E-News - Vol.5 No.11

From the Director - Christmas Message 2012
Christmas is the time of year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ who is always among us. Christmas is also a time of sharing with family and friends and when we think of those who are less fortunate than ourselves. (listen/watch video)
Ordinary people who do extraordinary things
For Nancy Orellana and her husband the loss of their son murdered so tragically brought them to the brink of despair. She decided that her faith in Christ could not allow her to live the rest of her life condemning those who commit such horrible crimes. (more)
How to evangelise in a post-Christian society
Our task is not so much to “pump religion” into people as to draw it out. To do this we must know the mystery in our own hearts and be ready to share it in a way that speaks to the mystery in our brothers and sisters. (more)
Angels in Japan
I decided that during sabbatical, instead of studying books, I would study people and cultures in some of our Columban missions that I did not know so well. (more)
My life changed for the better
His ultimate dream is to see his children finish their education, something that he and his wife didn’t have the chance to accomplish. (more)
Reflection - With Mary in Advent
As events unfolded around her, often to her suprise, Mary had to figure out constantly what God was asking her. (more)
Hope for the future - Is there a better gift?
Helping to secure a future for those who do not have any hope is probably the most meaningful gift you can give. (more)

While fingers may be pointed at Philippine military it is more likely that the hired killer that parked his motor bike outside the house of father Pops on the morning of October 17, walked up to him and shot him point blank as he was getting into his car, had the mark of an experienced trained assassin.