Monthly Archives: December 2012

Beyond Borders

Lord God, no one is a stranger to you and no one is ever far from your loving care. In your kindness, watch over refugees and victims of war, those separated from their loved ones, young ones who are lost, …

Categories: Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

Seeking Justice for the Abused

Perhaps the greatest social problem facing the administration of Philippine President Noynoy Aquino is the unrelenting violence toward and sexual abuse of women and children. The Philippine Center for Women’s Resources has published a study that covers a decade and …

Categories: E-Newsletter |

Preparing for Birth

My sister Carol Jean and her husband Tim were told that their son to be born may have some health issues. Some months later a healthy child was born. He went on to play four years of high school football …

Categories: Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

December 2012

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Categories: Magazine |

Final Reflection From Lauren Snell

Three months ago, I was indeed a different person. I had a desire to help the world in any way I could but did not have much direction or much support to figure out how to do that. Presently I …

Categories: Intern Blog, Mission |

Principal Truths of Our Faith

The Liturgical Seasons are intended to keep alive and deepen our realization of the principal truths of our faith. Advent, the opening season of the Church year, focuses on the astounding truth of the Incarnation – Christ who came into …

Categories: eJourney |

Christmas & Eucharist

Utterly central to our faith, the Eucharist gets five lines repeated, but not so in John. Only one of the three define the cup He chose to reach out for: the cup of Elijah, the cup reserved, untouchably so in …

Categories: Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

Vocation Prayer for Discernment

God, I know you love me And have great plans for me. But sometimes I am overwhelmed By the thought of my future. Show me how to walk forward One day at a time. May I take heart while I …

Categories: Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

Presente at the USCCB Migration Conference in the Advent Season

By Chloe Schwabe, Advocacy Associate As I listened to the homily on the Feast of St Francis Xavier at the US Conference of Catholic Bishop’s (USCCB) conference on immigration reform in Atlanta, December 3-5, I was reminded how St Francis …

Categories: Blogs, Intern Blog, Migration |

Call on Congress to Pass the DREAM Act

“Congress can provide a remedy for some of the most vulnerable [immigrants]: DREAM-Act eligible youth…These youth are Americans without an America who officially calls them her own. They want to work hard and pay their way through college or serve …

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