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Amazonia Synod’s Implications for the Philippines

John B. Din is the Columban Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Co-ordinator in the Philippines. Here he reflects on October’s Synod on the...

Former ambassador to Korea pays tribute to Columban missionaries

Warm tributes were paid to Columban missionaries and the contribution they have made to the development of South Korea over many decades by a...

Fourth of July: Child Captives of the Migrant Camps and Jails

A shadow hangs over this year's 4th July celebrations in the USA, writes Fr Shay Cullen. A nation which used to welcome migrants and...

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....

Lenten Reflection by Fr Sean Dwan: Fast and Breakfast

Several years ago, on my first visit to Pakistan I made a big social blunder. A Muslim acquaintance arranged to meet me after breakfast,...

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 […]