|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)
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)