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December 1, 2018

Columban Fr. Ed Quinn began the major work of building a new parish center in the bush at Vudibasoga. He has gone on holidays leaving Fr. Theo and myself holding the fort. Both of us are trying to improve our grasp of the Fijian language, and we have plenty of opportunity here. We take turns looking after Nabala and camping out at Vudibasoga. We say Mass there for the parishioners who are...

December 1, 2018

We are united with you in heart and prayer during this very special time of year. This has truly begun as a very graced Advent for us in Myanmar. The coming of the Pope was a really joyful event and a time of celebration for all. It was very affirming for our small Catholic community in Myanmar. As one old woman said there have been 226 Popes but this is ...

December 1, 2018


When Columbans began working in the parish of Greentown, Lahore, Pakistan, in 2007, I tried to build up Christian-Muslim relations, for example hosting Iftar dinners during Ramadan.  The local Catholics were largely resistant to these efforts, given the negativity they normally experience from Muslims, and Muslims, on their part, were usually disinterested and/or suspicious of such encounters...


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