E-News - Vol.7 No.8

From the Director - Finding the human face
People are not units of data and once we dehumanise them, we can do anything with them. (more)
What if the Pope doesn't have all the answers?
Pope Francis’ call for discernment will require a deeper faith and new skills and structures. It will be a challenge to Dioceses and Episcopal Conferences to discern for themselves the signs of the times and plan for the future. (more)
Motorcycle diaries
Columban Fr Liam Carey finds a motorcycle to be a godsend when working on the urban fringes of Lima, Peru. Lima is a typical Third World “mega-city,” with thousands of people flooding in from the impoverished countryside every year in search of a better life. (more)
Columbans win Catholic Press Awards
Columban mission magazine, The Far East was a clear winner at this year's Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) Awards. (more)
New Columban Hymn hits a high note
The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra performs a brilliant, new Columban Hymn "High is the Heaven, Deep is the Sea" (composed by Liam Lawton) as part of a series of initiatives to mark the 1400th anniversary of the death of St Columban in 2015. (more)
Reflection - Where do you come from?
One day when I asked, "Where do you come from?” the shopkeeper replied, "From my mother!" I laughed. This unexpected reply was so startling that I started using it too, which lead to very different conversations about identity, nationality and politics.(more)
2015 Columban Art Calendar - SPECIAL OFFERS AVAILABLE
This year, Columbans are excited to launch new Special DVD Offers with the 2015 Columban Art Calendar. Columbans have produced a beautiful 2015 Art Guide DVD that introduces each painting featured in the Columban Calendar. The Art Guide DVD has been narrated by Geraldine Doogue (well-known Australian journalist, radio and television host and UN Media Peace Prize recipient). (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.