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Author pays tribute to two “very brave” Columbans

The author of a new book on two Irish missionaries who worked to foster dialogue and promote peace between Muslims and Christians in the...

Typhoon Falcon hits former Columban parish in Maranding

Eyewitness report by Virgie Vidad of the Pedalling to Live project founded by Fr Oliver McCrossan on the impact of Typhoon Falcon. On Tuesday 16...

Radio documentary hears migrants’ stories

A new radio documentary reveals some of the incredible stories of migrants and refugees who have made their home in Ireland. ‘Don’t Look Back’ is...

Missing Fr Leo Clarke

A tribute to the recently deceased Columban missionary, Fr Leo Clarke, which was published in the Columban missionary magazine in South Korea. From my...

Criminalising Compassion?

Fr Bobby Gilmore asks: Are we in an age in which animals are humanised, humans are animalised, and compassion is a crime? “Whoever welcomes you...

Reflection by Fr Shay Cullen: For What Do They Live and...

Many people believe in some kind of ‘God’ that which they worship in their own way, which they make the priority of their actions....

From a Distant Shore: Syria

In recent years a growing number of people have come to Ireland to start new lives. This short fascinating documentary talks to Syrians who fled the war about their lives in Syria before the war. It also talks to those helping them – people like Calvin James of Scoop Foundation and Columban Fr Bobby Gilmore […]

Documentary ‘Ireland’s Unsung Hero’ Broadcast On Midwest Radio

Fr Malachy Smyth has produced a radio documentary on a little known link between Ireland and China which involved Michael Davitt, the Father of the Land League. ‘Ireland’s Unsung Hero’ is presented by documentary-maker Brian Kenny and produced by Fr Malachy. The programme explores the influence and connections between Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen and Michael […]