Magazine Archive

past magazine issues of the magazine

Immigrant

Culprit, Casualty or Contributor? In the not-too-distant past it was almost impossible to get governments and institutions to discuss immigration and immigrant issues. It wasn’t as if immigration wasn’t happening. Nations that were losing the energy band in their societies …

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A Gift from the Beggar

A Surprise Encounter The other day I walked out of the church after Mass. There is a group of beggars there at the gate of St. Peter’s Church. Sometimes they are hunted away by the authorities, but they tend to …

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The Children’s Center of Yanaoca

A Safe Place to Realize Dreams The Columban missionaries began their work in Peru in 1951 and continue working throughout the country today. While Peru is a beautiful country, rich in culture and history and was once the center of …

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Holy Week at Emmaus

Unbridled Enthusiasm While at my age being the main celebrant at the Holy Week ceremonies can be very demanding on a worn out body, it is more than compensated by experiencing first hand the fervor and the enthusiasm of our …

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A Woman in Distress

Easy Disappearance When I instructed catechumens in Japan, I spent the first year dealing with ordinary catechetical matters. After Baptism we studied St. Luke’s Gospel and Acts. I chose Luke because he was a foreigner writing for foreigners, and also …

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Parched Spirits

From the Director Like the air we breathe, water is essential for our life and well-being. The average person here in the U.S. uses 80-100 gallons in a variety of ways throughout each day. Indeed, water is so intertwined with …

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Hope Experience

Value Without Judgement It’s been nearly six years since I arrived in Birmingham, England, as a Columban lay missionary. When I first came to this country, I honestly thought that I was going to give more and that people would …

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Five Days

A Journey of Trust and Hope We were told that we would be spending about five days in Agoo (the Philippines). We were all excited except that we had to walk for five days from Malolos, Bulacan, to Agoo, La …

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Ordination in Chile!

The Next Generation In June 2016 I traveled with Columban Fr. Charles Duster to Santiago, Chile, for the ordination of two Columban seminarians, Rafael Salazar and Gonzalo Diaz. When I spoke with Rafael days before his ordination, he had been …

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Human Rights

We all marvel at the deep and simple wisdom children hold in their hearts and on their lips. In preparing to write this reflection for this issue on Human Rights, I asked my ten year old daughter what we mean …

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