Monthly Archives: January 2014

They Will Stay Fresh and Green!

I always find that one of the best times for reflection is immediately following Mass.  The readings and the Gospel are always fresh in your mind as are the supplications that accompany the Eucharist.  This morning, as I walked away …

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THE CAPTURE OF THE CHILDREN AND THE NATION

The story of the rescue of Rosemary is heartening and encouraging. When we read about such stories of young children like that of Rosemary being helped and rescued from the clutches of depraved people who are arrested, we rejoice. But …

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Weekly Prayer: My God, I Thank You

MY GOD, I THANK YOU for your own great glory for being so good in Yourself for being so good to all of us for being so good to me. I THANK YOU for dying for us on the Cross …

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Columbans on Mission

Since 1918, the Missionary Society of St. Columban has been sharing the Gospel in solidarity with the poor throughout the world. Today, Columbans including priests, Sisters and lay missionaries work in fifteen countries around the globe in conjunction with lay …

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My Jesus, I Love You

I know that you “loved me and delivered yourself for me.” I know, too, that you long for my love in return. I want to love you as you desire; to love you with my whole mind and with all …

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The Heart of the Gospel and Columban Mission

“Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) is integral to the preaching of the Gospel and is at the heart of Columban Mission.” (2006 General Assembly) As we begin this New Year, we want to reintroduce the four priority …

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NAFTA Turns 20

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which went into force twenty years ago this month, became the model for each successive trade agreement. Not limited to trade and tariffs, trade agreements include new rules that impact labor laws, access …

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

Out of the Darkness: National Migration Week

Recently, Catholics throughout the United States celebrated National Migration Week 2014 with the theme, “Out of the Darkness.” Columbans throughout the world continue to minister to migrants and to defend their rights, from Taiwan to the U.S. – Mexico border. …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Migration |

Access to Clean Water Saves Lives

Water is a gift that sustains life and the dignity of creation. The Paul Simon Water for the World Act was signed into legislation in 2005 in order to improve hygiene, sanitation, and most importantly make safer drinking water available. …

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

Fraternity: the Foundation and Pathway to Peace

New Year’s Day is the World Day of Peace. In Pope Francis’s World Day of Peace message, he highlighted: “fraternity is the foundation and pathway to peace.” Yet we know how profoundly broken and torn by violence our world is, …

Categories: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Peace & Conflict Resolution |