Clerical celibacy debate: When Fr Bobby wrote to Pope Francis

In light of the recent tension over Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s comments on clerical celibacy and as Pope Francis prepares to publish his response...

Newstalk to broadcast Fr Malachy’s documentary on homelessness

A radio documentary on homelessness which Fr Malachy Smyth co-produced will be broadcast on Newstalk radio this weekend and again next weekend. ‘Bricks and Mortar’...

Schools Journalism Competition: Tackling our Throwaway Culture

Berlind Fellermeier, a Columban Faith in Action Volunteer based in Birmingham, writes for Independent Catholic News about the theme of this year's schools journalism...

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...

Columban seminarian Jerry Lohera

Jerry Lohera is a Filipino. He joined the Columban formation programme in 2012 and has just completed his two-year First Mission Assignment (FMA) in Pakistan. The experience was both “enriching” and “affirming” and has given him a different lens on how he relates with people and God.

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 […]