Monthly Archives: April 2012

Holy Ground

Loving God, We believe you live among us And the place where you are is Holy Ground We know you love all peoples And that their ways and lands Are also holy. Help us to discover all your wonders In …

Categories: Juarez / El Paso, Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

Election 2012 Summary Form

Location of Event (City, State):                                               Date: 1a. List 3 or 4 things that surfaced in your discussion as things that need to be addressed: 1b. What government (elected officials) should do to address the needs and promote the common …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Washington, D.C. |

Election 2012 Introductory letter

January 2012 Dear ___________; Thank you for agreeing to lead a dialogue session for the Election 2012: Catholics Vote for the Common Good campaign. We appreciate your willingness to gather individuals together to help in the development of a platform …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Washington, D.C. |

Election 2012

This year, Catholic voters face critical choices as we help decide who will lead our nation, states and communities. Government officials face stark choices about who will benefit and who will suffer because of the decisions they make. Will those …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Washington, D.C. |

Earth Day with the Indigenous People

How I admire the resilience and survival skills of the rural impoverished Filipino. It’s something to be celebrated and admired but the fact that millions of rural poor, especially many of the indigenous people, live at subsistence level is a …

Categories: General Information, Philippines |

Some gifts hurt that God gives

During this past Lent I had a dinner conversation with my two children about what sacrifice means as a person of faith. We started by sharing some of the gifts that God gives us like being a good athlete or …

Categories: Amy Weekly Blog |

You Wait to Catch My Attention

Lord, You seek me out so patiently. You wait for a moment When I’m not fluttering around, Wait for the chance To catch my attention. Why am I so busy, Lord, When you want to speak to my heart? Why …

Categories: Philippines, Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

A Day in the Life of A Columban Intern

I’d like to give you an idea of what it’s like to intern at the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach.  Most days as a Columban Advocacy intern are not tense, heart-pounding audiences with congressional staffers, or romantic, revolutionary protests, …

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

Go for it!

Easter Greetings! In other words, “Go for it!” In the Gospel this past Sunday, the second Sunday of Easter, we meet the fear-filled disciples huddled behind locked doors in a dark room when Jesus appears and blesses them with the …

Categories: Amy Weekly Blog, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach |

Mexican Asylum

Columban missionaries in Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas have seen the impacts of the drug wars waging along the U.S.-Mexico border for years.  Drug trafficking in Mexico is an extremely profitable but dangerous business.  There is deadly violence between …

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