Monthly Archives: June 2014

Success Teaches You Nothing

People often regard “success” as the end of their tunnel, end of their struggle, their perseverance and their chase. They see it as the beginning of a new life of rest and ease; they can then relax and enjoy their …

Categories: E-Newsletter |

Serafina Ranada Vuda Eulogy

Serafina Ranada Vuda, the Missionary vocation that God had woven in your heart Has come to an end when our Saviour called you apart To rest a while because you were tired and the evening of life was far spent …

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The Cooling Waters of Faith Flow in the Driest Desert in the World

Alto Hospicio is the poorest suburb of Iquique, Chile and sits in what is known as the most arid desert in the world, the Atacama Desert. There are 70,000 or more people who live here in this both barren and …

Categories: E-Newsletter, Planned Giving |

Action Alert: Ensure the Safety of Unaccompanied Child Migrants

The recent influx of unaccompanied child migrants to the U.S. has gotten the attention of many people around the world. The majority of these children are fleeing violent and unstable conditions in the Central American countries El Salvador, Guatemala, and …

Categories: Action Alert Center, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach |

Action Alert: End the Bed Quota for ICE Detention Centers

“When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there …

Categories: Action Alert Center, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach |

Action Alert: Support Development, End Debt Bondage in the Philippines

After Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines last November, the world responded with astounding generosity, donating hundreds of millions of dollars to aid in the recovery effort – $51 million from the United States government alone. Stand in solidarity with the …

Categories: Action Alert Center |

Action Alert: Journey with Migrants Out of the Shadows, Into the Light

As we begin the Lenten journey today, we remember the many migrants who, like Jesus, traveled through the desert wilderness, sometimes without food and water, risking their lives to escape violence or put food on the plates of their family …

Categories: Action Alert Center |

Action Alert:Fast Track

Lift up your voice with our first ever e-advocacy alert! For more than twenty years, we have seen the effects of harmful free trade agreements, negotiated in secret, such as increased economic inequality, degradation of God’s Earth, and displacement of …

Categories: Action Alert Center |

Action Alert: Ensure Clean Water for God’s Most Vulnerable People

Water is a life sustaining gift from God that all creation depends on for survival. Nearly 780 million people currently live without access to clean water and 2.8 billion live without sanitation infrastructure. In 2005, Congress enacted the Paul Simon …

Categories: Action Alert Center, Action Alerts Archives |

Weekly Prayer: June 26, 2014

Dear Jesus, You chose to be with the weak of this world. Give me the wisdom to choose: The truly good from the merely satisfying, The beautiful from the attractive, the worthwhile from the convenient, compassion from self-interest, Service from …

Categories: ALL POST, Pray, Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |