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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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  Suffering in Chile

Nov 11, 2019
Their cry is for peace, their cry is for justice, their cry is for fairness, and yet some of their actions are causing others to suffer. How is justice justified in this situation? How can we help them find peace?
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  Chile destruction - October 29

Oct 30, 2019
The protests seem to be continuing and are the product of a violent group of extremists who are determined to cause as much damage as possible.
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  Columbans update on the destruction of Chile

Oct 22, 2019
At the same time legitimate peaceful protesters in many areas, including in our parish... They are calling for a just cause - a more equal and just society, better opportunities, healthcare and education in poor areas.
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  Columbans report on destruction of Chile

Oct 21, 2019
This morning we received the following news and images. Lots of gunshots nearby and tear gas fired. Helicopters flying overhead all day sometimes firing tear gas which is burning my eyes right now as I sit at home.
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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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