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Mission Exposure Program

From October 16-23, 2011, 9 students from the Creighton Center for Service and Justice visited the Columban Mission Center in El Paso, Texas. They learned about immigration, human rights, the environment in the context of the U.S.-Mexico Border. Upon their …

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A mother’s visit

On April 3, 2008, my mother came from Korea to China to see me. My plan wasn’t to go sightseeing but to let her see how we Columbans work in China. As a result, we met many of the people …

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China Bureau to host award dinner

The U.S. Catholic China Bureau will honor His Eminence Roger Mahony at a dinner on January 26 2011. Mahoney will receive the Matteo Ricci Award. The Columban Fathers have been a part of the bureau for nearly 20 years. The …

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24th National Catholic China Conference

“A Chinese Catholic Life of Faith” is the theme of the upcoming national conference sponsored by the U.S. Catholic China Bureau on September 24-26, 2010 in Belleville, Illinois.

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Apostleship of the Sea

Each time I have experienced Mass on sailing vessels it has been different.

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Mission exposure trip to China in 2010

From Oct. 2 -17, 2010 join us to: Discover the roots of Columban history in the original mission country Walk in the footsteps of the first Columban missionaries Encounter modern China and meet present day Columban missionaries Witness the connections …

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Columban History in China

As it was in the beginning, it is the Holy Spirit who directs the Catholic Church’s mission in every succeeding generation. Through a mysterious but providential set of circumstances, the Columban Fathers began with Father Edward Galvin of Ireland.

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Does the Life of the World Depend on China?

Challenging the Definition of Success I live in Kunming, located in China’s southwest and home to nearly half of China’s ethnic minorities, or nationalities, as they are known locally. All around me multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multi-ethnic, multi-religious China is alive, moving …

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Touring The New China Church

Two Columban priests learn about the Chinese Church’s exciting progress during a visit to Taiyuan. On a chilly November morning, fellow Columban Father Pat McMullan and I made our way to the Beijing West Railway Station. Earlier that morning, we …

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