Fr Kwang-Kyu Peter Dae-chul writes about the challenges and inspiration of ministering during the Covid-19 pandemic in the Philippines.
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  Christians and Muslims: Protecting Together the Places of Worship

May 04, 2020
This year’s message for the month of Ramadan and ‘Id al-Fitr by the Pontifical Council For Interreligious Dialogue reflects on the theme of respect to and protection of places of worship.
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  Reaching out to most vulnerable during COVID-19

Apr 27, 2020
Columban missionary Fr Andrei Paz writes about the impact of COVID-19 in the Philippines and how he and his friends have reached out to some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
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  Speaking the truth can be a risky undertaking

Sep 18, 2019
History is full of heroes arrested, tried in a court, condemned, and put to death for speaking the truth, challenging injustice and oppression, taking a stand against what is clearly wrong and immoral.
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  The Virgin Mary's inspiration

Sep 11, 2019
In a country where poverty amidst plenty is the order of the day, where workers do not have security of tenure, where the urban poor have no secure place to live, how relevant is Mary's Magnificat?
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  Season of Creation - 1 Sept to 4 Oct

Sep 03, 2019
Pope Francis invited the faithful to celebrate the Season of Creation. "It is a period of more intense prayer and action for the benefit of the common home and to feel in deep harmony with the men and women of goodwill who are protecting creation."
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  World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation - Season of Creation

Aug 30, 2019
The theme for this year's Season of Creation (Sept 1-Oct 4) is 'The Web of Life.' This theme was chosen as a gesture of solidarity with the Synod on the Amazon which will take place in Rome from October 6-27.
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  Amazonia Synod’s implications for the Philippines

Jul 15, 2019
The Synod of the Amazon is important to us in the Philippines because it reminds us that our local realities are the loci where our collaborative efforts to care for our common home need to be forged, nurtured and sustained.
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  The drug corporations that kill

Jun 05, 2019
In the Philippines, the law against illegal drugs is draconian. A person in possession of a small amount of drugs can get 12 years in prison. A suspect in possession of a small amount of crystal meth can be shot dead.
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  Human trafficking - Trading in human misery and despair

May 06, 2019
Wherever there is injustice, oppression and corruption, human traffickers will not be far behind
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  The Golden Rule and Harmony Day

Mar 21, 2019
The continuing message of Harmony Day is 'Everyone Belongs' and promotes inclusiveness and diversity. Promoting the Golden Rule has never been as important as now in light of the recent massacre in Christchurch New Zealand.
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  Do Whatever You Can, Using the Talents We Have

Feb 27, 2019
"The children would wait every day to be fed. They had no activities" and he realised that if he were trained he could make a difference in their lives.
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  Fr Shay opposes lowering age of criminal liability in Philippines

Feb 06, 2019
The Preda Foundation has written an open letter, co-signed by Fr Cullen and Francis B. Bermido Jr, executive director of the foundation, to the senators informing them of their concerns regarding the vote and urging them to vote against lowering the age of criminal liability.
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  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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  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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  A Christian Reflection on Ramadan

May 21, 2018
Although fasting in Ramadan is obligatory only for adult Muslims – there is no obligation on others, least of all on Christians...
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  Australian nun to be deported from Philippines for alleged political activism

Apr 30, 2018
An Australian Catholic nun working as a missionary in the Philippines has been ordered to leave on the grounds of allegedly joining protest rallies.
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  Mission in a Muslim Country

Apr 16, 2018
Columbans here in Pakistan are extremely grateful for the support in many ways, both materially and spiritually, of our generous benefactors.
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  Columban at Commonwealth Games

Apr 11, 2018
Columban Missionary Fr Warren Kinne is one of the official chaplains at the Commonwealth Games taking place on the Gold Coast from April 4-15.
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  Philippines child brides are sex slaves

Mar 19, 2018
We have to be aware of the suffering of millions of children and talk about it and raise a louder voice to end the reprehensible practice.
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