Monthly Archives: December 2013

Listening

My world view and approach to mission work changed radically during my early years in Korea. Initially I thought I had the answers. I rigidly decided pastoral issues entirely according to the rules of Church law or, let’s say, my …

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e-bulletin: December

Stay Connected: | Donate Now Dear Columban Friend, On November 12th, faith, immigrant rights, and labor leaders announced the launch of a month-long “Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship,” taking place on the National Mall, steps …

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Revolution of the Heart Found in Faith

After three months of work at the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, my time in this internship has come to an end. While I will miss this organization and everything I worked on, everything I’ve learned and seen since …

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Learning to be a Humble Advocate

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:3-4). The word “advocate” …

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Advent 2013: Third Week

“We love this magnificent planet on which God has put us, and we love the human family which dwells here, with all its tragedies and struggles, its hopes and aspirations, its strengths and weaknesses. The earth is our common home …

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Unserious Prayer

A friend once told me the following story. While on vacation she attended Sunday services in a local church. Arriving early, she waited in silence as the local people arrived. As is the custom, all entered with respectful silence. At …

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Lifetime Commitment

As a layperson, it is sometimes difficult to comprehend the dedication and commitment of the men who have given themselves and their entire lives to the calling of the missionary priesthood; sometimes it is even a little overwhelming to try.  …

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Looking for Something More

A well known up-market women’s magazine, much devoted to the cult of the body, the latest fashion, the “good life” has appointed a “spirituality editor.” It seems, according to her, that despite having it all together, so to speak, many …

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A Sign of Peace

Sometime in the 1980´s there was the idea that the Church was Communion and community did not need elaborate buildings. What the community needed was communication and so went the argument that with more sophisticated communication we could count on …

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Filled with the Spirit of St. Columban

I am filled with sadness as I leave my internship with the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, a place I considered my second home. I was received with kindness and mentored with compassion by Chloe Schwabbe and Scott Wright, …

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