Monthly Archives: February 2013

Urgent: Call your U.S. Representative TODAY to Vote for the Senate Violence Against Women Act

Tell the House of Representatives to Vote NO on the House substitute to S.47—the Violence Against Women Act—and Vote YES on the bipartisan Senate bill. Each year, the lives of thousands of survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, …

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Beatitudes for Women

Blessed is she who suffers with the very young, the very old and the very lonely, for she has compassion. Blessed is she who greets the world with joy, laughter and anticipation, for she has courage. Blessed is she who …

Categories: Pray, Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

A Whirlwind Week in D.C.

God is good. In reflecting on my first few weeks here with the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, this is the only phrase I can think of to fully describe how my experience has gone. I have written more, …

Categories: Environmental Justice, Intern Blog, Peace & Conflict Resolution |

Out of Weakness Hope and Strength

I started matching pennies with my father when I was four years old. I distinctly remember the thrill of winning four pennies and said to my Dad, “Let’s do it again.” However, he replied, “No, that’s enough for now.” It …

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Opportunity

Lent is an opportunity for us to deepen our friendship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  The father is constantly offering us to this opportunity to deepen our relationship with him.  We may wonder why God is …

Categories: eJourney |

What Am I Doing Here?

“What is a 65-year-old foreign missionary doing talking about the missionary priest’s vocation to Fijian 19- and 20-year-olds,” I ask myself. “Is it not time to do something less challenging? Would there not be more results to show from pastoral …

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The Peace Clause

“The Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.” (Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution) On Friday, February 22, 2013, while Japanese Prime …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Japan |

On the Road

Little did I imagine that I would ever be one of those drivers being selected at a random road inspection when I was on my way to Dearborn, Michigan, for the weekend church appeal. I was not under any time …

Categories: Magazine Archive |

Trolley Ministry

Columban priest John Boles enjoys a feast with a difference, in his Chilean parish. “Fancy a ride in a supermarket trolley, Father?” It isn’t the sort of invitation a parish priest might expect to get at the best of times, …

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U.S. Climate Change Rally: A Firestorm of Hope

Sub-zero temperatures could not keep tens of thousands of people (an estimated 50,000) at home on Sunday, February 17, 2013 for a historic rally on climate change in Washington, D.C., The Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach (CCAO) was no …

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