Fr Shay and Preda Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Apr 16, 2024
For 50 years, the Preda Foundation has been a leading child rights organisation with a long successful history of rescuing, protecting, healing and empowering abused and trafficked girls, saving innocent boys from unjust incarceration in jails, and giving a new life of freedom through residential care…
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  ‘Moce Mada Vakalailai’ (Goodbye for the Moment)

Dec 18, 2023
The present leadership group are primarily the “old faithfuls” whose loyalty is an inspiration but who naturally don’t have the “tools” to deal with the new digital evangelisation. That’s where the youth are needed. Some cultural blocks are also present, such as the habit of ‘not talking to elders’ and…
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  “Choose life, choose the future!”

Dec 08, 2023
Pope Francis’ speech to delegates at the climate change conference in Dubai was delivered in person by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin
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  World Day of the Poor

Nov 14, 2023
Columban missionaries recognize the challenge of worldwide and local poverty and stand in solidarity with communities in their struggle against injustice.
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  Concerns over the Fukushima wastewater release

Aug 28, 2023
The ocean discharge of the Fukushima radioactive water will inevitably lead to widespread contamination across the Pacific, including Korea’s seas, over time. While various forms of radioactive exposure exist, the most concerning is through consumption of contaminated food.
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  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

Jul 02, 2023
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday takes place on July 2nd 2023. This year marks the fiftieth Anniversary of First National Aboriginal Liturgy in Australia.
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  What is God asking of me during Lent this year?

Feb 14, 2023
Taking inspiration from this year's Lenten Resource 2023 - A Short History of Happiness: Lent to Easter by Columban Fr Charles Rue, we ask this question, 'What is God asking of me during Lent this year?'.
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  How the Columban Subanen Christmas Cards are made

Dec 05, 2022
Columban Fr Vincent Busch introduces the Subanen Crafters & demonstrates how the Subanen Christmas Cards are made.
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  Elimination of Violence Against Women Day

Nov 25, 2022
The United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 25th November launches sixteen days of activism.
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  Pakistan: Eyewitness report on devastating monsoon season

Sep 01, 2022
In the Columban-run parish of Badin, about 100 km SE of Hyderabad, in the Sindh province, the danger from the floods has been substantial. The parish is home to people of the Parkari Kholi and Sindhi Bheel tribal groups and the Punjabi community. Columban Fr Pat Visanti, after doing an initial survey,…
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  From trail of tears to path of healing

Sep 01, 2022
The water became a conduit between the original Cherokee of this place and myself. This sacred water was mediating a kind of reconciliation with no formal record or recognition but simply the inner authority that comes from the divine presence of a God-encounter in the water, the rocks, the mountains,…
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Jul 11, 2022
Columban missionaries joined NAIDOC Week (July 3rd-July 10th), a focused time each year in which to recognize and celebrate the history, people, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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  Reflection - Participation - making space for grace

Jul 11, 2022
Such participation needs to be inclusive of our multicultural society. For our Church, community has been enriched by Catholics of varied cultural expressions of faith. But we also need to reach out to those on the fringes of the Church.
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  Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Jun 23, 2022
St Columbans Mission Society endorses the Joint Interfaith Statement Welcoming the First Meeting of the States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
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  Reflection - Nonviolence or non-existence?

Jun 08, 2022
“The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”
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  Faith leaders endorse Uluru Statement from the Heart

May 27, 2022
“My hope is simply that Catholics will be inspired by Jesus to join the hard work of finding constitutional recognition of the voice of first peoples into our Parliament and that reconciliation will find new energy and witness at this moment in history,” said Melbourne Archbishop Peter Comensoli.
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  National Reconciliation Week

May 26, 2022
National Sorry Day (May 26th) and National Reconciliation Week (May 27th – June 3rd) are important annual observances to acknowledge past and ongoing injustice, and “to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.” Everyone has a role to play in contributing to the…
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  Vocations Sunday

May 08, 2022
Columban missionaries have received the call from God to leave their homelands and enter into different cultural contexts sharing life with the people among whom they live and serve.
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  Feast of St Joseph the Worker – International Workers Day

May 01, 2022
Pope Francis says, “How can we speak of human dignity without working to ensure that everyone is able to earn a decent living?” The Feast of St Joseph the Worker reminds us that work negotiations must be based on respect and their fairness be enforced by governments.
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  Intellectual property waiver on COVID-19 vaccines, tests, and treatments

Mar 24, 2022
St Columbans Mission Society Peace, Ecology and Justice Office, as a member of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET), endorses the Network’s letter to the Government Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment in support of an intellectual property waiver on COVID-19 vaccines, tests…
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