May 2019

May 2019


May 2019

By Fr. Frank Hoare

On February 20, 2016, the strongest tropical storm to hit the South Pacific region converged on the nation of Fiji. With winds reaching 185 mph, tropical cyclone Winston…


By Fr. Chris Saenz

As we Columbans enter into our second century of mission to the world, I would not have imagined myself returning to the United States to do home mission.


By Fr. Daniel Harding

In recent years, Chile has received hundreds of thousands of desperate migrants from other parts of Latin America. Fr. Daniel (Dan) Harding tells the story of some of…


By Fr. Kurt Zion Pala

I wonder what the first Easter was like. How did the disciples feel about losing their teacher and friend and then realizing the truth of His resurrection? What was the…


By Gertrudes C. Samson

In December 2017, a generous Malate parishioner gave the Columbans complimentary tickets to watch Ballet Philippines perform "The Nutcracker" at the Cultural Center of the…


By Fr. Eamon Sheridan

Every family in Kachin State in northeastern Myanmar, formerly Burma, seems to be affected by drug and alcohol addiction.


By Fr. Shay Cullen

Protecting children from harm is the primary duty of all adults, yet millions of children are hurt and abused in the world these days.


By Fr. Donal McIlraith

The new Columban century brought us a new Columban priest in Fiji. Deacon Martin Koroiciri was ordained a priest at the Suva Cathedral by Archbishop Chong on the vigil of…


By Fr. John Burger

If you are a regular reader of Columban Mission, you are used to seeing Fr. Tom Mulroy's face on this page.


By Fr. Cyril Lovett

What do we know of the woman we call Mother of God and Mother of the Church?