Monthly Archives: May 2008

Death Of A Dictator

A Columban priest recalls Chile’s General Augusto Pinochet and the Columbans who stood in solidarity with the poor against his government’s oppression and terror. “Pinocchio is dead!” It was a sunny, summer afternoon in Los Andes, Chile, and Columban priests …

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Classes Plant Seeds That Will Grow

Yoga and art programs brighten the lives of poverty-stricken Las Palmas residents. Poverty permeates the lives of Chilean people amid the hills of the Las Palmas area of Valparaíso, where I have been a Columban lay missionary for more than …

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Fear Quelled By Faith

Married lay missionaries in Chile learn that trusting in God’s plan can turn worry into an opportunity. Being raised in a one-stoplight town in north Florida did not prepare me for life as a Columban lay missionary in an inner-city …

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Teach The Children

A partnership between Chiles government and a school established by Columbans means poor preschoolers receive childcare and education. In our 56 years in Chile, we Columban missionaries have made a commitment to caring for the multitude of people who have …

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Extra Special Delivery

Physically-challenged Chinese earn income and self-esteem by creating and shipping Christmas cards around the world. You have probably read stories about the dramatic economic growth and social transformation of China. Indeed, the changing landscape of China has been remarkable. But, …

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The Injustice Of Human Trafficking: One Man’s Story

A man’s recent experience is an all-too-common tale for migrant workers in Taiwan. Human trafficking, the exploitation of people for profit or other motives, continues to be a growing and evolving problem worldwide, especially in countries that attract migrant workers …

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