E-News - Vol.7 No.4

From the Director - Failure and trust in God
It could be said that the life of Jesus Christ was a failure if it wasn't for the Resurrection. He died a criminal's death despite the wonderful works that He performed and the hope He gave to many people. (more)
Columban Sister inspires BBC Radio
For over 20 years Columban Sister Angela McKeever has been visiting gaols in Chile. She has found that out of every 100,000 of the population 295 are in gaol; a huge social problem. And the cost! So many poor decisions have been made. (more)
Australian health delegation takes expertise to Pakistan
Leaders in the Catholic health sector in Australia have seen first-hand the significant challenges facing Pakistan’s health system, including its network of Catholic hospitals and aged care services. (more)
I walked with the Saints
Saint Pope John Paul II from Poland was not adverse to positive political outcomes of strong solidarity by the Catholics of Poland. Many hoped he would speak for the poor in the Philippines. (more)
Reflection - Shepherds and Mothers
During Mass I was conscious of the strong parallels between the image of the Good Shepherd and Mothers. So for the blessing, I used Psalm 23 but changed the image from Shepherd to Mother so that it might speak to us of motherly care.(more)
2014 Mid-Year Appeal
Each year Columban mission reaches out through their Mid-Year Appeal to help raise funds for those in need and struggling under the weight of poverty and crisis.

Donate and give online today: columban.org.au/donations or phone +61 3 9375 9475. Alternatively you can mail your donation by downloading our Mid-Year Appeal - Donation mail form (pdf)

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.