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The Philippine War on Drugs

The war on drugs initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte on July 1, 2016, has made headlines around the world. The 5th commandment, “Thou shall not kill” while widely promoted, is ignored. Most of the extra judicial killings take place among …

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Indo-Fijian Fire-walking at Nadera Temple

Columban Fr. Frank Hoare shares an excerpt from his diary: June 18, 1983 Today I went to take photos of the fire-walking at the Hindu temple at Nadera, a few miles from Suva. In the early 20th century, the British …

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Being a Priest Is a Grace, Not a Privilege

Being a priest is a grace, not a privilege Two new Columban priests were ordained in Chile – Rafael Ramírez and Gonzalo Borquez “The priesthood is a grace. It is not a privilege. It is not a means to get …

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Retracing My Great-Uncle’s Footsteps in China

A Day in Timelessness I have never known life without him. My great-uncle, Bishop Henry Ambrose Pinger, O.F.M., returned to the United States the year I was born, having served as a missionary in China for 30 years. His humble, …

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A Brush with the Law

Columban Fr. Frank Hoare shares an excerpt from his diary: 11 August 1996 The drive from Ba, where I am stationed as assistant priest, to Suva takes well over four hours. Load-carrying trucks are one of the obstacles on the …

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Peace Be With You

Jesus said to His disciples, “Peace I leave you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you.” What is the difference between the peace that the world gives and the peace …

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A Trip of a Lifetime: Walking Alongside a Missionary

In April 2016, I joined Archbishop George Lucas of the Omaha archdiocese on a trip of a lifetime – spending 17 days in China! Initial excitement and anxiety centered on the imaginings of such an ancient, rich, culture … being …

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Women In Power and Out of Power

The rise of women into to high public office has given a new dimension to the global political scene. In the United States for the first time in history, a woman, Hilary Clinton, has been nominated to run for the …

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A Subanen Woman’s Story

I am Mercy Gawason, and I am a Subanen woman. I am 26 years old, and I work in the Subanen Craft Center in Ozamis City, the Philippines. I met Columban Fr. Vincent Busch in 2004, and he taught me …

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The Age of Disbelief

It is truly an age of disbelief. Respect for the values of human life has plunged. People of Christian faith who declare belief in the teaching of Jesus of Nazareth that upholds the dignity and rights of the human person, …

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