Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Day I Became a Vegetarian

It has been three months since I came to work among the aborigines in DaHu parish. One of the things I learned about the aborigines in the parish is that they love eating meat. However, the kind of meat that …

Categories: 2012, E-Newsletter, Feb, Taiwan |

It is our being.

Every one of us, to the very core of our being, needs to be known and to be loved. The earlier in life we experience love the sooner we´ll choose to love. Every one of us needs unceasingly to know …

Categories: Feb, Pray |

CCAO WELCOMES SPRING INTERNS

The new group of interns for the 2012 spring semester has begun their work. They will be serving at the Columban Center for Advocacy & Outreach (CCAO) from January until the beginning of May. Interns share in Columban mission of …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Feb, Intern Blog |

I really take to heart the Catholic Social Teaching principle of “solidarity,” which states, “We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be.” I …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Intern Blog |

Catholic Social Teaching and US Immigration: A Challenge

Much of what goes into the immigration process seems to go against Catholic teachings.  Instead of welcoming and loving our neighbors, we challenge them to prove their worth.  People from all over the world come to the United States in …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Intern Blog |

The Real Heroes

Migrants Build Modern China I walked along the lane leading to the Beijing Diocesan seminary with one of the priests one day last week. “That wasn’t there when I came here last,” I said referring to the three hillocks of …

Categories: China, Magazine Archive |

Economic Justice and Gospel Social Values

*The content of these blogs are the personal reflections of the author and do not represent official Columban positions or statements The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ publication no. 5-315 on “Themes from Catholic Social Teaching” tells us that, …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Intern Blog |

Environmental Justice

In the book of Genesis, we find that “God created the heavens and the earth (verse 1)… then God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it (verse 28).” We see here that the …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Intern Blog |

Prison Ministry

Being There for Others Today I was talking to a woman who goes twice a week to visit her son who is serving ten years in prison. Listening to her, I began to understand how the family suffers. Pedro, her …

Categories: Chile |

Nation of Conflict

*The content of these blogs are the personal reflections of the author and do not represent official Columban positions or statements I know what conflict can do to a nation. My mum was a child during my country’s civil war. …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Intern Blog |