Monthly Archives: May 2013

In-between World

Jesus, we your followers live in an in-between world. We know by Faith of your victory over sin and death through Your Life, Death and Resurrection. Yet we see the reality of evil in people being exploited, in land, sea …

Categories: Pray, Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

INTRODUCING MICHAEL GEMMELL, CCAO INTERN

My name is Michael Gemmell and I’m an exchange student from Sydney, Australia studying at The George Washington University.  My majors include philosophy, international affairs and political economy.  I was drawn to the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach because …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Environmental Justice |

The Grain of Sand that We Offer

had recently completed a degree in sociology at Gwangju University. I was looking not just for a job but for my way in life. I had participated in the student protests in 1980, as had many of my companions in …

Categories: Magazine, Magazine Archive |

Bringing People Together

I’ve always been drawn to tables. One of my favorites is a simple enamel top kitchen table circa 1930s that was in my grandmother’s kitchen. I would sit on a red vinyl high stool while she would prepare pies, roasts …

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SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT AND SEX TOURISM MUST BE OPPOSED

The unwelcome truth that civilized people don’t want to hear is that the human race is not so civilized after all. Hundreds of thousands of wealthy males travel from rich to poor countries every year to sexually exploit and abuse …

Categories: E-Newsletter, General Information |

Encounter with Mystery

We know a lot of theology; we have plenty of Catechisms. But do we know the mystery that is God? Do we know God personally in our hearts? When questioned we speak or teach. We tend to rely on pedagogy …

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Welcome 2013 Summer Advocacy Interns

The new group of Summer Advocacy Interns is looking forward to begin their work in Washington, D.C. They will be serving at the Columban Center for Advocacy & Outreach (CCAO) from the beginning of June until the end of July.  …

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

Mark May 24th Day of Prayer for the Church in China

One of the legacies of Pope Benedict XIV is his plea to Catholics throughout the world to pray for the Chinese Church, especially on the memorial feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, May 24.  The following is a prayer …

Categories: China, Pray, Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

Keeping Children Safe

Juana, a single working mother, leaves home very early in the morning for work. Sometimes she has time to prepare breakfast, the children’s snacks for school, and brush her daughter’s hair. Other days, the children themselves have to do these …

Categories: Magazine Archive, Peru |

Attitude of Gratitude

In a sense, it is easy to be grateful for the obvious things. Running water, roof over my head, clothing and relatively good health. It is when things get difficult that it may be challenging to have an attitude of …

Categories: Pray, Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |