Christmas in China

From Father Warren Kinnie – Some pictures taken yesterday at Beiyaowan here in Shanghai where You Dao Foundation ( had a Christmas Party for some migrant kids. Lots of university student volunteers turned up to help – some 50 of …

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Pedaling to Live Housing Program (Philippines)

Each house will consist of two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and an indoor toilet. The materials will be wood and hollow blocks with galvanized metal for roofing. All the materials will be sourced locally. The cost of materials per house is $1,500 including $660 for labor which will be provided locally. The drivers themselves will provide 80% of the labor required to build their own houses.

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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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To Dream Dreams: Turning a Vision into Reality

“Your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions” (Joel 3:1b). How wise was the prophet Joel! Well, I was once a young man with a vision. Now I am an older man, and the vision has …

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A Diminishing Family Value: Care for the Aged

Every year in September, Japan has a national holiday called “Respect for the Aged Day.” This year that very name has taken a battering! At age 79, Fr. Barry Cairns lives and works in Japan. It all started in June …

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Pilgrims of Christ in Peru – Part One (7:15)

Documentary about the Columban Fathers mission work in Peru. In this first part narrates the social and political situation of Peru before the arrival of the first Columban and their subsequent integration to the work of the new Lima rapidly growing product of migration from the provinces.

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Pilgrims of Christ in Peru – Part Two (8:31)

Documentary about the Columban Fathers mission work in Peru. In this second part recounts the events following the military dictatorship of General Odria. Vatican II brought many changes to the church and the Columban were flagged these reforms denouncing injustice. In the 1980s raised the possibility of leaving Peru in the wake of the terrorist violence of the era.

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Pilgrims of Christ in Peru – Part Three (9:29)

Documentary about the Columban Fathers mission work in Peru. This documentary has three parts. In this third part recounts the events from the Columban General Assembly of 1982 to dispatch the first group of lay missionaries in Peru to work in the Philippines in 2007.

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As We Forgive: Redemption and Reconciliation

New Year celebrations were in full swing in Namoto village in western Fiji. It was after midnight, but loud music was blaring from the radios and groups of people were noisily drinking alcohol. Samu, a powerfully built man in his …

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A Demographic Switch: The Korean Family Changes

Some days I wonder if I am in the same Korea that I came to in 1969. Things have changed so much. Korean society is probably one of the fastest changing societies in the world over such a short period …

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