Monthly Archives: April 2013

SERVICE – THE HEART OF FAITH

When he bent down on his knees in the youth detention jail in Rome on Holy Thursday,  Pope Francis sent a message to Catholic Church leaders and to the world. It seems to say, change is here, we have to …

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What do the liturgical colors mean?

The different colors are drawn from creation to remind those participating in liturgy of the different blessings of God. A brief summary of their usage, according to the church year, follows: WHITE – light, innocence, purity, joy, triumph, glory Season …

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In Honor of the God of Life

Fr. Kevin, you have now been in this parish for 11 years. What is the story behind your coming to this part of the world? I had been in Britain for 18 months doing mission appeals and was on my …

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Ask Your Senator to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

We are Easter people filled with hope about what is yet to come. This is a hopeful moment for immigration reform. This hope and potential for achievement is stronger than it ever has been. A bipartisan group of eight Senators …

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Food that Feeds: Week 3 Easter E-Journey

Stay Connected: | Donate Now Dear Greg, Columban Father Sean McDonagh consistently calls us to action on climate change: “If this generation fails to confront this issue, then no future generation will be able to undo the damage. Every human …

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All to the Table: Week 4 Easter E-Journey Pledge

Question – Required – I pledge to contact my Senator to ensure that all immigrants have worker protections and guaranteed human rights by calling for comprehensive immigration reform that puts human dignity, a pathway to citizenship, and family unity at …

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Reflections on the Rally for Citizenship for 11 Million

Wed. April 10th was my first rally ever!  What an experience!  I’ve been in large crowds before for youth conferences and concerts, but a rally has a much deeper resonance.  Coming with faith perspective, it’s fascinating to see religious groups …

Categories: Intern Blog, Migration |

Call on Congress to Pass Compassionate Immigration Reform- The Time is Now!

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 a bi-partisan group of Senators introduced comprehensive immigration reform. This is a historic moment for our country, a country of migrants, and we must work hard to ensure that immigrants who are contributing in many …

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Easter E-Journey- Reap Steadfast Love

Signup for the e-journeyGive a Special Gift Stay Connected: | Donate Now “Hunger is the most cruel and concrete sign of poverty… [We need] a network of economic institutions capable of guaranteeing regular access to sufficient food and water.” -Pope …

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Our Prayers Are With Boston

The U.S. Region of the Missionary Society of St. Columban lifts up in prayer all of those affected by the unimaginable tragedy during the Boston Marathon. We add our voices to all of those offering concern and encouragement to those …

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