E-News - Vol.5 No.8

From the Director - What does being on the side of the poor mean?
The Columbans have a phrase 'option for the poor' meaning we are on the side of the poor.  What does that mean? (more)
Australian elected as Columban Superior General
Fr Kevin O'Neill from Geelong, Victoria was elected as Columban Superior General on the 20th September, 2012. (more)
Anti-Islamic film sparks riots
From Sydney to Pakistan, Columban Frs Patrick McInerney and Robert McCulloch report on the anti-Islamic film riots. (more)
Fr Noel Connolly on 'Becoming a truly multicultural church'
The first in a series of mission videos presented by Columban Fr Noel Connolly. (more)
Fr Brian Gore and Subanens on common ground
Fr Brian gives Mercy Gawason an introduction to the Negros Nine demonstration farm in which he explains how the farm uses sustainable ways to produce food and livelihoods for the poor. (more)
Reflection - Tongue control
How easy it is for any one of us to fall into the way of gossip.(more)
Making 'Mission Month' count in October
Parish and school activity sheet for Mission Month
Download the activity sheet
The 2013 Columban Art Calendar is out now
The Columban Calendar is well known for its traditional religious paintings and liturgical information.

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.