China: “We are all sisters and brothers”

This is the tenth exclusive ICN report from a Catholic - who lives in Wuhan and prefers to remain anonymous - giving a first-hand...

A Healthy Distance by Fr Brian Vale

The Japanese Catholic community in Hong Kong celebrated the Fifth Sunday of Lent with a Eucharist by teleconference. Church gatherings had been cancelled for over...

Grounds in Dalgan closed to the public amid Covid-19 pandemic

The grounds of Dalgan Park have been closed to the public as part of the Columban Fathers’ efforts to contain the spread of the...

Fr Shay Cullen on the importance of protecting children online

There is a powerful force for good or evil that is present everywhere. You can’t see it, you can’t feel or hear it, yet...

An appreciation of Columban missionary Sr Marie Galvin

On the journey of life, we are blessed to meet people who really influence us. We are able to genuinely say that they have...

Significant anniversaries of Columban martyrs in 2020

In the January/February 2020 Editorial of the Far East magazine, Fr Raymond Husband, Regional Director of the Columbans in Ireland, highlights some significant anniversaries...

‘To Wish for a Home’

A new documentary on the homeless and housing crisis in Ireland by Columban Fr Malachy Smyth and Paul Harney of ‘Thats That’ production company.

Remembering Rufus

‘Remembering Rufus’ is a radio documentary which was commissioned by the Columbans, with support from Misean Cara, and broadcast on Newstalk 106 – 108 fm on 16 November 2013. In Easter week 2013, documentary maker Brian Kenny, working in collaboration with Fr Malachy Smyth, travelled to the Philippines with the intention of telling the story […]