E-News - Vol.6 No.6

From the Director - Santiago, here we come!
World Youth Day 2013 is an exciting venture because it has given Columbans in Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to make contact with a new generation of youth. (more)
Columban Fr Patrick McInerney meets the Pope
A profound moment, two missionaries from different ends of the world meet in Rome. But the centre of the Church is not Rome or the Pope. (more)
Beyond the pale
Fr Peter Woodruff reports on Columban outreach to families in south-east Pakistan left homeless after the floods of 2011/2012. (more)
Sex tourism challenge to Philippine Christian communities
The Philippines has become the third most popular destination for sex tourism in the world. UCANews interviews Columban Fr Shay Cullen who says the phenomenon is becoming a big challenge to Philippine Christian communities. (more) 
The poor pay a high price for our cheap clothes
Pope Francis has made concern for the poor a central focus of his papacy. Serving the poor means, not just giving them help for today, but asking why are they poor? (more)
The Golden Rule has launched!
"There is one light, but many lanterns" - With these words the Honourable Mr Victor Dominello, N.S.W. Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Minister for Citizenship and Communities, officially launched The Golden Rule poster at NSW Parliament. (more)
Reflection - Questioning ourselves about Mission
Where does that leave us as Church with our rich tradition of concern for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation. (more)
Columbans get ready for World Youth Day 2013
In July this year from the 23rd to the 28th, Catholic people from around the world are preparing to gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for WYD. Columban parishes in Santiago, Chile will host pilgrims from Australia and New Zealand on route to Brazil - (watch/listen) 

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.