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  Columban Response to Covid-19 in Chile

Sep 02, 2020
Low-income families, living in overcrowded conditions, find social distancing practically impossible. They do not have the luxury to be able to work from home either. Many feel they have to choose between either catching the virus or having no food or accommodation for their families.
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  Give us this day our daily soup

Jun 23, 2020
Columban Fr Martin Koroiciri writes about a parish initiative where he ministers in Chile helping the vulnerable in the Covid-19 pandemic.
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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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  Columban serving in new ways in Santiago, Chile

May 21, 2020
When pandemic shut down their large community, Columban Fr Marco Henriquez and his team discovered new ways of service to let the people know that they are not alone.
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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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  Slavery-Free Easter

Apr 12, 2020
Almost half of all 152 million children victims of child labour are aged 5-11 years, according to a 2017 report by the International Labour Organisation. And a great many of these children are in the cocoa industry, picking the cocoa beans used to produce chocolate.
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  World Day of the Poor - Sunday, November 17

Nov 15, 2019
"How many times do we see poor people rummaging through garbage bins to retrieve what others have discarded as superfluous, in the hope of finding something to live on or to wear!", says Pope Francis in his message for World Day of the Poor.
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  International Day of the Eradication of Poverty - October 17, 2019

Oct 16, 2019
2019 Theme: Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty
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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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  Catholic Church submission on the annual review of the living wage claim

Mar 22, 2019
The Church is calling for an increase in the minimum wage and in award rates that would make a dent in the two-decade-long devaluing of the minimum wage.
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  ACRATH Campaign - Slavery-free Easter chocolate

Mar 09, 2019
Pope Francis said that “every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.”
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  Columban supporters enable Felmar to get an iPad!

Feb 20, 2019
Generous supporters of Columban missionary, Fr Oliver McCrossan, have stepped up to the plate and donated the money needed to provide Felmar Tano, who has cerebral palsy, with a much needed iPad.
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  World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking

Feb 08, 2019
Pope Francis has designated 8th February, the feast of St Josephine Bakhita, as the World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking. Globally there are 40.3 million victims of modern slavery.
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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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  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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  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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  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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  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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