Monthly Archives: October 2011

October 2011

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Categories: Front Feature, Magazine |

ACTION ALERT-Tell Congress to Stand with God’s Creation and Act for Climate Justice

ACTION ALERT Make the Call – Tell Congress to Stand with God’s Creation and Act for Climate Justice BACKGROUND “My dear friends, God’s creation is one and it is good. The concerns for non-violence, sustainable development, justice and peace, and …

Categories: Action Alerts Archives, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach |

My Friends Call me Crazy

A few weeks ago I visited Rancho Anapra, the western part of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico – known to be the most dangerous city in the entire world because of the competing drug cartels.  As I entered the place I never stopped thinking of the …

Categories: border blog, Juarez / El Paso |

Response to a Sacrifice

Supporting Peace and Justice On March 2, 2011, those who work toward peace and justice suffered a great tragedy for on that day, Mr. Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistani Minister for Minority Affairs, was assassinated. Shahbaz Bhatti was the only Christian cabinet …

Categories: Front Feature, Pakistan |

The murder of Fr. Fausto Tentorio PIME

Columban Fr. Patrick O’Donoghue provided the following information about the murder of Fr. Fausto Tentorio PIME: Dear Friends, It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the murder of yet another missionary here in the Philippines. …

Categories: Philippines |

A Test of New Life

…Nurturing Life The sign outside the door reads in Urdu: Hayate Nau, which literally means new life. This sign gives a tiny inkling of what is happening within the building. Each morning a steady stream of children makes their way …

Categories: Uncategorized |

Mission Exposure Team Leaves for China

Five local Catholics flew out of the El Paso, Texas, airport this evening, bound for China.  “We ask for your prayers,” wrote one of the five, Eina L. Holder, shortly before boarding, “as we walk in the footsteps of the …

Categories: China, Juarez / El Paso |

As Mexican cartels respond to pressure, priests face death, extortion

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (CNS) — Ministering in a city where crime is pervasive and murders occur at an alarming rate, Columban Father Kevin Mullins knows he’s been very fortunate. While he has personally escaped the violence, …

Categories: border blog, Juarez / El Paso |

Occupy Together-Bristol, RI

The Columbans in Bristol have been closely following the Occupy Together campaign, a series of events and rallies that have gone on across the country, from Wall Street in New York to Los Angeles.  A broad range of issues are …

Categories: Blogs, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, E-newsletter |

Community Garden-Chicago, IL

At first glance, the Columban community garden seems nothing more than a backyard project. It is a small plot of land, tended by 7 people, which can only support some cabbages, carrots, and tomatoes. However, underneath its modest appearance, the …

Categories: Blogs, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, E-newsletter |