Monthly Archives: August 2014

Columban Mission September/August 2014

Categories: Magazine |

The Vast Beyond

The vast horizon that rings the sea Brings wavelets lapping on the beach Nature’s Morse code sending us a message From the outer rim as far as we can see. The vast expanse of Marine space Invites the viewer to …

Categories: ALL POST, Pray |

Lighting a Candle in the Darkness

The good news is that hundreds, if not thousands of children will be protected from abuse and molestation by some of the 660 British subjects arrested for accessing unlawful images of children on the internet by a coordinated police action …

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Weekly Prayer: August 28, 2014

Dear Jesus, I need to thank you for all you have done for me and for the whole of creation. The rhythm of day to day activities can lull sensibility and dampen care. But then like an alarm clock the …

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

The Rainbow Community Foundation

A Personal Reflection By chance, I first encountered the Emmaus organization through meeting its key founder, Columban Fr. Noel O’Neill in the early 1980s at a course I was teaching in Massachusetts based upon what was called at the time …

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Weekly Prayer: August 21, 2014

Lord, bless us in our searching and questions: The way to wisdom, enlightenment and peace, the way to our hearts. May the Lord bless us in our gifts: These are God’s providence to the world to ennoble it, to enrich …

Categories: Pray, Weekly Prayer-Quench Spiritual Thirst |

Disaster recovery and the burden of debt in the Philippines

Columban Fr. Shay Cullen recently wrote a compelling reflection entitled Eight Months After Typhoon Haiyan. Here is an excerpt: “In the middle of the rubble and dirt of the aftermath of the most devastating typhoon to hit the Philippines last …

Categories: CCAO Updates, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach |

On the Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: A Plea for Peace

To remember the past is to commit oneself to the future. To remember Hiroshima is to abhor nuclear war. . . . In the face of the calamity that every war is, one must affirm and reaffirm, again and again, …

Categories: CCAO Updates, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach |

O Come Hurry Reunification! A reflection on the 61st Anniversary of the Korean Armistice

To commemorate the 61st Anniversary of the Korean Armistice, the Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach united with members of the ecumenical community in Washington, DC in a panel, and vigil in front of the White House. During the course …

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Israel-Palestine: Columbans call for an immediate end to the violence

The CCAO signed the following letter which was sent to President Obama, and copied to members of Congress. July 22, 2014 Dear President Obama, As U.S. churches and Christian organizations, we join others worldwide who are calling for an immediate …

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