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The Far East - May 2017

The Far East Magazine is published 10 times a year by St Columbans Mission Society. It features articles and photographs by Columban Missionaries from those countries where the missionaries work. The magazine was originally launched to promote mission interest in Catholic homes in Australia and New Zealand. The Far East Magazine is a major fundraiser for Columban Missionaries and was first published in Australia on 15th October, 1920.

Contents

From the Editor - Columbans prepare for centenary celebrations

Special celebrations are being organized next year in New Zealand and Australia to mark the centenary of our foundation
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The Philippine war on drugs

Columban Fr John Keenan has seen first-hand the cost of the crackdown on drugs in the Philippines. Here he appeals for a more humane way of dealing…
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Poppies and Pain

Columban Sr Mary Ita O’Brien explains how the Diocese of Myitkyina is addressing addiction through the 12-Step Programme.of Santiago.
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Reflection - Countering Islamophobia

Columban Fr Patrick McInerney is the Director of the Columban Mission Institute in Sydney and its Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations. He shares…
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Moments in history

Preparing for the Columban Centenary 2018
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God's work

Preparing for the Columban Centenary 2018
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Pray for Columban Sr Kathleen Melia

On March 1, 2017, Columban Sr Kathleen Melia was assaulted around 9:00pm just outside her home in the mountain town of Midsalip, which is located…
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Mission World - May 2017

"Repent to save the planet” - The Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar, Cardinal Bo, urges an Ecological Conversion
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From the Director - Never give up, never give in

In the tough times when we feel the absence of God, we have to remember that Jesus knew hard times himself.
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Devastating floods in Peru

During the month of March, 2017, Peru suffered unprecedented flooding... At the height of the floods at the end of March, several Columbans working…
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Chiangmai - where Catholics are increasing

Columban Fr Alo Connaughton interviews Bishop Francis Vira Arpondratana of Chiangmai in Thailand about the small but growing Christian population…
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The day I met Johnny Cash

Columban Fr Bobby Gilmore recalls the day he met Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter.
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Your Columban Legacy

Your Columban Legacy “Do what you can” Bishop Edward J Galvin
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