Monthly Archives: June 2012

Peace and Conflict Resolution

Hola mi nombre es Gloria Soto! Soy de El Paso Texas… este verano 2012 estoy como pasante en la organización Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, el área donde estoy trabajando es Paz y Resolución de Conflictos.  Estas semanas que …

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

Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist

Luke 1 The circumstances described in today’s Gospel are the culmination of a remarkable pregnancy. In roughly nine months, Zechariah and Elizabeth, an aging, pious couple, have seen their lives transform from ones of quiet simplicity to mysterious notoriety. First …

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Upcoming Events July 11- Catholic Volunteer Network Intern Day of Service – Washington, D.C. July 25- USCCB Faithful Citizen Workshop for Interns – Washington, D.C. July 27- Closing Celebration for Summer Advocacy Interns Columbans bring Christ’s message of love and …

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

Sense to a Lifetime

Every one of us in life has experienced something that reaches into our soul. One of the most marvelous experiences of this, for me has been recent.  Columban Fr. John O´Connell, my Irish yearmate (´57 ), told me of an …

Categories: E-Newsletter, Peru |

St. Patrick’s School and Boarding House, Myanmar

The following letter was sent to the Columban general council in Hong Kong: Dear Father, Greetings of love and peace! I am Father Paul Tiwa Zau Sham, the parish priest of Shingbwi Yang. I received the grant to repair the …

Categories: 2012, Burma (Myanmar) |

Human Trafficking

In the Philippines an estimated 60,000 commercially sexually exploited children are suffering abuse and lost childhoods according to a UNICEF estimate. There are stringent laws against it that are not being enforced. It is a twenty billion dollar worldwide trade …

Categories: 2012, Philippines |

You Must Become

Lord, I am filled with the life You have shared with me. Just knowing You love me fills me with Joy. Lord, I know you want me to share this love and joy with others. To share Yours gifts with …

Categories: Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

Photo Blog

The CCAO summer interns share a brief look at their first three weeks of their experiences. Besides meetings, rallies and office work, they also explored the city of D.C.

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

Looking Toward the Future

Conversations with Columban Seminarians Rafael Ramirez Salazar is from Temuco, Chile, just over 500 kilometers south of Santiago, and is in his seventh year of the ten year initial formation program. All of us have a call from God, and …

Categories: Chile |

ACTION ALERT: Water for the World Act

ACTION ALERT Contact your Representative to pass the Water for the World Act (bills H.R.3658 and S.6411) which will increase the access of safer water and sanitation in developing countries. Click here for the sample letter BACKGROUND Nearly one billion …

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